How I store information quickly: A computer tip

I’ve been a fan of Google for a while, even if they are taking over the world. I use their Google Docs for writing, their Gmail for email, their search engine for finding things, and their Chrome browser for getting around the Internet.

They have some storage options too, but the biggest one I’ve used, especially lately, is Gmail.

Forget hard drives. Forget thumb drives. Just email it to yourself.

  • You’ll remember it when you check your email.
  • You can sort by date. If you know you sent something on a certain date, you can just look through your email archives for that date.
  • You can access it anywhere you have Internet access.
  • You don’t have to worry about losing it.
  • You can archive or delete so you don’t have to worry about it once you’re done with it.
  • You can find it easier by using the built in search function in Gmail.

It doesn’t work for everything, but for text reminders, links, and things you can send as attachments, it works well.

You might want to give it a try. Email yourself.

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