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Best online collaboration software for your business

Rome wasn’t built by one man, it was built by a team working together. While building Rome took hundreds of years and a lot of messengers running about, modern teams are lucky to have a lot of great software at their disposal. In fact, there’s almost too much good software. How do you pick the right tools for you and your small business? Well, we’re here to help.

What is the best online collaboration software for your business? (graphic source)

Why Use Online Collaborative Software?

Very little work is truly done by one person alone. I write this article and then, when I’m done, I submit it to my editor, Sean, through Tuts+’s custom content management system (CMS). He then looks over everything in the CMS and, if needed, makes some changes. It’s then pushed live. My name is on the article, but it’s still a collaboration between me and Sean.

Even before I write the article, we have to work out what I’m going to write about. It’s not just coming up with a topic; we need to nail down the specific angle I’m going to take, areas I need to cover, and so on. As you can see, even an article “written” by one person, takes a lot of collaborative work. In most other fields, it’s similar.

In the 90s, there was a lot more printed documents and handwritten notes used, but the concept was the same: people worked together. The problem was that printing documents out and marking them up by hand was a miserable way to work.

Whatever you’re doing with your team or small business, the odds are there’s going to be some collaboration at some point. You could go with the old print and pen method if you work in personal, or some digital equivalent,

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Introducing free calls together with your Assistant on Google House

Hi, hello, hey, howdy … no matter how you start a call, your Google Assistant is ready to help! You can already ask your Assistant on your phone to make a call and soon, you’ll be able to do the same on Google Home—hands-free—in the U.S. and Canada. Call anyone (at their home, on their mobile or at their office). It’s easy to use, and it’s free. ☎🎉

Busy in the kitchen and in need of help? Just say “Hey Google, call Dad” to ask about that one ingredient you always seem to forget (salt? baking powder? who knows!). Because the Assistant on Google Home recognizes your voice, you’ll reach your dad instead of just any dad.

In addition to Dad, you can also make free calls to your own personal contacts, as well as millions of businesses across U.S. and Canada.* Calling the bakery on 24th Street, ordering flowers from the nearest florist, and wishing grandma a happy birthday are now as easy as “Hey Google.” We’re starting to roll out Hands-Free Calling on Google Home today to users in the U.S. and Canada. To get started, say “Hey Google, call…” and calls will be made over your Wi-Fi connection.

The recipient will see “Unknown” or “No Caller ID.” By the end of the year, we’ll make it possible for your own mobile number to be displayed. However, if you’re a Google Voice or Project Fi user, you can already choose to have the person on the other end see your phone number by going to your Assistant settings accessible in the Google Home app.

So go call your dad, grandma, the bakery, the local florist…whomever you’d like! It’s easier than ever.

*Google Home by default can call businesses and your Google Contacts. Learn more at<a

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All of your questions answered on Google Maps and Search


When deciding where to go and what to do, we often ask ourselves lots of questions before making a decision. Soon, you’ll be able to ask those questions, get the answers you need, and even answer other people’s questions about places on Google Maps for Android and mobile Search.

To ask or answer a question—or read the existing questions and answers about a place—simply search for the location on Google Maps or Search and open the local business listing. Then scroll down to the “Question & answers” section where you can add a question, answer someone else’s question, or upvote informative ones by tapping the thumbs up icon. Upvoted questions and answers will appear toward the top of the section so that the most helpful content is most accessible.

To make sure “Questions & answers” contains the most accurate and useful local info possible, business owners can add frequently asked questions and answers as well. In addition, when you ask a question about a place, we notify the business owner and other in-the-know users to see if they have knowledgeable answers to contribute. When your question is answered, we notify you too.

No matter where you’re headed or what you’re looking to do, Google Maps and Search highlights the information you need to make quick decisions and discover the world around you.

*This feature is rolling out to Google Maps and mobile Search users worldwide.

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20+ WordPress Hacks for Builders


One of the things that WordPress really popular today is the opportunity to extend it a million ways. For example, functionality can be enhanced with plugins while themes are great for changing the appearance. As the result, the site gets tweaked to meet various needs of blogging, ecommerce, and others. But what about unleashing a true power of WordPress with tweaks? Let’s take customizing one step further with these killer hacks. #1. RSS Feed with Featured Images Have you ever wondered why WordPress did not allow displaying featured images by default in RSS feeds? That’s clearly a better move if …

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Get on the identical web page: new Google Docs options energy group collaboration


Getting people on the same page for a project can be tough. It requires managing a ton of opinions and suggestions. The last thing you should have to worry about is making sure your team is literally working on the same document. That’s why we built our powerful real-time editing tools to help with this—Google Docs, Sheets and Slides—so that teams can work together at the same time, using the most up-to-date version.

Today, we’re introducing new updates to better help with “version control,” to customize tools for your workflows, and to help teams locate information when they need it.

Track changes, make progress

It can take dozens of edits to make a document just right—especially a legal agreement, project proposal or research paper. These new updates in Docs let you more easily track your team’s changes. Now, your team can:

  1. Name versions of a Doc, Sheet or Slide. Being able to assign custom names to versions of your document is a great way to keep a historical record of your team’s progress. It’s also helpful for communicating when a document is actually final. You can organize and track your team’s changes in one place under “Version history” (formerly known as “Revision history”) on the web. Select File > Version history > Name current version. For even quicker recall, there’s an option to select “Only show named versions” in Docs, Sheets or Slides.

  2. Preview “clean versions” of Docs to see what your Doc looks like without comments or suggested edits. Select Tools > Review suggested edits > Preview accept all OR Preview reject all.

  3. Accept or reject all edit suggestions at once in your Doc so your team doesn’t have to review every single punctuation mark or formatting update. Select Tools > Review suggested edits > Accept all OR Reject all.

  4. Suggest changes in a

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