Cyber Monday Tips for Finding Time

Posted on March 3, 2014, under Time and Technology.

Cyber Monday TipsCyber Monday on The Time Finder is all about sharing tech tools and tips to help you work more efficiently and find more time!

Today I’d like to share a nifty-looking free tool for combining files, along with two Chrome extensions that make Dropbox even more easy to use.  And then last, but not least, I also have a bit of important Dropbox advice for you!

Cyber Monday Tip #1

MergeFil.es is a free tool that does just what its name suggests: it merges multiple files into one.

How many times have you had a new product  that you were working on – one that included several different Word files or pdf’s that you wanted to make into one document?  It’s possible, of course, but involves a lot of time that you’d probably rather spend doing something else!

Well, MergeFil.es will do it for you.  No more cutting, pasting, and renaming files to combine them.  It is simple, fast, and will merge documents in different formats into a single document in the format that you select.  This tool currently supports PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Images, HTML and TXT files as input, and outputs to PDF, Word and Excel.

Cyber Monday Tip #2

If you’re a Dropbox user who also uses Google Chrome as your browser, these two Chrome extensions will be of interest to you:

EasyDrop is a Widget you can add to Chrome that allows you to access your Dropbox without leaving the browser.  If you are in and out of Dropbox with any frequency, this can really speed things for you.

Download to Dropbox allows you to download from the web.  What it does is add an option to your right-click menu so that you can upload a site to the designated folder in your Dropbox when you select it. Click on the image above, to see how it appears in the menu.

Cyber Monday Tip #3

Finally, Dropbox has updated its terms of service, and if you’re a user, it’s a good idea to pay attention to this.  In a post on Consumerist Chris Morran notes that Dropbox is adding a new arbitration clause that essentially leaves users (unless they opt out) with no redress EXCEPT arbitration if something goes wrong.

The good news is that they offer a very simple form for opting out; but you must do so within 30 days of agreeing to the new terms.

Here is the post on the Dropbox Blog, describing the change and offering the link to the opt-out form.

I hope that you find these Cyber Monday Tips helpful … and wish you much time success in the coming week!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have no material connection with the brands, topics, or products that are mentioned here, and have not received any compensation for writing this content.

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