BatchGeo: Spreadsheet to Google Map

If you have a spreadsheet with contacts or housing starts that you would like to put on a map, BatchGeo is a smart spreadsheet-to Google-Map conversion tool.

BatchGeo makes the task of mapping over hundreds of address to a Google map easy. Simply paste a table or spreadsheet into the webapp and it does the rest, including validating columns and addresses. The auto-generated map can be saved for later use.

BatchGeo can be used for tracking housing starts, deliveries for the week or month, or as a store locator. You can use satellite photos with Google Maps, or you can create your own Google Earth 3D viewing data.

I just started using BatchGeo. I would like your feedback on the product or other applications BatchGeo may be used for.

Evernote

Three months ago, I started using software called Evernote. Evernote is a program that helps you capture your ideas, web pages, photos, and more. Evernote will automatically process, index and make your notes searchable. I use it for books I’m interested in reading; I tag these as new books. When I find an article online that’s interesting, I put it into Evernote for later reference. You can setup different notebooks: for example, education, business, and personal. One suggestion made on their website is to take a photo of your notes on a white-board for later reference. Another suggestion is to take a photo of a business card. Evernote App can be installed on a Blackberry or IPhone. This could be used to take a picture of a jobsite and add to Evernote with GPS coordinates. This would enable you to organize all your notes for a particular job.

Download here: Evernote Corporation

Windows Shortcut

Below is a list of Window keyboard Shortcuts More Shortcuts. The highlighted ones are my most common used shortcuts.

General keyboard shortcuts

  • CTRL+C (Copy)
  • CTRL+X (Cut)
  • CTRL+V (Paste)
  • CTRL+Z (Undo)
  • DELETE (Delete)
  • SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
  • CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
  • CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
  • F2 key (Rename the selected item)
  • CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
  • CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
  • CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
  • CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
  • CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
  • SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
  • CTRL+A (Select all)
  • F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
  • ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
  • ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
  • ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
  • ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
  • ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
  • F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
  • F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
  • ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
  • CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
  • ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
  • Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
  • F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
  • RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
  • LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
  • F5 key (Update the active window)
  • BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
  • ESC (Cancel the current task)
  • SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
  • CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)

Mind Manager

I found this great software that helps organize my tasks, ideas, and meetings. The software is called Mind Manager and can be found at www.mindjet.com. Below is an example from their website about SWOT Analysis. The Mind Manager can be linked to Microsoft office. The topics can be linked to email, tasks in Outlook and Excel sheets. This software has helped me organize my projects and work efficiently.Mind Manager SWOT Analysis

Mind Manager SWOT