I always enjoy little time savers that also help get things done in a more consistent manner. As an example, whenever I get a request to meet I like to use a standard response like “Great, let’s get together. Here’s a link to my self-service calendar on Calendly.” Setting these shortcuts up isn’t hard, but it does take some time and effort. Here are my three favorite:
- Keyboard shortcuts on iOS and Android (e.g. I type “meetme” and a whole sentence with my Calendly link is automatically inserted in place of the word)
- Canned responses in Gmail (e.g. I have a number of email templates including one for meeting request emails)
- Self-service Google Calendar scheduler with Calendly (I really dislike going back and forth over email to find a time to talk, so Calendly makes scheduling seamless)
These three time savers make my life easier and help me get more things done.
What else? What are some other shortcuts you like to save time and help get things done?