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How To Get Salesforce Contacts Into Your Google Contacts



You store sales contacts in Salesforce.

But you send emails from Gmail.

Wouldn’t it be great if Gmail had direct access to Salesforce, all the time?

Now it can.

Sync Salesforce Contacts into Google Contacts

We’re proud to announce a new Chrome extension that automatically transfers Salesforce contacts into Google Contacts.

MYTH: Angry Clients Tell 10 Others



MYTH: unhappy customers tell 9-10 people about their experience.

This is an old maxim in marketing and business. And it’s wrong.

7 Advanced Dropbox Features You Didn’t Know



By now you probably have a Dropbox account, and quite possibly, more just than one.

The beauty of Dropbox is its simplicity. Drop a file in a folder and it’s magically synced to Dropbox—safe, secure, and available when you need it.

Dropbox is so easy, in fact, that you might not be aware of some of the great features that have been added in the last few years. Let’s take a look at some of the features you might not be using (yet), but should consider:

Write This, Not That (10 Email Etiquette Rules You Need to Know)


Email continues to be the most-used communication app in the world, especially in business settings. If you want people to love working with you, getting really good at email is a great first step.

Here are 11 email email etiquette rules that will make people appreciate (and respond to) your emails:

1. One Idea or Request per Email

Make your emails short—less than 100 words if possible. And keep each message to just one topic or idea.

If you have two things you need to say to someone, say them in two separate (short) emails.

Label Sharing Is an Awesome Coaching Tool


We’ve all gotten terrible emails.

Too long, too short, angry-sounding, unclear, full of grammar errors—the mistakes come in all forms.

It’s especially bad to get a bad email from your supplier or a salesperson. In fact, if it was a from a salesperson, it would most likely never even get a response from you.

Review Your Team’s Emails Before They Send Them Out

Here’s a simple way to coach team members or clients who need help writing better emails.

Using our free Gmail Label Sharing Chrome extension, you can easily review draft emails from your team. This process works:

  • Before the emails are sent to customers or sales prospects.
  • Without forwarding email drafts back and forth.

Here’s how to set it up:

How to Organize Email by Project



Ever lose 10 minutes searching your inbox trying to find a message you know you got from a client last week?

Or do you and your team constantly send “FYI” emails back and forth to keep everyone on the same page?

With a bit of setup, you can make life a lot easier on yourself.

Here are a few tips to help you organize your emails about client projects (or any project you’re working on):

Automatically Save Gmail to Cloud Storage

We’re pleased to announce a new advanced wizard for our Save Emails to Cloud Storage extensions.

The new wizard lets you automatically store PDF copies of your emails (plus any attachments) to Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and other cloud storage services.

It also lets you create advanced rules for what emails to save (and which to skip). Options include:

  • From a sender
  • Subject title
  • Has attachment

Creating Rules to Automatically Save Your Emails


The Complete Mini Guide to Cloud Storage

Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Amazon Web Services, iCloud?

Which one is best?

The answer is: it depends on your needs.

There is no “best” service. But there is probably one or two that are better than the others for your specific situation.

We support five of the six services (everything but iCloud, for reasons we’ll explain in a bit).

In this post, we’ll give you a buyer’s guide for the six major cloud service providers:

  1. Dropbox

  2. Box

  3. Google Drive

  4. OneDrive

  5. Amazon Web Services

  6. iCloud



New: Full Basecamp 3 Backup Support

We’re proud to announce cloudHQ as the only company to fully support 37Signals’ newest project management platform, Basecamp 3, with an automated, real-time cloud backup.


Automatic Basecamp 3 Backup

Basecamp is used to organize your most important projects, and to go without backing it up is a huge deficit. With cloudHQ, you can now back it up in real-time to your cloud storage provider like: Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon S3 or any of our supported cloud storage systems.

If you ever leave Basecamp, you’ll have a full record of every task, every document, and every conversation.

Overwhelmed? 7 Ways to Be Productive Anyway


Feel overwhelmed at work?

It happens to all of us sometimes.

Ironically, having too much to do can easily sap you of your motivation to do much of anything.

Here are some tips you can use to stay productive, even when it feels like you have far too much to do:

1. Choose 3 Most Important Things—Then Delegate or Postpone Everything Else

Take a long look at your to-do list.

Does everything there truly have to get done today?

Usually, there are lots of things on your list that you badly want to get done, but that could stand to wait a day or two.

Go through your list, pick the top three things you have to do, then work only on those tasks.

If you get them done, you can go back to your longer list and work on other items.

How Sales Teams Use Gmail Labels to Close More Deals



Recently we heard about how the company Rentec Direct was using cloudHQ’s Gmail Label Sharing Chrome extension to dramatically improve how they responded to inbound leads.

Rentec Direct sells property management software. Janell Kittleson is affectionately known as their “Master of Sales”. Here’s how she described their sales team’s old process:

“Prior to cloudHQ, incoming leads and sales correspondence that fell out of our CRM. We would forward emails back and forth between sales members to make sure we were all ‘in the know.’”

“With varying work schedules and staff responsibilities, this sometimes meant waiting until another team member was able to log into their email account and begin forwarding messages that had been sitting in their inbox.”

“In sales, the early bird gets the worm, so this was not a successful solution.”

How to Manage Your Digital Receipts





How do you store and organize the receipts you receive by email?

We often hear people say: “print to PDF.”

If that’s what you’ve been doing, we’ve got 2 better, faster, easier ways for you to try.

Both these methods will help you organize your digital receipts with a single click from your email—making both you and your accountant happy in the process.

Save to PDF with One Click

By using our free Save emails to PDF Chrome Extension, you can instantly download any receipt as a PDF.

It gives you the same result as printing your email to a PDF, except it only takes one click from your Gmail.

7 Top Note-Taking Apps



We love Evernote, but it’s not the only note-taking app on the market.

If you’re a visual thinker, a programmer, or a fan of pen and paper, you might be better off with something different.

Below is our list of different note-taking apps plus the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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