Google Docs Video

If you have already set up email address using Gmail, you may not know it but it also provides you access to another fantastic free product called Google Docs. The very clever team at Common Craft created an “in plain english video” explanation of how Google Docs works. It is an excellent video, running for only 2′ 50″ and has been viewed more than 1 million times already.

If you for any reason need to have more than one person inputting into a document, spreadsheet or presentation, Google Docs is the way to go. Check out the video and next week I will show you how it can even be effectively and productively used for family purposes.

Google Reader in Plain English

Common Craft, whose videos I have used previously on this blog, were hired by the team at Google to make a short video on their Google Reader. The video runs for just over a minute and as is Common Craft’s unique style, is in plain english and very easy to understand.

My step by step instructions on adding blogs to Google Reader includes screen shots if you are looking for more information on how to use Google Reader.

4 Benefits Of Gmail

How does Google promote its own free online email service as the best place to set up email address? Take 4:21 to watch this video and they will explain the following for benefits of Gmail:

(1). Fights Spam

(2). Conversations

(3). Search

(4). Gmail and Chat combined.

Simple Video Explanation Of How To RSS Feeds

Common Craft made this video and posted it on You Tube. YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips.

The video is aimed at those on the internet that have not yet learned the how to of RSS feeds. The video goes for under four minutes and is explained in “plain english”. Diagrams are also used to illustrate the concept of RSS in an easy to understand way. This should compliment my previous explanation of How To RSS Feeds.