Organize your digital life (clutter, de-clutter, declutter)
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Organize your digital life (clutter, de-clutter, declutter)

Find your stuff; Have peace of mind; Save time; Be in control; Be secure; Be produtive; Get organised; Enjoy your photos
4.5 (28 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
198 students enrolled
Created by Rachel Papworth
Last updated 7/2020
English
English
Current price: $44.99 Original price: $64.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to get to - and stay at - inbox zero
  • How to organise your data
  • How to declutter and organise your computer desktop
  • How to organise digital photos
  • How to manage notes and bookmarks
  • How to minimise distractions (notifications, pop-ups)
  • Disposing of old technology (without losing data or putting it at risk)
  • What to delete to free up storage
  • Data security
  • Securing your digital legacy - what will happen to your data after you pass away?
Requirements
  • You need basic IT ability For example, you know what files and folders are, and how to create, save, rename, move, copy and delete them.
Description

Are you overwhelmed with digital clutter?

Do you know where your photos, music and documents are?

Are you running out of storage on your phone and frustrated by how slow your computer runs?

Is your email inbox backed up with thousands of unread emails?

Should you use an automated password manager?

How can you make sure your data is safe from theft, fire, flood, corruption, viruses and hackers?

What will happen to your data after you pass away?

How can you get rid of old phones etc safely? What if they might have photos or contacts on them but you've forgotten the password so you can't get into them?

Are you struggling to keep up?


This course solves all those problems and more.

Be the boss of your technology - for peace of mind and productivity.

Who this course is for:
  • You're overwhelmed with digital clutter
  • The organisation principles and techniques described in this course apply to all computer systems (though screenshots show how things look on Windows 7)
  • This is NOT about how to do it in specific software - it IS about what you need to do (you can Google how to do it in your software/on your device)
Course content
Expand all 27 lectures 01:18:13
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:38

A walk through the entire course, including:

  • How to tame the email dragon

  • How to organise your data

  • How to organise digital photos

  • Decluttering and organising your computer desktop

  • Notes and bookmarks

  • Minimising distractions (notifications and pop-ups)

  • Disposing of old technology - safely and without losing anything

  • What to delete to free up storage

  • Data security

  • Your digital legacy - your data after you pass away.

Preview 03:38
+ Sort out your email
2 lectures 10:07

Tame the email dragon! Get to and stay at Inbox Zero - painlessly and quickly and WITHOUT deleting anything you might need.

Email inbox - tame the email dragon and be the boss of your inbox
09:03

Have you got several email accounts?

Maybe you set up a new account in an attempt to get away from the overload - only to find you'd compounded the problem.

This lecture shows you how to get back to a single account - without losing anything important OR getting overwhelmed by the influx of email.

Multiple email accounts? Time to rationalise
01:04
+ Organising your data and keeping it that way
7 lectures 15:31

Get organised right now! Are you so overwhelmed by the amount of data you've got to organise that you don't know how to get started? Here's how to overcome that problem.

How to be organised - from now!
01:09

Is your data all over the place?  Do you waste time searching your phone and various accounts online because you don't know where stuff is? Have you got unlabelled CD-Roms that contain who knows what?

Here's what to do about that.

Decide on your main storage space
01:23

Have you got all your files in one folder that you have to search for ages to find anything? Here's how to create a sensible structure to sort your documents.

How to structure (sort) your data
04:37

Use the name of your file or folder to make the content easy to identify - but don't get carried away!

Naming files and folders
00:52

Use shortcuts/aliases to access files and folders from multiple places on your device - to make your files and folders easy to find and access, without creating duplicates.

Shortcuts/Aliases - what to do if a file could go in more than one place
03:04

Learn how to use tags and metadata to make it easy to search your stuff, and find anything you're looking for.

Preview 02:24

How to STAY organised once you're data's sorted - AND how to BE organised from now on even if you haven't yet organised the backlog.

How to stay organised
02:02
+ How to organise your photos
1 lecture 04:54

Are your photos all over the place? Are they safe? Can you find the photo you want? Get them organised so you can enjoy them - here's how.

How to organise your photos
04:54
+ Why bother? Can't I just use search instead?
2 lectures 04:38

"But search functions are so good these days, I don't NEED to organise my data!"I

Right?

Wrong! Here's why. :-)

Why search functions don't replace well organised data
01:51

Is your computer's desktop a cluttered mess of files, application shortcuts, folders, photos and who knows what else? Here's how to use your desktop the way it's meant to be used.

Declutter and organise your computer desktop
02:47
+ A couple of other places to organise
1 lecture 01:46

Are you overwhelmed by notes, memos and bookmarks that were SUPPOSED to remind you of something? Declutter and organise them so they do their job!

Notes and bookmarks
01:46
+ How to minimise distractions
6 lectures 13:00

Don't be ruled by FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).

Fear of missing out (FOMO)
00:56

Who's in charge? You or your phone? (Hint: if it's not you - watch this lecture!)

Managing notifications
03:04

Break the pull of social media and email - while STILL staying in touch.

How to stop social media and email taking over your life
03:06

How to control WhatsApp messages - so you can get on with your life!

How to avoid WhatsApp overwhelm
01:57

What should you do when a popup appears? How can you stop them distracting you?

Beat those pesky pop-ups
02:19

Use the nuclear options to prevent interruptions

Flight Mode and Do Not Disturb
01:38
+ How to get rid of old technology
2 lectures 06:35
CD-Roms, floppy disks etc
01:08

What to do before you get rid of old phones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, cameras etc.

Preview 05:27
+ Principles of data security
2 lectures 05:30

How can you protect your data from hackers, viruses and identify thieves?

Keep thieves at bay
03:20

What you should do to ensure you can always recover any data you lose?

Backing up
02:10
+ My computer or phone's running slow because it's so clogged up!
1 lecture 05:50

What makes a computer or device run slow...

...and seven things to delete from your device, right now!

What to declutter from a portable device
05:50