Fountain Spring Resort in Google Maps

To easily and conveniently find our business, Fountain Spring on the cloud, we have submitted it to Google Maps and added it to Google Places.
This web tool is free, simple and user-friendly that will help us reach new customers. When potential customers search Maps for local business like ours, they will easily find to locate and know the information (e.g. address, hours of operation, photos, products and services) being offered by our business.

The app is great for all business sizes. You too can start adding your business and put it on Google Maps.

Enjoy while having a glimpse of my presentation on how to add your listing to Google Maps.

Google Maps Presentation

Pingoat - Ping your Blog

Do you want your blog to get noticed? Here's a pinging web tool that I've stumbled upon on the web...Pingoat! It's a free service that helps promote and increase traffic to your blog by submitting your site to several blog ping servers in a flash. It's so simple, quick, and easy to use.

Find out here in my how to's.
How to use Pin Goat

TripIt -Your Online Travel Organizer

If you are a jet setter holding multiple itineraries, you want the privilege of having all your travel plans organized in just a snap. TripIt is just like having an assistant to help you put orders your itinerary from travel bookings to reservation, to finding right hotel, restaurant or even getting a rent for car that suite your needs.

TripIt is a free online service that helps travelers organize and integrate their travel plans in a single online travel itinerary plan. Having this travel application handy will keep you from the hassle of maintaining multiple-destination trips even if booked at different travel agencies.

Cool features of TripIt:
  1. This travel tool is available for mobile devices like Blackberry, iPhones and Android thereby access to your itinerary is easily within reach.
  2. Allows integration with Google apps.
  3. It shows directions, weather and maps in your online itinerary.
  4. It has the ability to let you access your itinerary via internet, share it, print it and allows integration with social networking sites.
  5. TripIt has this "TripIt To Me" attribute that lets you get your trip information from anywhere you have access to email including mobile devices. By sending a command to, you will get the results right away. To illustrate, email "get trip" to and TripIt will email back your current trip itinerary.
Here are the commands to use:

Command: Get flight today
Result: All flights with departure for today

Command: Get hotel 07/01/03
Result: All hotel reservations that include stay date of 01 July 2013

Command: Get restaurant today
Result: Restaurant reservation details for today

Command: Get trip
Result: Entire itinerary for current trip

Command: Get trip 07/01/13
Result: Entire itinerary for your 01 July 2013 trip

Command: Get schedule tomorrow
Result: Full schedule of tomorrow, across your trips

Command: Help
Result: Latest list of currently available TripIt To Me Commands

How to Use TripIt

Sage Billing Boss Tutorial

For every business owner who wants to get paid quickly and easily, Sage Billing Boss comes to the rescue. This totally free online invoicing tool is a knight in shining armor for freelancers who want to get paid efficiently via the online payment tracking system.

An invoice and payment solutions are vital in one's business to be able to survive and I should say that Sage Billing Boss serves its purpose.

Here are some reasons why to use Sage Billing Boss.
  1. It is definitely free and no hidden costs.
  2. Capable of sending unlimited invoices to unlimited customers.
  3. Simple to create and can send invoice online easily and accurately within a minute.
  4. A tracking feature is available to know the status of an invoice.
  5. It allows collaboration with your accountant and bookkeeper by inviting them to gain access to your Billing account.
  6. No special accounting skills is needed because Billing Boss is an online billing solution capable of creating quotes and can track down how much have already been billed out, what have been paid and still overdue from the customers.

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Free Calls (Landline and Mobile Device) to US & Canada using your Gmail Account

In my personal point of view, phone call facility of Google is undeniably a blockbuster amongst Gmail users. This free call feature connects to any landline and wireless device numbers anywhere within the US and Canada. Although free calls only apply for US and Canada territories, it is an essential and great communication tool which will be of big help for a virtual assistant who has clients across the globe. International call rates still apply for a minimum toll charge.

This added Google phone service would mean being able to enjoy easy and affordable rates access not only to our friends, family, and relatives but to our clients as well.

You may want to try and enjoy the free calls to say hi and get connected to your family in the US and Canada.

I hope you find my learning presentation helpful and valuable.
Mary Ann_Cucio_how to Use Google Call Phone via Gmail

doc2pdf Tutorial

I am just pretty curious why is there such a need to convert almost any file format to PDF (Portable Document Format) until I have discovered the wonders of this document-preservation tool. PDF, being the brainchild of Adobe Corporation is a file format which can be viewed, printed and shared virtually on the web regardless of the document format (texts, images, layout, graphics, etc.) which remains protected/untouched as its original format is transmitted electronically.

Here are some of the cool stuff I have uncovered while learning the PDF.
  1. Word document files that are large in size may sometimes get denied or spammed when delivered because they might carry virus or malware. Converting them to PDF will get the files compressed, thereby reducing the size and still maintain the quality of the document.
  2. It has a security feature to safeguard the document format.
  3. It is compatible with any operating system.
  4. PDF file is pleasant to view on the screen as if you are reading a book.
  5. It is capable of merging files into one document.
  6. PDF cannot be edited or changed, thus, making files protected from changes and retain its exact components. Therefore, it allows our files from misplaced fonts or busted layouts.
To support my learning on PDF, I have selected doc2pdf, an online document tool that converts from file to PDF and from PDF to any document format. I also have created a learning presentation on doc2pdf.

Drop me a line by clicking on the "comment" button if I have missed out something. Thanks.

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Evernote Tutorial

Organizing and keeping record of handwritten notes, voice memos, formatted texts, web articles and photos will definitely come in a breeze in one place with the help of Evernote.

Evernote is a web tool designed for note taking and archiving. It works with MAC, Windows, iPhones, Palm Pre, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and Android. Because it has plugins, uploading information from Outlook, Twitter, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari come simple and straight forward.

This online note taking cloud based application is like a digital filing cabinet that works wonders in archiving information, online synchronization, allows sharing, gives access online and can even retrieve data right in your mobile gadget too.

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