Google TakeOut

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I posted on this last year as well, but it’s worth a re-post.  Google TakeOut is a great tool if you are looking to move your Google content from one account to another.  This is particularly useful if wish to transfer content from your professional account ( to your personal account (  This is a really good idea if you’ve ever mixed your personal life with your professional life (received personal email in your account or created Google Docs with personal information in them).  I would recommend considering this tool for that purpose as it’s a great way to keep your professional account strictly professional and avoid any potential embarrassment or liability if there would ever happen to be a Freedom of Information Act request for your content.

Since they released TakeOut last year, they’ve updated and improved it.  It’s really easy to use.  and now allows not only allows the transfer of Gmail, Contacts, Drive, etc… but it also allows you to download this content in industry-standard formats.  So, you don’t have to move it to another Google account — you can download it and use it with other programs and systems.  So, if you are looking for a fast, simple way to clean up your Google content of personal content or you are exiting the district, this is a great tool to use.

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