Time management is one of the hardest skills for people to manage on their own. Although some lucky people are able to manage their time efficiently, most people need a lot of practice to acquire it. The good news is that with the current state of technological development, becoming organized could not be any easier.
Thanks to faster hardware and more intuitive software, being productive is literally automated and one of the hottest computer technologies on the market right now are tablet devices like the iPad and Google Nexus. Below are some examples that show how tablets can be used for increasing productivity and organization.
Productivity usually depends on many factors; such as the working atmosphere, the actual time spent working and the ability to make sound decisions. These tasks can be completed in a timely manner with the assistance of tablets. Employees can use tablets at work and at home, plus use it to gather information or prepare for an important meeting. Its portability also allows people to choose comfortable places where they feel relaxed where they can work from – all of which can be beneficial for productivity and work progress.
Being connected to the Internet has its advantages. For example, E-mails can act like a pager, being able to receive messages from work any time, making sure you get important information on the go. This is crucial in niches where every new moment brings in important information, the financial markets for example. With tablets, being able to stay connected and organized has never been easier.
Nowadays, most of the software a company uses – from personal messengers and web clients to special accounting applications – can be accessed as a mobile or tablet app. This means that an employee can access their account from practically everywhere and get in contact with customers and co-workers, complete important tasks, socialize or just check whether everything goes as planned. This is a big deal relating to productivity, because it makes being able to complete tasks from work with the help of new technologies.
A few apps that can really help you take your tablet to new heights are:
- Dropbox – file management from anywhere
- Evernote – notes and bookmarks
- HiTask – task management, project time tracking, and to do lists
- Fuzebox – video conferencing
- Speek – voice conferencing
There are also a number of mobile apps that help you manage your time and organize your work. You can download various calendar apps that use numerous interfaces to present information in the way you prefer. Alarm clocks and reminders are there to help you remember important meetings or appointments. Many special time management apps can divide your time (if that is what you need) in time periods and detect how many hours you work and the period of your rest. With special safe-box programs, you are able to securely keep all your credit/debit cards or other information ready to operate with.
For those of us who have always found it hard to be disciplined workers and to organize time properly, tablets come in handy. They have become our watchdogs and help us to reduce our procrastinations, or to just have all of our information in one place, ready to access it and work with it all the time. Tablets are definitely a great tool to increase productivity and develop self-organizing habits.
That being said, it’s best to combine your usage of technology with self-discipline and planning. Here is a neat infographic titled “7 Day Plan to Stay Productive” that may help you get started:
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