One of the great things about cellphones today is that they can help improve your productivity. Whether you’re in the office, working from home, or just checking up on your emails while you’re on the go, you can use your Android device to ensure that you stay as productive as possible.
Plan and Schedule
In 2012, 63 percent of adults ages 18-29 who own cell phones said that their phones made it easier to schedule and plan their routines. This shows that even before these phones were as widely spread as they are today, people were using them to schedule work schedule, home life, and more. On top of this, the same survey came out with 64 percent of this same demographic said that their phone made it easier to be productive in general.
There are a number of apps available that help you plan and schedule appointments, meetings, and more. Appointment Keeper sends you automatic text messages, to remind you of upcoming meetings. It integrates with your calendar, allowing you to schedule on one device and confirm on another. Using a smartphone to keep track of your schedule is great, since most people have their phones with them all day. You’ll never miss another meeting!
See What You Need
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Luckily, you can customize your android smartphone especially my personal favorite the HTC One to show you exactly what you need. If you’re using your phone to keep up on business, you can keep games in their own folder on a separate homepage. This keeps you from getting distracted by your favorite time-waster. In addition to this, your games and other time-wasters don’t actually have to be on a homescreen at all.
If your phone offers multiple homescreens, you can choose which one is the first you see. Most phones allow you to change this in the settings. You can choose any of the homescreens as the “main” one. This allows you to decide where your phone opens to. You can even find apps that will open to different homescreens depending on your location.
Utilize the Cloud
Nearly every program you use on your cell phone is cloud-based. Keeping as much as possible on the cloud is crucial to staying productive no matter where you are. In fact, with proper cloud storage, create, share, and store documents anywhere, and from any device. Later, accessing these files is quick and easy. One of the most popular suites of cloud-based storage and services is Google Drive. With Google Drive it’s not hard to create documents, save spreadsheets, and share images.
Many people find it more productive to work when they’re not constantly being interrupted. Using your cloud-based music storage, listen to your favorite songs at the office. This allows you to keep up on your work without getting sidetracked.
Get the App
No matter what type of business you are in, your company likely uses programs that you need on a daily basis. While the majority of these programs were originally created for the computer, a huge number of them have now been converted to include mobile apps. When you can interface with the programs you use daily when you’re on the phone, you’re going to stay productive.
On the Go
The biggest thing to remember when you’re trying to stay productive is that when you’re using a mobile device, you don’t need to stop working just because you left your desk. In fact, about 78 percent of business people check their emails on their mobile devices. What this means is that you can keep up on your business needs while you’re on the go, and you’re going along with nearly everyone else.
No matter what type of business you do, you’re likely to use your smartphone for at least some of it. Because of this, it’s important that you set your phone up to properly utilize your time and keep you productive. The more productive you are, the better you’ll feel about your job in general. With just a few small change, you ensure that your phone is your best business asset.