No matter what sort of tools you have, it still has to be you that ultimately uses them. You could have the best lawnmower known to science sitting in your garage, but it isn’t doing you any good unless you’re putting in the time to use it. The same thing goes for technology. You don’t get smarter just from owning a smart phone and you certainly aren’t utilizing your time in the best way possible by surfing the web, no matter what device you’re doing it on. It’s all about how you use the tools at your disposal, not the tools themselves. That being said, there are a whole lot mobile apps out there that you can use to help organize your life and get more productive.With the quantity and quality of productivity apps out there, there’s no reason why you can’t start making technology work for you!
Do you get bored in your carpool to work? Do you ever wish that you could be getting a head start on your Powerpoint presentation as you stand idly in line for your morning coffee? One of the best things about the mobile tech revolution is that you can do pretty much anything on the go, including getting a little extra work done. With CloudOn, you can create or work on documents through Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel from your mobile device. This app also allows users to upload their work directly to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive and SkyDrive accounts and email files to contacts directly from your phone. Though it can be nice to have a little distance from work, getting CloudOn ensures that you’ll never be without the tools that you need to get work done on the go.
How many emails do you delete every day? Depending on where you work, you might spend over an hour every day excavating the important items from your inbox and clearing away the junk mail that, inevitably makes it into your email. If you’re tired of email taking up too much time in your day, then Mailbox could be the app for you! This app works toward getting your inbox to zero through a great labeling system for your inbound emails and the option to swipe them into spam and the archives. The app also allows you to postpone looking at emails for a day, a week or however long you need to not look at them. According to Business Insider, “Mailbox largely fixes a problem most of us have with email: quickly getting rid of the junk we don’t want, and saving the stuff we do for later.”