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4 Ways to Get More Productivity Out of Your Smartphone

4 Ways to Get More Productivity Out of Your Smartphone

Smartphones are incredible productivity tools that anyone can take advantage of for personal computing or business purposes. Thanks to the large amount of mobile applications available, there are countless ways that people can reimagine various aspects of their lives for the better. To help you out, we’ve put together four of our favorite smartphone tips that you might find useful.

Organize Applications

First, you need to be strategic about setting your phone up for productivity. You can start with your applications, organizing them according to your workflow. Depending on your organization’s settings, you might be able to set up a work profile that keeps your apps separated from your personal apps, helping you keep things nice and tidy. You can additionally keep your apps stored in folders on the home screen, making them easier to find when you need them most. We also recommend that you uninstall or hide apps that are rarely used so they don’t make things more difficult for you.

Be Strategic with Notifications

Let’s face it; you don’t need notifications for every single app. In fact, we bet you can turn off 80 percent of your notifications and get by just fine. Better yet, you might even find yourself enjoying fewer distractions from all the notifications. We recommend you mute or disable notifications from all but only the most essential apps. This will help you stay focused.

Use Your Productivity Apps

Productivity applications can make all the difference in how you approach your daily tasks. Some businesses implement productivity apps to be used on specific platforms, while others will implement them to be used more broadly, or even on mobile devices exclusively. Be deliberate with how you implement these apps, and you can get all kinds of benefits from using them. For example, you can implement note taking, task management, or calendar apps to keep your work in order.

Leverage the Cloud

The cloud gives you and your employees the opportunity to work without the tethers of the traditional office environment. With this freedom to work anywhere, you can be productive whenever and wherever you want. Additionally, the cloud has all the solutions you can imagine readily available with an Internet connection. It’s a great way to free up computing resources for things that matter on your office network without sacrificing functionality.

Quercus IT can help you build an infrastructure that takes mobile devices into account, thereby creating for you an opportunity to change your operations for the better. Get started by contacting our technicians at (780) 409-8180.

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