How to Use Your Phone to Save Time and Make the Most Out of Your Productivity

For some people, smartphones are more like a distraction than a blessing. If you are running a business, you might find yourself trying to update your social media accounts and spending hours every day viewing videos that are not even related to your industry. There are, however, some positive aspects of using smartphones and technology on the go that can improve your personal productivity and save you time. Find out more about them below.

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Listen to Podcasts

If you simply don’t seem to find the time to read and are constantly on the go busy meeting clients or creating content, you can make use of dead time to educate yourself and learn something new every day. Audiobooks and podcasts are great for the times when you cannot consume video content, such as when you are driving or waiting in traffic. You can even listen to them while jogging or working out in the morning.

Improve Your Time Management

Phones are smart enough to know the time and keep track of our projects, deadlines, and meetings. If you would like to manage your time on the go, you can set up reminders on your phone, This can be as simple as paying your toll before you go on the toll road, sending a message to one of your family members, or follow up a sales lead in your pipeline.

Take Notes

If you don’t like having a huge notebook when you turn up at a meeting, you might take notes on your phone, or even record conversations, to take notes later. This is a great way of working if you are a coach or if you are a business analyst trying to figure out the best way forward for your clients. You can also save a lot of paper and protect the environment by not using paper for taking notes.

Update Your Blog

You can download a blogging and vlogging app that will help you update your social media on the go. This means that you will be able to create consistent marketing messages and still have time to brainstorm about your business. Having the right tools can make your social media strategy and marketing easier. Whenever you find yourself in a positive and peaceful environment to work on your blog or create videos, you can make the most out of your time alone and improve your productivity.

Manage Your Calendar

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You can sync your calendar with your phone to get alerts and notifications on the go. You will need to get the right package, and it is recommended that you compare the best cell phone plans to ensure that you have enough allowance to receive notifications and sync your calendar, your customer relationship management system, and your email.

Cell phones are great if you use them to improve your life and business. Utilize productivity tools and make sure that you have the right apps to keep you connected and synced on the go to save time and money.

***This blogpost is in partnership with FATJOE publishing.

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