Tablets have gotten a major surge as of late due to their constantly increasing set of functionalities. If you already use a tablet or are thinking of obtaining one, the following advice might be of help how to improve your tablet-related work performance.
Additional Monitor. Very few people use a single program or window for their work. At the very least, a certain e-mail client has to be opened, in addition to more narrowly-defined work programs. In these cases, you can use the tablet as your e-mail client or a handy way to keep notes – this clearing up space and memory usage on your main computer.
A Remote Control for All Occasions. With the right set of apps, your tablet can control nearly everything – your PC, your (work) computer and even your very own home. With a bit of imagination, you can definitely think of ways to lessen your workload, or even your home-related stress, all from the comfy distance of your office. It is all a part of the bigger picture.
A Handy Reader. E-Books are slowly becoming the number one personal growth and time organization gurus. All of this has a major impact on your work performance. Not only that – different professions require constant use of rather complex manuals. Use your tablet as a reader. You will notice very soon how your desk is getting cleaner and more tidy as the endless piles of books, manuals and instructions start to dwindle.
The Note Taker. With a bit of practice, you can improve your note taking skills in such a way that you never could on a plain piece of paper. Of course, there are many different note taking apps out there. Find the one that best suits your business requirements. Of course, a certain proficiency with fast typing is required, but it is a skill that is learned fast with a little bit of practice.
The Distraction Quarantine. Web 2.0, social media and especially (as of recent) mobile devices has contributed considerably to our shortening attention spans. What’s worse, all of these distractions have crept into our workplaces, reducing our performance. The nifty trick here is to use your tablet as a sort of quarantine for your distractions. Simply use your work computer for work and dedicate a certain time for your ‘distraction device’.
The Productivity Factory. At the far end of spectrum of the previous advice, you can use your tablet for your primary work device. Why is this so? Simply put, most of tablets can’t run more than one single app at a time, which is perfect for saving you from all the different notifications, pokes, nudges and a host of other distractions that keep popping up all around the place.
Of course, the best advice for using the tablets is to find the model that works best for you. If you have a certain hint or lifehack, please share it with us and leave your best practices in the comment section.