People are continuing to grow more dependent on the use of smartphones and other digital devices as the amount of Americans who have a smartphone has grown beyond the 60 percent mark. But how can this new dependency be turned into an advantage for improving productivity? There are positives to this new dependency, even though some research has found the smartphone addiction can be similar to an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
It can be amazing to consider that a smartphone has just as much capacity as the human brain, if not greater, when you consider the different social media networks and the different applications that can be used to your advantage. Many of us are likely not utilizing our smartphones to the fullest potential. Here are five ways to maximize the use of your smartphone.
Because of the connection to the Internet, smartphones can help you become better connected with your emails and calendars so that you can stay connected with your plans for the day. Google can help you find applications to improve your abilities to communicate with others who speak another language. Additionally, there are ways to download useful information through your phone to help as reference to different projects you are working on.
Improved Task Management
Beyond just being able to set an alarm to wake you up early in the morning, you can actually be able to better plan for your day by using a calendar application that reminds you of upcoming meetings and assignments that are coming due soon. There are a variety of additional applications that can provide you ways to better manage your upcoming list of chores and to-do lists.
For those who like to tour different places or work in a career that involves plenty of travel, there are applications that can provide maps of the areas you are going and helping you find landmarks for hotels, restaurants and other services that can help you be able to enjoy your time getting the work done and resting in between. Having these applications can reduce the risk of being frustrated during your travels.