If you like the power and storage of a laptop but also enjoy the convenience and flexibility of a tablet—but don’t want to lug around two machines—a “hybrid” device may be perfect for you. Many computer companies offer laptop/tablet hybrids (sometimes also called dockable tablets), with a variety of features. It’s like getting the best of both worlds.
Now, you can get the best of both worlds, times two. This week, Asus unveiled a hybrid machine that takes the “two for the price of one” concept a step further.
When you know the recipient is viewing your email on a smart-phone, construct a message that works well for that device. Smartphones are great for quick information and staying connected on the go, but they have limitations. Keep communication clear with these strategies:
Looking for a new to-do list tool or task manager? Check out Doit.im. This productivity and organizational tool is popular with fans of the Getting Things Done approach, because it is based on a system of organizing your tasks into folders and categories.
Doit.im is also great if you’re the type of person who often gets bright ideas—or suddenly remembers things you need to do—at random times, like when you are on the road, because it is simple to jot down quick notes and entries. You can easily add tasks, projects or related details so that you can expand upon it later.
Anyone who works in an office knows how time-consuming (and frustrating) meetings can be. Even worse, they are often way longer than they need to be, thanks to distractions, poor planning and inefficient meeting management.
If you are like many office professionals (and computer users in general), you probably use various Microsoft Office products on a regular basis. In fact, it may be nearly impossible to do your work without them.
Of course, these days you use many different types of devices to work and communicate. And that means you have to try and figure out how to access these programs when you aren’t near your computer.
Adobe’s Creative Suite is a bundle of products that has been popular among business users (and lots of other people) for years. It includes the top-selling programs Photoshop and InDesign, which are useful for a wide variety of creative and professional projects.
How many hours of your typical workday is spent dealing with email? Probably more than you can count. And the worst part is, much of that time is spent dealing with spam or other unimportant messages.
SaneBox is a great tool to help you get your “insane inbox” under control. It creates a hierarchy of email importance and filters out less urgent emails so you can focus on the messages that are really important.
You don’t have to download or install anything, and it works with virtually all of the major email services like Gmail and Outlook.
Got lots of apps on your PC or other device? If so, it can be tough to keep track of them all—and you can waste a lot of valuable time searching for the app you need. A customizable dock can help simply this process and keep things organized (and looking nice). RocketDock is an animated, easy-to-use application dock with a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for quick access.
If you have to keep track of many projects and work with team members who may be spread out in different locations, an online program like Huddle can make your life a lot easier. This cloud-based collaboration tool helps you work together with your team and manage projects easily while keeping everything organized.
Huddle is packed with several handy tools and features, such as Whiteboards, Meetings and Discussions. The dashboard lets you see what needs to be done at a glance, thanks to widgets with designations like Files I’m Working On.