Life can get very busy and it’s easy to run out of hours during the day. For many business owners, your time is taken up doing client work or admin. My typical day involves blog post writing and programming for client sites. Recently I’ve found a way to squeeze some extra time out of the day.
Now sitting on a shelf is my old Nexus 7 (2012) tablet, if you’ve had one then you’ll know just how unreliable they are now – battery problems and constant crashes. It got to the point I just couldn’t use it anymore. So, I replaced it with an Asus 8inch tablet.
I’ve installed the standard selection of social networking apps, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram etc. In the evenings, I can grab the tablet and start responding to messages or add my own updates. I can do this while food is cooking or when listening to music. When there’s a gap, I can quickly do what I need to.
Along with the social networks, I’ve also added productivity apps. There’s plenty of good ones out there but the apps I find very useful include Trello, Evernote, IFTTT and of course Dropbox. I can pick up the tablet and check my diary or my to-do list that I’ve created on Trello.
Using Facebook on my tablet is a better experience compared to the website. The same goes for Pinterest and Trello. I’ve even found an app that allows me to track client time. – Gleeo Time Tracker. It’s not brilliant but so far it works and not overly complicated.
Alot of what I do on the new tablet I did try on the old one. However, as it was unreliable and kept crashing, the experience was terrible. Instagram is so much better on a faster tablet with a bigger screen, so is Pinterest for that matter.
My tablet is now part of my ‘toolkit’ and helps me stay organised and in touch. Not sure I could do without it now.