People often state that you only use 10 percent of your brain.  While that may or may not be true, it is definitely possible that you only use 10 percent of your smartphone.  You should ask yourself if you are getting the most out of your smartphone. Often, people use their smartphones to waste time.  However, a smartphone can be a great tool for actually saving time and increasing your productivity.  If you want to be more productive with your smartphone, you may want to consider making sure that you have the right apps to help you with your goals.

How to Be More Productive with Your Smartphone

In order to be more productive with your smartphone, you need to prioritize.  What is most important to you?  There are a multitude of types of productivity apps, for both iPhone and Android phones.  The most important thing to do is to find the app that best suits your specific needs.  There are mobile scanning apps, such as JotNot Scanner, which could help you to keep your books in order.  Or if you procrastinate listening to your voicemail, you can use an app like Google Voice.  Their visual voice mail would allow you to quickly read through a message.  Use your smartphone to link to the cloud.  Cloud based computing can save you time by allowing you to access your files with your smartphone, so that you can continue to work even while on the go.

Even simple changes can help you to get the most out of your smartphone. One simple thing you can do is to make sure you are using your calendar and notification options to the fullest.  However, make sure that you only use notifications for things that are truly important, so that your phone isn’t constantly interrupting you and thereby decreasing your productivity.  Another simple thing you can do is to use your camera to take photos, rather than taking the time to type out notes.  You can then email yourself the picture of the information you need.  These steps are easy, fast, and free, and they allow you to be more productive with your smartphone.

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