Wish there were more hours in the day? Never seem to get around to ticking off your to-do list? We’ve done some research and asked around our young and innovative staff members here at Upskilled to bring you some of the best time-saving tools to make your life a more productive one!
Forget typing up huge amounts of text. With advances in technology, the accuracy of voice recognition software is much better now, meaning you can simply dictate to have your document completed in a fraction of the time.
Dragon Speech Recognition: http://www.nuance.com/dragon/index.htm
Cloud based document storage
Ever get home from work or out at a meeting and want access to a particular file? There are now some great tools out there that will store your documents securely in the cloud, giving you access no matter where you are, or what device you’re on. Two of the leaders here are Drop Box and Google Drive, providing free access at an entry level and paid if you need more storage.
Drop Box: https://www.dropbox.com/
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/start
Microsoft SkyDrive: https://skydrive.live.com/
If you’re forever swamped with admin, maybe a virtual assistant is the answer. There is a growing trend of professionals hiring virtual assistants who are essentially experienced administrators who work remotely and are generally quite cost effective, in that you only pay for what you need. They can perform tasks like data entry, event organisation, order stationery, take your calls, manage print jobs – the list goes on.
The Virtual Assistant - http://thevirtualassistant.com.au/
Virtual Assistant Australia - http://www.virtualassistantaustralia.net.au/
With the advent of mobile and computer technologies for business and communication, it's now easier than ever to level up in your everyday productivity. Get more things done at maximum efficiency with these helping digital hands; you'll be surprised by how you can cut your current workload by half!
For more articles on how to boost your productivity levels, be sure to explore our "Develop your career" archive here on SkillsTalk.