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Tech Tips to Make Your Life Easier
We all use technology each day to make out lives easier and save us time but if you know a few simple tips and tricks, you can leverage your technology even further to make life even more breezy for you.
Sound good? Here are some tech tips you definitely need to know because they will undoubtedly make your life easier right now:
Clean your hard drive regularly
If you rely on your computer to start up quickly and enable you to get through your day’s work without crashing or otherwise causing issues for you, then one simple thing you can do, as these troubleshooting tips will attest, is to ensure that you regularly clean up your hard drive. The more space your computer has, the faster and more effectively it will run and the easier it will be for you to get through your day as [roductively as possible. It really is that simple.
Install dictation software
If you are someone who does a lot of typing, whether, for business or pleasure, you might have noticed that your hands and wrists start to ache at the end of the day and that your typing becomes less accurate as time goes on.
If that is the case, installing dictation software that will allow you to speak the words you wish to type can be a real lifesaver. It will stop carpal tunnel in its tracks, which also helps you to get more words down more quickly, so it’s especially useful when time really is of the essence.
Use formatting shortcuts
Formatting shortcuts help you to be more productive by significantly cutting down on the number of actions you need to take in order to execute a particular task on your laptop or computer.
For example, you can simply press CTRL+S to save your work on a PC instead of having to navigate to the menu and make several clicks to do the same thing. There are many more examples. And the more of them you learn and use regularly, the less time you will need to spend on just about any computer-based project.
Storing files on the cloud means that they are uploaded to a server that you can always access no matter where you are and no matter what device you are using as long as you have the login details.
How does this make your life easier? By ensuring that even if you are not at home or the office and even if you are not using your regular computer or tablet, you can get quick access to the files you need when you need them most. Not only that, but you won’t have to worry about upgrading your hard drive nearly as often.
Scheduling emails means that you can write them and then set the date and time you wish for them to be sent. How does this make life easier for you? It enables you to batch process email when it is convenient for you to do so. This saves time and enables you to single-task which is generally more effective. It also means you never end up missing email deadlines because you can schedule them well in advance of time.
Blue light filter apps will definitely make life easier for you by filtering out the blue light that is emitted by screens, which can make it harder for you to get to sleep at night. Most laptops, smartphones, and tablets have access to blue light blocking apps which you can download in an instant, but if for some reason you cannot have access to one, blue light blocking glasses are an excellent alternative that will enable you to use tech when you need to, and still get a good night’s sleep, too.
Private browsing mode makes it much easier for you to buy gifts for friends and family members without having the secret spoiled when they see ads for the very same products and services popping up on their devices when connected to your wi-fi.
It is also useful for hiding those more embarrassing searches away too, so if you tend to Google lots of embarrassing health issues or similar, be sure to use private browsing mode during those searches if you can.
If you put these tech tips into action, you will notice that life is more of a breeze than it has ever been before, so what are you waiting for?