Get a Digital Makeover

January 18, 2013

Career Advice

Give Yourself a Digital MakeoverThe beginning of a new year is the perfect times for new haircuts and new wardrobes. But what if you gave yourself a digital makeover? There are tons of apps and websites out there that can make your life – and your work life – easier. Do you take advantage of them? Here are a few of our favorites.

Manage Your Time
The Pomodoro Technique is a time-management philosophy in which you work for 25 minutes and then reward yourself with a three to five-minute break. Download the app for Windows or the app for Mac. Or just use Tomato-Timer.com to stay focused.

Multitask
“If this than that.” You’ve heard the phrase before. Now IFTTT.com can make the Internet work for you. While it’s main benefits are probably for personal use, there are definitely some work-related “recipes” than can make your 40 hours per week more enjoyable.

Reduce Paper
Doc Scan turns your smartphone’s camera into a portable scanner. Just snap a pic of any document and it will turn it into a digital file that can be emailed with ease. Transform your business card collection into an online library. Avoid the frustration of a broken or occupied printing station from the comfort of your desk. This app will come in handy more than once.

Refocus
Sometimes the day is too crazy – too many meetings, too much work to get done, and not enough time in the day. What’s a stressed-out employee to do? Pop on your headphones and head to calm.com. Choose a two-minute or ten-minute session and enjoy the scenery, sounds, and guidance.

Image by Mark Smiciklas.

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