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5 Ways to Use Your Technology to Work Smarter Not Just Harder — 25 Comments

  1. These are all great tips! I use some of these ideas already (Google calendar, baby!). The part about photographing receipts is a good one I should try. I’ll have to try that when I’m at my work’s annual conference in November and I have to try keeping track of all my expenses, on top of running my workshops, networking with members, etc.

  2. I love time saving apps! I am in love with an app I found that will scan docs and transfer them all to PDF so I can store and share via Dropbox. Love it!

  3. Even though we have so much technology at our fingertips, I still prefer the old paper to pen method, and I am not even old. I just hate relying on my smartphone, or computer all the time.

  4. Awesome post. I definitely could use the first one, because I have so many issues with storing receipts. I store them, but it irritates me. Taking photos of them is a better idea. I was just starting to scan them and store them to a file, but I like this idea better. I can take photos and just upload them whenever I upload other pictures and move them to a file. I also need to upload documents I need to review – I do this with my school documents, but not nearly enough. Great post.

  5. GREAt post and I love your tips.. I’m trying to make my technology work for me and this came in handy, I soo need to learn to utilize these items more often, I’m still hooked on the PC

  6. Thank you for great tips! We normally scan all our receipts. Never thought on photographing them 😀

  7. I use my cell phone a lot. Calander, To do list, and I often use the camera to capture slides during presentations so that I don’t have to take as many notes.

  8. Working smarter also allows you to not work AS hard. You could use that extra energy towards something new or towards something that requires a little extra attention.

    • The photographed receipts are good for tax and bookkeeping purposes. Also, it has all the information so the store can find the receipt in their records based upon the codes on the receipt. I have tried this with success at some major stores such as Best Buy,Walmart, Staples and MicroCenter. You are right though that it will not work at all stores. But it is a good way of keeping records. I use cloud storage systems, so for me I can always get receipt information even if away from the office.

  9. You really right: today is truly important to know and be able to apply all the technology (really a lot) at our disposal, it takes intelligence even in this!

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