A smartphone can become a time waster, or vice versa – a real assistant. It is enough to install useful applications on your phone and follow simple rules. After that, you will be able to save up to three hours a day, optimize your schedule and store data systematically.
Create Thematic Folders
We use a lot of apps. In order to save time spent searching for each of them, you need to use thematic folders with specific direct names: Messengers, Finance, Taxi, Banks, Food, Photo, Video. Initially, you will spend time sorting through everything you need and deleting unused applications. But then you will save about half an hour to find the necessary application.
Thematic folders can be applied to every topic. Perhaps you are a lover of online gambling games and it will be possible to create a folder called casino for real money, where you will put different casino apps that you are using actively. Categorization is always useful and saves you a lot of time.
Use Google’s Tasks App
On average, a person performs 10-12 tasks per day. And that’s not counting the small work assignments. The ideal application to remind you of your plans should be an application with the ability to synchronize across devices. It is very important that it has a desktop version, then it will be convenient for you to use it at home, on vacation, and at work. Applications that combine all of the above features are usually paid.
But, there is an option that you can install at no extra cost – “Tasks” from Google. One of the advantages of this application is the ability to make multiple lists. You can make a to-do list for work, personal meetings, and shopping, for example. The application itself is easy to use, its design is beautiful, and its functionality is wide. The information that you leave will be in your personal account and will be available at any time, and from any gadget.
You will spend no more than 5 minutes compiling lists, but you can save about two hours a day.
Don’t Forget About Internal Search
We often forget that the system itself is configured in a smart way. Using the standard internal search will help you quickly navigate your smartphone and directly in contacts, those documents that you have saved or system settings.
Get the Latest News with Your Browser
We spend quite a lot of time reading the news. And all because we often go to a few of our favourite sites, looking for fresh information. To ensure that the process of consuming news content does not take much time, it is better to read all the news in your favourite browser. It’s even better to link your browser and account, then it will sort out interesting content using your thematic preferences. If you’re on Android, you can use Google Now, a quick way to find information that’s built-in.
Make Competent Widget Settings
A widget is a visual element of the program’s interface, thanks to which you will instantly get access to the program’s functionality and be able to perform the necessary actions. The widget configuration system is available in any operating system of smartphones. By customizing the widget, you can reduce the number of actions and visualize the following information:
- Bank account status;
- Last messages;
- Exact time;
- Traffic jam info.
This is only a small part of the information. You can also make instant access to instant messengers, maps, and other applications. On iOS, you can place the widgets you need on the leftmost part of your screen, and on Android – anywhere.