Staying Productive While Mobile

I wanted to respond to this months challenge even though I’m not as mobile as I used to be, I do have some tips I wanted to share that have always made working mobile better for me.

  1. Make sure you have your chargers.  That might seem obvious, but how many times have you forgotten your battery charger whether it’s for your phone or laptop?  Being somewhere without a way to charge, and watching that battery icon get lower and lower is not fun, nor is it productive.
  2. Use the Cloud.  Lots of us are using smaller PC’s like Netbooks, and some of these don’t have nowhere near the hard disk space our desktops have.  To save on space I use services like SkyDrive and Dropbox to store files in “the cloud” so I can retrieve them anywhere with a net connection. 
  3. Keep Your Desktop Organized.  Don’t clutter your Windows desktop with tons of icons and folders.  Make your desktop as clean as possible, so you don’t spend time wading through junk just to find the files you need.
  4. Scout your locations.  Depending on what your day holds, if you don’t have a wireless broadband card, make sure to get online and scout out wireless zones near the places you will be at.  Being prepared ahead of time is much easier than scrambling to find a wireless hotspot somewhere.

These are just a few of my tips when being mobile.  I hope they help make you a bit more productive.



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