Previously considered a creation of science fiction, smart phones have become part of our daily lives. We use them to communicate, play games, read the news, listen to music, and even sometimes, use them as our primary source of entertainment, i.e., watching movies and shows. As time goes by, we come up with new things to do with the smart phone, from reading books to making it our designated cameras.
Simply put, there are so many things that we can do using our smartphones. However, when it comes to productivity, smart-phones aren’t the first thing that comes to mind, but little do people know that they can be used to accomplish great tasks that were traditionally reserved for computers. Here are some of the few things that a smartphone can be used to achieve.
Productive things to do with your smartphone
If you are planning to go on a trip shortly, you can start planning early enough. Whenever you have some free time, for example during lunch break or on the subway, you can use your phone and apps for Google maps to come up with travel plans and travel routes. Recently Google maps were updated with a feature that allowed users to use maps offline, therefore; it should be exciting to use that. Also using the note taking apps on our phones, you can start populating a list of the things that you might need for the trip.
To be honest, smartphones have come a long way. These days, you can affordably buy a five inch smartphone, a display size that is perfect for reading. You can always get an e-book reader, but if you already have a smartphone with you, all you need to do is download your favorite book, and read it when you get time.
Write and edit documents
Yes, you can write and edit documents using your smartphone. If for instance, a colleague sends a file that needs editing, instead of waiting until you are on a computer, you can very easily do it on your mobile device. Companies such as Microsoft have worked hard to bring the whole Office suite of apps to the mobile world, so you might as well use them on your phone and improve your productivity.
These are some of the things that a smartphone can be used for. The list could go on and on, so be adventurous and see what other productive things you can do with your phone.