TMN Podcast #3 – 10 Tips to Make Your Phone More Productive

Welcome to the Time Management Ninja Podcast, Episode #3.

Today is all about making our phones more productive.

After all, we take our phones with us everywhere. And while they can be used for many productive tasks, they can also be big time wasters and interruptions of our day.

So, take a listen today for some simple yet effective tips to keep your phone in check.

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As well, if you download the Anchor.fm app to your phone… you can “call in” and ask me your questions about productivity and time management. You might just hear yourself featured on the next TMN podcast.

Here is the list of tips in today’s podcast:

10 Tips to Make Your Phone More Productive

  1. Clean Up that Home Screen
  2. Turn Off the Notifications
  3. Use Customize Tones
  4. Don’t Answer the Phone!
  5. Resist Checking Email
  6. Silence Your Device
  7. Do Not Disturb Mode
  8. Purge those apps!
  9. Take lots of pictures
  10. Put It Down

10 Ways the iPhone Forever Changed Our Productivity

Ten Years Ago Today, iPhone Changed the World

Ten years ago today, Steve jobs introduced the iPhone on stage. It is still one of the best keynote speeches of all time. (You should watch it.)

I don’t think it can be overstated that, “The iPhone forever changed the world.”

It flipped so many industries on their head, from telecom to music to software to video games to entertainment to photography.

And of course, it forever change our lives. How we work, how we play, and how we relate to each other.

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10 Tweaks to Keep Your Phone from Interrupting You

How to Keep Your Phone Quiet During the Day and Night

10 Tweaks to keep your phone from interrupting you

One of the biggest interruptions in our daily lives is our own phones.

You would think that we could keep them in check since we have them with us all day and night. (Yes, most people sleep with their phones.)

Yet, we let them constantly interrupt us. They chime, buzz, and ring at the most inopportune times. And most people never do anything about it.

Today, I want to share some simple tweaks you can make to keep your phone quiet and ensure it doesn’t interrupt your day.

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TMN Sponsor of the Week: Meekan

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Meekan is the smart meeting scheduler for Gmail, iCloud and Exchange calendars. It’s free, and available for Android, iPhone/iPad and Microsoft Outlook

Meekan’s flexible time scheduling engine matches everyone’s calendars in seconds, and pinpoints the best times to meet. No more email Ping-Pong to schedule meetings.

No matter which calendar you use, Meekan’s Global Availability Engine takes into account free/busy availability, time zones and working hours of all team members, including out-of-company participants using another calendar program (Gmail, Google Apps, Exchange/Office365.com and iCloud).

No need to browse your calendar for availability. Let Meekan sort all your free time and suggest the best times. Perfect for on-the-go situations. Instant recognition of other Meekan users, automatically suggests free time slots common to all attendees. The more you use it, the better it gets. Meekan will learn your preferences and offer tailored choices to optimize your time.

Meekan is how scheduling should look  – stop working for your calendar, let Meekan work for you.

 

7 iPhone Productivity Features You’re Not Using

iphone tipsIt always amazes me how many people don’t know how to use the one device that they carry with them everywhere they go.

I am talking about your phone. 

It is the one item that you never leave home without… and if you do, you go back to get it.

Today, I want to share 7 lesser known settings and features that you should be using to maximize your productivity with your iPhone.

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Top 10 Productivity Features of iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s

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Apple is back with new iOS and iPhone updates.

iOS 7 is a revolutionary upgrade to the iPhone’s operating system. It manages to balance the new with the familiar that makes the iPhone so simple to use.

The new iPhone 5s has several new technologies that make getting things done even faster and easier.

Today, I want to share some of the new productivity features of iOS7 and the iPhone 5s.

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5 Things I Like About the iPhone 5 (And 5 Things I Don’t)

I have had a week now to put my iPhone 5 through its paces.

It’s no secret that I am an Apple fan.

I have previously written about how the iPhone and iPad have made us more productive.

(Here are 6 productivity features of iOS 6. A list of 12 gadgets the iPad has replaced. And a look at whether or not the iPad could replace your dayplanner.)

So, how does the iPhone 5 fare?

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The Best App to Capture Quick Ideas on Your iPhone (& iPad!)

I recently discovered a great app for capturing ideas.

In fact, many of my recent blog posts started as a few random notes that I captured with this app.

It is now in my iPhone dock, right next to my todo list.

This app is appropriately named, “Drafts.”

And it will capture drafts of all your great ideas.

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How to Use Your iPad to Manage Your PDF Documents

We use our iPads for more and more uses these days.

In fact, my iPad has almost replaced my laptop.

While I do not use my iPad for document creation, it is a very powerful tool for document review and reading.

Today, I want to show you a great app that makes it easy to manage, review, and even markup PDFs on your iPad.

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