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7 Amazing Tech Tricks For Smarter Working


The workplace can be a jungle, where only the biggest cat will survive. Therefore, it is important for an individual to carve out her/her own niche in the office, and to get an edge over the competition, which is omnipresent. So why don't you use a little help from the world of technology? This will not only make your life hassle-free, but can use technology to achieve your goals at the workplace and gradually, this will boost your productivity as well. Here are 7 of the most useful and efficient tech hacks that will make working a piece of chocolate cake.

Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows 8 Phone
The Nokia Lumia Windows 8 phone is bigger than most smartphones in the market, but easier to lug around than most tablets. If you are frequently using Powerpoint, Excel or Word, this phone's 6-inch screen will give you enough screen-space to complete your work without any restrictions. To access the files you edit on your Lumia 1520 from your office computer, save them on ONeDrive. The phone comes preloaded with Windows Office, including key software such as Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. The handset also equips a handy 20-megapixel camera, which allows you to snap pictures of physical documents and WhatsApp them to colleagues and coworkers.

NetSuite
With Netsuite's cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning software, you can track any aspect of your business. If that wasn't enough, you can use the mobile app to keep track of it no matter where in the world you are. This software and app is especially handy if you have to travel out of the office often and still need to be a fully functional cog of the office.

Nest Learning Thermostat
You are probably wondering what a thermostat is doing on this list for efficient working? Well, a thermostat helps you control the amount of energy you use in the office, and thereby control costs in the process. Not just that, it also avoid the constant battle of employees, some of whom are always too warm, and others who always feel like the office is located in the Tundra. Nest's intelligent thermostats studies the heating patterns of your office and adjusts itself to when and how the premises needs to be cooled and heated. You can even install its Smartphone app, so that you can make adjustments on the go. This allows you to control the energy consumption in offices that aren't centrally cooled.

Mophie Space Pack Battery
The iPhone often gets two main complaints - that you can upgrade memory and that it has a short battery life. Thanks to Mophie, both these complaints now seem like a distant nightmare for Apple aficionados. The Space Pack is the first ever battery case that has integrated local storage. With this nifty little gadget, you not only get an additional 32GB of storage, but also extra battery life. Couple that with the fact that the free app gives you access to organize, download, and share videos, documents, and email attachment to your phone, and you have a winner on your hands.

Carousel
Carousel is a free app released by Dropbox that is available on the Android and iOS platform. The app allows users to organize videos and photos into galleries, which they can flip through lat for easy viewing. In terms of the workplace, this app is super handy, especially when it comes to putting together videos and images for presentations and pitches. The app also allows you to send and share messages in private conversations with everything backed up to your Dropbox account.

Mailtracker
Mailtracker is another handy app that is available on the iOS platform and especially great for those people who keep checking to see if their mails have gone through, or are still lingering on in their outboxes. The Mailtracker app syncs to your iPhone mailbox and allows you to check details like whether the recipient has read your email, how long it was read for, on what device, and from where. The free app supports Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook.com/Hotmail accounts as well as any other mail providers based on IMAP/SMPT.

Basecamp
The Basecamp app is an extension of the Basecamp project management software, which lets you set and monitor project goals, organize project participants, and manage every stage of a particular project right from start to finish.
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