Office & Technology Hacks For Everyone
Technology is amazing. Today, we can visit all corners of the world through our computers. We can talk face-to-face to people overseas and so much more. But, if you know how to think creatively, you can get even more from the technology you have.
* Find a Drawer – If you have a night table with a drawer, put holes in the back so cords don’t show and make a charger station inside the drawer where they’re out of sight and safe and sound.
* Get a Post-it – If your keyboard is dirty, you can use a Post-it to clean it. Using the sticky side, just stick in between the keys and peel off; goodbye dust.
* Unplug It – When your technology is not in use, unplug it. It’s safer and will help ward off electrical fires, and it saves money on your electric bill too.
* Make a Stand-Up Desk – Sitting more than four hours a day is dangerous, but if you have an office job you’re stuck. Make a desk that you can sit at or stand at by getting a tall chair, and then using one IKEA shelf upside down as your keyboard and monitor stand.
* Antenna Head – If you cannot find your car and you have a key fob, put it up to your chin and open your mouth to extend the range.
* Make a Ruler – Take a picture, in real size, of a ruler. Then if you need to measure something you can just bring up the picture on your phone.
* Visit Blocked Sites – If your place of work blocks certain sites, you can still visit them by using Google Translate. Just go there, and then visit the site in question by using your language as the one to translate to, for example: German to English. Tricky.
* Learn Keyboard Commands for YouTube – It’s easy; 0 to 9 lets you skip through the video. For example, 5 skips 50 percent. Also the J, K and L keys work too. J is rewind. K is pause, and L is fast forward. Fun stuff.
* Stay Private – If you often use your laptop to give presentations, you can easily keep everything else private by making a special user account just for presentations. Then, when you’re looking for various files they won’t see your personal stuff.
* Separate Emails – You’re always being asked to sign up for various newsletters and email lists, and now you can get organized by using this neat trick if you use Gmail. If your email address is email@example.com, you can turn it into a new address that goes to the same box by adding a plus sign and other letters. So for example, you signed up for a tech hacks newsletter. Give your email address like this: firstname.lastname@example.org and it will still go to your original email that is before the plus sign. But, you can now use folders to segment this email to its own box.
Try these neat technology tips to get more out of the things you are doing every day. What is a tip that you have tried? Do you have a way around something that works great?