By Maria Rainier
Mobile devices have exploded in popularity in the last few years and now smartphones and tablets are commonplace. Unfortunately, as useful as these mobile devices can be, the temptation to play games, watch movies or mess around on the web is even greater. Here are a few ways to stay productive on your mobile device during your fleeting down time.
1. Mobile Banking
One of the most useful features of these mobile devices is their Internet connectivity. Online banking is one fast and easy way to stay productive on these devices. Whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, Android phone or Android tablet, most banks have a dedicated app in the app store for your device that will let you check the balance of different accounts, transfer money between them and even pay bills online. Citi Bank is one example. If your bank doesn’t offer a banking application you can probably still gain access to all of these features via the website on your device’s browser.
2. Document Viewing
The smaller screen and lack of a physical keyboard on most of these mobile devices make them ill fit for editing documents or presentations but they are ideal for viewing them. Whether it’s looking over the most recent sales report or flicking through a power point presentation to be better prepared for a meeting, when it comes to document viewing, these devices can help a lot.
3. Catching Up On Email
Many of the more productive among us have mountains of emails they just can’t find the time to read through. For those of us who can’t afford a secretary to do it for us, a mobile device is a helpful tool to look through a few of them while waiting in line at the grocery store. Read one or two here and there with the device that’s always in your pocket and, before you know it, you’ll be all caught up.
Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie. She is currently a resident blogger for online classes, where recently she’s been researching different online physical therapy assistant degrees and blogging about student life. In her spare time, she enjoys square-foot gardening, swimming, and avoiding her laptop.