8 Productivity Tools Road Warriors Need

...

Life on the road means freedom and travel, but also the need for a solid arsenal of apps, power packs, mobile hotspots and other items to keep you productive. Here are 8 weapons you may want to add to your cache.

For those who are often on the road, in the air, or otherwise working remotely, staying productive and connected to your coworkers, boss, and the larger world can be a challenge. But not if you have the right tools.

Here, we show you some collaboration apps to keep you organized and in touch with your team as well as some gadgets to help you get the job done no matter where you are in the world.

Working outside of the office comes with a unique set of challenges -- fighting for space near a power outlet near our favorite work café, or dialing down the screen brightness on our notebooks and smartphones to squeeze the last few minutes of power out of our devices before the battery runs out. This is why we've included portable external chargers for both notebooks and smaller mobile devices in our roundup.

[See 5 Traits Effective IT Leaders Need.]

Also on the list are global WiFi hotspots, devices built to connect you to the web from wherever you are in the country--or around the world. With ever-increasing mountains of data piling up around us, we've also included a portable hard drive, and keeping in mind the often rough and tumble life of luggage on the road, we've made sure to find a rugged drive that can take some lumps.

What you won't find on the list are smartphones, notebooks, and other mobile devices you're likely to already have with you. But it's worth mentioning that HP, Apple, and Asus all offer ultra-thin and lightweight notebooks that can remove a lot of the strain and reduce a lot of the bulk from your backpack.

And since the world seems to be getting noisier and nosier, we've included a bit of a luxury item for when you need to give your concentration--and productivity--a big boost.

Categories
APPLICATIONS
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Verizon just ate Time Warner, and it might have Charter for dessert

    According to The Wall Street Journal, the carrier is “exploring” an acquisition of Charter, the second largest cable company in the U.The company, which has 114 million wireless subscribers, would gain access to Charter’s 24 million cable customers and 21 million broadband customers.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Predictive Intelligence: Pre-crime For IT

    Download Today's sophisticated attacks routinely evade conventional after-the-fact technologies such as firewalls and signature-based malware detection.Therefore, it's essential to adopt new measures that neutralize these new threats.
  • 5300c769af79e

    FAQ: Managed Detection and Response

    Download What are Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services and why is MDR the future of network security for mid-sized organizations?MDR is different from traditional managed security services (MSS) because they focus on threat detection and remediation versus device management and basic alerting.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Searching for Song Lyrics? Google Search is the Place to Be

    Thanks to a new licensing deal with LyricFind, Google will now display lyrics for practically any song you need directly on Search.As you will notice in the search results, Google will only display a large chunk of song lyrics, then direct you to Google Play to see the rest.