How to Utilize Your Smartphone at Work.
By Afiq Jauhari
No, we’re not talking Angry Birds.
In this age and era, all you have to do is throw a stone for it to land on someone with a smartphone. Many of us in the working world possess a smartphone, but very few of us actually use it to its full potential. In the modern world, where the first thing that comes to mind when one says ‘Notebook’ is a laptop, it is time for us to face the fact that paper and pen are yesterday’s affair. If you want to be on top of things, its time to learn to use that gadget of yours.

Here are some ways you can keep track of your life from just the palm of your hands.

Report to Work Remotely
If your job requires you to be constantly on-the-go, reporting your attendance to your picky boss can be a tricky ordeal. With TimeTec Mobile, an app available in the iOS App Store and Google Play market, you can show proof of meeting that client for a sales pitch or heading over to your supplier’s for an official discussion, with the GPS-tagged attendance clock-ins. All you have to do is download the app, perform some simple configurations, and you’re ready to go.
Manage Your To-Dos
If you don’t already know this, you should be giving yourself a little knock on the head. All smart phones come with a common To-Do list function. For the iPhone users, it is called Reminders. Taking 10 seconds out of your life to record your assignments down in an app like this can be a great help to your overloaded brain. Don’t rely on your memory too much, as more often than not, the word “forget” will not be acceptable to your boss.
Keep Appointments Hand-y
Find yourself making more social commitments than you can remember? It may sound traditional but keeping track of appointments on a calendar-like app makes a huge difference, and ensures that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. Besides, the act of jotting your events down will in itself help you remember appointments off the top of your head. Remember to allow an hour in between appointments and functions for delays, travelling and so on.
Know Your Expenses
Do you find that you have less cash then you should? Sometimes our spending habits can get ahead of us, and we may forget the amount of cash that we have used. With the many cash tracking expenses such as Cash Trails, Expense Management, and Daily Expense Tracker on the iPhone app store and many others in the Android market, keeping track of your expenses on your smartphone has become much easier. Be disciplined and spend 15 minutes a day keying in all your expenses in these apps. It will be worth your effort later on.
Snap Away
Don’t have a scanner handy? Flick out your smartphone, turn on the camera function, adjust the alignment and snap; problem solved. Many tend to forget that they have a handy pocket camera, which they can utilize as a scanner, and also sometimes as a mirror! Now you can e-mail that “scanned” image straight from your iPhone to whomever you want.
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