With kids as young as mine, it can be difficult to get work done anywhere. I’ve heard a lot of colleagues complaining at conferences about what a challenge it is getting work done on the road. Honestly, though, I think it’s harder to stay on top of it all at home.
At home, I have…distractions.
I travel frequently for work, so I’ve gotten pretty adept at maximizing my time and getting work done on the road. A series of tools and shortcuts help me get as much done in as little time as humanly possible.
What I Rely on for Getting Work Done on the Road
The cloud. I use Dropbox to access files across any device, which is a huge help since I’m a total laptop and tablet geek and could never manage to keep my data centralized in one location. Amazon Cloud also offers unlimited photo storage for Prime members and 5 GB of free storage for videos and documents.
Tech that talks to each other. I’ve ditched the cords with a smart camera that auto-uploads to my phone so I can snap and share high-quality images without a big hassle.
Lots and lots of chargers. I need my gear to be ready at the drop of a hat. Car adapters and and power banks are essential to keep me going.
Virtual scanner. My mom has been using a digital fax system for as long as I can remember (does anyone actually fax anymore?). For my own contract needs, I use a site called PDF Escape to skip out on the printing/signing/scanning rigamarole.
Want more tips for getting work done on the road? We’re working with TravelingMom and Lenovo to share ideas around travel and tech. Learn more about multi-tasking tablets, laptops and more in a fun Twitter party using hashtag #LenovoTNT at 9PM Eastern on Thursday, January 22nd! And yes, there will be prizes. Of course. Stay tuned.