Maximize your productivity on-the-go with Adobe Acrobat
With the rise of smartphones, Wi-Fi, and cloud technology, it has become possible to work from anywhere, driving a major increase in the number of professionals working from home in recent years. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this trend out of necessity, but the normalization of remote work is here to stay, even when the pandemic is over. As many people have discovered this year, remote working offers some tremendous advantages, but can also present unexpected and unfamiliar problems when it comes to dealing with new tools, workflows, and workspaces. There are a lot of tools out there to help, but instead of downloading every work from home app you can find looking for a magic fix, try some of these on-the-go productivity tips.
Tips for staying productive on-the-go
Whether it is learning how to use new remote work platforms, missing the social connections of the office, or juggling at-home working with at-home parenting, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new set of challenges and complications for professionals. These productivity tips will help you sidestep some major headaches and work from anywhere with ease.
Store and manage files online: While many professionals today are aware of cloud-based storage solutions like Google Drive or Dropbox, they may not be using them to their full potential. If you have not explored cloud storage systems, however, you absolutely should — they enable you to create, edit, share, and access your files at any time, from any place with a secure internet connection.
For the full convenience and benefit of cloud data storage make sure you enable automatic backups of your primary work device or devices to the cloud. That lets you rest easy knowing that your most recent and active documents will be available when you need them. In addition, when creating new documents in the cloud, make sure you take the time to accurately label and organize them just as you would on your desktop. Clear labels and organization will make searching for and locating any document quick and easy.
Acrobat users can streamline their work by utilizing various cloud connectors in Acrobat Reader. Access and manage files across popular cloud storage platforms such as Box, OneDrive, Dropbox, SharePoint, and Google Drive. Acrobat cloud connectors can be leveraged on your desktop computer or on a mobile device so you can keep working away from home.
Download key mobile productivity apps: Even if you are working from home, there are always moments in the day when you cannot stay tied to your desk. Especially for parents juggling remote work with childcare or transportation, depending on whether their child’s school is currently open or remote, these windows of time can feel like lost opportunities that put you behind. That is why you should identify the key mobile apps that will help you stay productive and up-to-speed, even if you are sitting in the car after dropping the kids off at school or sports, sipping your coffee outside a cafe, or trying to get lunch ready for a family at home.
Most major cloud storage systems offer mobile apps that allow users to access those services more smoothly from their mobile devices, but there are also more specific productivity applications to consider. For example, the Adobe Scan app turns your smartphone into a powerful tool that allows you to scan any physical document to PDF in moments. Combined with the power of other Adobe mobile apps like Fill and Sign, you can sign or send either physical or digital documents to keep work moving, no matter where you are.
Explore offline features: Most platforms today provide users with the ability to take their work offline when they are not able to be in range of a Wi-Fi connection. Google, for example, allows you to download any online cloud word document, spreadsheet, or presentation into a format so that you can work on these projects on-the-go. Similarly, Adobe Document Cloud allows users to be able to access files across desktop, web, and mobile applications. Acrobat online and offline features, paired with cloud connectors with your trusted file storage and management platform, provides unparalleled access to your important documents when you are away from home.
Be sure to explore and utilize any offline features available for the platforms that you work with to stay productive even during those ‘gap’ periods away from your desk.
Streamline work from anywhere with Adobe
We are all finding the best ways to work in this new remote world, and Adobe can help. Whether you need to scan files to PDF, rearrange presentations, or annotate documents, Adobe has a solution for you. You can also try Adobe Acrobat Pro DC free for seven days, then US$14.99 per month, to unlock all the resources that will help you stay productive at home and on-the-go.