Whether you’re at home or work, technology doesn’t always work as smoothly as you want it to. We all have those days when we can’t get something to work, and we end up going around and around in frustrating circles. Some of your top tech problems don’t need to keep happening, though. You can correct them forever if only you can find the right solution. There’s always something you can do to make your life easier, and usually, you have a few different methods you can try. Take a look at these tech problems you might experience in your daily life and how you can fix them.
Too Many Distractions
The internet is full of distractions. Even a computer disconnected from the internet has games and various other apps that can easily distract you. When you’re trying to get things done, being tempted by hundreds of distractions isn’t exactly what you want. If you’re finding it tough, there are fortunately a range of things you can try. Disconnecting from the internet is one method, but sometimes you need the internet to be productive. Sometimes, it’s enough to make an application full-screen to block out everything else. But you might benefit from using a browser plugin that lets you block distracting websites.
Sharing Files and Collaboration
Sharing files with other people is something you need to do all the time. You might be sending some documents to a colleague or trying to show your parents some new family photos. Sending an email attachment is often adequate, but it doesn’t work when your files are too big. One of the recommended solutions to this issue is to use a file sharing application instead. You can upload your files, give someone permission to access them, and they can download them. You can also use cloud storage combined with cloud apps, like Google Drive combined with Google Docs.
Losing Your Work
Working on something all day and then suddenly losing it is a nightmare. Working on it for weeks or even months and then losing your files is even worse. And when it happens, you also can’t help beating yourself up – because it’s at least a little bit your fault. If you want to avoid losing your work, you need to save it regularly and back it up. The best way to do both at the same time is to work using a cloud application. Everything will be saved remotely as you work. But you should also make sure you save your files to different places at the end of the day.
Not Getting the Most Out of New Tech
When you start using new software or a new gadget, you can sometimes be on a learning curve. While you can easily take to some things right away, not everything is so intuitive. Sometimes, it’s worth looking for courses you can take or some useful tutorials that will help you get more from your new tech. It will help you make sure you don’t waste your money.
Don’t spend your time feeling frustrated by tech. Sort out those annoying issues to stop wasting time.
This post is a collaborative effort by St. Louis Dad.