IT Management Slideshow: 10 Ways to Simplify Your Digital Life

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-19-2012

Virtual Instructor

Chuck cumbersome device, software and app instruction manuals and go right to online tips and forums.

Virtual Instructor

You’ve Got Mail

Pick select times of day to process the inbox. (Hint: Call up the most recent email in a long string and ignore the rest.)

You’ve Got Mail

Return to Sender

Refuse all calls and emails if you don't know where they came from.

Return to Sender

Game, Set, Match

Treat digital conversations like a tennis match: Return "serves" quickly but with a "winning shot" that ends exchange.

Game, Set, Match

Don’t Incessantly Monitor Sites

Only day traders, for example, need to know minute-to-minute stock prices.

Don’t Incessantly Monitor Sites

Find a Good Text Recognition App

You speak. It types. It's that simple.

Find a Good Text Recognition App

Buy Groceries Online.

Cost is only $7 to $10. You'd pay that in gas, time and stress anyway.

Buy Groceries Online.

Prioritize People

Give select associates a unique way to reach you, like texting, to filter their messages from the crowd.

Prioritize People

Streamlined Surfing

Adjust Web browser so your top-five sites load automatically.

Streamlined Surfing

Zzzzz

Use "sleep" mode for computers and devices instead of turning them off completely during the day to avoid extended shut down or boot up time.

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