Every Tuesday, I go live in The Fabulously Balanced Life Community on Facebook to share a Tech Tip. This week, as we wrap up National Get Organized Month, I am sharing some tips for staying productive on the go.

Many of us work flexible hours and some of us spend a lot of time away from the office. Having the right tools and apps can help you stay productive and help you make the most of your downtime on the road.

Watch the video below to see my tips:

Some things to take with you:

If I know that I am going to be out of the office for an extended period or if I am traveling, there are some essentials I keep with me in case I need to do business from the road.

Earbuds or a headset — to take phone calls. I always use my earbuds, I need my hands-free to type or take notes.

Portable Phone Charger – Have backup power available when you are out of the office for extended periods of time and make sure your phone is fully charged before you leave!

My Journal and Pen – I keep my journal with me at all times. Digital tools are great, but I like to go old-school for some things – especially if I am in a hurry. Regardless, it’s great to keep your journal handy to write down ideas or do a good old fashioned brain dump.

Download a few Apps to keep you organized:

To Access files from the road – Dropbox or Google Drive

Google Calendar

Your project management/to-do lists — I’m loving GQueues at the moment!

Meetings – I use Zoom — don’t forget your headset!

Managing receipts — Upload them to Dropbox right from your phone by snapping a picture into the Dropbox PDF converter.

As a mom, I often find myself waiting for appointments or waiting for my girls at activities. I use this time to be productive.

My Gmail is organized in a way that I can easily manage it from the road. I often quickly process emails from the car, deleting or archiving what I can and leaving just the important emails to address when I am ready to do so. If you missed my Gmail Inbox video, check it out here.

I use my notes app to store swipe copy and links that I often use in social media. This is especially helpful for my scheduling links. If someone contacts me, I can quickly copy the calendar link into the message for them to self-schedule.

Other apps I use frequently — I listen to books and podcasts in the car, so audible is essential and the podcast app for my iPhone.

When I have a few extra minutes, I like to read through my reading file in Gmail or catch up on blog posts with the pocket app or Feedly.

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