Mother’s Day 2018 is coming soon, taking place on Sunday 13th May 2018! Beside bringing your mother out for a nice feast, shopping or just quality time with her, let me share some interesting and useful tools that working mums can use to be more efficient at work, thus able to spend more time with family and children, especially for Mumpreneurs who have to juggle both work and family.
What are some of the useful tools for working mums? Here they are:
Link up your calendar to your mobile
Do you remember the last time you forgot where or when your next office meeting was? And you end up scrambling to get updates – only to find that you’re not on your laptop? Consider integrating your calendar with the Microsoft Outlook app on your mobile device to stay up-to-date on all your meetings.
Alerts – turn them off
Not only are they an unnecessary distraction, it’s also not cool when alerts pop up at inopportune times. Amongst the plethora of tools available in Parallels Toolbox, there is a dedicated Presentation Mode which can silence interruptions while you’re giving a presentation. You’re also just one click away from hiding desktop files, blocking notifications, preventing sleep mode, and having automatic resolution adjustment for your extra monitors in the office.
Embrace artificial intelligence
In today’s fast-paced world, there are many ways to automate mundane processes such as managing your schedule and organising meetings. Shrink your to-do list significantly with Artificial Intelligence scheduling assistants such as Evie.ai – so you can focus on the important stuff.
Listing to your heart’s delight
Do you find yourself scribbling great ideas on sticky notes that eventually get lost in a pile of other notes? Microsoft OneNote has you covered – in whatever way you’d like to pen down your thoughts with. Not only can you organise your notes into coloured sections within the digital notebook, you’ll also be able to use the powerful search tool to find them later.
Back-up everything in the cloud
With the emergence of malware attacks, backing up your files in the cloud is of the utmost importance. Prepare for the unexpected with cloud backups. You’ll boost your productivity, tighten your security, save time and money, and also collaborate seamlessly between colleagues.
Happy Mother’s Day 2018 to all mothers out there! Pay It Forward and Pass It On, this is especially useful for working mums!
* Information and picture courtesy of Parallels Singapore and IN.FOM *