Timesavers: Gadgets and Devices That Will Save You Time
Have You Got the Time?
Someone once said that land is so valuable because "they aren't making any more of it." Almost the same thing could be said of time; while there always seems to be more it it (i.e., the future), there is only a limited quantity available for your use at any particular juncture. Thus, you have to find ways to utilize your time better - to become more efficient.
With that in mind, we look at several devices here that can go a long way towards saving you time.
Timesaving Robotic Vacuums and Floor Cleaners
I recall days in the not-too-distant past when a clean floor and carpet meant devoting time to sweeping, vacuuming, etc. No longer!
Robotic vacuums and floor cleaners - such as the Roomba Vacuuming Robot in the video below - are now en vogue. These handy gadgets can reach places that you typically can't get to with a normal upright.
Needless to say, they are invaluable timesavers. Not only do they allow you to avoid the labor of vacuuming yourself, but they can be set in advance to do their work - even when you're not around.
Save Time Typing with Voice-Recognition Software
I previously mentioned Dragon Naturally Speaking in my hub on Great Gifts for High School and College Graduates. It's hard to go wrong with software that not only types what you say verbatim, but also allows you to work with applications, compose and send email, surf the net, etc. - all by voice.
Needless to say, this is a tremendous timesaving resource, allowing you to get your work done exponentially faster than before, as noted in the video which follows.
Cut Down Your Bookmarking Time with OnlyWire
I first mentioned OnlyWire in a hub on How to Get Lots of Free Backlinks. In essence, OnlyWire lets you automatically post to up to 48 different social bookmarking sites (e.g., Delicious, Twitter, etc.)
If you've ever spent time posting your hubs or blogs to your social media accounts, then you already know that a service like this is worth its weight in gold just because of the timesaving effect. Moreover, you can take advantage of a free trial of the service by visiting OnlyWire.com.
Nooks, Kindles and Other e-Readers
It probably doesn't come as much of a surprise, but e-readers have completely transformed not just the way we read books, but also the manner in which we shop for them. You no longer have to carve time out of your day to go to the bookstore, search for titles, etc. It can all be done quickly, easily and instantly from the comfort of your own home. (Also, many libraries now offer e-editions of books that you can borrow, just like hard copies.)
Moreover, not only are e-readers great timesavers, but they have the added luxury of being great space-savers as well. With the ability to hold thousands of books, you are unlikely to run out of room any time soon.
Finally, there is all of the additional functionality that these devices now come with: web browsing, email, games, apps, movies, etc. In brief, e-readers are very powerful tools that you can utilize on several fronts.
Summary of Timesaving Benefits
In retrospect, I don't think there's any doubt that we could all use more time. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day for us to accomplish all of the tasks that we set for ourselves.
Thankfully, there appears to be a lot of wonderful options out there in terms of gadgets and devices that can save you time. Hopefully some of the products and services mentioned here will be of help to you in your time-management efforts.