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Cool Time-Saving Devices

Updated on February 24, 2013

Get Ahead with Timesavers!

Everyone's always in a rush these days. There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day for us to accomplish all of the tasks expected of us.

Fortunately, however, there are some resources you can use to help you in this regard. There are lots of great timesaving devices on the market that can assist you in making the most out of the time you have available.


Voice Recognition Software: Dragon Naturally Speaking

Almost everyone is forced to do some amount of typing these days. With computers so common in the workplace with respect to creating reports, spreadsheets, etc. (not to mention for communication purposes, like email), typing is on just about everybody's agenda. Unfortunately, if you don't have sufficient keyboarding skills, typing can take up a good portion of your time.

Thankfully, there is now powerful voice-recognition software in the marketplace. With products like Dragon Naturally Speaking, you can have your words typed as you speak. (Not bad, huh?) In short, you won't find many more timesavers as valuable as this, as evidenced by the video below.


Demy Touchscreen Recipe Reader

Now you can keep all of your recipes in one place with the Touchscreen Recipe Reader.

Moreover, each of them is available to you in seconds, as this device holds up to 2500 recipes. (It even comes preloaded with 250 recipes of its own.)

As the name implies, this device has a large, 7" touchscreen with adjustable font, so you make the recipes as large as needed to easily follow the instructions.

In addition, it comes with 3 timers, a conversion calculater (e.g., converting teaspoons to milliliters), and an ingredient substitution dictionary - just in case you find yourself missing a crucial item.


E-Readers: Kindle, Nook, And More

Another great timesaver is an ereader.

These nifty gadgets can save you gobs of time by eliminating the need to travel to the bookstore.

In addition, there are cost savings as well because ebooks are generally cheaper than their hard-copy brtehren.

Finally, there's the convenience factor. Rather than filling your house up with dusty tomes, most ereaders can hold thousands of books. (For example, the Kindle Fire can hold an estimated 6,000 books.)


Smartshopper Grocery List Organizer

No more hunting for a pen and pad to write down your grocery list (or trying to keep up with it).

With the Smartshopper Grocery List Organizer, you can merely state the name of the item you wish to add to the list, and the voice reconition software adds it to your list.

It even separates your shopping items by category.

With this great time-saving device, you won't ever forget anything from your grocery list again. (FYI: It also prints out your errands, like stopping by the bank!)

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Summary of Timesavers

In brief, there are lots of devices that can probably help you save time. (And in the process, help you save money and be more efficient.) It would probably behoove you to examine ways in which you can better utilize the limited time available to you each day, including timesaving devices that can help you make the most of it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice list of recommended products!

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      halloweenprops 5 years ago

      I love Dragon Naturally Speaking; speech recognition has come a long way! Great to see it on your list.

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      DecoratingMom411 5 years ago

      These are great products.

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      antoniow 5 years ago

      Awesome lens, nicely done! Squidlike!

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      Some great products. I have never heard of that SmartShopper, it seems to be a cool device.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      i love to have them all.

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      Kristen 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      I am in love with that recipe reader!

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      The Grocery List Organizer sounds like a very handy thing to have!

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      These gadgets will sure save a lot of time. I would like to have a recipe reader.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Oh dear! I feel lazy reading about these time saving devices. What else will they invent. the machines are taking over!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Now days, anything that can save time is a good thing.

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I totally love the idea of the recipe reader!!! :) Blessed!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Very useful lens. I'm always been tempted to try Dragon. Maybe this summer.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I really want to try Dragon Naturally Speaking - I've heard great things about it!

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      Sharyn Read 5 years ago from ... either in the kitchen or at my laptop...

      You have found some amazing things to feature here, well done! :) I love my Kindle, so I thought the color recipe idea was really interesting!! Thanks!

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      beaworkathomemom 5 years ago

      These are brilliant devices to save time. I especially like the Grocery List Organizer because it can really help a lot and you won't get frazzled doing the groceries.