Harder, faster, better, stronger. That’s the promise of technology. With a few gadgets and programs, you can cut down the time spent on tasks and compete work with more ease and accuracy. Just think of what things would be like if we didn’t have email or electronic legal research databases, for example. But even with all these technological advances, it can still seem like the work is never over, especially after the 300th email of the day lands in your inbox.
So, to help you use your tech better, and cut down on time spent on slow or frustrating tasks, here’s a review of some of Technologist’s best tech tips and tricks, from the FindLaw archives.
Email is the go-to means of communication for most people, at least for their professional correspondence. Yet, despite the tens of thousands of emails we send and receive every year, many of us still haven’t mastered Outlook, one of the world’s most common email programs. These Outlook tricks can help reduce the time you spend sifting through your correspondence or searching for old emails, letting you spend more time on tasks that actually matter.
Find yourself doing the same tasks over and over again? We all do, whether it’s typing out boilerplate phrases or moving through computer programs. You can save yourself some time and help reduce the risk of repetitive strain injuries by automating some of those actions through keyboard shortcuts. They’re simple to use and the seconds they save you add up over time. If you really want to go all-out, there are even programs that will help you create “bespoke” shortcuts to complete regular tasks.