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The new digital work life


I have always been the traditional, old skool pen and paper girl, relying so much on written notes and hardcopy files to do my work. Since the pandemic started, I have traded, albeit reluctantly my regular office desk set-up for a more flexible, remote online work environment where everything is almost paperless and cloud powered.  Gone are the stacks of folders, Post-its and print-outs that clutter my space.  In place are virtual shelves that house digital files, photos and music. Collaborative social networking office platforms also transcend space, time and distance between co-workers and for the last 10 months or so, I found them to be more effective than the usual office set-up. The pandemic really has accelerated my personal digital conversion to the point of no return. The only traditional thing left in the digital workspace is my cup of coffee ;).

Here are the traditional office items replaced by digital apps and platforms that encourage speed, efficiency and productivity in the pandemic era. Some of the apps are free and some are paid subscriptions. 

Old:
Small spiral notebook for lists, phone numbers, things-to buy
New:
Google Keep, Any.do app

Old:
Diary/Planner
New:
Elisi, Planner Pro app, Google Calendar

Old: Face-to-face office set-up
New: 
Yammer, Planner, Sharepoint on Office 365, Zoom, Google Meet

Old: 
Notebook, sketchpad
New:
Inkflow, Paper, Goodnotes, Sketches app

Old: Paper Post-its
New: Digital Post-it app

Old:
Physical files and folder management
New: Intranet, iCloud, Google Drive, OneDrive, Adobe Acrobat

Do you have any favorite digital office app? Let me know in the comments below. 

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