When you travel regularly, whether it is for business or leisure, you want to be able to keep on top of your ever-expanding to-do list, jot down that flash of inspiration that came to you while you were waiting in line for your morning coffee at the airport, or keep on top of those notes you were making from yesterday’s meeting.
Whatever you do, you don’t want to let your ideas pass by while you’re away from home or the office. Here are some of our top tips for taking notes on the go.
Use an app
It may seem obvious, but there is now a huge selection of apps available to suit every different note-taking need. They are one of the best ways to keep track of your ideas while you travel, enabling you to smartly organize, categorize, search and share your notes with others. What’s so great about them is that you can access them from anywhere you have a mobile device, with most utilizing cloud storage to enable you to synch your notes across multiple devices so you’re never without access. Try some of the top-rated, most comprehensive apps such as Evernote, MS OneNote, Simplenote or Google Keep.
Sure, you might use your cell phone for calls, sending texts, and picking up your emails while you’re travelling, but many people don’t take advantage of the voice control functions which also allow you to record, automatically transcribe, and send notes easily and efficiently. This is a great way to stay on top of your ideas while you’re on your travels. They can be used hands-free and are accessible anywhere you take your cell so, we’re willing to bet pretty much everywhere!
Some of the best voice apps for taking notes include Siri (great if you’re an iPhone user as it already comes integrated into your phone), Dragon Dictation, and Super Notes.
Carry a notebook
It might sound old-fashioned, but sometimes you just can’t beat the always-reliable paper and pen. Lightweight, easily accessible, no technology that might crash and lose your work, and no worries about the battery life of your mobile device. Sure, they might not be so practical for taking long and detailed notes on a complex topic that needs ongoing refinement, but for quickly jotting down a flash of inspiration or creating a to-do list, sometimes it pays to keep it simple.
You never know when you are going to need to jot down that latest idea or get your head around dictating a complex piece of work on your cell phone, so make sure that while you’re traveling you give yourself every opportunity to focus on the task at hand. Let our professional, reliable chauffeurs provide a hassle-free New York car service to allow you to concentrate on what really matters. No stress picking up a hire car, puzzling through the maze of public transport, or getting lost in bad traffic, just the ability to focus on what you need to get done.