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5 tools and tips to boost productivity while working from home

From password automation to typing with your voice, these are some of the best solutions to improve productivity in a work from home setup.

June 30, 2021 / 06:10 PM IST
Some simple steps like automating repetitive tasks and using password managers can save you time and energy.

Some simple steps like automating repetitive tasks and using password managers can save you time and energy.

Working from home has its share of advantages as well as disadvantages. However, a common complaint is that working from home can lead to productivity getting hampered. Here are a few quick tips to boost your productivity while working:

1. Add text shortcuts

Text shortcuts let you automatically insert a long or short text sentence by typing a few letters. This makes it easy to include a sentence that you commonly use as you don't have to type the complete sentence every time. iPhone and Macs have this feature built-in, and it is accessible in System preferences > Keyboard. For Android users, Samsung has this feature built-in on their smartphones, but you can install Gboard or Swiftkey keyboards for other brands. Gboard lets you create a personal dictionary, while Swiftkey gives you the option of Clipboard in Rich Input that enables using text shortcuts. For Windows users, check out aText available on the Windows App Store that works great for text replacement/expansion.

2. Use your voice for typing