Smartphones are nothing short of amazing. Essentially having a miniature computer glued to your side at all times has proven to be a total game-changer. You’re always connected and just about anything you need is only an app away.
While remarkable, having essentially any app you desire on your smartphone can be a major productivity killer. If you’re like most people, you’re never without your phone, so these distractions are always at your fingertips. If this is keeping you from accomplishing as much as you’d like each day, it might be time to make a change.
4 Types of Apps to Consider Deleting From Your Phone
Chances are, you have at least one social media app on your phone, but more than likely, you have many. Apps like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat allow you to remain constantly connected to your network, but there’s a major trade-off. When you’re posting content and obsessively checking your feed, you’re not doing work. Get hours back in your day by deleting these apps and restricting your social media usage to a traditional computer.
There’s no shortage of gaming apps to choose from. They can provide entertainment when you’re bored or need a quick stress reliever, but if you’re not careful, they can absorb an inordinate amount of your day.
Be honest with yourself. If you know you’re spending too much time on gaming apps, get rid of them and watch your productivity levels rise.
Online shopping allows you to purchase items from anywhere, but having your favorite stores’ apps on your phone makes retail therapy even more convenient. If you’re a shopaholic who spends more time than you care to admit browsing online racks each day, this is hindering your daily output. Do your wallet and your to-do list a favor by removing these apps from your phone.
The ability to check email on your phone can be both a blessing and a curse. If you feel obligated to obsessively check your work email when away from your desk — and during non-work hours — it might be time to delete the app. In most cases, you don’t need to respond to emails immediately, so checking your inbox at regular intervals throughout the day will suffice, while allowing you to get more done.
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