Lesson 1 – Making Time Management Easier with Technology: an Efficient Browsing Experience

Time management is essential in the capitalistic world.  Efficiency leads to production which ultimately, if the demand is present, results in a higher profit yield. The idea is simple, and the motivated, workaholic, blue collar employee could reasonably work up the ranks of his/her organization into a more prestigious position if he/she manages his/her times wisely. So, for the person who gets enough fulfillment out of a very productive day, and manages his/her time wisely nearly every day of the week, these lessons might only help you become a little more efficient with your time. On the other hand, if you are the type of person, who would spend their entire weekend (Thursdays, to you, is the weekend) watching football, but you are traditionally good at showing up to work on time, these tutorials might be the most helpful to you. The final group of people are those that would spend their entire week in front of a TV screen watching the ESPN Top-10 on repeat, while playing Bodog Poker Online.  This final group of people may need a little more tutoring than I am going to offer about becoming more productive.  Nevertheless, I think all groups can take a little from this series of lessons. At the very least, you will walk away with tiny bit more knowledge of how technology can help you organize your day and make you more efficient while perusing your daily objectives.

This first lesson teaches you an easy solution at becoming more efficient when browsing the Internet.  For students and professionals alike, saving a web page to view later, say during a boring class or in between patients at the hospital, can make the time one spends on the Internet more productive.  A physician on his “leisure” time may browse various research databases to acquire information about a new treatment to a particular illness. One would typically read the article immediately after finding it.  But why not save it and move on to another subject, or perhaps use the extra time to make a Facebook status update?  The idea of saving a page to read later offline is not a new invention; it is in fact in nearly every modern web browser (Go to File > Save Page). However, there are better, less clunky, ways to save pages for off-line use — and because I’m all about synchronization between multiple platforms (technology=efficiency), I’ll tell you about a tool that has been particularly useful for me.  Read it Later is an add-on for various browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, etc.  Read it Later solutions are also delivered through the iPhone/iPod and other various Android and Blackberry devices.  So, if you really don’t want to lug your laptop around after you download a page, you can simply read it on your phone, later.  Finally, if your laptop and phone are not conveniently accessible, you can always steal one of the computers in the nurses lounge and log-in using your own username to access your save web pages from any computer with an Internet connection!

I have written enough…hopefully by this point you have already saved this boring tutorial for a later read!  If not, you can watch the video below on how to set up Read it Later on the firefox logo browser.

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Additional useful addons for the firefox logo broswer that will give you G-Force efficiency online include:

xmarks firefox addon

Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. Keep your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs backed up and synchronized across computers and browsers. Search smarter with website ratings and reviews displayed with your search results.

Multiple bookmark toolbars

Adds multiple rows of bookmarks to the top of your browser.

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