The digital world has become really accessible to us all and is in need of some organization. We live in a time where we can find anything and everything with the swipe of a finger. We share our lives on social media, we use apps on our phones for just about everything and there’s even a web browser that will read articles aloud to you all while you’re doing other things.
As the saying goes: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” But it turns out that managing your digital life is actually pretty hard when it comes down to it. From emails piling up in your inbox to spam messages. This blog post will give you some tips for how to organize your digital life!
The current state of the digital world
The current digital world is quickly becoming one with the real world, where both interact frequently and seamlessly.
Since technology has become an integral part of life, many things in our modern lives are run via Internet services that we access on our cellphones or a computer. This includes contacting someone using social media instead of talking to them face-to-face. The rise of e-commerce has also led to a shift in how people buy products online rather than physically going to a store and purchasing what they need.
In the digital world, we can organize everything. From our photos to our emails-we have a variety of apps that organize this for us and make it simpler than ever before! In fact, there’s even an app called Pocket which will organize your articles and stories so you never go through another article or story again without reading it first (via email).
The more things change, the more they stay the same. But managing your digital life in a time when technology is at its prime is actually pretty difficult if you think about it. Emails piling up in your inbox from people who are asking for something but haven’t given enough detail as well as spam messages on social media sites like Twitter are two common examples of how hard organizing your digital life can be.
How it impacts our life
How does the digital world impact our daily lives?
Companies like Uber, Postmates, TaskRabbit, and Lyft have gone from $0-$1.6 billion in three years by “disrupting” the taxi industry.
Uber, for example, is an on-demand car service where riders can call a driver with two taps of the finger. They’ve disrupted a market that’s been around since horse-and carriage which has been around for nearly 200 years!
It seems like every time we look up there’s another article about some app or site that we either haven’t heard of before but should be using (or are already using) and how it will change our lives either positively or negatively.
We live in a world where we are always on-call to our work, family, and friends. It’s almost as if the second you disconnect from Facebook or Twitter you’ve let someone down by not being available for them (even though they’re still using social media).
The more things change, the more they stay the same. But managing your digital life in a time when technology is at its prime is actually pretty difficult if you think about it. Emails piling up in your inbox from people who are asking for something but haven’t given enough detail as well as spam messages on social media sites like Twitter are two common examples of how hard organizing can be. In this blog post, I’ll give some tips
Inbox-zero strategy to organize your emails
What is inbox-zero, you might ask?
It’s in the name really. The goal of inbox-zero is to organize any and all your emails into one of three sections:
→ Archived – where dead emails live.
→ Unsubscribed – these are typically promotional list articles that you’re no longer interested in.
→ Action Required – this is where conversations that require your attention reside, like correspondence with a co-worker or family member waiting on a response from you. Achieving inbox-zero means having a clean slate to begin each day with an empty email box.
The first step is to organize your email inbox and set up filters. Filtering emails can be done in different ways; however, the most common way is by subject line. For example, when you get an email from Amazon about a recent purchase that’s been made on your account, you want this filtered into an “Amazon” folder so it doesn’t clutter up your other folders.
Now there are some great tools out there for helping organize digital life tools like Google Inbox or Mailstrom (which I personally use). But let me make one thing clear: these are not going to work if you don’t have trusty old fashioned folders set up already! So no shortcuts here folks! Also, dealing with a physical mailbox? I have some tips on dealing with your workspace.
Apps that will organize your day-to-day tasks easily
There are many different to-do apps that you can use to organize your day-to-day tasks. I like to use Todoist because it syncs across my devices and other users can share their projects with me.
The app is also compatible with Alexa and Google Home, so I can organize my to-dos right from the kitchen. The best thing about to-do apps is that they organize your day for you. You can set tasks and reminders, organize them into priority order and break them down by how much time they will take so you know what needs to be done first!
There are more organized people who go as far as to organize their to-do’s. They organize what they need to do each day and assign them a due date. This way, when it’s that due date, they’ll know exactly what needs to be done.
Use browser extensions that organize the web for you
Bookmarks are for those of us who want to organize websites. In addition, it’s good to note that bookmarks do not organize anything. If the browser extension you are using organizes your tabs by category, then that is what bookmarking does. A bookmark is simply a way to save a site that you want to use later by typing the URL into the address bar and adding “bookmark” at the end.
There are so many browser extensions that organize the web for you. They’re a great way to organize your bookmarks, organize tabs and organize websites all at once!
The extension I use is called OneTab which takes any tab with tons of content on it and condenses them into one small button. This makes browsing much faster because there’s less going on in the tab bar!
It also helps me save my laptop battery life as well by turning off all those extra tabs running in the background.
Another good tip would be to make sure that when you bookmark something or favorite it, close out of every other page before using this feature-otherwise what you’ve just done is organize the web for everyone but yourself!
Time to get started and organize your digital life!
As the saying goes: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” But it turns out that managing your digital life is actually pretty hard when you get down to it. From emails piling up in your inbox to spam messages.
Fortunately, there are some easy ways you can organize and manage your day-to-day tasks which will help reduce stress levels and make time for other parts of life. It’s not hard to organize your digital life when you know what steps to take and are diligent about doing them. Now go forth, organize the world!