Digital or Paper Planners: What is the Best for You?
Technology is integrated into each and every part of our day. Whether it is your draft of an excerpt that a publishing client is waiting for or just your general day-to-day meetings that are all slotted into your digital time manager, we are faced with the constant decision of selecting a digital lifestyle over more traditional variations like a paper planner. The question we are all asking is, which is better for us, our work ethic, and lifestyle?
In some cases, the digitalization of platforms such as the betting markets has proven most valuable. It has allowed gamblers from all over the world to stay connected to the sports they love, form a gambling community amongst one another virtually, and most importantly allow betting offers for first-time customers to be accessible no matter the locality across the world. While it is very obvious that the digital platform evolution works for certain sectors of business, where do you fit in all of this?
You may have read our recent survival strategy for business, where we suggested the most updated methods of leveraging your business towards digital operations, to maintain success during and post lockdown. Well, having a digital planner is quite a necessity within today’s day and age, believe it or not. Sure, staying organized is always propagated to keep afloat, but nowadays it can actually highlight key areas you need to work on, as well as being better for the environment than its traditional paper alternative. Below we have listed the benefits to the alternatives of day planners available on the market today. You can certainly call us a lifesaver once you have read it, you will see…
Digital Planners Are Portable
You heard us! Having a digital planner is first and foremost, massively easy to carry around, since they can be downloaded on all software mainstreams such as Android, iOS, and Windows, meaning wave goodbye to that huge leather-bound Filofax of yours. Those are a thing of the past.
Nowadays, with aspects such as the cloud and digital saving, you can have all your data spread across multiple devices, meaning it’s accessible from your mobile phone, your tablet, and your PC. If you forget your tablet, no worries, your phone has you covered and you will still be able to tackle your day’s agenda and all the tasks that you have pre-selected for yourself beforehand.
An All-Around Integrated Workspace
So, you’ve heard of the huge work-integrated platforms such as Teams, Slack, and so on, these organization planners have been a god send this past year for workforces that have had to work remotely and out of the office. If you are a business owner and have operated your schedules with the traditional old ways of paperwork and administration, you most likely seriously suffered during the pandemic. Opting for all the way digitalization is a safer way in connecting to all your colleagues and workforce. They are super savvy options that can even allow employees to clock into work-even from home. All it takes is the corporation of a digital planner. The benefits you can reap from these applications are huge.
They Can Be Expensive
So, while we can go on and on about how they are super organized and make your life that much more efficient, having a digital planner for your work life can be expensive. In fact, huge platforms nowadays get more expensive, the more members you add to the planner. Meaning, it can certainly clock up quite the large and expensive subscription, that will come off your expenses. If you are a sole trader or operate on a low operation from day-to-day, it may be better just to use the typical old-school Filofax until you expand, and things can no longer be maintained on paper.
Paper Is Dispensable
Last but not least, we thought to mention the biggest problem when it comes to operating your whole life on paper. A planner is hugely dispensable, meaning it can become your liability. With electronics and digital planners, the cloud backs up all your paperwork, accounting, and all the in-betweens you need. With a paper planner, one minute it is in your bag, the next it can be forgotten behind on a train, subway, or taxi. Think of it this way, is it worth losing all those essential records? This is where many people cannot take the risk, especially if it is private essential information and notes from a client kept in there. Wouldn’t it be worth the peace of mind knowing that everything is backed up and secure and even if you misplace your phone, you can download everything to the last edit you made during the morning, within a couple of minutes!
You just have to keep with the times and the evolution of technology. Sure, there are setbacks to each and every planning option out there, however, digitalization of them has very much been a godsend this past year, there is no doubt about that.
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