If you are one of the millions of people now working from home, you might be wondering whether the traditional approach of using a desktop computer or laptop is still the best way of being productive. Could using an iPhone prove to be a better idea?
Getting the Right Applications
Finding the right apps for working from home is pretty simple, as the App Store has a big collection of collaboration and productivity titles. For instance, you might want to download Zoom or Group FaceTime for video conferencing, Asana for task management and Dropbox for file syncing.
iOS also supports apps that let you schedule your day, control your passwords and set up to-do lists. You could also look for stress-busters and relaxation apps such as Calm or Dare. Basically, everything you need to do your job well and stay in control can be crammed onto your iPhone.
If we compare this to an Android device, there is little difference. Virtually all of the big-name apps are available on both formats, so you won’t be missing out on anything important no matter which operating system you prefer. The same applies to laptops, although it may be slightly more awkward to find and download everything that you need.
Working Quickly and Accurately
The speed that you can work on your Apple device will depend upon factors such as how old it is, what your home Wi-Fi is like and the exact tasks that you need to carry out. If you have an older iPhone, or its memory is packed, you will want to make sure that you are on the latest version of the software and also clear as much space on it as you can. Uploading photos and videos to the cloud might help in this respect.
With Android phones, a clear comparison is difficult due to the huge variety of models on the market. The fact that external storage can be added is an advantage for Android users, although the full user experience is really just a question of personal taste.
A good laptop will still usually be quicker and easier to use than a smartphone, although the gap is closing. Of course, if you have always used a smartphone and never worked on a laptop then it makes sense to stick with the mobile device.
Getting Support and Staying Safe
One big advantage with Apple devices is the way that the company controls the full ecosystem so tightly. You will probably feel a bit safer keeping sensitive information on an iPhone than on an Android equivalent. Both operating systems have various security apps you can use to tighten your safety, while a good anti-virus is crucial on any computer.
It is also important to see what support your company offers. For instance, the Dameware remote desktop for Apple support makes it easy for technical staff to connect to your iPhone from any other device. DRE chat tools are used to allow for fast, clear conversations across all types of device and operating system when support is needed.
You may be surprised to see that smartphones are considered as being safer to use than personal computers. Systems like Windows are more vulnerable than smartphones, while hackers can access your IP address on a computer but not on a smartphone. If you are comfortable using an iPhone, switching to remote working should be simple and hassle-free. The range of applications and security features now available make this a clever way of working from home or wherever you happen to be.