back to top

12 Tech Hacks To Make Your Life Just A Little Bit Easier

Master your technologic destiny. Let's get ~technical~ with the 2014 Dodge Dart.

Posted on

1. Access your computer anywhere with remote desktop software.

BuzzFeed

Apple's Back to My Mac is a good place to start. If you're not a Mac user, there are a ton of other options out there for you, like VPN.

2. Create a log-in sound to wake up in style.

instagram.com

////PRETTY....HURRRTSSSS\\\\

3. Turn on the undo feature in Gmail to stop yourself from sending too soon!

BuzzFeed

Learn how to here.

4. Use If This Then That to create automations that work for you!

IFTTT allows you to create custom scripts (or just implement pre-made concoctions) that will help you simplify your life. From automatically uploading any photo you take on Instagram to your DropBox to receiving personalized weather reports via text or email every morning, with IFTTT anything is possible.
ifttt.com

IFTTT allows you to create custom scripts (or just implement pre-made concoctions) that will help you simplify your life. From automatically uploading any photo you take on Instagram to your DropBox to receiving personalized weather reports via text or email every morning, with IFTTT anything is possible.

5. Use cloud services like DropBox and Office 365 to store your documents remotely.

That way if you ever want to access your files on the go OR if something drastic happens like your hard drive crashes, you will always have your files in a safe place!
Shutterstock

That way if you ever want to access your files on the go OR if something drastic happens like your hard drive crashes, you will always have your files in a safe place!

6. Make your mouse work for you.

You can program your mouse buttons to do anything from opening and closing windows to copying and pasting text.

You can program your mouse buttons to do anything from opening and closing windows to copying and pasting text.

7. Write a script to cause your laptop to snap a photo every time it's opened as a theft-preventive measure.

ann-dabney/(CC BY-ND http://2.0)/Flickr: ann-dabney
Shutterstock

You can then have those photos uploaded to a cloud service so you can access them remotely and see who's been using your compy.

8. Employ services like Self-Control or Anti-Social to block social media and other distracting sites while you're trying to get work done.

Via reactiongifs.me

You'll be surprised at the difference they can make.

9. Optimize your home Wi-Fi network to get faster upload and download speeds.

Via ideoregalos.com

It's easier than it sounds!

10. Schedule Do Not Disturb to activate at night so you aren't awoken by any #drunktexts from your friends.

11. Use apps like Geo Alert that will allow you to set location-based reminders.

If you're not using an Android device, you can also use Apple's Reminders app on the iPhone.

12. And of course, charge your phone in "Airplane" mode to get a much quicker charge.

It actually works.
Shutterstock

It actually works.

Simplify your life with Dodge Dart.