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A 5-minute Guide to Content Management on your Smartphone

A 5-minute Guide to Content Management on your Smartphone

Long story short

The idea to use my iPhone as a central hub for curating and managing content I value didn’t come overnight. Since the iPhone is the only device I always carry with me, it just makes sense. In today’s world, we all are mobile and road workers, at least to some extent.

Yes, all our apps allow us to browse the web, check for Facebook messages, read and send mail, and whatnot. We do it in trains, waiting for our meal, or ordering coffee.

But what if we become a little more serious, or should I say professional, by using our beloved devices? What if we want not only to consume, but refer to that piece of interesting content that just popped up on our smartphone? We might want to read it later or even better, collect everything valuable to one place, and find it again easily.

First of all, let me tell you, you’re not alone. Millions of users like you use mobile devices globally to an extend, unimaginable a couple of years ago. In a recent study comScore found that the users on mobile exceeded desktops more than a year ago.

Find out more here.

I learned it the hard way: For years now there are some options to do what I wanted (sort of):

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  1. Creating bookmarks for blog-posts
  2. File them away with applications like Instapaper
  3. Save images and PDF-files to the phone and much more

It’s just so many places scattered around in such a small device like an iPhone.
As fast as these were stored somewhere in my mobile they were out of sight and a pain to find later. Not to mention for referring to reading or being used for my recent presentation at the office.

What You Will Learn

  1. Store your blog-post, image, pdf or Slideshare URL to one reliable place in your smartphone
  2. Find it easily on whatever device you use
  3. Share it on social-media, with friends and colleagues or use it in your new bold presentation you want to present to your boss tomorrow

Preliminaries

Hardware

I will use an iPhone here, but any other smartphone or tablet will work. Just the screenshots and some used links will differ.

Apps

Please install the indispensable Pocket from the Apple App-Store

 
pocket
    Pocket App

    Download Pocket from App-Store

    One more is: Evernote. Wherever you are on whatever platform, Evernote will serve you with unparalleled sharing, storage and presenting features.

     
    Evernote app
      Evernote App

      Download Evernote from App-Store

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      Step 1: Store what’s great

      Once your web page with the greatest blog-post of all time is loaded tap this:

      Safari-Screen
        Safari Screen

        Then that:

        Post to Pocket
          Tap Pocket Icon

          Pocket will then be more than pleased to store your web page in a perfectly readable format. But without loosing the page’s URL, so that you always be able to open that page again.

          Pocket tags
            Pocket did his duty

            Pro-Tip

            If you dare to subscribe to the Pro-Account from Pocket, you will be very lucky to find Pocket to suggest tags. Those do then far better define the content stored and make it easier to find later (more of that in a minute).

            Suggested Tags by Pocket
              Suggested Tags by Pocket

              Look, that was easy, huh?

              Step 2: Review and forward post to its destiny

              Pocket-list
                Pocket Article List

                What a nice clean list, right?

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                Now let’s see what we can do with the content piece and forward it to where it belongs.

                For sure, you can directly share from within Pocket.

                Store in Evernote

                  Put that valuable piece of content in the right place: Evernote.

                  Pocket-evernote
                    Store in Evernote

                    Because since you are such an attentive reader, you may ask: Why on earth should I use Evernote, if I already stored my content in Pocket? Well, nicely put, my dear friend.

                    But for one, it would cost me many blog posts, even books to provide a full list of arguments for Evernote. Especially why it should be the final destination for everything collected digitally. But more importantly, because Evernote has become the de-facto standard for storing, sharing and even directly presenting. Trust me, those two more taps on your nice iPhone screen are worth it.

                    Now, I’m guessing you have a question: Why store my content on Pocket if I can save it directly to Evernote? You’re an expert on this topic, stop reading right now!

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                    Not so fast, though. The Evernote action on iOS is not (yet) as advanced as the Clipper for browsers. Pocket is going to deliver a far better reading experience as Evernote. Did you ever try to read a full-blown website on an iPhone screen? See, I knew you would agree.

                    Step 3: Final check and fine-tuning in Evernote

                    Evernote List
                      Evernote List

                      Finally, why not store the file in a notebook of your taste and put some more tags in it to be sure finding it later will be a breeze?

                      Believe it or not!

                      You’re done!

                      And don’t you dare to tell me that wasn’t easy as 1–2–3!

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                      The Ultimate Workout Routine for Men (Tailored for Different Fitness Level)

                      The Ultimate Workout Routine for Men (Tailored for Different Fitness Level)

                      Now is as good a time as any to focus on getting your body into the best shape possible.

                      Whether you want to build muscle or completely transform your body, if you follow the right workout routine for men, you will get exactly what you need. (No! It’s never too late to start bodybuilding, here’s the proof.)

                      Finding the right workout routine, however, is tough. You see, in order to progress, you need to find a workout that appeals to you and is feasible based on your abilities.

                      In this article I’m going to list 3 workout plans for men to build muscle. Each workout routine is tailored for individuals of different abilities: a beginner routine, an intermediate routine and an advanced routine.

                      What’s so special about this workout routine for men?

                      There are plenty of workout routines out there for men, so what is it about these routines that are so special? Well, they are tailormade to each unique individual, rather than covering a broad demographic.

                      Basically, each routine is engineered towards an individual’s ability levels and fitness levels in the gym.

                      It wouldn’t be much use having a very fit and healthy bodybuilder, with many years of training under his belt, following a workout routine for men that is aimed at complete beginners. He will already know what he is doing and will find the routine far too easy. On the flipside, if he is looking for a new and challenging workout routine, he can follow the advanced program and will enjoy great results.

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                      With that in mind, here are the three routines to try the next time you’re in the gym depending on your unique level of fitness:

                      Beginner full body workout routine

                      To start with, we’ll be taking a look at a beginner workout routine.

                      This workout isn’t too difficult; though, for those new to health and fitness, it will certainly prove challenging.

                        Day 1: Chest, Back, Shoulders, Legs, Biceps, Triceps

                        Day 2: Legs, Triceps, Biceps, Chest, Back, Shoulder

                        Day 3: Shoulders, Back, Chest, Legs, Triceps, Biceps

                        Intermediate workout for men

                        This next workout is ideal for those of you who are advanced enough to challenge yourselves in the gym without going crazy.

                        This workout routine will help you burn a steady amount of fat without burning yourself out in the process. It is a typical 5 day split that will yield impressive muscle gains.

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                          Day 1: Chest, Shoulders and Triceps

                          Chest

                          Triceps

                          Shoulders

                          Day 2: Back and Biceps

                          Back

                          Biceps

                          Day 3: Legs

                          Quads, Glutes and Hamstrings

                          Calves

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                          Day 4:  Shoulders, chest, and Triceps

                          Chest

                          Triceps

                          Shoulders

                          Note:

                          Every second week superset bench press and dumbbell flys.
                          Crossovers: Ultra slow rep timing with 2 second pause and squeeze at the top of the movement.

                          Day 5: Back and Bis

                          Back

                          Biceps

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                          Advanced Workout Routine For Men

                          Now it’s time for us to take a look at the more advanced workout routine. This routine will really separate the men from the boys.

                          It is high intensity, includes a lot of heavy lifting, and you should aim for minimal rest between sets.

                          Here you will be training for 6 days per week, with just one day of recovery. It may sound brutal, but if you stick with it you will soon be reaping the rewards of an incredible physique.

                            Day 1: Chest & Back

                            • Barbell Bench Press – work up to a 5 rep max for the day
                              • Set 1 at 50% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 2 at 60% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 3 at 70% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 4 at 80% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 5 at 90% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 6 at 100% – 1 set of 5 reps
                            • Incline Dumbbell Press – 3 sets of 6-8 reps
                            • Dips – 3 sets of 6-10 reps
                            • Pullups – 3 sets of 5-8 reps
                            • Pendlay Rows – 3 sets of 6-10 reps
                            • Pulldowns – 3 sets of 6-10 reps

                            Day 2: Legs

                            • Squats: work up to a 5 rep max for the day
                              • Set 1 at 50% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 2 at 60% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 3 at 70% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 4 at 80% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 5 at 90% – 1 set of 5 reps
                              • Set 6 at 100% – 1 set of 5 reps
                            • Leg Press – 3 sets of 6-10 reps
                            • Stiff-Legged Deadlift – 5 sets of 5 reps
                            • Hamstring Curls – 3 sets of 6-8 reps
                            • Calf-Raise – 5 sets of 10 reps

                            Day 3: Shoulders & Arms

                            Day 4: Rest

                            It’s your rest day. Rest your muscle to prepare for the next round of training.

                            Day 5: Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps

                            Day 6: Back & Biceps

                            Day 7: Legs

                            Final Thoughts

                            So, there you have it, above I have outlined three of the best workout routines for men that you could ever wish for.

                            Each workout is tough in its own way, but if you stick with it, push through the pain and squeeze out those extra reps at the end, your body will thank you. Plus, you will look better than ever before.

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