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Capturing Your Ideas With The Quire iOS App

Capturing Your Ideas With The Quire iOS App

Wouldn’t it be great to get all your ideas and thoughts down in one place as words or images and realize them as goals in the real world, whenever you want, and wherever you are?

There are moments when we see something we are keen on capturing. This could happen on the bus, subway, train, plane, or while walking down the street. Instead of spending the time to explain what you see on paper, or attempting to memorize things in your mind, the iOS app by Quire can be used to capture all that you need with just a few taps. You can break your captures into tasks, assign them to your team members, add due dates, prioritize, reply to comments posted by members, get instant notifications and updates whenever you are, wherever you are.

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    The 3-in-1 Snap to add

    When you tap on the “+” icon, you’ll see three options: Text, Camera and Photos. You may think that the simplest and quickest way to capture your ideas is by choosing Text, but with Camera and Photos, you can do what you need to do in just a few seconds.

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      With this function, as shown in the image above, you can add some text, capture an image, or import a task from your iPhone’s photo album to save you the trouble of writing everything down.

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      When you’re in a meeting for example, you can take a shot of scribbles and drawings on the board, rather than having to type them, and immediately add it as a task to work on later.

      Another scenario that could happen to you is while taking a walk down the park. If you suddenly envision the theme to your next brilliant screenplay- it seems like you can easily capture this moment with the QuireApp to use for your future reference.

      Take the App on the Go

      Quire has released its first ever iOS app to simplify your task management, especially when you’re on the go. With the Quire iOS app, you can add, schedule and manage your tasks as well as chat with your colleagues in real time.

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      For example, you can swipe to quickly complete, delete, add a task or subtask, as well as easily type a description or leave a comment with attachments in “task detail” to update your team members. It also allows you to assign tasks to your members, giving them due dates, priorities and tags. The benefit of this app is that you don’t need to worry about losing your work. Even if you lose internet connection, you can continue with whatever you’re working on in the app offline. After your connection is restored, it lets you save all the changes you made by syncing them automatically.

      Simple and Rich Interface

      The interface and features of the app is an eye-catcher. Once you register with email or sign in with Google, there’s a simple introduction on the home screen welcoming you with a few of the basic features to help you kick start a project.

      When you’re inside the app, you can find everything you need in as little as 3 taps.

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        Many people nowadays are super active and would like to be able to do what they do on their desktops but on their smartphones. It can be anything that includes things like tracking, getting updates on work, no matter where they go. What’s important however is that people want to get their ideas and thoughts down faster, without going through the trouble of jotting them down- or worse, forgetting them in the back of their heads. This whole process seems much more simplified when you have the iOS app by Quire. If you have an iPhone, you can easily download it from the App Store to test out its efficiency.

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        Published on July 17, 2018

        How Productive People Compartmentalize Time to Get the Most Done

        How Productive People Compartmentalize Time to Get the Most Done

        I’ve never believed people are born productive or organized. Being organized and productive is a choice.

        You choose to keep your stuff organized or you don’t. You choose to get on with your work and ignore distractions or you don’t.

        But one skill very productive people appear to have that is not a choice is the ability to compartmentalize. And that takes skill and practice.

        What is compartmentalization

        To compartmentalize means you have the ability to shut out all distractions and other work except for the work in front of you. Nothing gets past your barriers.

        In psychology, compartmentalization is a defence mechanism our brains use to shut out traumatic events. We close down all thoughts about the traumatic event. This can lead to serious mental-health problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if not dealt with properly.

        However, compartmentalization can be used in positive ways to help us become more productive and allow us to focus on the things that are important to us.

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        Robin Sharma, the renowned leadership coach, calls it his Tight Bubble of Total Focus Strategy. This is where he shuts out all distractions, turns off his phone and goes to a quiet place where no one will disturb him and does the work he wants to focus on. He allows nothing to come between himself and the work he is working on and prides himself on being almost uncontactable.

        Others call it deep work. When I want to focus on a specific piece of work, I turn everything off, turn on my favourite music podcast The Anjunadeep Edition (soft, eclectic electronic music) and focus on the content I intend to work on. It works, and it allows me to get massive amounts of content produced every week.

        The main point about compartmentalization is that no matter what else is going on in your life — you could be going through a difficult time in your relationships, your business could be sinking into bankruptcy or you just had a fight with your colleague; you can shut those things out of your mind and focus totally on the work that needs doing.

        Your mind sees things as separate rooms with closable doors, so you can enter a mental room, close the door and have complete focus on whatever it is you want to focus on. Your mind does not wander.

        Being able to achieve this state can seriously boost your productivity. You get a lot more quality work done and you find you have a lot more time to do the things you want to do. It is a skill worth mastering for the benefits it will bring you.

        How to develop the skill of compartmentalization

        The simplest way to develop this skill is to use your calendar.

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        Your calendar is the most powerful tool you have in your productivity toolbox. It allows you to block time out, and it can focus you on the work that needs doing.

        My calendar allows me to block time out so I can remove everything else out of my mind to focus on one thing. When I have scheduled time for writing, I know what I want to write about and I sit down and my mind completely focuses on the writing.

        Nothing comes between me, my thoughts and the keyboard. I am in my writing compartment and that is where I want to be. Anything going on around me, such as a problem with a student, a difficulty with an area of my business or an argument with my wife is blocked out.

        Understand that sometimes there’s nothing you can do about an issue

        One of the ways to do this is to understand there are times when there is nothing you can do about an issue or an area of your life. For example, if I have a student with a problem, unless I am able to communicate with that student at that specific time, there is nothing I can do about it.

        If I can help the student, I would schedule a meeting with the student to help them. But between now and the scheduled meeting there is nothing I can do. So, I block it out.

        The meeting is scheduled on my calendar and I will be there. Until then, there is nothing I can do about it.

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        Ask yourself the question “Is there anything I can do about it right now?”

        This is a very powerful way to help you compartmentalize these issues.

        If there is, focus all your attention on it to the exclusion of everything else until you have a workable solution. If not, then block it out, schedule time when you can do something about it and move on to the next piece of work you need to work on.

        Being able to compartmentalize helps with productivity in another way. It reduces the amount of time you spend worrying.

        Worrying about something is a huge waste of energy that never solves anything. Being able to block out issues you cannot deal with stops you from worrying about things and allows you to focus on the things you can do something about.

        Reframe the problem as a question

        Reframing the problem as a question such as “what do I have to do to solve this problem?” takes your mind away from a worried state into a solution state, where you begin searching for solutions.

        One of the reasons David Allen’s Getting Things Done book has endured is because it focuses on contexts. This is a form of compartmentalization where you only do work you can work on.

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        For instance, if a piece of work needs a computer, you would only look at the work when you were in front of a computer. If you were driving, you cannot do that work, so you would not be looking at it.

        Choose one thing to focus on

        To get better at compartmentalizing, look around your environment and seek out places where you can do specific types of work.

        Taking your dog for a walk could be the time you focus solely on solving project problems, commuting to and from work could be the time you spend reading and developing your skills and the time between 10 am and 12 pm could be the time you spend on the phone sorting out client issues.

        Once you make the decision about when and where you will do the different types of work, make it stick. Schedule it. Once it becomes a habit, you are well on your way to using the power of compartmentalization to become more productive.

        Comparmentalization saves you stress

        Compartmentalization is a skill that gives you time to deal with issues and work to the exclusion of all other distractions.

        This means you get more work done in less time and this allows you to spend more time with the people you want to spend more time with, doing the things you want to spend more time doing.

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