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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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        Last Updated on July 16, 2019

        6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

        6 Effective Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

        Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver? I’m guessing not. But in reality, we are constantly solving problems. And the better our problem solving skills are, the easier our lives are.

        Problems arise in many shapes and forms. They can be mundane, everyday problems, or larger more complex problems:

        What to have for dinner tonight?

        Which route to take to work?

        How to fix a project that’s running behind schedule?

        How to change from an uninspiring job to a career you’re really passionate about?

        Every day, you’ll be faced with at least one problem to solve. But it gets easier when you realize that problems are simply choices. There’s nothing ‘scary’ about them other than having to make a decision.

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        No matter what job you’re in, where you live, who your partner is, how many friends you have, you will be judged on your ability to solve problems. Because problems equal hassles for everyone concerned. And people don’t like hassle. So the more problems you can solve, the less hassle all-round, the happier people are with you. Everyone wins.

        Why Are Problem Solving Skills Important?

        Problem is something hard to understand or accomplish or deal with. It can be a task, a situation, or even a person. Problem solving involves methods and skills to find the best solutions to problems.

        Problem solving is important because we all have decisions to make, and questions to answer in our lives. Amazing people like Eleanor Roosevelt, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., are all great problems solvers. Good parents, teachers, doctors and waiters all have to be good at solving different sort of problems as well.

        Problem solving skills are for our everyday lives.

        How to Enhance Problem Solving Skills

        Most people believe that you have to be very intelligent in order to be a good problem solver, but that’s not true.

        You don’t have to be super smart to be a problem solver, you just need practice.

        When you understand the different steps to solve a problem, you’ll be able to come up with great solutions.

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        1. Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem

        Neuroscientists have proven that your brain cannot find solutions if you focus on the problem.[1] This is because when you focus on the problem, you’re effectively feeding ‘negativity,’ which in turn activates negative emotions in the brain. These emotions block potential solutions.

        I’m not saying you should ‘ignore the problem,’ instead, try to remain calm. It helps to first, acknowledge the problem; and then, move your focus to a solution-oriented mindset where you keep fixed on what the ‘answer’ could be, rather than lingering on ‘what went wrong’ and ‘who’s fault it is’.

        2. Adapt 5 Whys to Clearly Define the Problem

        5 Whys is a problem solving framework to help you get to the root of a problem.

        By repeatedly asking the question “why” on a problem, you can dig into the root cause of a problem, and that’s how you can find the best solution to tackle the root problem once and for all. And it can go deeper than just asking why for five times.

        For example:

        If the problem is “always late to work”…

        • Why am I late to work?
          I always click the snooze button and just want to go on sleeping.
        • Why do I want to go on sleeping?
          I feel so tired in the morning.
        • Why do I feel tired in the morning?
          I slept late the night before, that’s why.
        • Why did I sleep late?
          I wasn’t sleepy after drinking coffee, and I just kept scrolling my Facebook feed and somehow I couldn’t stop.
        • Why did I drink coffee?
          Because I was too sleepy at work in the afternoon, not having enough sleep the night before.

        So there you see, if you didn’t try to dig out the root of the problem, you may just set a few more alarms and have it beep every five minutes in the morning. But in fact, the problem you need to solve is to quit Facebook surfing endlessly at night so you’ll feel more energetic in the day time, and you won’t even need coffee.

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        3. Simplify Things

        As human beings, we have a tendency to make things more complicated than they need to be! Try simplifying your problem by generalizing it.

        Remove all the details and go back to the basics. Try looking for a really easy, obvious solution – you might be surprised at the results! And we all know that it’s often the simple things that are the most productive.

        4. List out as Many Solutions as Possible

        Try to come up with ‘ALL POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS’ – even if they seem ridiculous at first. It’s important you keep an open mind to boost creative thinking, which can trigger potential solutions.

        Coming from 10 years in the corporate advertising industry, it is drummed into you that ‘No idea is a bad idea’ and this aids creative thinking in brainstorms and other problem-solving techniques.

        Whatever you do, do not ridicule yourself for coming up with ‘stupid solutions’ as it’s often the crazy ideas that trigger other more viable solutions.

        5. Think Laterally

        Change the ‘direction’ of your thoughts by thinking laterally. Pay attention to the saying,

        ‘You cannot dig a hole in a different place by digging it deeper.”

        Try to change your approach and look at things in a new way. You can try flipping your objective around and looking for a solution that is the polar opposite!

        Even if it feels silly, a fresh and unique approach usually stimulates a fresh solution.

        6. Use Language That Creates Possibility

        Lead your thinking with phrases like ‘what if…’ and ‘imagine if…’ These terms open up our brains to think creatively and encourage solutions.

        Avoid closed, negative language such as ‘I don’t think…’ or ‘But this is not right…’.

        The Bottom Line

        There’s nothing scary about a problem when you start to adapt my advice.

        Try not to view problems as ‘scary’ things! If you think about what a problem really is, it’s really just feedback on your current situation.

        Every problem is telling you that something is not currently working and that you need to find a new way around it.

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        So try to approach problems neutrally – without any judgment. Practice focusing on defining a problem, keep calm and not to make things too complicated.

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        Reference

        [1] Planet of Success: Problem vs Solution Focused Thinking

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