Mobile productivity apps, business apps, email apps, to-do apps, list apps, apps to make apps, and apps to organize apps.
We like our apps, don’t we?
But are all these mobile apps and devices helping us get more done? Are we more or less productive with a mobile device?
I suppose it has a lot to do with which apps we have downloaded or our primary use for mobile devices. All in all, however, things are not looking good on the productivity side of the scale. According to a Barna study:
These results seem a little mixed and without actually monitoring and measuring productivity, it’s hard to know for sure if mobile devices are making us more or less productive. However, these stats cause me to pause for a moment and think about how I spend, or might spend, my time — or use devices.
I’ve been interested in using an iPad as part of my daily routine, and while I can make a pretty solid argument as to why it would be helpful, this study has planted a seed of doubt in my mind. I don’t need more devices that require me to take more steps to do more things, as much as I need to help taking fewer steps to do the work I already have, freeing my time up to do more of what I love.
More devices, more work?
What do you think about mobile devices and productivity?
I would love to hear your take on it.