We all know that in this day and age technology makes the world go round, and for the majority of us, without it we would be lost. We have all become reliant on technology to get us by in everyday life, with certain professions being more reliant than others.
When working as a contractor or freelancer, you are expected to be at the top of your game which in the modern world often requires you to use the most up-to-date technology.
Take a look at our top five rated gadgets that could improve your day-to-day life as a contractor.
As a contractor you will always need a trusty device to work from, whether it is an Apple iPad, Microsoft Surface, Amazon Kindle or Samsung Note you will need something light and easy to transport. Whether you need it to present content during a meeting, or need a way to take notes quickly, a tablet will improve your day-to-day life as a contractor.
The ability to download and sync across different devices makes it easier to work remotely and manage your schedule from any location.
A tablet is great to use on the go; you can continue your work tasks that you would usually complete in the office. You can keep up-to-date with your accounts, arrange meetings and even complete research for future jobs.
Your day as a contractor can often be long and you will need to stay in contact with the outside world, reply to an email or accept tomorrow’s meeting request. By keeping a power charger with you, you will be able to keep your phone fully charged allowing you to never lose contact.
The development of power chargers has improved over the years; the majority of batteries allow two full phone charges and some are compatible with certain tablets and laptops, which is a bonus!
All you need to do is make sure the power park is charged overnight and you are then ready to face the day.
The Dash cam is our newest gadget here and great for contractors travelling by car. As a contractor you will often have to spent a lot of time travelling up and down the country, no matter the weather, location or time you set off, you will always have somewhere you need to be. This is why purchasing a Dash Cam should be on every contractor’s mind.
By investing in a Dash Cam you will be able to protect yourself if ever involved in an unfortunate incident or even help a fellow road user if you have witnessed an accident.
The life of a contractor is often a busy one and consequently it can be difficult to keep on top of staying active. By using a FitBit, you are able to track your fitness activity. The band works wirelessly and allows you to count calories, monitor your heart rate, track workout minutes and steps taken throughout the day. The app then collates all your stats making it easier to keep track and even gives you a little nudge if you’ve been still for a while!
Have your own PA with the Amazon Echo. Also known as Alexa, this gadget can save you time by helping you complete your daily tasks. Once connected to your internet, you’re good to go!
This small home device can add meetings to your diary, read out your schedule, call relevant people or get the answer to any question that may pop into your head, like what the weather is like in a certain location or how the traffic is on your designated route.
This gadget is also great for personal use, you can play music (must have Spotify premium or amazon prime for this to work), control your TV and have the latest news read out to you. You can also turn your home into a ‘Smart home’, which allows you to turn lights on, set a timer for your heating and even open and close the garage door.
The Amazon Echo is fun for all to use, so if you work in an office with numerous staff members or even if it’s just yourself, why not install an Amazon Echo and liven your day up!
If you have any other suggestions for contractor gadgets, please leave your comment in the comments section below.