New Year’s Eve is almost here – we’re popping our champagne, breaking out our party favors, and freaking out about resolutions we hope to keep after the hangover has passed. We all want to be better versions of ourselves in the year to come, and a great start is finding small, simple ways to streamline our lives.
Eliminate the clutter
Many of us are overwhelmed by clutter not just in our homes but also in our digital lives – thousands of unread emails, duplicate photos in our collections, and so many passwords to remember that we resort to using the same one for every website. This time of year, many people start thinking about what we could have done differently, and start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. Is 2015 the year to finally bring a little more order to your digital life?
A password manager like LastPass takes the headache out of remembering passwords for the dozens of sites you log into every day. (And should there be another hack… there WILL be another hack… LastPass makes sure you’re covered with a new password.) What about all those old contacts in your phone? The ContactSaver app scans your emails and automatically saves contact details directly to your address book so you can stay in touch with your network.
Digital lives today are scattered – we have different photos saved on our phones, computers, tablets, social media accounts and photo sharing platforms, but never all in one place. Today, trying to track down a photo from your past can turn into an exhausting search mission scavenging through all the various outlets you save and store your photos until you finally stumble upon it.
Organize your entire photo and video collection by downloading the new, free Lyve app. Imagine a tractor beam that automatically pulls all of your photos and videos from all of your devices, then puts them into a single, secure library and backs everything up on a 2TB drive. It’s like a personal assistant who also happens to be a magician.
Another fun option is a wifi cloud photo frame from nixplay. With the nixplay web management platform, you can integrate your Facebook, Instagram, and other sources to collect and organize your images. Photos on your phone can be immediately sent to the frame as well via a mobile app. Up to ten frames can be connected in different locations, and photo playlists can instantly be created and shared with any of the chosen frames, regardless of their location – so if you want to quickly send photos to the frame sitting in your office, you can send them with the click of a button at home on Sunday for you to arrive to on Monday morning.
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