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Work From Home: 20 Tech Tips

Get out of the house: A more meaningful commute

For those days when you don’t work from home, a commute can feel like a big waste of time. If you ride the bus or train, you can make the most of your commute with the right tools. Laptops are inconvenient for bumpy rides and cramped spaces, so tablet computers are the obvious commuting choice.

iPad owners have several great options for productive commutes. iThoughts is a free brainstorming app that maps your ideas in organized ways. The tool even lets you drag and drop pictures to illustrate your brainstorming sessions. Another great idea-saving iPad app is Evernote ($4.99), which lets you quickly jot down notes and share them with coworkers.


When the Kindle Fire is released in November, it may prove an excellent alternative to tablets for commuters. The color e-reader will support web browsing, email, and document viewing—all essentials for a productive ride to work.

  • killerclick
    Nice... but too bad I'll soon have a Skyrim icon on my desktop. I don't suppose there's a program to block that?
  • I was just surfing for a To Do List App yesterday. Good timing! Thank you.
  • tomate2
    Some people may not even made a jump from Hotmail... Windows Live also have a calendar for those who use Hotmail... Don't use it very much, but I think its a pretty capable online calendar as well...
  • Really interesting article. Timers and self-restraint applications may be entering into my everyday quite soon.
  • archange
    So, were there 20 or 21 tips? :)
  • andywork78
    Evernote is great tool for followup.
    I use this tool for long time.
    Evernote for just take note down?
    You fail~ lol