Technology is so widespread and common in today’s era that you don’t even think twice when you see someone walking by with the exact same phone as you. If you go to a hip coffee shop, chances are you will see people of all ages with an array of devices scattered around them.
Smartphones, laptops, and tablets are used all the time by people for both their business and their personal lives. When you use a device for hours at a time every day, it is easy to get bored with it. One way to spice up your electronic interaction experience is by customizing it. Here are 5 tips for customizing your everyday electronics:
1. Give It a Unique Case
A case for your phone, laptop, or tablet is a must-have. Not only does it provide obvious protection from scratches and falls, but it also gives the product a clear indication that it belongs to you. How many times have you reached for your phone just to realize that you are picking up a friend’s phone instead of your own?
Because of how widespread Apple products are, it is not difficult to find a case matching for your iPhone XS.There are many cute, unique cases out there that offer high-quality protection as well as stylish prints that you’ll never get tired of looking at.
2. Customize Your Desktop and Home Screen
There are several ways to personalize your initial interactions with your device, including:
- Find the Perfect Wallpaper
Customizing your phone and desktop wallpaper background is an underrated task because of how simple it is to do. In reality, the image that you see upon first glance at your phone or computer can be a big factor in your state of mind at that time.
For example, if you are having a particularly stressful day at work, you don’t want to look at your phone and see a plain gray background. Instead, try setting your background to something that brings you joy – whether that be your family, your beloved pet, or a calming landscape.
- Organize Your Apps and Programs
Organization is key for minimizing your stress levels. A good place to start is by de-cluttering your workspace, especially if you are the type to have various files scattered across your desktop and randomly downloaded apps across your smartphone.
To make for a clean “working space,” categorize everything by likeness and put them in their respective folders. If you want to take it a step further, you can combine your wallpaper with your organizational methods – try a wallpaper that has clear dividing lines creating four quadrants where you can place specified programs and folders into each square. That way your business files, personal files, entertainment files, and miscellaneous files are no longer getting mixed up in the same place.
3. Create Your Own Keyboard Shortcuts
Anyone who works with computers extensively knows that the key to efficiency is having convenient keyboard shortcuts.
While both Windows and Mac utilize built-in keyboard shortcuts, they both also offer methods for users to create their own keyboard shortcuts to better suit their needs. Whether you want to run a script or open an application, there is no limit to what you can accomplish.
4. Make a Google Chrome Extension
This is a great method for customizing your online browsing experience. This task is a little daunting if you don’t know how to code, but there is also a plethora of pre-made extensions to browse from on the internet. There are plenty of tutorials online to help with this process, so get out there and start customizing!
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