Your tablet PC is pretty awesome and fast. I get it!
But that doesn’t mean that it can’t be hurting the productivity scorecard on the daily basis. No matter, whether you own an iPad or any top notch Android running tablet, you should be aware of certain facts.
Unless, you have purchased it to just play games and watch movies through streaming subscription services, you should consider checking few things at your end.
I’m going to mention them right away to let you know how a tablet can and will decrease productivity.
#1 No physical keyboard
Even if you buy a fancy accessory keyboard for your beloved giant touch screen gadget, it will still not offer the experience you are looking for.
If it already happened with you then you can understand. And, I want you to share that experience in the discussion area, of course since you’re on my side now.
No matter how better that keyboard is, it can never replace the traditional keyboard we all use on laptops and computers.
Even if we can forget about that compatibility issue, then there are few others.
That keyboard will not be fast and not to forget it won’t be sturdy since it’s lightweight and all that.
In short, you have to rely on touchscreen keyboards for every writing need, and it can never function on the speed of physical keyboard, bet?
PS – I’m not talking to any teenager here who got abs right in the thumb. We’re talking about people who want to use tablet PC for their productive work.
#2 Creating documents is tough
No matter how cool a document creator application is, it can never have the functionalities as of PC standard. It will always stay behind because of mobile hardware and software of the tablet.
In most of the business and work, creating documents, maintaining sheets is very common. And relying on a tablet for that can only slow you.
You may achieve success in creating fresh documents or edit existing one but try doing same on a computer or laptop and compare the timing.
Even if you’re having a Surface tablet, you’ll always want to use Office apps on the computer, after using it for once or some time.
#3 Annoying Notifications
While working on Desktop or laptop, you can Turn On desktop notifications for websites (and also if that’s possible), but in case of a Tablet, those notifications are Turn On by default.
And the worst thing is that those notifications are for everything you may or may not care.
Every Tablet PC ships with certain apps (or even games) preinstalled and they are continuously running n background.
So, after checking all charming features, when you start doing some productive work, then don’t get surprised if any app or game wants to get updated or someone just posted a picture or comment on Facebook.
There are features that can disable notifications for a while, but I’m sure that feature isn’t available in every tablet model.
While you’re not at the desk and suddenly you got some work to do then a tablet PC can be very useful and handy. Of course, it weighs less and are better than a laptop in portability.
But still, for office purpose, I am yet to find a meaningful usage that can really boost the productive score card or increase it at least by a little margin.