As a work from home lifestyle blogger and entrepreneur, I’m constantly juggling what feels like a million tasks and a large chunk of them take place away from my desk. I needed to come up with a solution for staying on task while on-the-go and I found it in the Bamboo Slate tablet.
If you are a fan of The Everygirl (because every female should be), then you may have seen them feature the Slate tablet back in November as a part of a giveaway they were hosting and talking about how to keep your holidays stress free. My brain instantly went from thinking beyond the holidays as to how I could use this in my everyday work life to help keep me organized and on task even when I’m away from my desk.
I put this on my Christmas wish list that I gave my family and my parents came through yet again. Given that I LOVE to still hand write my to-do lists, notes, etc AND I love technology, they could see the practicality in gifting this to me.
Here’s what is great about the Bamboo Slate Smartpad.
- The magic is in the pen. Write your to-list, notes, sketches, etc on any paper and instantly digitize them by a click of a button.
- Simply download the Wacom Inkspace app to your phone and you can store, sort and retrieve all your lists, notes and sketches right in the palm of your hand.
- All notes can be exported as JPG, PNG or PDF files.
- Comes in 2 sizes; A4 (small) or A5 (large) I have the large size
The tablet comes with a grid-lined notepad, but you can use any paper that you wish. Simply write out your to-do list, shopping list, travel plans, notes, etc and with one click of a button you can send them to your phone so you can access them while on-the-go. This has come in handy in regards to keeping track of my to-do list so I don’t have to carry around excess items. I love using this to write down a list of supplies needed for an upcoming photoshoot or project. Once I pull up the list, I can use my finger to cross out items that I’ve completed. Score!
The only negatives I have with the Bamboo Slate is the app can be a bit wonky at times with all the features not working consistently. It does take some getting used to when writing on the tablet and making sure you’re still within the “lines” of what will show up on the phone screen. A few times I went back to underline something and ended up crossing out a different item because they didn’t match up anymore. #fail
All manageable issues though and overall I really have found that this Smartpad helps me stay on task and be more productive when I have to be away from my desk. I mean, that is the whole goal of being an creative entrepreneur is that we don’t have to be tied to our home office day after day!
I’d love to know if you’ve tried the tablet and what you think about it!
Keep Living a Stylized Life.