We can all benefit from tips on becoming more productive, so in this episode, I return once more to the all-important theme of productivity. With me, I have conference interpreter and fellow podcaster Alexander Drechsel, and we focus on using our tablets as a productivity tool. We also look at glossaries and how to future-proof them.
Important things covered in this episode:
- The benefits of a tablet
- Making full use of a tablet’s functionality
- Making our tablets multilingual
- The best apps for increased productivity
- Using a tablet to translate
- Future-proofing glossaries
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- Readdle Documents (for document management): https://readdle.com/products/documents
- Readdle Spark (great email client for iPhone and iPad): https://readdle.com/spark
- Todoist (to-do manager): https://todoist.com/
- Trello (to-dos, project management, content strategy): http://www.trello.com/
- Squarespace app (web-publishing platform): http://squarespace.com/, http://squarespace.com/apps/
- www.adrechsel.de (Alexander’s blog and podcast)
Alexander’s great tips on making tablets multilingual and future-proofing glossaries will be very useful to me personally. It has been wonderful to have a full-time interpreter on the podcast, and I would love to interview some more interpreters. If any listeners have anyone in particular they would like me to interview, please do let me know. Thank you for listening.
Alexander Drechsel is a professional conference interpreter, working for a large European institution. He regularly blogs about language, interpreting and technology, particularly tablets. You can find him on Twitter as @adrechsel (his personal account) and as @tabterp (where he shares all things related to using tablets for interpreting). Alexander’s latest project is the LangFM podcast, where he talks to fellow interpreters about their career in languages and their passions beyond the confines of the booth. It is available on iTunes and on the web at www.langfm.audio.
Thank you Catherine Metcalfe for the proofreading/editing of the show notes.
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