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A woman checks her notebook while working in her studio on a Samsung laptop. A rack of clothing and a shelf of boxes are behind her. A woman checks her notebook while working in her studio on a Samsung laptop. A rack of clothing and a shelf of boxes are behind her.

We all have our own shortcuts for staying organized: colour-coded email filters, an always-handy notepad and pen or even a simple kitchen timer that dings to mark breaks in the day.

But why stop there? There’s always a way to kick your productivity up a notch. Read on for a few ways that Microsoft tools, paired with Galaxy innovation, can bring a little digital organization to your day-to-day life.

A man uses an S Pen on a Galaxy Note20 while sitting at a desk. A computer monitor is in front of him, and a mouse, keyboard and some notepads are on his desk. A city can be seen in the window behind him. A man uses an S Pen on a Galaxy Note20 while sitting at a desk. A computer monitor is in front of him, and a mouse, keyboard and some notepads are on his desk. A city can be seen in the window behind him.
The Samsung Notes logo. It is a stylized rendering of a white piece of notebook paper folded over itself against an orange background. The Samsung Notes logo. It is a stylized rendering of a white piece of notebook paper folded over itself against an orange background.
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Capture your ideas the way you envision them. Create content-rich notes with images, hand-written messages, voice memos and more, and sync them easily with Microsoft OneNote.*

Keeping Track

When sitting at a desk or counter all day, it’s easy enough to keep a pad and pen nearby to jot down every task that needs to get done, but it gets a little more complicated when you’re on the move. With a smart strategy, note-taking throughout the day can be simple.

Use the S Pen on your Galaxy Note20 or Galaxy Tab S7 to dash out a quick note to yourself, then translate it to editable text in Samsung Notes for later access. You can even connect Samsung Notes with Microsoft OneNote, enabling a virtually seamless phone-to-PC experience that automatically sends your memos to OneNote so you can pull them up on your computer at another time.1

A woman writes on a dry erase board with a calendar taped out on it. A woman writes on a dry erase board with a calendar taped out on it.

Keeping Up

You might have a coworker whose job is to manage your team’s workflow. When something needs to be brainstormed, reviewed, edited or presented, there’s a team member who makes sure the calendars are updated and schedules align. But when you’ve got to get to a doctor’s appointment, drop the pet off at the vet, pick up the groceries and stop by to check in on your mom—or the team member in charge of schedules is just out sick—you need to manage it all yourself.

Trying to track everything in your head is one of the best ways to guarantee you will miss an appointment or meeting. On hectic days, syncing the Reminder app on your Galaxy with your Microsoft account makes To Do items appear in Microsoft Teams, To Do and Outlook (and makes updates from those apps sync back to the Reminder app, too) so you’ve got access to the same list whether you're on desktop or mobile.2

A man sits on the floor in front of a couch with a Samsung laptop on his lap. He is talking on a video conference call while wearing headphones. A man sits on the floor in front of a couch with a Samsung laptop on his lap. He is talking on a video conference call while wearing headphones.

Keeping It Together

At times, you may want to quickly access the information from your phone when you're on your desktop. To keep your flow going and stay in the zone, use Link to Windows on your Galaxy. It connects to the Your Phone App on your Windows computer so you can easily pull up multiple phone apps right on your desktop the way they would appear on your phone.3 It may seem like a small change, but it can make a major impact on your productivity.

1 Service available in OneNote, OneNote for the web, OneNote for Windows 10 and Outlook for the web. Network or Wi-Fi connection required. All devices must be logged in to the same Samsung account and Microsoft account.

2 Service available in Microsoft To Do, Teams and Outlook for Windows 10 and for the web. Network or Wi-Fi connection required. All devices must be logged in to the same Microsoft account.

3 Users must link their Galaxy device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and Your Phone app on PC, follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Galaxy devices. Your Phone requires latest Windows 10 Update on the PC. Apps feature requires Galaxy device to be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens or may require a touch screen to be able to interact with them. Multiple Android applications can be launched simultaneously up to 5 at a time in Windows 10 PC.

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