Speed up your life with these 2 tech tips

We spend a huge amount of time on computers. So crank your mouse speed, get a password manager, and speed yours up by 1%.

1. Increase your mouse tracking speed.

Open your System Preferences > Trackpad.

Drag the Tracking speed all the way to Fast.

And here is how to do it on a PC.

Now this may feel too fast.

But you know what is impressive? Brain plasticity. Your brain will quickly learn to handle and eventually demand the speed at which the cursor moves. So just bite the bullet, increase the speed, and you won’t even notice it in a few hours.

2. Get a password manager.

Password managers are awesome. Not only do they speed up your life, but they help protect your information and security. If you are using the same password on every site, you need to download 1Password now. Seriously, do it now.

I strongly suggest 1Password. I used a different manager, LastPass, for years, but the level of polish and awesomeness that 1Password has just blows them away. They have a wonderful Mac app, and great iOS app.

They have extensions for Safari and Chrome and life is just better with a password manager. And you save lots of time typing in passwords, and then typing them in again because you messed up.

Why these small improvements are important

Lets say you are on the computer 6 hours a day. Speeding that up by just 1% means you save 21.9 hours a year. ((6*365)*.01=21.9)

These two tips give you almost a day of time that would have just been wasted before.

But you know what is even better than just speeding up current activities? Removing activities from your life that don’t give you joy.

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Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.

Code, design, cook. Make stuff. Cookies. @BYU grad.