Downloads Folder Management Tips

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Written by Janice
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July 3 - (4 Min Read)

Do you ever catch yourself wondering when and for what you downloaded those now cruelly-outdated documents? Do you dwell on memories of the last great weekend trip with your friends rather than working on the report that’s due in 5 hours?

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Let me tell you – you aren’t the one to blame – your Downloads folder is!

Welcome to the first post in the new Ellp Series: Monday Productivity Boost. Each week, we will be sharing with you some small yet very powerful tips on how to boost your productivity either with introducing small changes in your routine or with flipping the proper switch within Ellp. Today, we’ll have a closer look at Downloads Folder Management. Ready?

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Mindlessly scrolling through the Downloads folder with a childlike wonder is something we are all guilty of. It’s something that can hinder our productivity in major ways:

  • We can lose our creative flow and end up stuck for hours on a project that normally would take us half an hour max;
  • We may present our boss with the outdated version of the monthly sales report without ever noticing and ‘feel’ the mistake in our wallet by the next bonus payment;
  • We miss a deadline all in all, and an important one, too!

Mindlessly scrolling through the Downloads folder is where are productivity leeks. Let’s change it!

Downloads Folder Management Tip 1 – No guilt needed, just awareness

So, let’s get real. When was the last time you went through your Downloads folder and cleared it out? No need to feel guilty if you haven’t done so in a while. The funny thing is that even if you monitor the number of files saved onto your Downloads folder, chances are that over time it will fill up to the extent that you’ll run out of space! So don’t worry about avoiding such menial tasks, I dread them too.

Unless you have some sort of preconfigured settings, all your downloaded files will be automatically saved to your Downloads folder. All work documents, your outdated resume you’ve been planning to update since last June, pictures from the company party, blurry photos of your mom’s newly renovated bathroom… No wonder you can spend ages here!

It’s a good idea to clean your Downloads folder every now and again, so as to clear out the files that are cluttering up your disk space – especially if you’re limited with storage space. After all, the Downloads folder is only a temporary space whereby all your downloaded files get downloaded to before you actually go through them and organize them into their respective folders.

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Downloads Folder Management Tip 2 – Manual Approach

The thing is that sifting through all the files within the Downloads folder and organizing or clearing them out manually may be somewhat of a tedious and boring task. Now, wouldn’t it be great if you were able to clear out the Downloads folder without the headache of having to manually clear it out yourself on a weekly or monthly basis?

Downloads Folder Management Tip 3 – Ellp’s Approach

This is where Ellp comes in handy! By simply activating this card ‘When my downloads folder is getting full, clear out the old stuff’, and setting the time limit for how long old items can stay in this folder, Ellp will notify you whenever your Downloads folder is filling up.

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 I encourage you to introduce this small change in your Downloads folder management into your daily PC routine. You can choose whether to do it manually or have Ellp as your PC assistant do it for you. Knowing exactly where to find what you are looking for and not being sucked into endless scrolling through lists of files is a big time saver that results in a major productivity boost. And who wouldn’t want that?

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Here’s to better productivity through technology!

Reclaim Valuable Disk Space with Ellp

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Written by Janice
Writer


April 13 - (2 Min Read)

When was the last time you went through your downloads folder and cleared it out? No need to feel guilty if you haven’t done so in a while. The funny thing is that even if you monitor the amount of files saved onto your downloads folder, chances are that over time it will fill up to the extent that you’ll run out of space! So don’t worry about avoiding such menial tasks, I dread them too.

Unless you have some sort of preconfigured settings, all your downloaded files will be automatically saved to your Downloads folder. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to spring-clean your Downloads folder every now and again, so as to clear out the files that are cluttering up your disk space – especially if you’re limited with storage space. After all, the Downloads folder is only a temporary space whereby all your downloaded files get downloaded to before you actually go through them and organize them into their respective folders. The thing is that sifting through all the files within the Downloads folder and organizing or clearing them out manually may be somewhat of a tedious and boring task. Now, wouldn’t it be great if you were able to clear out the Downloads folder without the headache of having to manually clear it out yourself on a weekly or monthly basis?

This is where Ellp comes in handy! By simply activating this card ‘When my downloads folder is getting full, clear out the old stuff’, and setting the time limit for how long old items can stay in this folder, Ellp will notify you whenever your Downloads folder is filling up. Once it has your approval, it will clear out the old stuff for you, allowing you to get back that valuable disk space you so desperately need!

Time for a Brand New Ellp Update

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Written by Janice
Writer


March 9 - (3 Min Read)

Over the past couple of months, the Ellp team has been sweating blood and working double time to better your experience with Ellp. Constantly striving to improve and enhance the Ellp platform with more and more cards that will help you simplify your life! So without further ado, we gladly present TWO brand new cards:

When I lock my PC, mute the sound

The one hotkey you most probably make use of constantly throughout your working day is the ‘Win+L’ to lock your PC. This comes as no surprise! This is something we all do, especially just before stepping away from our workstation for a couple of minutes. Locking your device is good practice, as it helps you keep your work private and safe from prying eyes. The only thing that locking your device won’t do, however, is mute the sound for you. It’s common courtesy to mute the sound playing on your PC when you’re in a workspace with others around you, so as not to disturb the peace with music blaring out of your headphones or speakers. Muting the sound is something you can do yourself manually, but wouldn’t it be great if you could just set your device to mute automatically? Thankfully, this card will do just that! Activate this card so that each time you lock your PC, Ellp will automatically mute the sound for you. This way you’ll not only save yourself the trouble of having to do it yourself, but you’ll also keep the peace ✌️

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When I download a picture, save it to my preferred folder

How many times a day do you download pictures onto your PC? Countless times I’m sure! Whether at work or at home, we’re constantly saving stuff on our devices. By default, whenever you download any type of file on a Windows PC it goes directly to your downloads folder. Sticking to this process is quite time-consuming, as you’ll have to stay searching through a barrage of downloaded files just to find that very picture. With Ellp, you can save yourself the hassle of fishing out your downloaded pictures by just activating this card to guide your pictures to a folder of your choice. This way all your pictures will automatically go to one place so you can easily locate them.

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We do hope you’re enjoying Ellp as much as we are creating and developing it! We look forward to hearing about your experiences and we promise you there’s a lot more Ellp cards coming your way. So stay tuned!