In our digital world, the internet can be a valuable tool whatever your job! If you’re a farmer, grower or running a rural business, there’s a plethora of online tools that can help streamline your work.
Whether you’re jumping online using a laptop, tablet, phone or even a smartwatch, these tools will help you stay organised, increase efficiency, and even provide entertainment.
Here are our favourite online tools for farmers.
We get it, farmers are pretty much always busy so staying organised is essential. That’s where notion comes in – designed as a project management and note-taking tool. This online software might sound a little boring but it’s straightforward, simple, and free to use meaning you can stay productive, efficient and on top of your workload. Plus, you can use it on the desktop, or from you mobile when you’re on-the-go.
When you’re out and about on the farm, Spotify will be your best mate (other than the dog, of course). Chuck on your favourite tunes or learn something with a podcast – download the app on your phone and you can take Spotify with you wherever you go.
But… maybe music and podcasts aren’t your thing. If you’re more of a reader, Audible is the app for you! Audible lets you listen to your favourite books anywhere, anytime. Grab a bestseller, listen to an old favourite, or try something new!
As a farmer, you’ve probably got your eye on the weather at all times. Weather Watch is a favourite in the farming community – you can easily jump on your computer or laptop to check the latest weather on your desktop or download the app on your phone so you can keep up to date while you’re working. Forget getting caught in the rain and get Weather Watch today.
Plan My Walk
Working on the farm, you probably already spent plenty of time in the great outdoors. But if you want to soak up even more time enjoying nature, Plan My Walk is a great online tool that takes the guesswork out of your preparation for stunning walks all around New Zealand. Providing you with all the information you need to plan a safe and successful walk or tramp. This is a great one for those that love new adventures!
Feeling overwhelmed? Farming can be a demanding and stressful industry, which is why farmer wellbeing is so important. If you’re starting to notice signs of burnout, stress, anxiety or other wellbeing issues, Headspace is a great tool that will help you take a moment to relax, recharge and build resilience. It’s also important to remember to reach out if these feelings are getting too much for you to handle – you’re not alone and there’s plenty of support available.
The internet is an important tool for the farming community, and as King Country locals, we understand that running a farm with unreliable, lagging internet will slow you down and make it that much more difficult. Our reliable internet connection means you can get on with the work that needs to be done without the fuss.
We would love to get you connected on a fast and reliable rural broadband plan that meets your demands.
Get in touch today with our local team today to chat more about our services and plans.