Tips for working remotely from your car.

Work no longer ties many people to an office location. Digital devices and software tools make it easy to work anywhere, even your car.

From full-time digital nomads living the van life to salespeople staying productive between appointments, plenty of people work from their car. But, there’s more to it than just typing on a smartphone. Here are some tips to keeping safe and being productive when working out of your car.

How to stay safe when working out of your car.

When you pull off the road to work, be sure you are in a safe location where other drivers can see you clearly. If you’re working from a car parking lot, it’s essential to stay protected — park in a place where you can see what’s around you. Try backing into the parking stall for better visibility and easy exit, and keep your doors locked.

Good ways to be productive when working from your car.

To stay productive in your car, you’ll need to connect to the internet. Find a location with good cell service and connect your laptop or tablet to your smartphone’s hotspot. If possible, avoid using free WiFi because it may not protect you against hackers.

To use a computer while working in car seats can be uncomfortable. You’ll have more room sitting in the passenger seat instead of on the driver’s side. Once you’re comfortable, use document collaboration tools like those found in Adobe Acrobat. Or you can quickly and easily scan documents and receipts to convert them into shareable PDF formats directly from your mobile device.

Then, save them in your digital file, where you can always find them later. You can also do this using Acrobat online services. Take a moment to discover what more you can do with Acrobat to help you work from your car and beyond.