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April 16, 2011 11:59 AM Subscribe
I just got a smartphone. What are some great ways you've found to use your phone? I've got a good array of basic apps, so I'm not so much looking for recommendations, but instead for your ideas about how to integrate the phone and its combinations of apps into a productive and creative way of life.
posted by Miko to technology (37 answers total) 62 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not sure how to express what I'm after, but it's amazing how many things I can suddenly do on the fly - record sound, take and upload photos, check in places, post to various sites, detect things. All those are neat on their own, but what do you actually do with these abilities that makes life better or easier? What am I doing in an analog way that I could be doing better or more richly using the phone?
For instance, I had to make an event flyer the other featuring six thumbnails of artworks in a museum, along with info from the labels. I was transcribing this all in a notebook until I suddenly thought DUH and snapped a set of pictures of the works, and their labels, and emailed them all to myself for layout.
I'd appreciate examples like that that will help me get more out of phone ownership. Things like "I record myself practicing the presentation I'm going to make while driving to the meeting" or "I take videos of my kids and send them to my mom and archive them in a folder to save as they grow up".