I find these writing prompts fun. Hopefully, you don’t mind.
This week the question is, “What’s on your phone?”
Here we go.
As a bit of background: I LOVE the Android platform. I have a Samsung Galaxy S6. MOST of the things I use are also available on Apple’s IOS, but I can’t be sure that all are.
Also as a bit of a disclaimer, we have [possible] too many devices in our family. EACH of us (3) have our own iPod Touch or Shuffle (the Shuffle is me) for music and games for MyChild, we have an iPad, and I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (tablet), and of course MyHusband has his own phone. So… my phone is mostly functional. The fun games are on the tablets and MyChild’s iPod.
I utilize pages, folders, and widgets on my phone, because I LOVE them.
These are all short cuts and random.
Sticky Notes – I love post-its – digital or analog. This is actually a widget that came on my phone. I really like that you have 8 different colors you can save your note as, so you can color code if you’d like and they can have titles/names like these, or not as you’ll see on the next page.
Google Cards widget – This is so handy for quick news, weather, package tracking info. It’s synced to my Gmail and Google calendar, so it’s fairly personalized. It’s basically the same thing as the google search on my Home page.
Data Usage Widget – because damn with the fees if you go over. We have Verizon, so this might not work for you….
Sticky Notes – again…
The photography ones are below (gallery, Photo 365, and Aviary)
This has my calendar, synced from my google calendar and my work calendar. I love having this so easily accessible that I just have to swipe right to see what I’m supposed to be doing.
App Page 1
You can see all of the folders I have up there at the top. I was driving me crazy to have to swipe four or five times just to get to the apps I use all of the time. Now, I just have 2 pages. The Email, Google, Samsung, and Verizon folders have apps that were installed on my phone that I cannot remove, but rarely use. So, they are there if I ever need them, but not in my way the rest of the time.
Easy Clocking – required for work. There’s nothing like being salaried, but have to clock in and out everyday and for lunch (insert extreme eye roll emoji).
ESPN – I think this came on my phone, but I do use it pretty often.
Evernote – Love list making.
Instagram – used THE most
Kasa – SO first world here. It is an app to turn on my house lights.
Nest – Again, first world – the ability to adjust your thermostat from the sofa instead of walking 8 feet across the room.
Pinterest – because sometimes you just NEED to look up slime recipes. 🙂
App Page 2
Rainbird – gotta take care of the lawn
Ryobi – How did I live before I could check my garage door status on my phone? (<–intense sarcasm) I DO love the capabilities, though, joking aside.
Sonicare Kids – this app DOES help MyChild brush her teeth correctly
Starbucks – I am a suburban mom.
The Weather Channel
Pretty sad, I know. Sometimes I will add a new game for myself, but if my phone starts to run slow or photos start taking up too much space, THIS is the first area that gets uninstalled. #ruthless
Duolingo – I do like the way this helps with language learning, but I just don’t use it that often.
Aviary – I used to use Camera Fun, but then they updated and I hated the changes. This is Adobe’s editing software for phones. I LOVE Adobe’s platform. I do not know if this is available in IOS.
Exsate Golden Hour – this one helps me so much when I plan a photo shoot but want to avoid harsh mid-day sun and/or I want to try to capture that “golden hour.”
Gallery came on my phone
Photo 365 – I have tried SEVERAL separate times to do a photo 365 project. MOST of the time I can barely fill a month. I just need to make it a priority.
Photo – this also came on my phone. It’s Google’s “gallery” or “photoroll.” I don’t use it.
I laugh at myself for this one, but I LOVE digital coupons. It’s so much easier than trying to remember to bring (or use) the paper ones.
HEB is a grocery store in Texas.
Taco Bell – did you know you could order on-line and then pick it up in the drive thru?!? #gamechanger