It’s the end of January, so it’s time for me to bring my iPhone experiment to a close. Let’s see how I did.
For the most part, I found almost everything I needed to work exclusively from my phone. Here’s a list of what I wanted to do and what apps I found to do them with:
Posting to the website – WordPress app
Tracking my finances – PocketMoney
Twitter – TwitBird Pro
Facebook – Facebook app
MySpace – MySpace app
LinkedIn – LinkedIn app
Downloading and listening to podcasts – RSS Player
Weather – AccuWeather
Accessing my Dropbox account – Dropbox app
Controlling my computer’s iTunes – Remote
Managing my web logins – LastPass
Voice over IP – Skype
Grocery shopping – Grocery Gadget
Task management – Toodledo
Notes – Evernote
Streaming audio, music – Slacker Radio
Streaming audio, talk – TWiT
Managing my bank accounts – Chase
Managing my cell phone account – AT&T myWireless
Audio recording – iTalk Lite
Streaming video – UStream Viewer
Ordering dinner – Chipotle
Follow the Australian Open – 2010 Australian Open app
Drum corps related apps – iLike Phantom Regiment, Drum Corps Europe News
As you can see, there’s a few apps I haven’t reviewed yet. I’ll be posting those as soon as I can, hopefully today. Also, there’s a few areas which I haven’t downloaded apps for, but hope to in the future. Those are:
I have a pretty good idea of which apps I’ll get to fill those needs, but I won’t post those until I’ve downloaded and used the apps in question.
Overall, I was able to use my iPhone to do whatever I needed to do most of the time. There were a few times, such as updating the Drum Corps Planet front page, where I had to use my computer, as Joomla 1.0’s editor isn’t compatible with the iPhone Mobile Safari web browser. There is an iPhone app and corresponding site plug-in for Joomla 1.5, which I have conveniently sent to DCP’s publisher, so that’s a possible fix for that particular issue. Overall, while it isn’t the most convenient way to do things, both for personal and work purposes, I feel it is possible use your iPhone as your primary device. That being the case, imagine how easy it would be to do all of this with an iPad, which uses almost all of the same applications as the iPhone, but with a larger screen.
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