I have to be truthful and say that the orginal title of this article was supposed to be, “101 Things I Can Do With My Iphone”. However, it became appearant that this was too big of a task for me to accomplish alone so I narrowed it down to 27. I would like to give credit to everyone from Brian’s Clark’s Endurance Training ( http://www.bcendurancetrainings.com/) and my family for helping me come up with some great ideas. Thank you!
I have to admit that the iPhone is an amazing device that has helped to change the way we conduct everyday activities, and thanks to creative app developers, it becomes a more powerful and impressive tool every year. I’ve had an iPhone for a few years now and I always seem to find new apps and uses such as:
1. Save you money at the supermarket with awesoime apps like Coupons.com to help find coupons and deals at local stores.
2. Help you lose weight and stay healthy. There are apps that track your training such as RunKeeper, TrailTack and Nike.
3. Help with home repair projects. Your iPhone can act as a decent level and plumb bob thanks to its built-in motion sensors. You can find info on building just about anything and keep it right at your finger tips during the whole project.
4. Help you sleep better. Check out apps like White Noise and Sleep Cycle to take advantage of your body’s natural rhythms to get deeper, more fulfilling sleep.
5. Update your address book with Facebook phone numbers. In the Facebook App, tap “Friends” and then tap “Sync” in the upper right-hand corner to update your address book with your friends’ Facebook info.
6. Stream podcasts. You can download podcasts on the iTunes store or use a service like Stitcher (free in the App Store) to stream Internet radio shows without taking up your iPhone’s limited storage space.
7. Control how apps access your private info. If you don’t want certain apps to access your location info, hit “Settings” and click “Location Services” to limit or grant access.
8. Change your text autocorrect to Spanish. Hit the globe icon in any text window to switch your default language from English to Spanish or vice-versa.
9. Show more detailed battery information. Visit the iPhone’s “Settings” menu and tap “General,” then “Usage.” You can turn on detailed battery usage information via this menu.
10. Scan documents. Apps like Genius Scan allow you to scan documents easily with your iPhone’s high-quality back camera.
11. Use your own custom ringtones. If you have a chunk of audio that lasts 30 seconds or less, you can convert it to an AAC file in iTunes (check the rip settings). Rename its file extension to .M4R to turn it into a ringtone. For a more detailed explanation, visit Gigaom’s blog.
12. Run credit cards. Free apps from services like Paypal and Square allow you to charge credit cards at your business. Square even offers a free swiper, which makes the process much easier.
13. Act as a music studio. The iPhone App FourTrack is one of many apps designed to use the iPhone’s high-quality microphone to allow musicians to craft multi-layered demo recordings.
14. Play audio in mono. Visit the iPhone’s Settings menu and tap “General,” then “Accessibility” to turn the Mono Audio setting on or off.
15. Sync calendars with your computer. Plug your iPhone into your computer and select the “sync Calendars” setting in iTunes to sync your phone with your computer calendar.
16. Take panoramic photographs. Panorama, Photosynth and TourWrist all allow users to take stunning panoramic photographs with the iPhone’s camera.
17. Tune your guitar. Check out apps like Cleartune for a remarkably accurate instrument tuner.
18. Magnify small text. In the “General” section of the iPhone’s Settings menu, tap “Accessibility.” Turn on “Zoom” and double-tap with three fingers to zoom in on anything on the iPhone’s screen.
19. Show your per day usage information. From the same menu mentioned above, you can see the time you’ve spent since your iPhone’s last full charge
20. Find directions by bus. After you look up a location in the Maps app, tap the bus icon before hitting “Route” to get directions via local bus routes.
21. Send voice memos to friends. If you’re on a Wi-Fi connection, you can send a voice memo directly to a friend. Select the memo, then hit “Share” followed by “Message.”
22. Enable custom vibrations. Visit the Settings menu again and tap “General” and “Accessibility” to set custom vibration patterns for each person in your contacts. This is useful if you’re hard of hearing or if you spend a lot of time in environments where loud ringtones would be disruptive.
23. Get your finances in order. Check out Mint’s excellent financial app to keep track of all of your credit card, loan and investment accounts at once.
24. Speed up text messaging with shortcuts. Visit the Settings menu and tap “General,” then “Keyboards” to enable simple shortcuts for any phrase.
25. Work as a makeshift flashlight. The Flashlight app, available for free in the App store, allows you to use your iPhone’s camera flash as a bright flashlight. If you have an older iPhone without a camera flash, there are also apps that display a clean white screen, which also makes for a workable flashlight.
26. Argue and fight with Siri. This is probably one of my favorit things to do but I always seem to loss the argument.
27. Broadcast my own TV show. I can now broadcast my own live television show right from my Iphone by dowloading a cool app called Ustream.tv Broadcaste.
Now it’s your turn! Leave a post telling what you use your Iphone for.
Special Thanks to the following for contributing to this article:
Mrunning group friends and beautiful family.