Sunday, January 13, 2013
I gave myself a new mobile phone for Christmas. My first Smartphone is a Samsung Galaxy S III. See how big it is compared to my old phone!
So I have spent the last month discovering new ways to do the things I used to do with my old texting phone, and finding apps to do things I could never do on my old phone.
I can scan QR codes! I don't know why I want to, but I'm scanning crazy. And my phone can tell me the name of the song playing on the radio, when I can't.
My latest discovery was to replace the simple "Notes" I had on my old phone. I thought there ought to be a simple function already on the Galaxy. When I couldn't find it, I went searching for an app. Yes, there's an app for that. Probably a few dozen apps for that. But I chose Evernote, since it's free and has a lot of five star reviews.
I powered it up and at first it seemed like overkill, then I found I could synch my notes from my phone with my desktop. Had to install Evernote there too. What's really annoying is the little pop-up from the system tray telling me it's synching...every ten minutes. I don't have that much stuff in notes!! But I could if I wanted to...add photos, videos, docs, pdfs. And if there is stuff I want to keep track of on my desktop, but don't need on my phone, I can tell it not to synch that stuff.
I bet there are hundreds of you out there saying, "I knew that!" OK, tell me how you use your Evernote.