Smartphones are ubiquitous in everyday life. Most people are familiar with the basics of smartphone use, from calling and texting to playing games and checking the weather. There are many ways to use your smartphone to make your life easier, however, that you might not have thought of before:
Health– There are many apps that can help you with your health goals. From diet/calorie tracking to exercise plans and tracking your runs, you can manage many aspects of good health. There are apps that work with most major carriers and many of them are free. Check out these suggestions from TouchCare. Combined with a fitness tracker, you can get even more data about your health including your daily steps and sleep habits. Start out with apps that will work with your phone so that you can see if you will use/ benefit from a fitness tracker.
Productivity- Productivity apps are also numerous. It’s hard to know which one will work best for you and your needs without trying them. You can take notes, record memos, make to-do lists, manage emails and create calendars natively in most smartphones. Putting productivity apps right on your home screen allows you to be reminded of them frequently. Another tip for when you’re trying to be particularly productive: Turn off or silence your notifications so you don’t become distracted from the task you are focused on. Photos can help with your productivity as well, whether you are trying to remember something (like what you have in your pantry) or you are trying to describe something to someone that would be easier just to show in the form of a photo. Though it’s easy to waste time on your phone, you can save time and be more productive with it as well.
Security- Your smartphone, when connected to the Internet, can also be a handy tool to help you manage security. You can use your smartphone to monitor where your children with smartphones are through GPS. This can be a helpful safety feature. Also, you can monitor your interactive home security and home automation offerings through Guardian with the Guardian App. Anywhere you have an Internet connection you can use your smartphone or tablet to check in on things at home, arm or disarm your system and receive notifications. From monitored security solutions to fit your needs to integrated home automation features, the Guardian App allows you to manage it all at your own convenience.