These will be in no particular order, but I like lists ;)
iPhone or Droid users and think that those are TOYS whereas I have a real workhorse in my crackberry. I liked the blackberry because I could get my work email and calendar delivered directly to the phone. This was HUGE as a working mom with 3 kids, as it gave me the ability to stay in touch with work, while still taking the kids to the doctor, going on field trips, etc. When my company announced they were going to start supporting iPhones with Good to do the same thing and simultaneously my Bold started acting up (for the 3rd time in a year), I took the plunge and ordered my iPhone. And let me tell you, it has been a double edged sword. Whereas before my phone was used as, well a phone, for email and calendar and texting, that was about it. Now, my iPhone is like an umbilical cord attached to all aspects of my life. Without it I wouldn't remember to take my meds, read the news, or check FaceBook. Because of this flexibility I also have become entrenched in the
Evernote works in that I can do this and COMMUNICATE the lists I have made to Hottie Husband seamlessly. For example, HH was grocery shopping (yes, he does this, NO you can't have him), and I remembered I forgot to add kale to the shopping list. I simply went to the Evernote Ap and added it to the list. Meanwhile HH was shopping from his Evernote Ap and didn't even know that I had added this item. This also works for adding things I want but am too guilty to buy (Ice Cream). *Ahem*
3. Say Mmmm
This is a website that allows you to plan menus, store recipes and create and organize grocery lists. It has made menu planning SO much easier for me. I religiously plan the weekly menus every Sunday. the BEST part about Say Mmmm is that it LINKS TO EVERNOTE!!!!! So I can create my menu, look up recipes and then send the weekly menu, recipes and grocery list all to Evernote. I also send it to my kids Evernote accounts and I no longer hear 100 times per day, "what's for dinner." Bonus, bonus, bonus!
This is version of Kindle I currently own. It is my second Kindle. I read voraciously, probably 3 - 4 books per month. I also like to read 2 - 3 books simultaneously. An eReader is a great invention for me, because I don't have to carry around multiple books, just the light and compact reader! Of course now I am drooling over the newest version the Kindle Fire. AND here is the thing, I will still be keeping my old one for reading during lunch breaks, taking to kids sporting practices etc. I just
Waze is a must, in my opinion for commuters! I also found this neat dash pad mat for my iPhone that allows it to stick to the dashboard without doing any permanent damage. I have been using it for 2 months and it has never allowed My Precious (iPhone's nickname) to fall!
What are some of your favorite Aps and Gadgets? Any I need to add to my (ever growing) list?