Monday, May 10, 2010

Why Moms Need iPhones

When I worked in the corporate world, I could have used a Blackberry but I never wanted to. I preferred staying low tech because I knew, the moment I had a Blackberry in hand, I would have been chained to work. Ever see the movie 2 weeks notice?

When we purchased our iPhones, it opened up a whole new world to me and now, I can't go back!!

GPS Directions
I almost never get lost anymore. 2 years in Chicago, I still have to rely on a map from time to time to get me where I need to go.

Lost Phone
We have Mobile Me. Among other features (like email and email management), we can do a search on a lost phone to see if I left it at work, the restaurant, or if it's most likely just buried in my purse!

My husband's work calendar automatically updates on my calendar.

"Mom, do sardines live in the ocean or a river or stream?" Google will give you the answer to your child's million and one great questions.

I keep up with my blogosphere by reading blogs when I have a free moment. You can also go to sites you have an interest in - check out the GAP Kids new line vs the Lands End line, etc.

My Shopping List
I list all the items I need from each different store I am planning on going to. When I get it, I slide my finger and it is checked off. I have lists for the produce store, the meat store, Target, Walmart, and clothing stores.

Camera and Video
I know other phones have a camera but do they have a video camera as well? And can you download the Photoshop app and edit pics on your phone? I have been to several bday parties where the parents did not have a video camera so I video tapped their kids' blowing out the candles and put it on YouTube for them.

I always ask my husband what the weather is going to be like, but I could just as easily look on my iPhone where I have 2 weather apps. I even know what the weather is like in my home town and a few other places I like.

I am always talking to parents and people and learning new things, new places to go, new programs for my kids, names of good schools, etc. I just enter the info in my Notes app and I have it at my fingertips.

I no longer carry a Bible to church. My iPhone has 15 different translations to choose from. One less thing to deal with on Sunday morning!

Red Laser
Ever wonder how much something costs or if you are getting the best price in your area? Let you camera scan the bar code and Red Laser will tell you the stores closest to you that sells it, how much and the online prices. Seriously.

I can do my banking from my phone. Transfer money, check balances, pay bills. Easy.

Bus Tracker
For city moms, you can find out when the next bus or train is coming and figure out the best route to take on public transit.

Get caught up on your reading while waiting at the dentist or doctor's office. There are hundreds of free books, or you can pay to download a book. It's nice to not have to lug a book around with you.

Kids Games
Of course, there are plenty of games your children can play - educational and simply fun games. I don't let my kids play with my iPhone after that one incident....

Period Tracker
Yeah, there's an app for that too! You can track your period and your moods!!

Social Networking
Twitter, Facebook are all on my iPhone. I can manage all of the Twitter accounts I tweet on (about 5).

I listen to Pandora stations on my iPhone. It's nice to be able to plug it into the car and have the music pipe through

Most blog sites have a mobile upload option. With the iPhone, you can actually pull up your site to see if you like it or not.

Store the same great music from your computer on your phone.

I forgot you also can check your email. I have about 10 accounts I check from my phone.

Silly, silly me. It's a phone too!!

There are lots more features and apps that you can download. That's just what I use the most. So, if you were on the fence, I hope this helps to push you off onto the iPhone side!

1 comment:

Threeundertwo said...

I love my ancient Treo smartphone (it takes videos too) but that shopping app is really tempting.