One, my husband and daughter are on their second phones since we all went to texting with her first phone.
Two, There are times when I am away from home I wish I could check my email for important things.
Three, I've had phone envy for some time with my blogging friends.
Four, I wanted to be part of the app discussions.
Five, I was still using a PDA to organize my life.
Six, I got a new van without a gps.
(Gasp, trying to save $ for future college bills.)
Seven, My new van wouldn't bluetooth with my old phone.
(Isn't that a great marketing strategy between the phone company and car manufacturing. I can't complain though "we" work for Honda.)
Eight, I need to improve my tech skills.
Nine, I need to become more tech independent and not co-dependent.
Ten, I wanted to be hip! (and not physically hip-pi-er)
After much debate, thinking, researching. I never would of thought I would be reading PC World! Nudging from friends in both the Iphone camp and the Droid camp...I got the Droid X. I seriously had anxiety just getting started and feeling overwhelmed. As my highschooler watched and said, "I knew this would happen." I decided on baby steps and to stay focused with learning and purpose.
I started with some of the basic personalizing, the anxiety started to descrease. I loved entering phone numbers via Google contacts and having it automatically set up on my phone. I couldn't give up my only email account to switch to Gmail but maybe that will come. I then got a bit frustrated with setting up my Google calendar but with help I now love it. My next goal is to enter my snail mail information and more contacts.
However, I did something my husband was urging me to do and I was semi refusing and that was to use it for music as I ran or should I say try to run. While waiting at soccer practice I downloaded music recommended in Run Like a Mother with success! Then I got my first app, for free - RunKeeper Pro. I set it up with my GPS via Google Maps and I loved it! At every half mile it tells me the running time, distance, and my pace while my music is playing. It was 35 degrees, I never run outside when it's cold and I was happy. Just a side note, RunKeeper Pro can keep track of different kinds of exercise besides running. I think the girls and I will enjoy using it for biking this summer.
I am looking for a to do app to help with my productivity. If you have any favorite things I should know please share and help me on my journey. I don't want to start treading water with this adventure.