I have a couple Workflows that I setup ( one launches 5 Verge articles), but I want to dig into more iOS automation in 2016.
Another automation app. I currently have it setup to show me apps that have gone free and it uploads photos to Google Drive, but it can do a lot more than I am asking it to do.
I am going to try to get more organized. This calendar app gets tons of praise, so I hope it lives up to its billing.
Plan to start keeping better track of my daily points. The holidays have not been my friend.
I need to use it more for meal planning. It is an awesome app for finding recipes on the web, saving the ingredients, and moving them to a cart. We typically use Wunderlist for shopping lists, but I am hoping to set up an automation that will move the cart to Wunderlist. I think it can be done through reminders, but I will look into it and post an entry about it.
I have a subscription to Office, but I use Evernote for most of my writing. I want to give Word an opportunity to be useful this year since there are concerns that Evernote might not be with us forever.
We got an elliptical machine about a month ago and I want to use it with my phone or Apple Watch to keep track of my activities and calories. Hopefully, it will help keep me motivated.
I want to start tracking my sleep. I am not sure that this is the most powerful sleep app, but I don't want to spend hours going over data. I just want to get a general idea of my sleep patterns and this should fill that need.
One of the reasons I got a 6s+ this year was to record 4K videos. So far, I have not opened any of them in iMovie. If I add a 4K computer to the stable this year, I am sure I will use iMovie more often and record more videos.
I have gotten out of the habit of using Lightroom on my iOS devices. I know the Lightroom app would help me get organized, but I also need to get some of my catalogs in order first. In a few weeks, I want to have stuff organized enough to be able to flag photos and make some edits on my iOS devices.
I don’t own this yet, but plan to try it out. It is a $20 iPad app that will allow you to draw on a Mac in a way similar to Wacom. I mainly want to try it out with Photoshop.
I want to try to at least keep a journal of vacations. I have messed around with this app in the past and it has a lot of useful features for journaling.
The Wrap Up
All in all, I am going to try to be more productive with my spare time in 2016. I still love to lean back on the couch and read a magazine or surf the web, but I want to get more productive use out of my iOS devices rather than simply using them for consumption. Hopefully, I can stay focused on these pursuits.
Dog loving, Big Green Egg worshiping, Tech enthusiast, residing in Memphis, TN. Home of the Tigers, Grizzlies, Elvis, Al Green, Stax, Hi Records, Ardent Studios, Beale Street, Peabody Ducks, etc.. I have also added the Jeep Wrangler to the list of things I am enthusiastic about.
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