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How "smart" do you get with your phone?

Postby MartyMint on Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:16 pm

Besides making calls, how do you get the most "smartness" out of your smart phone?

My Samsung S2 is mainly for work, so I need to be able to take pictures and email them to clients.
The calculator and calendar apps of course!
Google Maps (I'm on the road much of the time going to 3-4 new locations a week).
I keep a large collection of work related documents on my Ubuntu One storage, so I can pull them down as needed.
The "torch" feature...for when I'm fumbling for electrical panels and breaker switches!
Occassional use of QR and Barcode scanner app at the warehouse for poorly sorted items and price-checking.


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Re: How "smart" do you get with your phone?

Postby seehymeh on Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:43 pm

Google keep is a pretty snazzy note taker. You can attach media files as needed and it's pretty no-nonsense.

Astrid tasks is a nice list maker, and with a little tweaking you can get the reminders to be as naggy as your wife, so you remember to get things done.

VXConnectBot is a better version of ConnectBot, which is an SSH client.

Those are my top 3.
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Re: How "smart" do you get with your phone?

Postby MartyMint on Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:51 am

seehymeh wrote:
VXConnectBot is a better version of ConnectBot, which is an SSH client.



Interesting. I've got to look into this one.
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Re: How "smart" do you get with your phone?

Postby xenopeek on Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:12 am

KDE has a new project, KDE Connect, which lets you use your smart phone paired with your computer running KDE. Might be fun/handy: http://albertvaka.wordpress.com/2013/08 ... e-connect/
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Re: How "smart" do you get with your phone?

Postby lexon on Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:31 pm

I use a iPhone 3GS at wireless sites when when I stop for a break. Very nice to gets text messages anywhere, takes reasonable photos. Easy to pull over and answer. Cannot do that with the tablets.
iPhone carried on my belt.
So much easier to carry and use than any tablet. My Dell Streak 7 and Amazon Fire HD are hardly used anymore. Those were kind of a waste of money.

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