People sometimes misunderstand the capabilities of a smartphone. Sometimes, they think that it’s just a device for making and receiving calls, messages, and email, playing some games and letting you know when it’s time to wake up or work on something else. Others who aren’t gadget-savvy simply think it’s a status symbol and buy one to keep up appearances.
If you are one of these people, then you’re missing out on one of the main points of using a smartphone: the apps. You practically have a small computer in your hands. It may have a smaller screen, but that’s the point is that it’s a computer that you can put in your pocket.
Most smartphones have pre-loaded apps that let you browse the web, download more apps, read ebooks, write notes and make reminders. But you’ll soon find out that there are a lot of apps that can do a lot more. Take a look at what some apps can do:
That’s right. Most comic labels release a digital version of their issues that can be read with special apps. If you think that using your smartphone to read comic is too difficult, you can invest in a tablet so you can read comics on the go. The point is, however, that you can read comics on your smartphone with great comic reading apps like Comic Zeal and ComicGlass.
You can get apps like RingCentral to connect to your office phone while you’re away. You can be at home, on a business trip or just away from the office and still make and receive calls as if you were there.
You don’t have to bring a laptop to a meeting anymore if you need to show a client some slides. There are apps like SlideShark that let you make, edit and run presentations from your phone. Just make sure you have a VGA adapter for your device to a projector.
You can use apps like imo.im or meebo to combine all your messaging and social media chat boxes in one program. Just open the app and input all your relevant accounts. Whenever you use the app, you are automatically logged into all your messaging accounts and you can send and receive messages from there.
Note-taking on mobile apps is much more than typing or using a stylus. Some apps like Evernote or Day One let you take pictures as well as record sound and video to include in your notes. Some devices even let you create whole documents that have clickable links to images and video that relate to the topic of your note. Another great feature of this app is that it uploads your notes to the cloud, where you can access it using your PC or Mac later.