How A Student Uses The iPhone
March 29, 2010 by Ryan Ray
Now this might be something entirely new, I wanted to make a big list. It’s something I’ve yet to really try out, but I wanted to give it a shot. I’m a full time student majoring in Marketing, Music Business, and Video/Cinema production! Besides that I love my iPhone, so what’s better than combining those two somehow. I always find it intriguing the way that people use their iPhones to help get things done, so as a student let me give you my perspective. This is how I use my iPhone to make my life just that much easier…
To Do List:
I prefer the app 2Do for my to do list, I love it. Syncs to my iCal over Wifi and has a beautiful interface. If it only brought in my Google calendars that would be AWESOME.
Again I use the 2Do app to write down class assignments, I also use the simple built in notes app to write down a daily to do. It syncs right up and I can open them up from Mail and get work done. It feels so good to cross stuff off the list.
Wasting Time In Class:
Now there are a ton of apps I could list for this, hah. I immediately turn right to Digg, Mashable, Twitter, and Facebook to check out what’s going on in the world outside of class. From there I will read Macrumors, and check web stats with the app Ego. Playing games is too obvious on the iPhone, I don’t try to get away with that one.
Obviously I use the built in mail app, if Apple keeps making it more like their desktop mail then I’ll keep loving it. I’ve never tried any other apps.
This is also another area where I stick to the built in calendar app. I also have a web bookmark to my Google calendars that I share with some of the groups I’m in. Both of these ways definitely help keep me on top of a student’s busy life.
This is one great way to see if your friend is eating lunch at 12, or to get stuff planned out when you can’t make a phone call.
By far a great way for a student to stay social. Doesn’t matter where you are with an iPhone and a great Twitter app. My choice is Tweetie. Tweet some pics of a boring class, read your feed to see how boring your friends’ classes are, etc…
There are two apps that are essential for me. They help me find local coffee shops and if you are a college student coffee is almost as vital to your survival as oxygen is. One is the Starbucks app, cliche I guess but it’s a nice app. The other one I use is called Coffee Break. It is a sweet app for finding local coffee shops if you are in a new area.
This one is easy! I mostly use the built in iPod, but when tired of what I have I’ll turn on Pandora. This is a great way to find new music. Don’t forget about the Shazam app incase you are in one of those awesome coffee house and don’t want to ask anyone what’s on the stereo. You’d lose some scene points that way.
A no brainer here, students love to blog. I run all of my sites on WordPress, so I use the WordPress iPhone app. Simple as can be and works like a charm. I know there are probably some other mobile blogging apps, I just don’t know about them. Many college students use blogger, or wordpress.com I’m sure those work too on the iPhone.
This is where my whole screen of iPhone games comes in. Tons of awesome games, some of my favorites are Paper Toss, Mini Squadron, and Doodle Jump. Also if your iPhone is jailbroken, there is a lot of fun to have with that. I’ll write up a post about that soon!
Again I have a whole screen devoted to all of my photo editing apps. I’ve been doing a iPhone 360 project with these apps, and it’s been so great to edit straight on the phone and post immediately! I did a whole series about photo editing apps you can see on the site.
I just made a video about my weather apps, this is very important to me as I get ready for my day. Also to plan out our ultimate practices and whatnot. Weather apps are vital to me also when I’m walking to class. Just so I know what to wear and expect! You’ve got to be prepared.
What ways do you use your iPhone? Are you a student, business man, teacher, scientist, etc…? Let me know how you use your iPhone and does it do it’s job well? Thanks so much for reading!
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