Things to Make You More Productive

If I had to only pick one application that has had the most impact on me in 2008 the clear winner is Remember The Milk. The iPhone does not have a good List/To Do application. I normaly use the Mac Mail application To Do’s but I wanted something that would sync it all together. This is where Remember The Milk comes in as you can:

  1. Sync lists across computers
  2. Build lists by emailing them to RTM
  3. Manage on your iPhone
  4. Works with Google Calendar/Gmail

The service is free but I’d recommend signing up for the Pro version which is only $25 a year which lets you sync with an iPhone/Blackberry/Windows but more importatnly supports the team of developers who have built this great application.

iPhone Update

Still likeing my iPhone though the ATT service is not nearly as good as Verizon. In general I’m happy with my move from my Backberry to the iPhone. I have had several freezup issues with email but once I stopped syncing my settings it has worked better. The camera is nice to have but if there is any movement at all you get a blurry picture. Love the ability to surf the web. Visual voice mail is a savior when you get off the plan in O’hare and are running to make your connection.

iPhone Review

I broke down this weekend, joined the masses, and got an iPhone. I loved how easy it was to order the phone from the Apple web site. I had heard stories of friends that had issues at ATT stores but it took me literally 10 minutes on the Apple site and another 10 minutes at the Apple store on 14th Street to pick it up. Dave my sales person was great, gave me a few tips, and off I went. I liked my Verizon Blackberry but the call of the App Store had become too great. I read up on the Blackberry Storm and while it seemed to have a better camera and data entry capabilities it did not have the App Exchange or WiFi which were key to my decision.  There is no question that Verizon has a better network so I’ll have to live with ATT and its limitations. I’m only three days in so I’ll let you know how it goes down the road.

I like:

  1. That the UI is so much nicer than my Verizon Blackberry
  2. The App store Rocks – Shazam is my favorite so far
  3. GPS based maps and services
  4. Visual voice mail

I don’t like:

  1. Battery Life – Wifi burns the battery
  2. Keyboard intensive actions as my fingers keep fat fingering the keys
  3. ATT’s Edge network is slow