Using iPhone Apps to Increase Your Productivity: Blogs, Books & Podcasts

Using iPhone Apps to Increase Your Productivity:  Blogs, Books & Podcasts | Organize 365

Using iPhone Apps to Increase Your Productivity: Blogs, Books & Podcasts | Organize 365

Blogs

I would have NEVER tried to read a blog on my Blackberry. OK, I tried, but it didn’t work.

I spend hours in front of the computer for work, so I would rather not be there doing my pleasure reading.

Last fall at a blogging meeting, we talked about if our sites were “mobile ready” and how many of our readers were on a mobile device like a phone or a tablet when they were reading our blog.

Since I had a Blackberry, the thought of reading blogs on my phone was so foreign to me, but I checked my stats anyway. WHOA! 66% of you read this blog on your phone or tablet.

I knew IMMEDIATELY that I had to make my site mobile ready so you no longer need to pinch and pull my site to read it!

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Once I had my iPhone, I wanted to see how I liked reading on my phone. Both the sites I read daily were not mobile ready – until this week – one of them changed! I do not read or surf the web much on my phone, but it is doable.

Books

As I am automating my life, I am finding I have new pockets of time. I hate to say it, but it has been quite a while since I have read any books on a regular basis. Sure, I’ll read one here or there, but not every night.

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How To Buy and Download eBooks

However, I have bought a bunch of books in the electronic form on my Kindle account and transferred those to my iPad. Usually, I am too tired to read at night, but now that my Kindle is on my phone, I can read anywhere. And since the Kindle syncs the devices, I can read my iPad at night and pick up on my phone while I wait at the bus stop without losing my place in the book.

Already this year, I have devoured 2 meaty books. Having the flexibility to read on the go has definitely helped!

Using iPhone Apps to Increase Your Productivity: Blogs, Books & Podcasts | Organize 365

Podcasts

There are so many awesome Podcasters out there. I love to watch training videos and listen to CDs, but until I had an iPhone, I didn’t have a way to listen to a Podcast except through my computer.

Which I have done…

Using iPhone Apps to Increase Your Productivity: Blogs, Books & Podcasts | Organize 365

Oh my! Leslie Samuel – this picture is for you!!

I am still getting my Podcasts set up, but already I have listened to 3 in the place of listening to radio. I will need to train myself, but now when I get in the car to drive over 30 minutes, I’d like to be listening to a Podcast.

It is amazing to me how much my knowledge has increased now that I have books and Podcasts readily available.

And in May… I will have my own Podcast!

Read the rest of the iPhone Apps to Increase Productivity Series:
Photos
Calendars & Email
Siri
Coupons & Shopping
Timers & Alarms
Doing Business
Facebook & Pinterest
Blogs, Books & Podcasts {You’re Here!}

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