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Last week, Facebook acquired WhatsApp for around $19 billion dollars (making the company more valuable that most car companies, news agencies, NASA space missions, the top 20 European football teams combined, and more).
Anyway, there are a number of popular messaging services in use:
- Facebook Messenger
- Google Hangouts
- SMS (kick it old school!)
What phone do you use?
- Sony Xperia
- (If not mentioned above please put the name of of your daily phone)
e.g. iPhone 5c, Samsung Note 3, Nexus 5 etc
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A few years ago, there was a somewhat cheesy, but fun productivity app named Epic Win that gamified your traditional to-do list. Each time you completed an item, you would get some points to distribute to a character you created in the app. On one hand, it's pretty gimmicky. But it was also kind of fun.
See more here: http://www.rexbox.co.uk/epicwin/
Anyway, the app hasn't been updated in over a year and has probably fallen by the wayside. Are there any other to-do...
There's been a lot of trendy genres for mobile apps. For awhile Twitter apps were a developers' and designers' playground. Then it seemed to be note taking applications, then email apps, and now weather apps. And for some reasons, I find myself downloading all of them.
Here are the most populated app categories on my iPhone:
- Notes / Writing: 16 apps (!!!)
- Weather: 9 apps (!)
- Email clients: 5 apps
I'm a big fan of the idea of productivity / get-things-done (GTD) apps. In practice, I spend so much time reading about them, downloading them, and trying to use them that I probably am not all that productive.
However, there are still some pretty vital tools I use every day. Here are two of my favorites as of late:
1. Alfred (OS X)
It's basically a super powerful launch bar and search tool that makes it incredibly easy to open up groups of... Read more →
WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, Hangouts, iMessage, Facebook Messenger, etc. It seems like every other month a new messaging app is coming out for smartphone users. I have to admit, I never have tried using either of them to communicate with friends beyond Hangouts because almost everyone has a GMail address.
I think it's pretty safe to say as smartphones continue to enter the younger crowd there is more and more of a... Read more →