The topic today is all about phone apps!
Now, I'm not a very tech savvy person and actually do not have very many apps on my phone because I'm the only person in the universe whose phone acts crazy if I have more than one full page of apps. Seriously, I've tried with the iPhone 3, iPhone 4, and my current Samsung Galaxy something or other. Every time I think about adding apps, the phone just starts loosing battery like crazy and eventually just starts shutting itself off at random times (even if the battery was fully charged). I'm one of those people who limps over the 2-yr contract finish line with a phone that has hardly functioned correctly in the months leading up to the contract's end. So... I remedy this by not having a lot of apps.
I am, however, having a blast reading about the apps that you guys are using and I'm hoping to add one or two onto my phone.
The apps that I do have on my phone are very much needed and used.
First, the Dexcom Follow App. This is a new one to me and my husband, but it's a tremendous help! Our oldest son (he's almost 5) has Type One Diabetes (the autoimmune disorder where his pancreas doesn't make insulin). He wears a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) that lets us know the sugar content of his tissue cells every 5 minutes. We still have to give him finger pricks at mealtimes to check the sugar content of his actual blood cells, but the CGM helps us monitor him in between those mealtimes, and overnight. The CGM will alert us if his tissue-sugar is too high or too low (both are dangerous conditions-- but a low sugar is far more dangerous in a shorter amount of time).
For two years, we had been using an older model of the CGM until the newest model came out. The newest model communicates via Bluetooth to a smartphone, and then it transfers that data to the phones of my husband and myself.
Can you imagine how helpful this will be once he's in school this fall??? We are so excited about it!
Another app on my phone is the Kodak Pic Flick. This app houses all of my photos on my phone as well as on my Facebook account. If I want to print a photo, all I do is enter this app, choose my photo and select "print." The app sends the picture to my printer, which prints it out on 4x6 photo paper!
The second page of apps on my phone is Mom Central, I'd say.
Here's where Amazon Video and Netflix reside. I work from home, so sometimes it's nice to pull up a mindless show to listen to as I work. Favorites include Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy, Escape to the Country, etc. Also, if the boys (my 4-yr old and 3-yr old) crowd into our bed on Saturday mornings, I can pull up a show for them and not have to get out of bed just yet. :)
I also have Publix and Winn Dixie apps on this page. The Publix one is by far my favorite of the two since it actually categorizes my grocery list based on what aisle the item is on. It's nice to be able to see the sale papers from both of these stores as we're meal planning.
My Amazon music bar at the bottom of this page is awesome because it's free music! I'm not an iTunes fan (and I don't even know if it would work with an Android phone), so my husband set up Amazon music on my phone so I can download albums and songs for free!
There you have it!
Not a lot to see, but apps that are important to us and make our lives easier.
Until Next Time,
Much love, Reba