Poll: How do you use your mobile devices?

Woman taking a photo with a mobile device

use mobile device to take photosI met with Adobe a while ago, and one thing they said that surprised me was that most people use their mobile devices (tablets, phones, etc.) as consumption devices only. In other words, they only use them to view web pages, watch movies, listen to music, and so on. But they don’t use them to create.

Is that true for you? Personally, I have dozens of editors on my iPad that I use to write web designs and articles all the time. Plus I use my tablet for drawing and my phone for taking pictures. I find the mobile devices very creative, and much less messy than carrying around a portable art palette. 🙂

How do You Use Mobile Devices?

It’s hard for me to imagine how I lived without my tablet these days. What do you think? Feel free to comment below about how you use mobile devices.

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Some of the apps I use all the time are games, but when I’m not playing games or watching a Netflix binge-a-thon, I use:

  • Day One—This is a journaling app that you can use to write blog posts, I think. I’ve never used it for that, but I do write in it or take photos with it almost every day.
  • OneNote—This is another note taking app. I use it mostly for to do lists and reminders of things I want to take care of. But I also put in article ideas and web pages I want to remember to read again.
  • Transfer—I use this app to move pictures from my various devices to my laptop or computer. I know that iOS is supposed to do this automatically, but I can’t always get that to work. Transfer relieves a lot of my frustrations.
  • Diptic—This app is fun to use. It creates little collages of different photos. It comes with a lot of templates, and there are more to purchase if you need them.
  • Adobe Ideas—I use this to draw in all the time. I’ve also picked up Adobe Line, Photoshop Mix, and Adobe Sketch just recently, but I haven’t started using them yet.
  • Mindfulness Daily—I have been using this for the last 40-some-odd days, and I really like it. It’s a great way to practice mindfulness.

There are a bunch of other apps I have on my iPad, but those are ones I use nearly every day. I think I do use my iPad more for consumption than for creation, but I definitely use use mobile devices for both.

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