This just in! Smartphones weren't solely invented for selfies, food photos, and Snapchat. We can all agree that smartphones have become quite the 21st century nuisance; everywhere you go, faces look downward and fingers are flying across four square inches of glass screen. But before we all start boycotting public use of smartphones (HA!), let's take a look at some of the coolest, most impressive uses for your smartphone.
It's true that people get a little carried away with being on their phones. I mean, you're driving to 7-11 to pick up some munchies and next thing you know, you're trolling your ex's Instagram while sitting at a stop light. WHY?! But there are some really intelligent and helpful apps out there. Nowadays, there are entire high school and college courses dedicated to creating apps. Apps are the world wide web of the future, and because they pinpoint specific needs, there's a cool smartphone use out there for everyone.
Trying to lose weight? My Fitness Pal will count your calories and help create workout plans for you. Been meaning to tune that dusty old banjo for the past two years? Cleartune is a simple and accurate way to do it directly from your phone. So next time you're watching your favorite band at that cool venue and everyone around you is on their phone, don't get annoyed! They're probably doing something really important like checking their blood pressure or reading Moby Dick on their Kindle.What are your favorite uses for your smartphone? Vote up your favorites and add any cool things you can do while staring at a screen that you don't see listed here.
Check in for a FlightYou can do this directly through your email, or if you're a frequent flyer, download your preferred airline's mobile app and check in that way.
Concert/Event AdmissionIf you're purchasing concert tickets online, request digital copies so you don't have to print out hard copies for the show. They'll scan the barcode when you arrive.
Manage Your DietMy Fitness Pal and Lose It! allow you to track your food and exercise to manage food intake throughout the day.
Deposit Your PaychecksIt depends on who you bank with, but they probably have an app that allows you to take photos of your check to deposit directly into your account.
Get Out of a Sticky SituationThe Circle of 6 app allows you to have an emergency network and use emergency commands to get in touch with them when things get weird.
Tune an InstrumentCleartune is the winning chromatic tuner app out there right now.
Monitor Your Heart Rate
Meet Your Soulmate
Pay Back Your FriendsSquare Cash allows you to wire money directly to your friends.
Manage Your BlogBe it Tumblr, Wordpress, or Wix, download the mobile app and manage your blog posts from anywhere.
Write a BookUsing Notes or any other app created for novelists.
Start Your CarDepending on the car you drive, you may be able to take advantage of Viper SmartStart, the app that allows you to use GPS to start your car when you haven't even gotten inside yet.
Stock Market CoverageSTOCKS is a great place to start.
This is something you can play on your phone. Its fun and something to do instead of playing video games on your console, instead you can play it on mobile