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One of my favourite things about owning a smartphone is that I no longer need to remember anything, ever. I simply put a reminder in my phone’s calendar and keep my phone within earshot.
One of the downsides unfortunately, was I tended to forget to inform the other half of events he was supposed to go to too.. Since I have an iPhone and he has a Samsung it took me a while to work out how to set up a joint calendar. Six months ago I did and seriously, it really works well!
There are loads of ways to do this but here’s how we did it:
1. I set up a new gmail account
2. I registered that account on both our phones (in the same way you set up your personal email account). You don’t need to use that account for emails, just make sure you have “calendars” switched to “on” when you set up the account on your phones.
3.When I put an event in my calendar I can choose to put it in my personal calendar (if it’s just a reminder for me) or the new gmail calendar. When it’s something we both need to know about I select the new calendar. It appears and behaves exactly the same as any other event/reminder in my calendar.
4. Et Voila! It magically appears in my husband’s phone’s calendar too and we both get reminded about it.
Now we are changed people, incredibly organised and forward planning. The old “but you never told me…” has been replaced with “Well, I had the girls/boys night out in the calendar weeks ago..”. Much harder to argue with
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I have finally started using a journal app to record special moments with my family – something I’ve been planning to do for a long time. I’m trying to stick to just one picture per day, but sometimes I need more than one photo to properly capture a moment, or can’t decide which photo is best – which is where this app come in handy!
What does it do?
You can very easily create a photo collage with up to 5 photos per collage, 38 different layouts, customised borders and 20 lovely photo effects.
How does it work?
1. Select a layout
2. Pick photos from your camera roll
3. Apply filters (each photo in your layout can have a different filter) and adjust borders
4. Save to your camera roll
Love it! Really easy to use and a lovely way to capture multiple special moments in one picture.
I used InstaStitch on my iPhone 4 3G running iOS6.0.1.
The pictures in the slideshow were created by my kids using the Balloonimals app
I’m trying out the TinyBeans journal app – really liking it so far too. I know some of the other journal apps have photo collage functionality built in – but for some reason I’m finding the InstaStitch/TinyBeans combo is working for me.
Any other great photo or journal apps out there worth trying?
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