Lighten Your Load–78 Items your Smartphone replaces


Perhaps you want to lighten your load. Perhaps you want to save money. Perhaps you want to make the most of your investment in your iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, etc. Brainstorming with CEOs, other senior level executives, and owners resulted in the following list of 78 items your device can replace.

411 information / Yellow Pages / Phone books
Airline boarding pass
Airline Status
Alarm Clock
Backup (happens in cloud now)
Bank tellers – depending on the task
Bar code scanner
Bill Pay
Books / Magazines
Bookstore
Bug Spray
Business Cards (use NFC)
Calculator
Calorie counters by scanning food barcode labels
Camcorder
Camera
Carpenter’s Bubble Level / plumb bob
Compass
Contacts List
Cookbooks
Credit Card Machines
Credit Cards
Dedicated music players
Dials an stay on hold for you (App is named Fast Customer)
Dictionary
Document Scanner
Dog Whistle
DVD movies
Employees
Encyclopedia
Expense Reports
Expensive video conferencing tools
Expert Advice
Flatbed Scanner
Games
Garage Door Opener
GPS Directions & Traffic
Home phone
Keys
Language Translation
Laptop Computer – especially: Web browsing, Email, Presenting
Library
Light Switch
Loyalty Cards
Magnifying Glass
Maps
Mirror
Mouse
Music CD’s
Newspapers
Pager
Paper tablet on which to take notes
Paper based tools commonly referred to as “planners”
Pen
Photo Albums
Portable DVD Players
Post-It ® notes
Price checking
Radio
Really long arms – LogMeIn etc.
Research materials
Restaurant reservations
Restaurant Reviews
Retail Stores – use Amazon etc. now
Ruler
Secretary
Smart Boards ®
Speedometer
Spell Checker
Starbuck’s ® Card
String on your finger
Teacher
Thesaurus
TV
TV Remote Control
Voice Mail
Watch
Weather

 

Can you add more items to the list?

Please post your comments, and other items not on this list, on this blog.


2 Responses to “Lighten Your Load–78 Items your Smartphone replaces”

  1. Ellyn Moricca says:

    Digital music is great in the meantime, but only for one reason: it’s making CDs dirt-cheap. I don’t understand why anyone would pay iTunes prices for good albums. Though perhaps that’s it. It must not be worth listening to the entire output of today’s music talents, so everyone just purchases music on a track by track basis.

  2. Karen Geney says:

    Bug spray? Please tell me how!

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