This is the final article in a short series covering various ways to get yourself organized and synced up across your various Android devices (don’t worry, iOS has most of these apps too!). This article will feature Springpad’s Android ecosystem and some helpful ways to use this platform and it’s creative organization techniques to sort out some of the mess in ministry. [Read more…] about Getting Organized on Android Part 3: Springpad
How in the world could you do all that ministry if you miss your alarm and wake up at 1:00pm? Timely is a relatively new alarm app for Android that does a little bit more than other alarm apps. Let’s take a look.
This is the second in a short series covering various ways to get yourself organized and synced up across your various Android devices (don’t worry, iOS has most of these apps too!). This article will feature Evernote’s Android ecosystem and some helpful ways to use this platform and it’s various products to boost productivity and reduce stress in ministry.
Previously, we discussed what Google has to offer in the area of getting yourself together for productivity. Next up in our war on clutter is Evernote. Evernote is a great idea that exploded into an incredibly powerful suite of services all designed to organize your ideas in constructive ways. In this article, we’ll discuss what Evernote has to offer, and how it compares to Google’s organizational ecosystem.
This is the twenty-nineth article in the series App of the Week series.
I’m a news app junky. There are two main kinds of news apps, and I want to take a second to distinguish between them. The first are RSS Aggregators which allow you to pull from various services like Feedly, Feedbin, Google Reader (RIP), and others. Then there are news apps that will give you what you get, either from a collection of editors, social media sites, or articles grouped by topic. Circa News is one of those apps. Honestly, I’ve never been a fan of someone offering me something I didn’t ask for, so let’s see how Circa holds up.
This is the twenty-eighth article in the series App of the Week series.
One of the many things that sets Android’s OS apart from iOS and other attempts are live wallpapers. These can range from animated wallpapers to full fledged games running as your phone’s background. There’s always been a sweet spot for me when it comes to live wallpapers. Some are amazing to look at, but get too difficult to appreciate when you begin to populate your screen with apps and widgets. Others are too labor intensive and will contribute to battery drain. Let’s see how Spiderfly Studios does at Stormfly, their first attempt at a live wallpaper.
Organization is not something that comes naturally to me. My thoughts are scattered throughout the day. My desk will get messy (barring my wife’s loving intervention). It’s easier to shave my head than try to get my hair to go where I want it. It’s not because I don’t like things to be organized because I truly do. I’m just busy. Many people entrenched in ministry, let alone bi-vocational ministry, “suffer” from this. Fortunately, there are many tools out there to help individuals, as well as groups of people, get themselves organized and productive.
Google is no longer just a search engine. Last year they garnered $50 billion in revenue across a wide variety of offerings. Over the past year or two, Google has been one of the top competitors in office and productivity suites, all provided free and in the cloud. There are several different services that I have used within Google’s ecosystem on my Android devices to help me organize my personal life, as well as my ministry.