I love my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro. I am smitten with Apple products. Steve Jobs is no longer with us but I am totally impressed with what he created at Apple.
I love finding new apps for my stuff that assist me in my daily quest to be more productive. Some time ago I downloaded the RunKeeper app to my iPhone. I’m not sure why I did it because I WAS NOT RUNNING.
In the last 50 days I have lost 51 pounds and suddenly my energy level has shot through the roof. Yesterday I did something I haven’t done in a long time. I went walking for the sake of exercise. That’s right. I walked.
I started my day by weighing in at the local fitness center and then I struck out on a walk down one of the primary streets in my small town. I walked three miles.
I remembered that I had this lonely app on the last page of my iPhone apps called RunKeeper. I opened the app and hit the start button then began my walk. As I walked I listened to a Michael Hyatt podcast to keep my mind busy and to take my mind off of the exercise. I was well into my walk with I was startled by a strange female voice that told me I was five minutes into my walk, the distance that I had accomplished and the rate at which I was walking. Wow! That was pretty cool. Five minutes later I receive another update and then at every five minute mark until my walk was completed. When finished I knew exactly how far I had walked, the time it took and the rate in which I did it.
Later in the day when I opened my email I had a message in my inbox from RunKeeper with the statistics of my walk, a graph to show future walks and other information.
When you start a new activity you are given many choices as to what kind of activity it will be. Running, Cycling, mountain biking, walking, hiking, downhill skiing, cross-crounty skiing, snowboarding, skating, swimming, wheelchair, and more.
I feel sure that I haven’t yet scratched the surface as to all the ways this cool little app is going to help me. I did though want to tell you about it. And by the way, I did go to the RunKeeper web site and yes it is available for those of you who are less fortunate and own Droid devices. LOL!
What apps are you finding that are helping you be more productive?