I saw a post on Facebook over the weekend asking people what they take photos of on their mobile phones. Having a smartphone with you nearly all the time means that there are countless opportunities to take a quick photo to help you remember things for later – when previously you were scrabbling round trying to find a pen and a scrap of paper.
There were some great ideas in the post that I have curated and added a few more of my own so I could share them with you.
- Grab a photo of your car when parking in a carpark building or big mall so you remember where to go when you return. Especially good at airports when you are travelling!
- Snap a picture of the label on a bottle of wine you like at dinner or out drinking so you can find it when shopping – when you are sober(er).
- Take a photo of local maps when you are travelling overseas as its cheaper than using your precious roaming data for Google Maps
- A photo of your car number plate is super handy when signing at an office reception and you can never remember the number but don’t want to get towed.
- A pic of your checked in luggage when travelling is invaluable if it goes missing while in transit so you can show airline staff what it looks like.
- Take a screen shot or a photo of your computer or phone settings before you change them!
- Photos of library books will help when it comes time to hunt them down to return them. Especially if they are from the school library!
- A photo of your fridge contents is useful when going to the supermarket so you know what you need to stock up on.
- Take a photo when you lend your diving gear or book or chainsaw to your mate. Then you both know who has it when you go to find it months later.
- Take a picture of business cards you are given and use an app like CardMunch that will convert the image and import the numbers into your phone Contacts.
- Long serial numbers or license keys are good to have an image of rather than digging out the original document/email/license disk.
- Moving house? Take a photo of all the cables behind your TV/stereo/computer etc so you know how to reassemble it when you unpack.
In your face Post It Notes!