10-27-10 10:42 PM
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  1. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Yesterday I logged my BlackBerry usage to gauge it's usefulness to my day.
    Here is what I did:

    Sent and or received 228 emails
    Made 32 phone calls
    Received 18 phone calls
    Used the GPS to get from my office to a location in New Haven
    Used GPS to get from New Haven to Bridgeport
    Sent 7 faxes to my office (eOffice is the app)
    Monitored progress on four (4) projects (eMobile Planner is the app)
    Checked in on how the Yankees were doing (They WON!!!)
    Transferred money between my savings and checking accounts
    Paid eight (8) bills
    Kept in touch with my friends via BBM and Yahoo IM
    Used the video camera light as a flashlight when our power went out
    Bought grocery using MaraTick as my shopping list.
    Booked a flight/hotel/car
    Remembered to take my medication thanks to SmartAlerts
    Remembered to pick up my dry cleaning.
    Downloaded a ton of music (Thanks Wulf)
    Read some of the Bible (Proverbs specifically )
    Found a recipe for Paella Valenciana
    Read the New York Times and other papers (conservative and liberal)
    Deleted a thread on this site
    Took about a dozen pictures of my little boy - such a camera hog.

    What did you all do?
    10-21-10 11:50 AM
  2. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    Yesterday I logged my BlackBerry usage to gauge it's usefulness to my day.
    Here is what I did:

    Sent and or received 228 emails
    Made 32 phone calls
    Received 18 phone calls
    Used the GPS to get from my office to a location in New Haven
    Used GPS to get from New Haven to Bridgeport
    Sent 7 faxes to my office (eOffice is the app)
    Monitored progress on four (4) projects (eMobile Planner is the app)
    Checked in on how the Yankees were doing (They WON!!!)
    Transferred money between my savings and checking accounts
    Paid eight (8) bills
    Kept in touch with my friends via BBM and Yahoo IM
    Used the video camera light as a flashlight when our power went out
    Bought grocery using MaraTick as my shopping list.
    Booked a flight/hotel/car
    Remembered to take my medication thanks to SmartAlerts
    Remembered to pick up my dry cleaning.
    Downloaded a ton of music (Thanks Wulf)
    Read some of the Bible (Proverbs specifically )
    Found a recipe for Paella Valenciana
    Read the New York Times and other papers (conservative and liberal)
    Deleted a thread on this site
    Took about a dozen pictures of my little boy - such a camera hog.

    What did you all do?
    Sounds like you did a lot AG. I don't do nearly as much but I will give it a go:

    BB wakes me up in the morning
    Check my account balances
    Delete all the spam emails that I have received overnight
    Check my calendar for what I have going on for the day
    Read Chicago Tribune and NY Times using the browser
    I send 25-50 emails daily
    Chat with my wife using BBM and Google Talk
    I use GPS to find my way to schools or facilities that I haven't been to before
    Utilize my task list to keep me organized
    Use memopad to keep notes
    Make phone calls, usually 5-10
    Listen to podcasts on my way home
    10-21-10 12:02 PM
  3. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    It's funny actually. I always knew I used the device but this exercise brought home
    how much I do in a single day. My list for today is shaping up to be larger.
    10-21-10 12:10 PM
  4. avt123's Avatar
    The Yankees won, nuff said.
    10-21-10 12:42 PM
  5. Insomniac34's Avatar
    Wow! I'm still very much a BB newbie...
    10-21-10 12:45 PM
  6. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    woke up to my alarm via clock app
    browsed the web
    sent received 19 emails
    made/received 17 phone calls
    killed time via Twitter For BlackBerry
    BBM with friends
    updated Facebook status via Facebook app
    jotted down my thoughts throughout the day via Notepad
    10-21-10 02:13 PM
  7. Brn97CitronWran's Avatar
    Boyfriend wakes me up at 5:45am via a phone call
    I go back to bed
    BB alarm wakes me up to start the day
    Check posts on Crackberry.com
    I check my E-mails and delete all those wonderful SPAM ones.
    Check my notifications on Facebook
    Send text messages to friends
    Check my BBM Groups for updates
    Update my FourSquare (app) location
    Put phone on Silent (not suppose to be on it at work)
    Lunchtime I turn it back to Normal and check all messages
    Send some text messages and see whos on AIM
    Put phone back on silent
    Take phone off silent at the end of the workday
    Check messages and make/receive phone calls
    Take pictures and upload them to facebook for everyone to see
    Check the weather for tomorrow
    Check my calendar for the rest of the weeks events
    Relax and wait for my phone to go off with more messages before I go to bed
    10-21-10 02:22 PM
  8. BoldtotheMax's Avatar
    I don't do anything near what AG does, but apparently he uses his BB a lot for work?

    -Mine sits on charger till roughly 9am, take off charger..
    -Check email, maybe 15-20 a day, send a few out.
    -Check Facebook and reply
    -Check BBM messages and reply
    -Check weather forecast
    -Sits for a couple hours till work.
    -Constantly using it for next 8 hours during work shift doing all of the above and heavy Internet surfing, some Slacker radio, a few phone calls/texting with wife and that is about it in a day for me.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-21-10 04:28 PM
  9. albee 1's Avatar
    Woke up, got out of bed.
    Dragged a comb across my head.
    On the way down stairs I drank a cup.
    Somebody spoke and I went into a dream.

    Love the Beatles inspired title. Use mine quite a bit all day. Alarm wakes me, have coffee while reading the CB forums and answering a few. Check and reply to my emails. Check the weather then off to work. Listen to my music stored in the media card. Make a few phone calls, text the gf and make dinner plans. Make a grocery list and use it at the store. After dinner I work on my current song projects lyrics and save on exit. Read a little more CB, set the alarm and start all over!

    He blew his mind out in a car.
    He hadn't noticed that the lights had changed.

    Keep spankin that berry! See you all in the forums!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-21-10 04:56 PM
  10. dodger_moore's Avatar
    Very good to read about what uses people put their phones to. AG's list has inspired me!

    Decided not to do any work today, so left phone downstairs overnight.

    - Put my BlackBerry in an H2oAudio waterproof armband
    - Paddled out to sea with a few mates on big surfboards, trolling lures
    - Charted our progress with Endomondo so we could find the reef again
    - Made a couple of FB updates from the sea
    - Took a phone call as I was paddling in through the small surf
    - Coordinated dinner plans for the big pollock we caught via phone 'app'!

    Not a typical day, but one I hope to repeat soon
    Last edited by dodger_moore; 10-21-10 at 07:19 PM.
    10-21-10 07:12 PM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    Awesome thread AG!

    For today.....

    6:00am woke up with BB alarm clock.
    Checked email - 586 this morning.
    Replied to 15 of them at breakfast.
    Checked weather for the day.
    Made 8 phone calls
    Received 24 phone calls
    Finally got around to checking all email.
    Then got another 30!
    Checked on some reported posts
    Sent some BBM's
    Checked on some new Beta app's
    Sent 15 SMS's
    Get some pictures sent from my wife of my new born(4 wk) daughter from home
    Check status of a new server shipping info. Delivered!
    10-21-10 07:54 PM
  12. iMiiTH's Avatar
    Today:

    Wake Up to the alarm.
    Reminder of today's events.
    Reminder of homework I was too tired to print.
    Check the weather, it's going to be 10 degrees today and rain. (woohoo!)
    Listen to grooveshark on my bike ride to school.
    Send/Recieve around 300 text messages.
    Browse the google reader website.
    Play some copter.
    Give my phone around, they play copter and brick breaker.
    Add another BBM.
    Take a picture of todays work.
    Send it to evernote.
    Grooveshark on my way back.

    10-21-10 09:27 PM
  13. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    586 emails?!! In one day? That's insane. How the heck do you get through all of them in a day?

    With all the stuff some of you do on your phone alone, how the heck do you get anything else done during the day? Or maybe that is 90% of your work day?
    10-21-10 10:39 PM
  14. john_v's Avatar
    Yesterday I logged my BlackBerry usage to gauge it's usefulness to my day.
    Here is what I did:

    ...snip
    Checked in on how the Yankees were doing (They WON!!!)
    snip...
    AG, and all this time I thought you were a decent person!

    Just joshin'

    Nice thread idea, I'll have to log mine one of these days.
    10-21-10 10:45 PM
  15. cscott44's Avatar
    Great post AG. I am amazed at how much can be done with the BB. It also makes me aware that I have only scratched the surface.
    10-21-10 10:54 PM
  16. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    Another thing OP, don't you run out of battery juice using the BB that much?
    10-21-10 10:56 PM
  17. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Another thing OP, don't you run out of battery juice using the BB that much?
    No. I have a charger at my desk in my office, one at home and
    One in my car. Battery life is one thing I never worry about.
    10-22-10 10:42 AM
  18. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    AG, and all this time I thought you were a decent person!

    Just joshin'

    Nice thread idea, I'll have to log mine one of these days.
    Don't be hatin' John

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-22-10 10:47 AM
  19. john_v's Avatar
    Don't be hatin' John :;D

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Oh definitely no hate involved...rather I love any team that's playing the Yankees

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-22-10 01:44 PM
  20. john_v's Avatar
    Well I'm typing this out on my Torch...so I can add it to the list of things I did with my  (BB icon, if it doesn't show up)today.
    For starters, I used Evernote to keep track of what I did

    Day started like everyone else, the alarm on my Torch woke me up. I then scrolled through about 30 emails (nothing like AG's 228), got on the web to see who won the Sunday Night game (thank you packers; can't stand farve). That is my morning routine, helps me to decompress.
    Checked CB while the coffee was brewing
    Used Berryweather to check on weather later in the week for a trip I'm driving a bus for (that was in one of the 30 emails)
    Used google maps to get a rough mileage plot & hrs on the road for said bus trip.
    Used Olive Tree to look up a couple words while reading the Word (on my Torch)
    Tasks - to get a feel for the upcoming week and added a few that pertain to my trip
    Calendar - mapped out schedule for the week
    Google maps again before leaving the house (we've had a ton of repaving work lately, and the traffic feature has been great since its the suburbs and the radio traffic reporters don't bother with us)
    Media/music streaming to my Jabra BT during the ride to work.
    Docs2Go for a daily "pre-trip" inspection I do on my morning bus run; save it in Dropbox and have a running record in case I ever need it!
    (If you're wondering, I wear a lot of hats at work; mainly I do online college course development, but since I do have a CDL with a passenger endorsment, I help out with the bus driving as well; hence the trip this weekend)
    Throughout the rest of the day:
    -many more emails
    -a few BBM conversations; used it to keep up on my son's emergency trip to the dentist
    -Dropbox/Docs2Go - a big timesaver for me
    -Calendar/Tasks (native apps), Lister for some checklists
    -Was back on BerryWeather and the Weather Channel app checking out the storm we're supposed to get tomorrow, that's being predicted to rival the storm that sank the Edmund Fitzgerald.
    -Was going to use OpenTable to go out to eat, but the Chase app told me otherwise.
    -Also kept up with the Playbook announcements via the front page of CB throughout the day.
    -and now am typing this out. I bought the SmartWifi app when it was on DoD, and now I leave my wifi running all day. Have had that and BT on and connected all day, no charging, and am at 40% right now.

    To sum it up: I love this phone; couldn't live without my  .

    Posted from my Awesome Torch at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Last edited by john_v; 10-25-10 at 10:24 PM.
    10-25-10 10:21 PM
  21. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Good lord John!! Just typing all of that would have been enough for my day.
    Great seeing how others use the devices
    10-26-10 10:33 AM
  22. FMB8900's Avatar
    Hello all!
    Its great seeing how all of you use your devices! Many of you have the same morning routine as me (there alot of coffee drinkers in here too... awsome lol)

    I just have a question about tracking/ and logging your BB usage. I remember a watching a video a while back, I believe it was Kevin who did a video on an application for BB that monitors and records your daily/weekly usage, and then the app shows you the exact amount of time that you spend on messages, phone calls, facebook, etc. Do any of you know which app im talking about, or know the name of the app?

    Thank you in advance!
    10-26-10 01:38 PM
  23. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    I did not use an app, I just wrote everything down.

    This is the app I believe you are thinking of though ILoveBlackBerry (Over The Air download link)
    10-26-10 01:46 PM
  24. FMB8900's Avatar
    I did not use an app, I just wrote everything down.

    This is the app I believe you are thinking of though ILoveBlackBerry (Over The Air download link)
    Thank you AG I appreciate it im going to try it out now
    10-26-10 01:49 PM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    since 3:00 a.m.
    Woke me up - snooze button twice
    checked weather
    lauched CB
    checked train delays
    sent and answered emails
    transferred some money and paid two bills
    bought dog, cat and ferret food
    ordered alfalfa
    bbm my friend in CA
    looked for a new coat
    looked for boots
    looked for themes
    read CNN
    read WSJ
    checked Circulator location

    it's 2:13 now....on the way home I anticipate I'll be making calls and messaging people

    ***oh!!!! forgot!!!!! went to the AT&T site to see if the 9700 is there, and to see if the 9780 finally showed up. 9700 is there. 9780 is not. Bummer......****
    Last edited by Qbnkelt; 10-26-10 at 02:22 PM.
    10-26-10 02:15 PM
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