Monthly Archives: May 2012

Thankful Thursdays: In Praise of Modern Technology . . . Apps That Rock My World

Pandora Radio

Shazam

Evernote

Sometimes I am just so grateful for the technology that is available to us today!! (I am often annoyed by it, but this is a happy post, so I digress . . .) Being the music buff that I am, I am just so thrilled to be able to create music stations that play the music of my choice and liking. Pandora internet radio is what I rely on daily when I am at my desk. I just can’t get enough of it!!! I am always being introduced to new music that inspires and invigorates me. Pandora leaves me wondering how I ever managed without it!! My other fav, which to this day I still rave about even though it’s been around since 2002, is Shazam. OMG!!! I feel as if this app was created specifically for moi!!! I must use this thing about 100x/day, and it still amazes me that Shazam (9.5 times out of 10) can tell me what song is playing, show me the album cover and provide lyrics and artist info!!! Gone are the days of  asking “Do you know who sings this song?” My other go-to app is Evernote. This app has been a real savior for me business-wise, and I haven’t even graduated to sharing notebooks with others. Evernote lets you create different notebooks of information that can be compiled  of notes, screen captures, & photos. I am able to carry my design presentations, inspiration images and notes with me wherever I go. I am also able to take pictures in the app to create inspiration notebooks while on the go!!! Love this app. Anyway, I was sitting here working at my desk, grooving out to Pandora, using Shazam to catalog different songs I want to buy, while reading through my notes from yesterday’s vendor visits in Evernote!!! Wow. I just found myself being thankful for the little apps that make life more organized, interesting and fun!!!

What are some of your favorite apps?

Randomocities: Dysfunctional Design

From mess . . .

. . . to success!!!

Okay, so after I dropped the kiddies off @ school I came back home with my brain set to “work-mode.” I don’t know HOW I’ve been doing it, but apparently I have been working in complete and utter chaos!! I have been so ensconced in designing that I haven’t even paid attention to my surroundings. This post is for all my friends that think I am so organized. Look at the craziness that I was allowing myself to work in!!! It didn’t start out this way, but apparently this is what happens when genius’ are at work! LOL!!! Anyway, as I walked back into my room with coffee cup in hand, ready to sit down and resume the creative process, the veil was suddenly removed from my eyes!!! There was no way on God’s green earth that I could make one more move in my surroundings as they were . . . One hour later, clarity and function were restored. Yay!! The day already seems brighter, and more filled with possibilities!!!  . . . For the remainder of my time here at my desk, I will be more focused and, dare I say . . . excited!!! This is what organization does for me. It creates excitement and energy!!

(never mind the fact that my calendar says it is the 27th day of the month… that’s how I stay a step ahead of myself. LOL.)

What kinds of things get you geared up and ready to work?