Sunday, March 18, 2012

Stay Organized with GPS Location Based Reminders

EasilyDo is one of many apps designed to help organize your life with location-based services.

EasilyDo is one of many apps designed to help organize your life with location-based services.

If you are anything like me, there are days when I have the memory of a goldfish and end up making multiple trips to the same places and forgetting things anyway. Fortunately, I must not be the only one, because there are several apps available for iPhone and Android that are designed to send location-based reminders using GPS. Need to pick up milk? We now have an app for that.

These location-based apps allow users to set time and location parameters using their GPS enabled smartphones to receive alerts whenever they leave or approach a pre-determined area set by the user. The apps are all a little different, and iPhone users seem to have a wider variety of choices for this than Android.

 

PC Magazine published a helpful article that outlines how to use some of these apps, and includes a few suggestions for apps to start with. One of the apps they suggest, EasilyDo  will even send automated text messages to your loved ones for when you leave work late or to check if you need to stop at the grocery store. However, the downside is that you’ll either have to leave the GPS enabled on your phone, which tends to drain the battery, or rely on yourself to remember to turn it on and off so that the app can remind you of everything else. Maybe not such a bad trade after all.

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