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Vox Pop: What's on your iPhone app wish list?

Now that Steve has announced there's an iPhone/iPod Touch SDK coming in February, what's at the top of your application wish list?

The Question to You

What’s the first application for iPhone you’d like to see? Where’s the biggest hole in your iPhone world right now?

Perhaps not surprisingly, I'm hoping for a great, sync-able, no-internet-required task management application. Can't wait to see what my OmniFocus pals come up with.

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The No to Low-Tech Solution

When I want to know how many calories I'm eating in a day, I keep a food diary. It really is nothing more than a notebook and pen, and then I add it all up at the end of the day. If you do this for a while, you begin to see a pattern and can get an idea of how many calories you eat on an average day. Then you figure out how many calories you should be eating and modify your habits accordingly. You could do the same thing with your life. Keep a diary of activities, after a while narrow down the activities into categories, decide how much of your time is spent in each category, and then think about how you would like to see your time spent instead. Make your changes, track your time to make sure you've actually made the changes, and then see if your life has started heading in a direction you had hoped it would go. I think you could use some sort of technology in tracking time once you have your categories set, but you'll have to come up with that; I am electronically illiterate.




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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