A friend asked me to write about the kind of things I use on my Apple devices. In all honesty, it took me some time to organize my thoughts on how to make good use out of my iPad Mini, iPad 3, iPod Nano & iPhone 5.
At first, I have the same set of applications on those devices. But then, I realized I should be reassessing the way I use them and be more efficient.
I asked myself these questions, “Why did I purchase the device?”, “What for?”, and “What compelled me to want the gadget?”.
Let me guide you through my thought process when deciding to pin down the main use of each gadget.
Specifications & Unique Features
FIRST, I panned out and compared the specifications and unique features of the Apple-branded gadgets. I put them side by side and tried to analyse them.
|Specifications||iPhone||iPad||iPad Mini||iPod Nano|
|generation||5th gen||3rd gen||1st gen||6th gen|
|display resolution||1136 x 640||2048 x 1536||1024 x 768||240 x 240|
|dimensions||4.87 x 2.31 x 0.30||9.50 x 7.31 x 0.37||7.87 x 5.3 x 0.28||1.48 x 1.61 x 0.35|
|weight||112 grams||652 grams||312 grams||0.74 ounces|
|camera||8 Megapixels||5 Megapixels||5 Megapixels||N/A|
- Reading books, comics & magazines
- watching videos (movies, YouTube, TV shows & podcasts)
- listening to music & audio podcasts
- playing games
- browsing the net
- social networking
- productivity (expense tracking, managing documents, etc)
- text messaging & phone calls
- FaceTime with friends
- check e-mails
- take notes
- study online courses
- managing to-do lists
Roch’s Personal Apple Gadget Usability Chart
LASTLY, after much thought, I decided to map each purpose to the gadgets and here is what I came up:
|iPhone||iPad||iPad Mini||iPod Nano|
So there, I use each Apple device everyday. Though, it will make sense to use the same applications on all the devices (since they use the same operating system) and use them to back up each other, I will stick to my plan. It works for me and I believe I made good use of the features.
How about you? Do you have multiple devices? How do you use them?