Do u txt? U need 2! Why? (Ok, I'll start typing correctly now...)
I've been using text messaging quite extensively lately. Let me explain a couple of ways that really have been helpful for me.
1) Work: this is a great way to communicate short, quick messages. For example, I'll stay connected with people I work with on daily, simple things like: when I'll be back in the office; call me on my mobile phone; I'm in a meeting, I'll call you right back.
2) Photos: same thing with friends and my wife as the first one, but also for photos using my Flickr account (more explanation below)
3) ToDo lists: keeping track of simple "to do" list items throughout the day with my Gmail email account (how to explained below)
Ok, don't know about Flickr? Find out now! I've been taking quite a few pictures with my mobile phone and sending them to my Flickr account. What I have done is set up a "filter" in my Gmail account that every time I send a photo from my phone, Gmail automatically files it in a "Pictures" subdirectory and automatically forwards it to my Flickr photo account as a private picture (no one can see it but me). Then, when I have some time, I'll title the picture and add tags and move it to a public photo album. This is a great way to take pictures during the weekend of the kids or everyday things that you normally wouldn't.
As far as my "to do" list, Gmail is really an awesome tool when you start using the Filter functions. What I've done is set up a filter that when I send a text message to my email address, it files it to a subdirectory I've set up called "ToDo". Then, I've got one place to find these. For example, I weigh myself every morning as one of the metrics in my Training log. I just txt message the # to my ToDo folder while I'm getting ready in the morning, then later in the day, I'll update the log.
Gmail allows you to use a "+subdirectory" just before the "@" sign of your email address to categorize to your heart's content. If you are in sales, this could be a great way to keep track of new prospects when you are out of the office.
So, r using txt? If so, let me know how!