We all use tools. Tools for building, tools for gardening, tools for cooking, tools for cleaning. Some tools have become essential to our modern lifestyle. Scouring pads, shovels, screwdrivers, flashlights are all examples of tools that we use every day without consideration.
But what about the smartphone? Is it a tool? Can you use it in place of many of the tools that we have traditionally carried? The answer is a resounding YES!
Let’s just look at some of the wonderful tools that my smartphone has replaced.
It is a calculator. Now I can add subtract and multiply easily no need to own or buy a separate calculator. Lost? My smartphone has a compass to tell me what direction to go. Even better, if I know where I want to go it can tell me how to get there, I never have to try and fold a paper map again.
Building something? My smartphone has a measuring tool. Once I determine how high I want my picture hung I can see if it is straight because my phone has a built-in level.
I saw a sign for something that interested me. I wanted to write down the information number and details, but I didn’t have a pencil. No problem, I just took a picture. All of the details were right there where I needed them.
Can’t remember something? Leave a voice memo. Want to know how high is the mountain you just climbed? Use the free altitude app.
As a real estate agent, I have several tools that help me on a daily basis. I can schedule a home showing, find my way through the winding streets of the Phoenix metro. I can open a lockbox, measure the size of a room, or calculate a mortgage payment.
When it gets dark or I need to look in a closet or cabinet, my built-in flashlight is invaluable.
Why I can even realign the angle of my satellite dish with the help of my friendly Dish Align app.
I am sure that there are many more uses for my smartphone. It seems there is no end to all the tools I have replaced with my smartphone. Now if someone would just develop a phone I could use as a hammer my toolbox would be complete.
Joe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Need more information? Or to Search for your next home, visit www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com