It’s no secret that smartphones are EVERYWHERE. In fact, it is expected that by the end of 2014 1.75 billion people will be using smartphones worldwide. Yes, we said billion…with a B. Some of us spend more quality time with our phones than we do with our spouses (busted). And yes, it sometimes feels like human interaction is replaced by text messages and imagination is replaced with hours playing Candy Crush (ugh, busted again.) But just because we are glued to our devices all day doesn’t mean that our creativity has to suffer. It’s time to get smart about how you use your smartphone and let your creativity soar.
As Pablo Picasso once said, “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.” You have to wonder what Picasso would be doing on his smartphone if he were alive today. We’re willing to be he wouldn’t just be checking the weather. It’s not about learning how to be creative, but embracing new tools to help you act in creative ways each day. Check out these 20 amazing tools to sharpen your creativity using nothing more than your smartphone and an open mind.
1. Take Notes
Ever have a genius idea and then you forget it two minutes later? Blame baby brain, an overloaded schedule or super short attention span, but we all lose track of our thoughts from time to time. Use a note-taking program like Notability or Evernote to jot down ideas as you get them, or if you’re on the go and can’t type try a voice-recording app such as QuickVoice.
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