Shift Workshop

July 22,2019

Apps to Help you Stay Organized

Exploring the Hidden Features


Features on your iPhone that are often undiscovered, frequently undocumented and undeniably useful.

The Nuggets explored in this Workshop are listed below.  

Simply tap the Title to view each recipe.  

ImageNugget NumberTitleDescription
Going Handsfree with the Notes App Using Siri
N49Going Handsfree with the Notes App Using Siri

You can create a note in the iPhone or iPad Notes app without using your hands or keyboard by using Siri. This is handy for quick lists or to capture a creative thought. This Nugget provides the Siri commands and approach to creating grocery lists and more.

Using the iPhone Calendar App
132Using the iPhone Calendar App

The iPhone Calendar allows you to keep a calendar in your pocket or handbag.  But beyond a basic calendar it offers a number of other benefits to help you stay oranized.
This Senior Tech Lesson will focus on the two core tasks of working with the Calendar App, viewing your Calendar and creating events.

Create and Complete Reminders to Remember the Stuff in your Life
N48Create and Complete Reminders to Remember the Stuff in your Life

Need help to keep your life organized? The Reminder apps is an easy way to create reminders and to-do lists that will remind you about a task on a date or even a location. And you can make it even easier with Siri.

Hands-Free Phone Use While Driving
N44Hands-Free Phone Use While Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous.  This Nugget will discuss the approaches that you can use as various states adopt hands-free phone use while driving.

Create Reminder
N6Create Location-Based Reminders to Complete Task

Reminders in the Reminders app are a great way to help you stay organized in your life. Many people use reminders for a specific date and time. However, you can also use location reminders. Imagine getting a reminder to “Take our the Garbage” when you get home. This Nugget will show you how.

Scan and Store Documents Using your iPhone's Notes App
N5Scan and Store Documents Using your iPhone’s Notes App

Ever wish you had access to a scanner that you could use to scan and store documents? You now have a scanner that you hold in your hand.
With IOS 11 and later you can use the camera on your iPhone to scan documents into Notes for storage or even markup.

Use the Notes App for Everyday Notes
420Use the Notes App for Everyday Notes

Notes are good reminders, memory tools and a system for filing information. The Notes app on your iPhone or iPad is a note taking app that is good for capturing all kinds of notes including shopping lists, to-do lists
, trip itineraries, plans,
meeting notes and more

When you combine the app with the other tools on your device including Siri, dictation and even your finger, the app becomes a powerhouse tool for helping you stay organized and engaged.

This recipe will get you started in the Notes app.

Adding and Finding People in the Contacts App
131Adding and Finding People in the Contacts App

Learn how the Contacts app can be used to record and used as an address book that is easy to update and use. We’ll also show you how to save contacts from phone calls and texts.