Bradley Chambers’ sweet iPhone setup

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Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Bradley Chambers and I am the Director of Information Technology at a private elementary school in Chattanooga, TN. I write over at Chambers Daily I currently co-host a podcast with Fraser Speirs called Out of School. We are currently going through a 15-week series on the steps needed to deploy iOS in education for the fall of 2014. I also have two other projects: Learning to Love Photo Management and Learning To Love Evernote.

What iPhone do you have?

Bradley Chambers' iPhone

I currently have a 16 GB iPhone 5 (black). I plan to uprade to a 32 GB model with the next iPhone. I really would like to see Apple move the 32GB to the 16 GB price point and introduce a 128 GB model (32/64/128). I also recently went case-less. I’ve used various cases over the years and it’s crazy how thin the iPhone 5 is without a case on it.

What apps do you use the most, and why?

The app I use the most is Pocket Casts. I love podcasts. I’ve been listening to them for 8 years. Pocket Cast isn’t perfect, but it is the best one I have used so far. I am excited to try Overcast from Marco Arment when it is released. I have about 35 podcasts I am subscribed to. I really don’t listen to that much music. Anytime I am in the car, mowing the grass, or working out is podcast listening time.

Which app could you not live without?

The app I couldn’t live without is Evernote. It took me years to discover where Evernote fit in my life, but it is now the backbone of my digital life. Anything that is not a family photo and is under 100 MB (the note size limit for premium users) is stored in Evernote. I really like the changes they have made for iOS 7. It feels like a file system for a multiple device world. The ability to e-mailitems into your Evernote database is a huge enabler for me. Most apps support sending data through email, so this allows them to interact with Evernote. When you pair that with PDFCovert.me, it’s a powerful system for iOS. If you are new to Evernote, I recommend checking out Evernote Essentials from Brett Kelly


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