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Jonathan Pearson’s sweet iPhone setup

Every week we try to post a new interview with someone about what software they use on their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. We do these interviews because not only are they fun, but a glimpse into what tools someone uses and how they use those tools can spark our imagination and give us an idea or insight into how we can do things better.

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Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Jonathan Pearson. I’m a Pastor, a communicator, a blogger, and newly-released author. I write about life, faith, and leadership, and wrote the book for young leaders.

What iPhone do you have?

A white iPhone 5 32gb. I’m excited about the iPhone 6 upgrade already!

Jonathan's iPhone 5
Editor’s note: You can find Jonathan’s wallpaper here.

What apps do you use the most, and why?

Evernote literally remembers everything for me. I use it frequently to take photos of documents and edit notes I already have. Being a Pastor, Evernote holds a ton of stuff like sermon outlines, blog ideas, and clips from the web.

Things holds all of my to-do life. Projects get planned here. Quick to-dos get placed here. Everything that I need to remember to do goes to Things.

Day One gets more and more use. I use it to journal my devotional time. Also, I’m a new father, so I’ve kind of been keeping somewhat of a baby book in it. I love the photo import option. He was in the hospital for a few weeks and Day One helped me chronicle so much of that time in his and our lives.

I start much of everything in the Drafts app. It’s my “blank sheet of paper” on my phone and on my iPad. Any quick note or idea that I think of goes to Drafts and then gets sent to Evernote, Things, Twitter, Day One, or anywhere else I want it.

Which app could you not live without?

Aside from Evernote above, FaceTime is crazy useful. I did a lot of interviews with the new book and it helps grandparents that live out of town see their new grandson.

Also, Ace Budget 2, while it needs an iOS 7 update, is great at keeping our family budget together. It syncs across iOS devices and works like my brain thinks.


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