In this post let me discuss some of the creative ways in which you can use your iPhone device other than taking those shiny selfies, and hearing the hip-hop. You can use your iPhone in many creative ways to make the most of it for your business.
Some ways I mention may be so amazing, that you stop reading this post in the middle and get your iPhone on your hands.
Without any delay, let’s get started with this.
1. Use it as a Teleprompter
Many of the people are not aware of the fact that they can use their iPhone as a teleprompter. Teleprompter is a device that singers and other vocalists use to see the script/lyrics while keeping eye contact with the audience.
The script you have will be displayed and scrolled dynamically in a constant preset speed. With the advent of technology, particularly the acceleration in app development, there are quite a few great teleprompter apps available for iPhone.
Once of such a great app is PromptSmart Pro. This is a paid app, and has some unique features that no other teleprompter app has managed to offer. It scrolls down the script, only when the voice is heard.
You can install this app on your iPhone or iPad device, put it on a cheap tripod. Keep the tripod beside the DSLR tripod while recording video. By this you can still stare at the camera lens, still refer to the teleprompter when you forget the words.
This is a great technique to record your videos without taking multiple shots.
2. Get a good microphone
The inbuilt microphone in your iPhone is of great quality. There’s no doubt about it. But the thing is, you can’t use the inbuilt microphone while video recording.
Getting a good microphone for your iPhone makes a great difference in audio quality and also enables you to record video of great audio quality with your iPhone.
The lavalier mics are the best when it comes to choosing a mic for iPhone devices. These pics are also known as clip-on mics. You just clip this mic to your shirt, and connect the cable to your iPhone’s 3.5mm jack and you are good to go.
In case if you wish to do interview videos using your iPhone device, you may consider getting a shotgun mic, or a handheld mic.
iPhones are known for listening to Podcasts. In fact, Apple is the first company to introduce the Podcasts to the world.
But many people don’t know the fact that, with iPhone you can record really high quality podcasts, as the device comes with a really great mic that’s no where short to the mid-range condenser mics.
You can make use of podcast recording apps like Bossjack Studio, to record podcasts directly with your iPhone without the need of any PC. The app developer describes its app as a “podcasting powerhouse”.
Refer this article by Shawn, to know in detail how to record podcasts from your iPhone and also to listen to the audio quality of the podcasts that are recorded by iPhone’s inbuilt mic, external mic, lavalier mic, and more.
4. Jot down ideas
These are many note taking apps for iPhone. But among them the clear winner is the Evernote. The thing about Evernote is that it syncs the notes seamlessly between your Mac, PC, and also Android apps.
The best thing I like about Evernote is the ability to record the voice memos. Most of the times I don’t have time to type in the complex ideas that’s running in my head. This is where the voice memos feature comes into play.
And also, in PC you can make use Evernote Web Clipper to make your ideation process easier. You just can clip favourite resources you find across the internet with a click of the button and get it directly on your iPhone and all other devices.
5. Use iPhone as Mouse and Keyboard (autocorrect, swipe and prediction)
You may be asking whether I’m crazy to suggest using your iPhone as a PC trackpad/ mouse.
But many times while recording videos or while presenting a keynote, rather than signalling the PC controller to change the slide, you can just click on your iPhone to change the slide on the PC. This will be helpful for business owners while presenting their ideas to the team members.
You need to make use of apps like Remote Mouse to achieve this. The main caveat here is that you need to have PC in the same Wifi network as your iPhone’s.
Along with this the above app also enables you to use iPhone as a keyboard for your PC. With this, you can make use of your iPhone’s autocorrect or make use of the SwiftKey Keyboard (it has the best text recognition engine), to utilise the autocorrect, swipe, and the prediction features provided by your iPhone device.
These are some of the most creative ways to use your iPhone to grow your business. No matter what kind of online business you have. At least two/three of the above tips will be helpful for you.
What are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab your iPhone or your smartphone now!
Hope you found this blog post helpful.