My latest at ProfHacker: Replacing Stock Smartphone Apps

Nexus 4With smartphone ownership becoming increasingly common (according to a study released earlier this summer, 56% of all adults in the U.S. own a smartphone; among mobile phone owners, that figure climbs to 61%), it’s no great surprise that many of us are now regularly using a smartphone as part of our workflow.

Each smartphone platform has a dizzying array of applications available, but has stock applications for the functions most people use most frequently (email, calendar, camera). If the stock applications fit the way you work, great. Why go searching for a new application when the one thats built in works just fine for you? Sometimes, though, a third-party application does a better of job of helping you get your work done.

In my own case, I use a combination of stock apps and third-party replacements. For reasons I mentioned last week, I use a dedicated Google Voice app rather…

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from ProfHacker » Amy L. Cavender, CSC https://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/replacing-stock-smartphone-apps/51659

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