Throughout the month of December, I’ll be writing a post a day for the fabulous project Reverb 12.  It’s an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s wrapping up and using the fruits of that reflection to shape the year ahead – in other words, exactly the kind of thing I love to think about!  So, without further ado, here’s today’s prompt.

Stuff and Things:  What products have you discovered this year that you love?  Tell us all about them, and why you love them.  Become the celebrity spokesperson of whatever it is you like!

I’ve been an increasingly huge fan of the iPhone.  I was reluctant at first, for a lot of reasons.  I’m not a fan of Apple’s business practices.  I don’t like their planned obsolescence – it’s abhorrent to me to have to refresh hardware every five years for no other reason than that it can’t run current software anymore.  I don’t like how they’re increasingly forcing customers to buy proprietary hardware.

But gosh darn it, I do love the apps.  I have a very hard time organizing my time and remembering things, and things like Evernote, Continuing Education Tracker, HootSuite, and Daily Routine (among others!) make it possible for me to have a busy life without double bookings and organizational embarrassment.

I’d like to start doing weekly app reviews for the iPhone.  Are there any you’d like me to try out?  Any categories that you’d like me to investigate?  Please let me know!  I’d love to help.