So for the past year or so I’ve strived to make my life more automated. I moved out on my own and had little reason to fear judgement or repercussion for any weird habits I might pick up while embarking on this journey, such as shouting to my Alexa from the other room to add something to my shopping list or what have you. Here are some of the most useful changes I have made:

  • Send a message from your android phone when you leave work
  • Automatically turn up the volume on your Android phone when you miss a call from a specific number
  • Get a daily digest email with a log of all the new SMS messages you’ve received
  • Automatically back up new texts you receive on your Android device to a Google spreadsheet
  • Get an email whenever a new Craigslist post matches your search. With search “cisco switch”
  • Get an email whenever a new Craigslist post matches your search. With search “toyota celica supra 1985”
  • Log how much time you spend at home/work/etc. Log entering/exiting merchandise mart on Google Drive.
  • Log how much time you spend at home/work/etc. Logs entering/exiting my apartment area on Google Drive.
  • Log how much time you spend at home/work/etc. Logs entering/exiting CDK HQ on Google Drive.
  • Turn off WiFi when you leave home to save power. Fires when exiting my apartment area.
  • Track your work hours in Google calendar. Fires when entering merchandise mart
  • Automatically turn your Android device’s Wifi on when you get home. Fires when entering my apartment area.
  • Text your lost Android phone to turn the ringer volume up 100%. text “lostphone” to my device and it will turn itself up to 100%
  • Automatically unmute your Android phone when you get home. Fires when entering my apartment area.
  • Records that my phone got answered at a specific time. Records in a Google sheets spreadsheet.
  • Whenever I add an item to my Amazon Echo todo list it adds it to an Evernote checklist titled “Echo To Do List”
  • When your Spotify Discover weekly playlist is updated for the week, it gets archived as my own personal playlist, and saves it to a Google Drive spreadsheet called “My Shazam Tracks”. This was my attempt to auto-add shazammed tracks to Spotify. Or something like that…
  • Text me my location (this is a button on my phone’s homescreen) so I can send it to my friends.
  • Get directions home (this is a button on my phone’s homescreen)
  • Press a button to track work hours in Google Drive (never use it)
  • Press a button to make your Hue color lights loop
  • Press a button to get an automated phone call and get yourself out of an awkward situation
  • Unsilence your phone at the same time every day (turned off)
  • Alert me when I’m kicked off my home Wifi so I don’t burn through my data plan.
  • Email yourself your To Do List when you ask Alexa what’s on your ToDo list
  • Email yourself your shopping list when you ask Alexa what’s on your shopping list
  • Call yourself when you ask Alexa to “trigger find my phone”
  • Automatically send todo items to todoist when you ask Alexa to add something to your ToDos
  • Automatically send grocery items to todoist when you ask Alexa to add something to grocery list
  • Mute my phone when I get to the office & turn on vibrate. Fires when I enter merch mart area.

I also have had a hankering for improving communication lines with my next relationship. These are the apps and tweaks I have added to become the perfect virtual boyfriend:

  • If incoming text matches search (thanks), respond automatically (you’re welcome)
  • Good husband SMS:Respond to texts from your wife with “Yes sweetheart, I love you!”
  • Automatically send a message from your Android phone when you leave work

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