Logging & Monitoring Life: The Smartphone Way

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When I was in 10th standard I had a thought of keeping track of my exam preparations and started writing a diary. Back then I used to log major daily events, study progress & happenings in a full scape notebook. To pursue 11-12th science, I moved out of home and studied in Valsad city, that’s where I realized the importance of cost tracking. Therefore, along with the daily diary, I also initiated monitoring my expenses.

Over the span of years, I enjoyed keeping logs and started monitoring a few more affairs.

Unlike previous times, I use my phone to supervise everything. In this post, I’d share how exactly I do all these things with my Xiomi Redmi 1S Android device.

The Requisites
The Basics 1 - Diary
The Basics 2 - Expenses

Aforementioned two basics are enough to start. As I said earlier, the biggest hurdle is to log consistently. Make it your habit. Practice it daily, nothing can stop you.

Let’s have a look at few more logging techniques..

Pro 1 - Track Physical Activity Using Google Fit
Pro 2 - Log Weather, Currency, Tweets, Facebook Posts etc. Using IFTTT
Bonus 1 - Any.do
Bonus 2 - Evernote

That’s pretty much I do to log my life! I enjoy the statistics I get from the observations. It allows me to have a self-look, analyze my doings and plan the day efficiently. Prominently, it encourages me to be a better human being.

Drop me a message if you’ve found this post interesting and had a thought of trying it out for one time. Believe me or not, this one habit will have a profound effect in your life for sure!

Go ahead and express your thoughts in the comments. 🙂


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23 Comments on "Logging & Monitoring Life: The Smartphone Way"

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Chaitanya
Chaitanya

Hi, this is a very good post. I started keeping track of my expenses when I moved out of home for higher studies too 🙂 I have been using the wallet app by budgetbakers.com.
Also I have found the Journey app to write a diary entry every day better than Diaro because of the free sync across platforms. It is also kind of lightweight and has more intuitive UI than Diaro.

Brad
Brad

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A.R.
A.R.

The article is worth reading, I like it very much. I will keep your new articles.

Manan
Manan

Cool tips. Will try 1 and 2.

Gerardo Gaertner
Gerardo Gaertner

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anky
anky

Your article is very nice…and very interesting too.
But I want to know about your book list ???

karan shah
karan shah

So interesting..good work bro

Jatayu Baxi
Jatayu Baxi

Good one. I would give it a title : “An Engineer’s way to track Life” !! I also started writing diary ( MS word ) few years back, but as you said to keep it continue is difficult Job.

Tanmay

Nice article bro! Any tips to keep things going ‘this’ way after an ambitious start would be very helpful. 🙂

Raj Kundalia
Raj Kundalia

I just started writing diary few months back, it helps a lot, I mean it feels good to express yourself at the end of the day.
Plus you don’t have to disturb people to listen to you :p

mayur paladiya
mayur paladiya

Nice article @ good job Darpan @ i agree with sahil…

Bhavya Gandhi

Superb article !!! I followed in these things :
Diary,Expense,Novel,Blood donation list
Thanks man !!!

sahil pandith
sahil pandith

Well after reading this i think that ‘darpan’ can be used as synonym for ‘punctuality’ and ‘discipline’.

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