Eco-Friendly iPhone Apps

04.03.2012 · Posted in Uncategorized

You may not think of iPhone Apps as having the potential to be eco-friendly, but in any scenario, saving paper through using technology is a little way that you can go greener. They may not be the first apps to cross your path as you scroll through Angry Birds and Temple run, but nevertheless they are worth your while. What kind of apps are eco-friendly you might ask? I’ll show you a few to get you started.

1. Flashcard App –  Flashcard + is an app that allows you to type out your flashcards directly onto your iPhone! It’s very convient because it is so much faster to type out flashcards on your phone than to hand write them. This app is also free, so no more spending money on loads and loads of flashcards! Every bit of paper that you can save counts, so this app is a great way to go green!

2.  Calendar App –  The calendar app comes standard with every iPhone, so you don’t have to spend a penny! Instead of having to remember to lug around a planner (or 2 or 3 as in my case) everything can go conviently into your tiny little iPhone that you have with you at all times! It’s super convient, and you can even set reminders instead of post-it notes. Again, every bit of paper counts, and by putting your scheduling information into your iPhone, you can save lots of paper over time, and cash! (which is also paper!)

3. Camera App-  The camera app also comes standard with the iPhone, so no money lost here. You can use your camera app to take pictures of things you would never normally think to take picutures of, becuase the camera on the iPhone has such good resolution! It is very easy to take quick pictures of things like your work schedule posted on the wall, a homework assignment on the whiteboard, or even the shuttle schedule posted outside Boland! Later, you can access these pictures in your pictures app, zoom in, and read the information very clearly. Not only does this save you the time of jotting things down, it will save you a lot of paper in the long run, which is always a good way to be eco-friendly.

There are many other ways to use your iPhone, iPad, or other technological devices to minimize your paper consumption. Just take some time scrolling through apps, you’ll be amazed at what you can find to help you go green! 🙂

-Danielle Garceau


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