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Old 07-10-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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Smartphone filing cabinet

I bought my new rig 6 months ago and I have taken pictures of every mfg serial number, dry weight sticker, tire info sticker, license plate, registration, toll tag, etc and moved those all into a subfolder in my phone pictures called "RV" I can't tell you how often I've been on the computer and needed some of that info, and having a simple place to retrieve it without a lot of fuss is excellent. I'll move this to a "cloud" service (probably my Dropbox account) and have the info available to me whereever I am.

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Old 07-11-2014, 12:10 AM   #2
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Good idea!
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I highly recommend Evernote for your phone. It lets you organize photos, text, record notes, video, tags each note where you were when you put it in, and syncs all to a cloud service which you can pull up on a computer and see what you stored via your phone. You make updates on your computer and it shows up on your phone. Free.
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:11 AM   #4
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I needed a cloud based file system for my work, tried Evernote, but I didn't like the layout much. My work laptop had Microsoft OneNote installed so I tried it and love it. I downloaded the free app for the iPhone (and my work iPad) and I'm much more organized. I've been meaning to scan in all my 5'ver documents but haven't had any downtime lately.


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I would welcome more information on this so I can put my smartphone to use. How would I even get started setting something like this up?
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I would welcome more information on this so I can put my smartphone to use. How would I even get started setting something like this up?

Do you have an iPhone or Android device?


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Old 07-11-2014, 06:59 PM   #7
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I have an Android device.
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If you want to go the Evernote route, you can link that to any email address. If you want OneNote, you need a hotmail, or Microsoft account. They are free.


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Old 07-11-2014, 07:49 PM   #9
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Thanks for the information. I will check out both options.
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On you computer, go to Evernote.com or OneNote.com

Download the free apps.

On your phone, go to your App Store and search for them. Download the free apps.

You log in on both your computer and phone using the same email. It syncs to the cloud--make a change on one device and it changes in the other.

For example, on your computer, scan in your RV instruction manuals and wiring diagrams, take screen shots of useful info on the net, paste them in your document. I find this useful if I'm out shopping and need the right parts.

"Jing" is a free useful screenshot tool I use daily. You can take little screenshots, instead of using the PrintScreen button.


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