Trick: Using the iPhone camera – to remember where you parked. And more.

remember_where_I_parked using iphone bhamla

This happens to me all the time. I’m at the SFO airport to pick/drop off someone and I park my car in their multi-story garage. Invariably, I forget where I parked. I could write it down, or try to use a mnemonic to remember, but they are not as efficient as using my iPhone camera.

So, that is the trick: Take an image of the parking lot code. Take’s barely a nanosecond. Saves hajaar time and embarrassment later.

Bonus trick: I use my iPhone for pretty much remembering everything nowadays. Some examples:

1. No time to copy down stuff after working on a white-board. Take an image.

white board - remember using iphone bhamla

2. Made a todo list on some scrap or a recipe for my cell culture. Afraid I might lose it? Iphone it.

reciepts remember using iphone bhamla 3. See a poster/notice on a door or bulletin board. No time to add it to the calendar now? Image it for later.

notices - remember using iphone bhamla

4. And occasionally take a celebrity pic at an airport (Salman Khan at SFO).

salman khan sfo airport  saad bhamla

Do you have any creative ways in which you use your iPhone camera?

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6 Responses to “Trick: Using the iPhone camera – to remember where you parked. And more.”

  1. Nick April 18, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

    Someone needs to get Evernote…

    • Saad Bhamla April 18, 2012 at 11:51 pm #

      Oh, yeah, but it’s an additional step of opening the app.
      I do wonder if it’ll make my life easy..

  2. Surbhi April 23, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    Slightly tangential, still…
    I use my cellphone’s GPS/maps to trace the route while traveling alone in a cab. Gives me a sense of safety on the pretty frequent hour or more long journeys to industrial towns that I am not familiar with. Saves me quite some effort of trying to read every signboard on the road and unnecessary moments of anxiety every time the route looks not-so-nice or I realize that I had dozed off.

    • Saad Bhamla April 23, 2012 at 10:58 am #

      Ah, that’s an interesting one. 

  3. subodh April 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    i bet taking a photo of you taking a photo of the parking spot makes you remember it even more 🙂