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Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier

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Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:43:07 pm »
I plan on putting my echo in my bedroom. During the night I often have great ideas, and I can tell Alexia to make a note for me.

Also, during the night, questions often pop up (can you tell I don't sleep the whole night through? LOL) and I will be able to ask her questions related to whatever current book I am reading. Currently reading a book about mapping transform faults and I often reflect on what I have read as I lay there trying to fall asleep. Now I won't be tempted to get out of bed and look up whatever question I have, I can simple ask the Echo.

Also plan on using Echo as a very flexible alarm clock.

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Re: Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2015, 12:18:04 am »
That's a great idea!

When I was in college, I always kept a notepad and pen next to my bed because sometimes would I get an idea in bed. It would have been much easier just to speak and have it recorded automatically instead of turning on the lights and then writing it down.

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Re: Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 03:43:40 am »
Sadly, while taking a note is simple and works well, I wouldn't depend on it for looking up anything more than general information.

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Re: Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2015, 08:44:31 pm »
You suffer from flashes of genius! I get those but for songwriting or writing lyrics. I also use her as an idea keeper. And an alarm, timer, and lullabies for me when I just can't turn off the world.
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Re: Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 02:11:14 am »
I am in early stage Alzheimer's so I will be using it a lot. The alarms, and to do and grocery list will be helpful. I am having trouble spelling and my wife is so happy I have the echo so I don't have to keep asking her. I am looking forward to more development and capabilities coming.

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Re: Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2015, 09:19:01 pm »
I use Google Calendar.  I enter the following.
Birth dates (Friends and Family) All Appointments, US Holidays, Reminder Dates (Renew Prescriptions, Reminder to oil my Garage Door hinges/springs 4 times a year, Change Furnace filter each month.... You get the idea)

Every day I ask Alexa "What's on my calendar"    I never miss a thing.  It's like having my own personal assistant.   ;)   (She's so smart... she knows exactly what I need to know on a daily basis)  8)

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Re: Ways to Use Echo to Make Life Easier
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 09:25:12 pm »
I use Google Calendar.  I enter the following.
Birth dates (Friends and Family) All Appointments, US Holidays, Reminder Dates (Renew Prescriptions, Reminder to oil my Garage Door hinges/springs 4 times a year, Change Furnace filter each month.... You get the idea)

Every day I ask Alexa "What's on my calendar"    I never miss a thing.  It's like having my own personal assistant.   ;)   (She's so smart... she knows exactly what I need to know on a daily basis)  8)

Oh George!  I feel just like Jane, your wife!  I do the same thing. I write monthly reminders for myself-even bill pay reminders. Everything that makes my world go round is on my calendar (except for the amazing husband, 2 kids and 4 cats). I don't even let them hand me those little appointment reminders at the doctor's office anymore. I whip out my smartphone and put it in my calendar.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
~Aristotle