Ask before setting default apps

When you choose Google Maps to open when you want to open an address, that would be considered a “Default App.” For some reason, it is really hard to find where default apps are stored. For example, I have a Samsung phone and I accidentally chose Bixby (their Siri rip-off) as a default app. I took me hours to figure out how to change that, so now I prefer to have my phone “ask before setting default apps.” This way you can test out the connection before you commit 100%.

Bixby

How to remap the Bixby button

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Advanced Features.
  3. Tap Bixby key.
  4. Select Double press to open Bixby.
  5. Enable Use single press toggle.
  6. Tap inside Use single press area.
  7. Tap Open app.
  8. Tap on the Settings button (cog icon).
  9. Select the app you want.

Quick commands

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap Advanced Features.
  3. Tap Bixby key.
  4. Select Double press to open Bixby.
  5. Enable Use single press toggle.
  6. Tap inside Use single press area.
  7. Tap Run quick command.
  8. Tap on the Settings button (cog icon). 9a. (If blank) Tag Go to Quick Commands. 9b.
  9. Select Quick command.
  10. Tap Plus sign at top right of screen.
  11. Give title to Quick Command.
  12. Add command.
  13. Tap Save.
  14. On new screen, select quick command.

Organizing your apps

When you swipe down on an android phone, you get an “all apps” screen. This is really helpful but seeing hundreds of apps gets overwhelming. Personally, I have chosen to organize my apps into folders based on the activity that I am trying to solve. For example, if I am hungry, all the apps I have around “food” are organized with the “Food” label.

Below is a list of all my apps and how I organized them:

My Apps

Web

  • LastPass Authenticator
  • Brave
  • Feedly
  • Lastpass
  • Pocket

Watch

  • GoToWebinar
  • Hulu
  • Netflix
  • Vudu
  • YouTube

Time

  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Asana

Social

  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Call Recorder: Have these saved to your external storage and have this sync with Dropsync
  • Zoom
  • Messenger
  • Voice
  • TeamViewer
  • Slack
  • Verizon Call Filter: Block all those crappy SPAM callers

Read

  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Gmail: I turn these notifications off
  • Evernote
  • Google Docs

Phone Settings

  • Google
  • PdaNet+
  • Pebble
  • Play Store
  • Screen Awake Free
  • Security & Privacy
  • Settings

Numbers

  • Pay
  • Amazon Seller
  • Amazon Shopping
  • Calculator
  • Chase
  • Google Play
  • Google Sheets: Setup which files that you want available offline

Listen

  • Brain.fm
  • Pandora
  • Podcast Republic: Set this to backup all your podcasts regularly
  • Samsung Music
  • Smart Recorder: Set a folder that you can have Dropsync save these recordings automatically
  • Voice
  • YT Music

Home

  • CUJO
  • Google Home
  • Hue by Philips Hue Lights

Health

  • First Aid
  • Teladoc

Go

  • Google Maps
  • Compass

Food

  • MOD Pizza
  • Starbucks

Files

  • CamScanner
  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox: Setup photo and video sync
  • Dropsync: Setup folders and files that you want sync’d from your phone to dropbox
  • My Files

Dog

  • Manything
  • Pet First Aid
  • Wag!

Camera

  • Camera
  • Gallery
  • Super Screen Recorder

Bloatware

  • All the phone apps that I can not delete

Apps I am testing

  • BitTorrent Sync
  • Calibre-go
  • Google Authenticator
  • Analytics
  • VSCO
  • Picplz
  • Facetune 2