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9 New iMessage Tips And Tricks For iOS 10 That Make Texting Better

9 New iMessage Tips And Tricks For iOS 10 That Make Texting Better

If you love and use the iOS, you must be aware of its new update. The iOS 10 update simply has made us twiddling our thumbs because we’re dying to use it but sometimes we just don’t understand how. Well, in spite of new features which have been added, you wish you could understand its functionality a bit better. The facelift given to the iMessage tops all the updates along with some other noticeable changes like the Digital Touch.

With the help of the new Digital Touch, one can draw, sketch, send kisses, photos, and fling virtual fireballs to your friends. Basically, with all these new capabilities, we wish we had more knowledge about how to use them. But this article can help you to get an idea, so here goes:

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1. GIF Interaction

The world communicates more in GIFs and images rather than texts nowadays. Instead of looking through Google to find the perfect GIF or image for your reply, you can simply click the ‘A’ button on your keyboard and take your pick from there.

2. Animated Doodles to the Rescue

Doesn’t everyone love animation? You can also interact using some amazing animated and the best part is that you can also doodle on it. Just pick out an animated clip and then using the Digital Touch technology, it is very easy to draw on it. If you’re still unsure, you can check out tutorials that easily explain the workings.

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3. Handwritten Notes

You could use the handwriting feature to give a little personal touch to your text messages. While accessing this feature, simply tilt your phone horizontally and wait for the personalized handwriting keyboard to appear. Once it appears, you would easily be able to switch between regular keyboard and handwriting modes.

4. New Emojis

In your new iOS update, you could utilize tons of new emojis in different colors. Also, not only in iOS, but you can also download iMessage for Windows as well to enjoy the new emojis. Now your conversations can go really easy with lots of fun as well.

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5. Happy Birthday fun

As per the new update, screen effects will be added automatically once you have typed in a text. For example, the balloon effect will come through if you’re wishing a friend for their birthday.

6. Invisible Ink Messages

Sending messages through invisible ink must be one of the coolest new functions of the iOS update. You can easily troll people or even maintain that level of suspense by using this feature. You need to simply press and hold the ‘send’ button on your chat and wait till the invisible ink option pops up. After that, you can easily use it.

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7. Incredibly Easy Texting

With this helpful new update, texting has become easier than ever. Now you can use tapbacks to save yourself the effort of texting or even let Siri decide the emojis you want to use in a text.

8. New Haystack

Through this feature, you can easily delete, copy and also react to revert back to the messages. By just tapping on the reaction, it will appear in the bubble separately. Also, you can delete all the messages at once by just tapping once.

9. Digital Touch

A digital touch icon is present there through which you can perform several different actions. With this awesome feature, you can even sketch with one finger and can send with the other. You can send a kiss by tapping two fingers on it and much more.

So what do you think? The new iOS update is super fun and also super easy! It definitely beats all the previous updates and makes texting through iMessage more enjoyable than it ever was. So, what are you waiting for? Just download the iMessage app fast and enjoy its awesome features.

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Last Updated on February 15, 2019

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

Joe’s Goals

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    Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

    Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

    Daytum

      Daytum

      is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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      Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

      Excel or Numbers

        If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

        What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

        Evernote

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          I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

          Evernote is free with a premium version available.

          Access or Bento

            If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

            Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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            You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

            Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

            All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

            Conclusion

            I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

            What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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