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10 Amazing iPhone Camera Add-ons You Have To Check Out

10 Amazing iPhone Camera Add-ons You Have To Check Out

Does your phone takes sub-par pictures? Do you feel like a 6 when you’re really a 10 simply because your camera doesn’t pick up all the beautiful little details? Check out these affordable and ingenious add-ons that can transform any iPhone or smartphone user into a professional-level photographer.

1. iPhone Telephoto Lens

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    Stop struggling to create an illusion that you’re front row at a concert. With the iPhone Telephoto Lens, you get twelve times more zoom, saving yourself the embarrassment of Instagramming grainy photos. Get it here for only $35.

    2. Camlapse for iPhone

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       The Camlapse does the seemingly impossible: it allows you to create 360 degree timelapse videos without the ever-present trembling that occurs when you try these things at home. Get it here.

      3. Easy Macro Cell Lens Band

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        Arguably the cheapest on the market, the Easy Macro Cell Lens Band is quite literally a rubber band. Only it comes equipped with a built in, high-resolution macro lens capable of capturing the sharp details of your #foodporn with ease. Purchase it for only $15 here.

        4. The Glif

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          The Glif is everything you’d want from a tripod without the annoyances of, well, a tripod. This minimalist iphone stand is both sturdy and durable, meaning your selfies will never have traces of unsteady hands again! Buy it here.

          5. The Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens

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            The Ollocip 4-in-1 Lens comes with a Fisheye, 10x Macro, 15x Macro, and Wide-angle option, making a career in photography a nearly attainable dream. Even if you don’t dream about a career in photography, this compact add-on is great for close-ups, zooms wide-angle shots, and a variety of other images. Get it here!

            6. The Handleband Bike Mount

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              Behold the Handleband Bike Mount. If you thought the Go-Pros were cool, then you’ll love this new rubber mount that fits comfortably around your phone, mounting it directly to your bicycle. With this add on, you’re free to access your camera,take videos, and capture your journey without putting your life in (that much) danger. Grab yours here.

              7. Smartphone Spy Lens

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                In the future, everyone will be capable of becoming a photographer with little effort—once they get the Smartphone Spy Lens. This 90-degree Periscoping Lens is designed to stealthily capture images without being obvious, a feature Inspector Gadget could have only dreamed of. Purchase yours here.

                8. Sweet Spot Phone Lens

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                  The Sweet Spot Phone Lens will leave people wondering whether you took your photos with a smartphone or a Leica,  thanks to its extreme blur feature and impressive focus capabilities. If you’re sick of being average, get yours here.

                  9. The Mighty Mic

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                    If film is your thing, but hearing the obnoxious ramblings of others around you isn’t, the Mighty Mic may be the answer to your prayers. With its ability to create clear sound and enhance sound quality, your dream of creating a documentary about your life just got real. Now all you need is a more exciting life. Buy it here.

                    10. Mobislyder

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                      In the past, if someone told me that something like the Mobislyder actually existed, I’d demand a lie detector test. But now I’ve seen it. This gadget offers an aluminum track for your phone to travel on, creating seamless camera panning for the aspiring iPhone filmmaker. Steven Spielberg would approve of this item. Buy it here.

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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

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                          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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