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Must have for Galaxy S3 Owners
on November 20, 2012
If you have an NFC enabled phone or device (Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S3, Nexus 7), then stop reading and buy these tags right now. Combined with the free "NFC Task Launcher" (NTL)app on Google Play, these tags are a glimpse of the future.
The setup is easy, open NTL, select actions for a tag (ie turn ringer volume off, turn wifi off, etc.) click "done", then simply put the phone next to the tag and and every time you touch it it will enable those actions on your phone. Here is what I use it for EVERY DAY
1. When I get into my car to go to work, I have a Tag on my car visor. I programmed that tag to disable wifi, launch my mobile hotspot (I use my Nexus 7 as my car entertainment unit), turn ringer volume all the way up, and increase brightness since it is light out in the morning.
2. Then when I walk into work, on my desk I have a tag that disables my mobile hotspot, turns all volumes to silent (so it never goes off in a meeting or when I'm away from my desk), and turn brightness to 40% (it's well lit in my office).
3. When I get home I have a tag that re-enables wifi and connects to my home network, turns all my ringers way up (my brother often complains I do not answer my phone, and it is because I forget to turn the ringer on when I leave work, NOT ANYMORE!), sets brightness to "auto," AND sends a text to my girlfriend (who lives with me) saying "Hey baby I'm home" as I get home before she does.
4. When I go to bed, I have a tag on my nightstand. It turns brightness to zero, turns all sounds off (no more complaints of random notifications for emails going off at ungodly hours), sets an alarm for 6:15am, and a HUGE one for me because I need total darkness when I sleep, it turns off my LED notification light.
Then the cycle repeats everyday. The 5th tag I put in the kitchen for my girlfriend to use when cooking. She brings the Nexus 7 tablet in to use for recipes and streaming music, so it starts her pandora and launches the recipe app (I think she uses epicurious).
All this makes me feel like I'm in the future. I have only had the above setup for a couple weeks and now it is second nature. This app does EVEN MORE though, it tracks every thing you do with the tags, so it can display how much time you have saved by not manually adjusting those settings (so far I am at 494 actiones performed, 42m 10s saved). ALSO, you can do "Switch Tags" where when you hit it once it does one set of actions, then when you hit it again it does another set, which works well for things like work. Set it so that when you come in it turns volumes off, and before you walk out touch it a second time to turn them back on.
All in all if you have an NFC enabled device BUY THESE RIGHT NOW. They are cheap and after a few weeks you will love them as much as I do. There are an infinite number of uses for these tags, and they can be re-written as much as you want so as your needs change, the tags can too. If you have any questions let me know as this appears to be the first review for these tags.