Tuesday, September 04, 2007
The iPhone: Saved me time vs. lost time
My iPhone has undoubtedly saved me many hours of time in the few months I've had it.
Well ... in the past two months since I've had the iPhone I must've given over 100 quick demonstrations. One area my demos have lacked is the CoverFlow feature in the "iPod/iTunes" part of my iPhone.
CoverFlow is a visual way of scrolling through music - by album art work.
I really like it but because most my songs were ripped and downloaded long before iTunes even came out, I'm missing over 80% of my album art work. With 1800 songs going onto my iPod ... there's a lot of blanks to flip through and the CoverFlow demo isn't nearly as impressive.
I also have a lot of cartoon and tv theme song music ... plus quotes from my favorite movies. I have to find these images in Google images and then add them one by one.
On the eve of new iPods ... I thought I would dedicate 30 minutes a day to start placing the album art work in iTunes and syncing it to my iPhone for more fluid demos of CoverFlow and for my own psyche - it just looks better.
CoverFlow is the future of iTunes and iPods ... so I think I should be proactive and start now, at my current pace it will take right at a month to get all the album artwork.