I’m curious what modern technology things you’ve learned really help you with your ADHD? I’m thinking devices, apps, etc. (not web sites, videos)
First and foremost: Google Calendar. I put all of my events on it. I finally got my wife to put all of her events on and share her calendar with me. I have a widget on my phone’s home screen (Android) that shows our calendar events. This works far better than her telling me about things (especially when my mind is elsewhere).
I’ve also used the Google Assistant’s ability to remember things as mentioned in another thread. I don’t know if others experience this, but there’s time where I know when I put something down (even in a good spot) that future me will have troubles finding it. Google Assistant remembering can help.
There’s a free app for Android that I used last year when I was on crutches and needed a coworker to drive me to work. I needed to be ready for 9:00am every day for him to pick me up. I didn’t want to be late. I found this app “Speaking Clock: TellMeTheTime” that saved me. It has an option to “Start speaking clock” which will announce the time every X minutes that you request. I’d have it announce the time every 5 minutes so that I wouldn’t get too off track. I’ve been meaning to use it an night, and just got it started on my phone! It’s much harder to lose track of time when it’s announced every 5 minutes.
Muting notifications on my phone. While I have an addiction to technology, I’m not really addicted to my phone, or checking it. However there’s times where I’d rather not have it make any noise/vibration.
Noise canceling headphones. I had been wanting these, and within two weeks of being diagnosed, I felt it was justified so I bought them. MAN are they great (in an office environment). I can’t naturally tune out coworkers’ conversations, phone calls, etc. This is a huge plus.
Streaming music (in my case, usually Google Music). I use music 90% of the time when working at work, housework, or any kind of labour. Apparently this isn’t abnormal for ADHD. I remember peers in grade school found it odd that I’d do math homework to Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc. The thing that I like with streaming music, is being able to satisfy whatever type of music I’m currently in the mood for. I love that I can have a song on my head, then have it playing 10 seconds later.
I’ve deployed some smart home devices (X10 and Insteon) with Google Home Minis. Being able to tell Google to turns lights on/off, fans on/off, etc. while I’m in bed, walking up/down stairs, carrying things, etc. I find totally suits me. Being able to verbally turn on a fan when I’m hot in bed, as opposed to getting up really works for me .
Edit: While writing this email, the phone announced a time. Without looking at a clock, I can’t tell you what it was. It went in one ear and out the other. So I guess you need to care what the time is, or the announcements mean nothing.