Amy’s App of the Week- July 9th -Grocery List Buy me a Pie

Do you a grocery  list sitting in your kitchn drawer or on your fridge? Then you are at the grocery store and realize you forgot the grocery list in  your drawe???? Been there! Done that! I would even have my family take a photo of it with their Iphone and text to me! Or have you spent an hour at the grocery getting all the groceries, only to come home and have your kids say, “Oh, I did not know you were going to the store! I needed this….” Then you pull your hair out in frustration!!

Does this sound like you? Well there’s an App for that!  It’s called Grocery List Buy me a Pie- Our whole 4 member family has downloaded the app at $2.99/each.  I created a household log in for the app.  So let’s say my daughter needs some shampoo. The old way was for her to go into the kitchen, root around for a writing utensil, & write it on the (much-forgotten) grocery list. The “new” way in the Harris Household is to go to your Iphone or their Ipad, open up the Grocery List app and type it in. It’s that simple!!! Since it is a cloud-based app,  the list is always synched so it doesn’t matter what device you pull it up on- it will always be updated.

So now when I am at the grocery store, when I cross of an item on the list, it will update the list.  Last weekend, I told my husband I was going to run errands after being out on a listing appointment.  He did not know I was going to the grocery store until the app kept updating him in the notifications that I had updated the list.  So he texts me to ask if I was at the store…my response…”Yes, duh!” So he updates the list of what he needed- Voila- I buy it!!! It is a beautiful thing to have technology work for effiency in my business and my household!

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Amy’s App of the Week- Slideshark – June 17th

Fins Up!!!! This is for all my PC friends that don’t have a Mac but have an Ipad-that have been waiting for a way to do a true presentation on their Ipad using Powerpoint!!!  I upload my Powerpoint presentation to the Slideshark website. Then I open my Ipad app and tap sync.  Forewarning, it will take a little bit of time to sync the presentations to your Ipad. My notes are there on the slides so I can see. I swipe to move slide ahead or back.  A function that I really like is that I can put a presentation in Dropbox, then open Dropbox on my Ipad. From there, I tap the right upward arrow button (known as the “Open in”) and I can “Open in” the Slideshark app-so in case I forgot to load it to Slideshark.com on my laptop!! I can not wait to play with it more!

 

Happy App Playig!

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Amy’s App of the Week- June 10th- Documents To Go


Ever have the need to edit an Excel or Word file on the go from your Ipad?  Lately, I have had the need! See, I am doing my seller’s net sheet the old school way….on an Excel spreadsheet that I designed years ago for my clients.  My clients are typically made up of -Engineers, Attorneys and Accountants, who are use to spreadsheets and it gives them the freedom to edit list price and see their net figures. But I needed a way to do it quickly on the fly and not have to go back to my laptop.  My husband has been using this App for years as an Engineer and being a typical wife, thought I knew better…. Lo & Behold….he was RIGHT! I have my seller net sheet and my seller checklist saved in Documents to Go so I can access it and edit them at anytime!  I love being more efficient!

Happy App Hunting! Enjoy!

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Pre-class Apps for Amy’s classes

If you are attending Amy’s Appy Hour, Ultimate Mobile Agent class or Ipad 101 class, I would highly recommend you download the following apps before attending the sessions.

STEP 1-
1. Evernote-
This is a note taking program that will be beneficial when you are at my classes to take type written notes as well as audio notes.

2. Dropbox
Dropbox is a cloud based storage system that you can store files from your laptop to your Dropbox then you can access your files from your Ipad or Iphone.

3. REALTOR.com

4. Foursquare
This is a check in app with lots of great marketing potential!

For Agents that use ZipformsOnline for their Contracts software only!
5. Download the Zipforms Mobile app. Be aware that your state or local association may have a discount code so please check with them to see first before purchasing.

For Agents that use Docusign.com for electronic signature!
6. Download the Docusign app and make sure you can log in using your Docusign password.

I highly recommend setting up a free gmail account as well for different Google Apps tools that you may use as an agent. If you currently have one that you are using for business, you may want to have a separate one for other social Media apps.

STEP 2
Create free accounts on your laptop or Iphone/Ipad device before coming to the session.

STEP 3
Play with the apps to get a familiarity with them before coming to the session. It should help you feel more comfortable with the other apps covered in the sessions.

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Amy’s App of the Week- Ipmt – May 13.2016

Great app for real estate agent or a consumer wanting to know what there payments will be. I use this app a lot and have quite a few of my lender friends that use this as well!!!

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Amy’s App of the Week- Splash ID- April 30, 2012

Do you have the disease I have? It’s called CRS??? Can’t Remember Stuff disease!!! I can’t remember what I wore yesterday much less all the passwords, frequent flyer mileage and kids school ID stuff! Plus the older I get, the worse it is!!!! So Splash ID to the rescue! One password to open it up and then I can store login’s & passwords inside of it. It is also cloud based, so when I input something on my desktop it automatically syncs to the app on my Iphone and Ipad.

I have a lot of people question me on how secure it is. My answer, security comfort is different for everyone. I prefer it here b/c I have lost my journal notebooks with my passwords in it before (not very secure for me)-so basically do what you feel comfortable with in the long run!

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Amy’s App of the Week – April 16, 2012 – Foursquare

This app is a check in app much like Facebook Places. So if I am at Walgreens, then I check in on Foursquare app. I can choose at that time to push it to my Facebook and Twitter accounts as well or just to my Foursquare friends. Foursquare is open to the public, so whatever I post on there can be seen by anyone on Foursquare. Practice safety!! I use it as a marketing tool on listiings, get coupons on there from participating retailers like Bath and Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, Walgreens, Payless, & Chili’s, plus I use it as a way to see where my friends are when I am at real estate conferences. It is also a prospecting tool! Try it out! But remember, Foursquare limits you to 1000 friends!

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Video for the Rest of Us – RESTO 2012


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Amy’s App of the Week – March 26, 2012- Onlive Desktop

I had played with this app and stopped using b/c of the slow connectivity, but recently went back to it because a dear friend of mine, Tim Kinzler reminded me to try it again. This app for the Ipad only allows me to get Internet Explorer as well as edit Microsoft documents.  This is a HUGE deal for the Real Estate agents like myself that has an MLS that is flash based so it is not accessible on the Ipad.  Since so many of us are on the go with our clients, I can go to the Onlive Desktop ($4.99.month) and access Tempo (MLS) right from my Ipad…. It was wonderfully yesterday when I was sitting at Starbuckswith an elderly couple looking to buy a home in The Woodlands and I just pulled it up on my Ipad for them to view.  Con- sometimes connectivity is slow or won’t connect.

 

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Amy’s App of the Week- IannotatePDF- March 19, 2012

I absolutely freaking love this App- it has saved my bacon a lot in my personal life and business life! I can fill out .pdf forms on the fly, sign on the screen, highlight text, add photo annotation, & rotate the .pdf. I can also remove pages from the .pdf and then email it out to my clients!!!  This app rocks!!!  (Only for Ipads)

 

Iannotate Ipad App

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