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  1. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Howdy partners

    What are some apps that you are using to help to with work, efficiency, organising yourself, anything along those lines (not talking games unless there's something awesome you need to share :))

    I was listening to a Tim Ferris podcast who was interviewing the evernote founder /creator guy. I had been looking for something along those lines and have since given it a go as I'm on my phone majority of the time. I think it's great, if your not familiar you basically have a list of notebooks and within your notebooks add lists, to do items, screen shots or webpages, set reminders, check-lists plus more I'm yet to learn. I tend to rely on remebering things and need to get better at writing lists. Using evernote they are always with me plus sync with the laptop when I do turn it on.

    For anyone that blogs, or wants too, the WordPress app is awesome and easy to use. Very simple steps to create entries and has all the functions as if you were on a comp.

    Wikicamps is a must for any campers! If you don't have it your not a traveller! :D had to throw the one in.

    Skype is great to use as a messenger for harassing your broker! :p

    Camera scanners for taking photos from your phone and converting to pdf is really handy! Easy to reduce file size plus easily upload to Dropbox etc on the go.

    One thing I'm in the market for is a pdf editor app, I've been using Adobe on the laptop to complete forms rather than printing.

    What helps you be super awesome!?
     
  2. D.T.

    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    - My PM app allowing me to work anywhere, including modules for scheduling appointments, inspections and maintenance
    - Xero for my accounts
    - Google apps for emails and ms office equivalents
    - Dropbox for storage
    - About 4 different banks apps for my online banking
    - real estate.com.au / domain apps for browsing and listing
    - pdf converter
     
  3. bob shovel

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    How do you find Xero? Easy to use? Does it sync with bank accounts?
     
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    Anyone use an app for stock control and dollars for a small business or market stall?
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Yea its linked with bank accounts, it picks up every transaction and you categorise it to where it should be. You can also set up rules to auto categorise recurring stuff.

    It then uses those categories to automatically build statements for BAS, P & L, etc
     
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    Google apps for (Gmail and Google drive); Dropbox and Skype.
     
  7. bob shovel

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    What do phone do you use? Re app is a pain for me, difficult to use and type. I just use the website
     
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    D.T. Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    ipad mini for work (bastards don't make apps for android :( )
    Android phone for most other stuff.
     
  9. Propagate

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    If you're a camper @bob shovel you might like maps.me - it's a map app (obviously) but you can download the whole open source maps for heaps of countries, (including ours), so you don't need you're cell data like you do with say Google Maps to constantly download the area you are in to see where you are.

    Your phone's GPS, (in the case of an iPhone) still works even if you switch mobile data off, so you can see where you are on the map if even if you have no cell coverage. Great if you're abroad and wondering round a city say but don't want another sim or get smashed with roaming charges.

    I use it for mountain biking, I create a route on www.ridewithgps.com then export it as a KML file and open that on maps.me app so I can follow the route and not have to worry about not getting reception to download the map of where I am, (or in may case, as I use an old iPhone on the bike with no sim I can still route find and take photo's of the phone without having to buy another phone plan just for data).

    I have a great mount system call quadlock which works great on the bike and is unobstrusive. I use Strava app for tracking my ride and Instagram app to upload photo's, Strava and Instagram are linked so when I review my ride on the Strava app or website the photo's taken within that ride time window also appear on that "event", (and if you upload to Instagram whilst on the move they are geotagged and will shown on your Strava map route at the place you uploaded them).

    One of my favorite simple apps is Stocard - free up your wallet and store all your loyalty cards on it, modern POS scanners can read the barcode of your loyalty card straight from the phone screen and those that can't the check out attendant simply has to manually punch your number in. I had heaps of loyalty cards and it drove me nuts as I hate having a huge wallet. Now I have a tiny wallet with just bank cards in it, and between Stocard and ScanBizCards all the other cards are defunct. Just need our local coffee shops to get on board with the coffee loyalty card apps now and I'm sorted!
     
  10. Jamie Moore

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    Dropbox, camscanner, pipe drive, tap mortgage.

    The ones that get the biggest workout though are NBA and NFL game passes :)

    Cheers

    Jamie
     
  11. bob shovel

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    @Propagate stocard downloaded! My cards are scratched and worn out so this will save me replacing them!

    With the maps they look great. I use the hema Explorer app, but your ones may be a bit more user friendly. Hema you can upload kml files and add your own way points but not too be used as directions, you just follow on the flags/map. And you can download sections of the topo at different zooms but the sizes (mb) can be huge. It also had a cloud you can share recorded tracks with, and gives you data -duration, speed, Avg speed, elevation
     
  12. Simon Hampel

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    Apps I have on my phone and use regularly:
    • Gmail
    • Google Drive
    • Google Maps
    • Google Authenticator
    • Google Chrome
    • 1Password
    • Business Calendar Pro
    • CamScanner
    • ColorNote
    • CrashPlan
    • Dropbox
    • Evernote
    • Facebook
    • feedly
    • TomTom Go
    • HipChat
    • Hootsuite
    • Skype
    • Strava
    • TeamViewer
     
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    Adobe acrobat is a newy I've got for viewing and editing pdf
    Also excel has an app now which is handy for basic sheets
    Just in time - it finds the nearest toilets to you!
     
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    @Propagate Stocard - What a brilliant find. My wallet is so much lighter.
    Thank you
     
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    Number one App is AnkiDroid, I use it at least 30 mins a day to learn languages.
     
  16. Steven Ryan

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    Slightly related, and something I also picked up on the Time Ferriss podcast was a web browser plugin called: Facebook News Feed Eradicator:

    News Feed Eradicator for Facebook

    Blocks your news feed completely and replaces it with a random motivational quote. For those who succumb to falling into the time pit that is your Facebook feed, highly recommended.
     
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    Does it remove all other content and replace with quotes?? Do you choose how much or how little you get?
     
  18. Steven Ryan

    Steven Ryan Mortgage Broker Business Plus Member

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    It only replaces the news feed which is what loads by default when you log on. You can manually click anywhere else on the site and it remains as-is. However, I have a rule of only logging on to respond to messages or broadcast so I never go anywhere else.

    Have a look at the link. There's a picture of what your news feed will look like when you log on.

    There must be 50-100+ random quotes which load in place of your news feed.

    Best productivity hack I have discovered this year.
     
  19. Propagate

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    Or, you could join me and the two other people on the planet that ditched Facebook altogether.
     
  20. Simon Hampel

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    Facebook is easy to manage.

    Unfollow/unfriend everyone who posts nothing but meaningless drivel or nothing but drama - you don't need them in your life.

    Follow only people you actually care about.

    Done.
     
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