So far we've covered Gmail Offline and Boomerang to help you to utilize the cloud to increase your productivity and make your life easier. Today, we are going to fail the spelling bee, but put your cloud hopping on auto pilot. IFTTT (yep, I spelled it correctly) stands for "If This, Then That." This incredible tool can add layers and layers of automated bliss to … Continue reading the story "Cloud Surfing for Realtors Part 3 of 5"
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Yesterday I started the series about cloud based tools for Realtors, and I discussed Gmail Offline. Gmail Offline allows you to read messages, manage your inbox and compose mail all without an active Internet connection. Today, we are going to put your Gmail account on steroids with Boomerang. Boomerang is a Firefox or Chrome browser based add on for Gmail. Boomerang allows you to schedule emails … Continue reading the story "Cloud Surfing for Realtors Part 2 of 5"
Hopefully, by now, you've heard the term "the cloud" when people refer to some internet applications/programs. You may have wondered what cloud it is that folks are referring to. Just in case you didn't know, "the cloud" actually refers to "cloud computing" which is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product. For example, most everyone has heard of Microsoft Office, which … Continue reading the story "Cloud Surfing for Realtors Part 1 of 5"
Last week I wrote about SEO and several ways you can boost your ranking on the search engines. Well, SEO is a large part of using the internet to generate Realtor's buyer and seller leads, but getting that traffic to your site is just a part of the equation. Keeping those leads on your site is the other critical part of digital marketing. Google Analytics is … Continue reading the story "But Analytics Are SOOO Boring!"
About a month ago a friend of mine called me in a panic to ask me to check on his house because his alarm company called him to tell him they were receiving a signal from a smoke detector in his house. I drove to his house and arrived before him to discover 2 fire trucks and 2 crews of firefighters battling the blaze in … Continue reading the story "Don’t Get Burned!"
Google has released an app to receive your documents no longer as attachments, but directly into Google Docs. GoFileDrop, the name of the new app, is offers a free trial all users each allocated 50MB of free data usage. With this app you can let people securely "drop" files into your Google Docs account. It functions kind of like a virtual mail slot because the sender has … Continue reading the story "GoFileDrop"
Microsoft is about to release their new operating system code named Windows 8. After releasing Windows 7 in 2009, they have make huge changes to the interface of this new system. Among the many new features, some which haven't been released yet, is a 10 second start up. They have done a massive re-vamp on the start up process pathway so that it will only … Continue reading the story "Windows 8"
Google is at it again! They are working hard to allow us to use the internet for everything we could possibly need. This time the focus of their revolution was Google Takeout to Google Voice. With this upgrade, users will be able to download call history, voicemail, text messages, recorded calls, and even greetings! Google Voice is still currently free to U.S. users. Check out how to … Continue reading the story "Google Takeout"
For all those annoyances of the internet, there are sneaky cures. I enjoy when I find a new way to circumvent the annoyances. The one that gets to me the most is required registration. I know that it is beneficial for the company to capture email addresses, but I don't like giving mine out. So, when I get to a website and I have to … Continue reading the story "Don’t Bug Me"
As we crawl around the internet there are thousands of sites that we stumble on that require registration. Most of the time I find it to be a hassle because I probably wont be back to the site with any frequency and I don't want my inbox to blow up with reminders about the services the site offers. Well instead of piling up registration information all … Continue reading the story "Account Killer"