How many times have you come across something on your phone or tablet and not had the time to read it? I am a serial-self-emailer, so I tend to come across something on the internet and think ‘Fantastic, looks helpful, will read later’ and then email it to myself. However, because I am a serious notification freak, I can’t stand having unread items in any kind of inbox. So naturally, because I want to get rid of the notification to make sure everything is complete, I mark the email as read and then it disappears down my inbox. This is how I discovered Pocket; a simple saving application that integrates with your phone. Pocket lets you save links, articles, pictures, and much more all in one place, so you can go back to that place when you have the time.
Evernote is an application that I’ve only just discovered! As I work in Marketing, I am always looking for new, creative ideas and insights to help me in my mission. Evernote lets me jot down ideas when the mood takes me, but will sync them straight to my computer. This means when I’m out and about, and I see something that strikes me, I’ll pop it down in the application on my phone and it’ll be there on my computer when I get back to work. The mobile and computer app work hand in hand and sync almost straight away, so when I’m in a meeting I can take down ideas and I don’t have to then transfer them to my computer. I can also take pictures, set reminders and make lists, to create storyboards for my campaigns. With Evernote I can share all of this with my team, and even message them with the integrated chat function, so we can talk about what we’ve uploaded.
One Drive is a Microsoft Office 365 application, that combines your documents together in one place. You can access One Drive from any device with an internet connection and upload your files straight to it. So if you’re at your computer and you need to back up an important file, you can upload to your One Drive and access from any other computer, phone or tablet. It’s great for demonstrations, working from home, or just making sure you’re backed up, because you can log in and view, send or edit documents wherever you are.
I originally downloaded Time Tree to organise my personal life. It’s a synced calendar application that lets you add members, so you can all share the same external calendar, keeping it completely separate from your other apps, like email. After using it for several months, I realised how beneficial it would be to my team. With this, we now have a shared calendar for work, that everyone can update and put in their meetings, annual leave, off site jobs etc. Everyone has their own colour, so we always know who is who, and who is where. It’s great to keep the team organised and keeps everyone in the loop and up to date.
iScanner is the quick and simple way to scan a document without a scanner! I recommend this to my customers when they need to scan something over when they’re out of the office, or have problems with their office kit. With the iScanner app, you can take a photo of a document with your phone and it turns it into a scan. Simple but effective, the scan comes out so clear that it could actually replace your scanner! The scan turns into a PDF, which you can then email on.