Must Have 5 Apps for Your Phone in 2018

Dark Sky

Dark Sky continues to gather the best weather data. Its new look and best feature which includes the unified timeline that has an easy to read scrollable timeline hours and days ahead. In my opinion, it is the best weather app available, and it presents a vast amount of information while being user friendly.

 

Karma

Karma is an App that connects you to charities and nonprofits. Maybe you want to volunteer or make donations?  It’s set up to make it seamless for all the groups looking to reach out. However you want you want to assist, there are various options such as..homeless and animal shelters to orphans and much more.

 

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Noted

The app records audio, allowing users to type out notes (with rich text and image support), automatically time stamped with “time tags” . The iPhone can be used as a audio recording and note-taking tool  for lectures, meetings etc.  Of course it is synced through iCloud.  Save up to five recordings, while adding features such as noise reduction and exporting notes to PDF.

 

WhatTheFont

A basic, user friendly App helps you identify fonts, using optical character recognition and your iPhone’s camera lenses as a viewfinder. Just snap a picture of the font you want to, and the app takes over. Simple…

 

 Clips

Apple’s Clips video app is an all-in-one package. Its purpose is to take video clips, edit, share with your social media contacts. The user friendly controls allow the editing tools, make it easy to insert voice, filters, special effects and much more. the best part is the ease in sending it to your contacts to Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and other social media outlets.

 

 

iPhone or Android?

3 phones ago I was a Droid person but I do have to admit I got caught up in the iPhone frenzy and moved to dark side and have not moved back. Why? Well not because of durability or software compatibility that’s for sure. Yet you gotta love the Apple for its innovation, creativity and expensive looking camera like photos. Convenience and familiarity within surroundings is a solid reason. When I had the Android phone it was a stable, flawless, SMART phone. I find that to be less than a complete description for 2 of my 3 iPhones. Yet, 90% of the individuals I associate with have the iPhone and it does make a difference. Or does it? What do you think?

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Reporting Software

Some useful reporting software:

# Business Objects
# Crystal Reports
# Information Builders’ FOCUS and WebFOCUS
# Izenda Self-Service Reports
# Jreport by Jinfonet Software
# LogiXML
# MicroStrategy
# MicroStrategy Reporting Suite
# Oracle XML Publisher
# QuSheet (shareware)
# SAS, as part of the BI Server suite.
# SQL Server Reporting Services

Online Training

With little time and ‘or convenience many people are turning to distance learning (online). Some benefits:

online1.  Online training can be an affordable alternative. Companies can save up to two-thirds of what classroom-based courses cost.
2.  More and more training vendors are offering online courses. More options means better rates.
3.  Students can ask tutors and instructors questions, and get a personalized response in minutes. In addition, many online training classes provide instant responses to quizzes—providing the employer quick results.
4.  Online courses are as easy as self-tutorials; they provide click-through instructions.
5.  Training content is flexible up until the very moment the student sits in front of the monitor. This makes altering content to address a new technology situation a snap.

Email Tips

Some reminders while using email:

Collect Emails: With the low cost of email communications, email trumps more costly marketing methods such as direct mail and telephone. A study by Jupiter Research found email campaigns targeted with web analytics can produce 18 times the profits of broad mailings. Relentlessly collect customer and lead email addresses all the time. Use a contact management program to handle your growing list.

Remove Obstacles: Customers want fast and easy communication from companies they want to do business with. Your website contact page should have your email address. Asking web visitors to fill in a form to send a simple mail will stop many in their tracks. Gather more customer information once you have gained the initial contact. If you are worried about being spammed, invest in a good spam protection program.

Avoid Sensitive Issues: Never handle sensitive issues by email. The chance for miscommunication can make matters worse. There are times when you need to pick up the phone or set up a face-to-face contact instead of taking the easy way out with email. When you are full of emotions, stay clear of your email.

Handle at one time: Don’t fall into the trap of reading emails and thinking I’ll respond later. Later never arrives and soon your inbox is full of important and unimportant mail. Scott Allen, Co-Author of “The Virtual Handshake” recommends “Most people configure their email reader to interrupt them every time an email comes in. This means you are interrupted throughout the day. Instead, we suggest keep your email reader closed most of the day. Only check email once a day.”

Limit length: We all lead busy, time-pressed lives. Receiving a long-winded email with one big paragraph creates a response to file for later use. Readers have a tendency to skim and miss critical details. Before you send out your email message, edit down to short sentences, add bullet points, and be concise. When someone opens your email they should be able to know within 10 seconds or less what your message is about.