Nowadays, so many of the things we do in life and business are so much easier to accomplish when trying to combine and navigate a busy personal life with an equally busy business life because of the ability to use our Smartphones to conduct business. Some may curse the constant connectivity our mobile devices provide, while others embrace and appreciate being able to conduct business on the go. I know I’m certainly one of the latter.
Here at BizEase Support Solutions, we love APPS. I personally am always on the lookout for the latest/coolest/greatest apps that make not only MY life easier, but my client’s lives easier as well. The newest gem of an app I have discovered is Bump.
Bump touts itself as “the quickest way to transfer your photos and files between your phone and any computer.” What Bump does is assist in sharing contact information, files, and data merely by “bumping” two devices together. After two Bump users “bump” their Smartphone or Android devices together, the application will ask for permission to connect with each other, thus the transfer of files and information can begin. This process also works by opening the app on your device and “bumping” it on your desktop spacebar.
To work properly, the Bump app needs a stable Internet connection like WIFI or 3G for the iPhone to connect, upload, and download contact information. Both “bumpers” need to have the Bump app loaded on their devices as well. For those concerned with privacy, Bump assure users their info is completely safe and no one else can see it. The application sends an encrypted connection to the server which verifies the user’s location data. The Bump app is free, available for iPhone and Android, and is available on iTunes.
Remember when the only way we could fax documents was if we had a standalone fax machine? Then…along came online fax systems like Ring Central (which is what I currently use), eFax and a few others. These are wonderful, because faxes come in as an email attachment. But, unless the document you are sending is a PDF you already have on your computer, you still need to scan whatever it is before you can fax it. Truth be told, not everyone has a scanner in their office.
However … if you have a smartphone, either an iPhone or an Android, you can have a handy dandy scanner of your own for free or for a very minimal cost, by downloading one of these lovely little scanning apps. [Read more…]
Get over it??!! Really? No, not that kind of “over.” I’m referring to yet another new and useful iPhone app. And being the Gadget Gal that I am, I just had to check into this when I read about it.
Over is very simply an iPhone app (Android is in the works) created by Potluck, that allows you to instantly and easily add text over photos. You can take photos on the spot with your iPhone, or upload from your existing library. It allows you to quickly add headings such as “Go Social Summit 2012” and provides a very slick way of adding beautiful typography to your photos with a wide selection of fonts, sizes, and alignment. It is also a quick way to watermark images with your URL or biz name, and a great way to enhance photos and images with text when posting to Facebook or Instagram. Over can be found at iTunes and while not free, is very reasonable at $1.99.