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Episode 6: FaceTime - Swirl Solutions Tech Tuesdays

How to use #FaceTime!

 

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Realtor (Real Estate) Apps

CRM's

  • There are many Realtor CRM's out there but we trialed Top Producer (oh boy!) and Realty Juggler.   For easy of use for 'most' things you need to do, I suggest Realty Juggler. 

Measuring

  • MagicPlan (F)
  • Realtor.Ca (A & B): Get all the features of Realtor.Ca on your smartphone!
  • RE/MAX Mobile site (A &B)
  • My Move (A): A complete organizer for your upcoming move. Get this Movers App for iPhone for FREE NOW!
  • Yelp (A & B): FInd a coffee shop around the neighbourhood you are showing your clients.
  • Splashtop: A remote desktop app through which you can fully access and control your computer back at the office.  There are many other as well.
  • HootSuite (A & B):   Schedule your tweets in advance and post to Facebook.
  • PayByPhone (A & B):  No longer have to dig for change. 
  • Snap Shop (A): This app can let your clients visualize their furniture in their new home by overlaying images of products from their favourite brands.

For more apps please click here

 

Can we help your organization with device productivity?  Or better yet cost savings?  I know if you take a look at your wireless bills someone, sometime, somewhere has incurred a huge bill from roaming data charges, right?  We can mitigate those if not stop them!   www.swirlsolutions.com or email info@swirlsolutions.com.
I would absolutely love to know which apps you use that you LOVE!  Like us below too!
 
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#CA and #CGA Apps

I would love to know your favourite app that help you, as a Chartered Accountant or Certified General Accountant, be more productive.  Here are a few that I love!  We train on the top two smartphones in industry which is currently BlackBerry and iPhone so we will be discussing apps for those devices.  Do you have a Samsung, Android or some other type of smartphone or tablet?  No worries, just search for what you are looking for in their application stores.

Miscellaneous 

 

  •  Need an Accountant (Apple)
    • Created by CGA Association of Canada.  List all members and specialties.  If you are a CGA,  are you in there?
  • TaxFreeway
    • TaxFreeway is a downloadable program that costs $9.95 for up to 20 returns (the version for Macs is $14.95). This year, it also offers a "3-in-1" package for $19.95 that allows users to file up to 20 returns using PCs, Macs or an iPad. It says it's the only Canadian tax software that allows users to work in interview and form modes simultaneously
  • Need a CGA? (Android and Apple)

 

Financial Calculator

Invoicing, Income and Expenses

FreshBooks

Final Note

Can we help your organization with device productivity?  Or better yet cost savings?  I know if you take a look at your wireless bills someone, sometime, somewhere has incurred a huge bill from roaming data charges, right?  We can mitigate those if not stop them!   www.swirlsolutions.com or email info@swirlsolutions.com.

I would absolutely love to know which apps you use that you LOVE!  Like us below too!

 

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Did you know you can change your default view in your #Outlook calendar?

Yes you can!

 

1.       Go to your current calendar view which is probably day

2.       Click on Week View

3.       Click on Change View

4.       Save current view as new view

 

Now, by default,  you can look at your WHOLE week!

 

 

Darci LaRocque | President / Speaker / Trainer

Swirl Solutions™ | 1(888) 587-9062 ext. 0

Smartphone, Tablet and Microsoft Training

"You don't know what you don't know"

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

#iPhone and #iPad How to create your own keyboard shortcuts

Find yourself typing out the same phrases every day in mails and texts?

1.      Go to Settings

2.      General

3.      Keyboard

4.      Add New Shortcut

5.      Phrase: See you later!

6.      Shortcut:  Might be sul

Get it?  Add sentences, words, paragraphs of stuff you commonly type!

 

 

Darci LaRocque | President / Speaker / Trainer

Swirl Solutions™ | 1(888) 587-9062 ext. 0

Smartphone, Tablet and Microsoft Training

"You don't know what you don't know"

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add a person’s name to their contact information

Easy to do! 

 

1.       Just Google the person’s name and chances are you will find a photo of them on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, etc.,,

1.       Find the image

2.       Right-click on that image

  1. Click "Save Image As"
  2. Save to Desktop (Remember what it is called)
  3. Open up the contact
  4. Click in the Photo Field
  5. Select photo from Desktop (Remember the name from step 4)
  6. Save contact with the new image
  7. Delete photo from Desktop

 

You are done!

#realtors #Vancouver #remax BlackBerry iPhone iPad training

REMAX is partnering with Swirl Solutions for some one time training!   Are you a Realtor?  You get the REMAX pricing!  Sign up today!!!!

HALF DAY LIVE WORKSHOPS AT 1428 West 7th Avenue Training Room

ü  No more frustration on how to use your device

ü  Understand confusing technology terms

ü  Learn to shortcuts for Email, phone, address book and calendar

ü  Learn little known features about on how to use Email, phone, address and calendar

ü  Stop throwing your money out the window and learn how to mitigate costs when you travel

ü  Perform Quick MLS searches

ü  Learn to see the name of the other Realtor texting you on their next text

ü  Find out some top Realtor Apps to use

ü  Learn to send photo’s

 

Please update your devices PRIOR to the session

iPHONE AND iPAD*

Date: Friday April 27 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM (*iPads will also be discussed.)
Deadline: Friday April 13th
Regular Pricing: $299.00
RE/MAX Pricing: $149.00 Bring your iPad too!
REGISTER HERE

BLACKBERRY

Date: Wednesday April 13 3PM-6PM
Deadline: Friday April 6th
Regular Pricing: $299.00
RE/MAX Pricing: $149.00
REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Darci LaRocque | President / Speaker / Trainer

Swirl Solutions™ | 1(888) 587-9062 ext. 0

Smartphone, Tablet and Microsoft Training

"You don't know what you don't know"

 

   

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Using Join.Me VOIP / Internet

 You want to use your computer speakers and mike for a join me session?  Easy to do!   Join the session and follow the info below:

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3. Click on the Download button again

 

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4.  Click on the Audio Settings to choose which device you want to use on your computer.  For example, your headset or regular mike and speakers.  Generally a headset is better.

 5.  Now click on the Connect button  and you are good to go!

 

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Darci LaRocque | President / Speaker / Trainer

Swirl Solutions™ | 1(888) 587-9062 ext. 0

Smartphone, Tablet and Microsoft Training

"You don't know what you don't know"

 

   

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Scan a document on your #iPhone

Genius Scan - PDF Scanner  Click Here

Genius Scan turns your iPhone into a pocket scanner. It enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email the scans as JPEG or PDF. 

 

The Genius Scan scanner technology includes smart page detection, perspective correction, image post-processing. It allows you to build PDF documents with multiple scans.

 

Still not convinced? Genius Scan has more than 2 million users. It has been in the top 10 apps and featured by Apple in almost all the App Stores in the world, and has been chosen as App of the Week in Germany. Read below for awesome users reviews.

 

But first, the key features (aka.: what makes this scanner different from the camera)
Detects the page frame and corrects the perspective
Enhances the scan with color or black-and-white post-processing
Emails the scans as JPG
Creates PDF documents with multiple scans
Emails the PDF documents
Exports documents to iBooks or any app able to read PDF files
Share scans to Twitter
With Genius Scan+: Exports the documents to Box, Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs
With Genius Scan+: Print with AirPrint
With Genius Scan+: Send receipts to Expensify
Shares document over Wifi for easy access from your computer
Documents are processed on the phone, not sent to a third-party server

 

Wondering how our users use Genius Scan?

To quickly scan a form you just printed when you don’t have a scanner
At the university, to take a picture of a whiteboard
On the road, to archive receipts
To make a copy when you have no copier available
To archive handwritten notes or share them with colleagues
Save the perfect recipe after cooking
Save handwritten memos, or book pages for future reference
Share a good restaurant menu on Twitter

 

You can upgrade to Genius Scan+ from within Genius Scan. In addition to email, Genius Scan+ provides easy upload to Box, Dropbox, Evernote Expensify and Google Docs, printing with AirPrint and of course, no ads.

 

REVIEWS:

✩✩✩✩✩ "This is an absolutely amazing app." - AppSafari.com

 

✩✩✩✩✩ "Next time you plan to hit the road don't forget to download a copy of Genius Scan to make life easier for yourself and your accounting department". - AppPicker.com

 

USER REVIEWS:

✩✩✩✩✩ "Great scanner! It replaced my flatbed scanner for all my documents"

 

✩✩✩✩✩ "This scanner app works great and is easy to use. I played with it for a few minutes and actually got some work done. Superb!" - rafirondon

 

✩✩✩✩✩ "One word: awesome... and useful" - farewellraymond

 

✩✩✩✩✩ "That's why I use an iPhone! Simple, well designed and very intuitive. No instructions needed." - JBHC

 

LINKS:

Screencast: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkSidc-j8-I
Website: http://www.thegrizzlylabs.com
Twitter: thegrizzlylabs
Support, comments: support@thegrizzlylabs.com

 

Genius Scan - PD

The truth about #data #roaming

Great article by Jason Magder at the Montreal Gazette.  Reiterates everything I have been telling you!  Please be ware when you travel.  Read the full article here and add Jason to your twitter feed : Twitter.com/jasonmagder

When travelling with your phone, there are a few ways you can avoid incurring high roaming costs. Here are a few:

·         Turn Data Roaming OFF

o   So your phone doesn’t automatically use data (Email, Browsing, BBM, iMessage, etc) when you enter another country

·         If you keep Data Roaming ON

o   Make sure your device doesn’t have applications running that are constantly accessing the internet.  Shut down apps that do this!  We can teach you how.  http://swirlsolutions.com/private

·         Call you Carrier to see what kind of travel packages they have.   

o   Question if you need to use the Carrier plans, they are still expensive.  Do you need to text?  Will Wi-Fi cover your needs?  Do you need to call?

·         Purchase a SIM card in the Country you are travelling too

o   Some offer Data AND Voice but don’t work on all devices.

o   Your device must be unlocked to use!

o   Your number will be changed to the new SIM card number while you are using it.

o   From personal experience, take the time to translate what you want into the language of the country.   I assumed English would be spoken in most spots in Costa Rica but when I went to purchase my SIM, no one in the store spoke English and I wasn’t really sure what I purchased.  J   Write down that you want to purchase a SIM card (Called a Chip in Costa Rica) and how much it will cost for how many minutes.

·         Travelling to the USA?  

o   Roam Mobility (Based in Vancouver) can help you out all before you go!

o   http://www.roammobility.com/

·         Use Wi-Fi

o   Almost everywhere in the world you will be able to find free Wi-Fi.  For the most part this is what I use when I travel.     You can Skype to call people on your laptop or device, use Apple’s Facetime, Playbooks Video Chat, etc…

 

Roaming Rates compared.
Postmedia News - Roaming for EU member nations, according to price ceilings imposed as of July, 2012: (Prices expressed in Canadian currency).

EUROPEANS GET A BETTER DEAL!

·         Making calls outside of the country in member EU states: 41 cents

·         Receiving calls outside of the country in member EU states: 14 cents per minute

·         Text messages sent: 14 cents

·         Data charges within the EU: $1.16 per megabyte

Roaming rates by July 2014, according to EU plan:

·         Making calls outside of the country in member EU states: 31 cents

·         Receiving calls outside of the country in member EU states: 13 cents per minute

·         Text messages sent: 13 cents

·         Data charges within the EU: 65 cents per megabyte

Here's what you'll pay if you travel with your phone. Data taken from the websites of the individual carriers.

Videotron:

·         Calls in the U.S.: $1.45 per minute

·         Overseas calls: between $2 and $4.

·         Data charges in the U.S.: $2 per megabyte

·         Data charges overseas: $20.48 per megabyte

·         International text messages: 75 cents per message sent

Telus:

·         Voice calls in the U.S.: $1.50 per minute

·         International calls in Zone 1: (Western Europe, Mexico and Oceania): $1.50 per minute

·         Rest of the world rate: $2.50 per minute

·         Data charges in the U.S.: $5 per megabyte

·         Data charges in Zone 1: $10 per megabyte

·         Data charges in the rest of the world: $25 per megabyte

·         International text messages: 60 cents per message sent and received

Bell:

·         Voice calls in the U.S. $1.45 per minute

·         International voice calls: between $1.99 and $3.49, depending on the country

·         Data charges for smartphones or turbosticks used in the U.S.: $6 per megabyte

·         Data charges for feature phones in the U.S.: $10.24 per megabyte

·         International data charges: $25.60 per megabyte

·         International text messages: 75 cents per message sent

Rogers:

·         Voice calls in the U.S.: $1.45 per minute

·         International voice calls: between $2 and $4 per minute

·         U.S. data charges: $6 per megabyte

·         Overseas data charges: $30.72 per megabyte

·         International text messages: 75 cents per message sent

Public Mobile:

·         Voice calls in the U.S.: 15 cents per minute

·         International voice calls: not available

·         Data charges in the U.S.: not available

·         International roaming: not available

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