Since we wrote our first post (and added subsequent updates) there have a been some great new app developments – and some not so new ones that we have found ourselves using more often.
Be sure to check these out.
MileIQ – This app was recommended to us by a wholesaler, and we think it’s terrific. MileIQ automatically logs every mile you drive to take the hassle out of mileage tracking. Just install the app, start driving and let MileIQ do all the work while you focus on what’s important. No need to take out your phone, open the app, press any buttons, or remember to start and stop…just get in your car and go! MileIQ does the rest. Need to improve the administrative part of your practice? Give MileIQ a try.
IFTTT -lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement — IF This Then That. For example let’s say you want be alerted every morning via text what the weather will be: Or get final scores for your favorite teams via iOS Notifications:
Penultimate – The most natural digital handwriting experience on iPad, Penultimate gives you the convenience and feel of writing on paper with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes in your advisor meeting directly on your iPad AND have the notes readily available on Evernote. And just to up the holy cow factor, your Penultimate notes in Evernote are searchable. Does that mean you can search your handwritten notes? Why yes it does. And you’ll need to grab a stylus from Amazon.com to write most legibly.
If you have not tried Zite you need to.
Zite is an intelligent magazine that helps you discover interesting things to read.
It learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it.
It analyzes millions of articles each day and brings you the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos.
Tempo Smart Calendar – Not a huge fan of the iOS calendar?
Neither are we.
That’s what led us Tempo.
Do more in one tap and say goodbye to app surfing.
• People Insights – Get the lowdown before you meet and see mutual contacts, Facebook posts, LinkedIn details, Tweets, news,and more.
• Company Insights – Automatically prepared so you can see your personal network at the company and the latest news about the company.
• Hassle-free Conference Calls – Get right into the call without dialing a passcode.
• Location, Directions and Drive Time – No need to look up an address, it’s already in the event.
• “Running Late” Messages – Quickly send a pre-populated text or email, and never leave them waiting.
• Related Emails and Documents – All of the emails and documents that pertain to a meeting are at your fingertips.
• Keep On Top of Flights – Get your flight status, terminal, and gate in one tap.
• Send Birthday Wishes or Gifts – Post wishes to Facebook walls in one tap, or send a gift card.
Note that your ability to connect this app to your firm’s calendar may vary – and it’s still worth investigating.
Podcast app – We use this Apple app as the central repository for all the podcasts we listen to.
Add your favorite podcasts to personal stations that stay up to date when new episodes become available.
You can sync playlists from iTunes, or create an On-The-Go playlist to play just the episodes you want.
Be sure to make your first Podcast subscription Wholesaler Masterminds Radio!
WunderMap – Sometimes you need to see the weather and not just read about it.
And that’s where WunderMap leaves all others in the dust.
WunderMap is the world’s most interactive weather map, period.
Get radar, satellite, current conditions, and forecasts from Weather Underground’s unique network of 33,000 personal weather stations.
Follow storms with lightning-fast animated radar and satellite layers, track tropical storms with the hurricane layer, or even view active wildfires.
WTSO – “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” ~ W.C. Fields
On the lookout for the next steal of a wine deal?
Then check out Wines ‘Till Sold Out.
WTSO for iPhone and iPad is a simple, optimized interface which allows the user to quickly and easily view the attributes of a wine currently live on WTSO.com.
The application presents the current WTSO price, the next best price on the web, the percentage off, the detailed technical wine notes, wine label pan-and-scan, and the wine’s rating and reviews.
Most wholesalers are looking for a bit more life balance.
How about a good wine at a great price?
SlideShark – No more schlepping the laptop to your next presentation.
SlideShark is the #1 app for showing PowerPoint from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch the way it was meant to be seen – with animations, fonts, colors, graphics, videos & hyperlinks intact.
It is a powerful, proven solution built by Brainshark, the leading sales enablement platform provider.
Simply upload your presentation to SlideShark and use your iPhone as the remote control.
LastPass – Trying to remember passwords for all your sites is just impossible.
Especially if you are making them secure using the proper combination of letters , numbers, characters etc.
LastPass is the last password you’ll ever have to remember.
Once setup you’ll have your login and password data on your PC and your iPhone/iPad seamlessly synced via a Host Proof Hosting method which does not allow LastPass (or anyone else) access to your sensitive data.
LastPass allows you to quickly login to your accounts via a built in browser (Safari integration is _NOT_ possible yet), edit your accounts, see and fill your form fill data, generate new passwords all seamlessly synced to your LastPass account.
We use LastPass virtually every day.
We coach wholesalers in every dimension of their practice – and that includes technology. Contact us for more information.