We will review the below apps and answer your questions about iPhones, iPads and Android mobile devices. Your host for this session is one of the top real estate technologist alive! Since I am drafting my own biography, let’s just say that I know a few things…
The below list is linked to the App and Play Store. Just click the link on your device and let the magical elves take over from there…
- Zillow.com Mobile Usage Statistics of Home Buyers [Link]
- What’s the one thing an agent should NEVER spend money on? Last week, we asked where agents should be spending their money to get ahead. Now we want to know: What’s the one thing agents should avoid spending money on? [Link]
- How to Use Google Alerts- Google alerts is a service that generates search engine results, based on criteria provided by you, and delivers the results to your e-mail account. This service is useful for many reasons such as monitoring the web for specific information about your company, your kids, your online content’s popularity or your competition. Use it also to keep up to date with new advancements, celebrity gossip or current trends. [Link]
- What is Postlets? Postlets is a real estate classified listing creation and distribution platform owned and operated by Zillow. Agents, property managers, and landlords, as well as sellers/FSBOers, can create a property listing just once, and we’ll help you distribute it to many of the leading classifieds sites, search, and social media sites. We’ll also host a dedicated landing page on our site and give you additional tools such as widgets and a personal Gallery to help you gain even more exposure. [Link] Example site: 9sunnyfield.com
- N.A.R. Realtor Action Center app [Link] [iPhone, iPad & Android] – You can be anywhere because the new REALTOR Action Center mobile app contains a host of features to help you VOTE, ACT and INVEST on to go
- MyScript Calculator (IOS & Android– Free) Easy, simple and intuitive, just write the mathematical expression on the screen then let MyScript technology perform its magic converting symbols and numbers to digital text and delivering the result in real time. The same experience as writing on paper with the advantages of a digital device (Scratch-outs, results in real time, …). Solve mathematical equations by hand without actually having to crunch the numbers yourself.
- CamScanner ( IOS & Android– Free & $4.99) Turn any Smartphone into a Scanner with CamScanner for Intelligent Document Management. CamScanner is an intelligent document management solution for individuals, small businesses, organizations, governments and schools. It is the perfect fit for those who want to scan, sync, share and manage various contents on all devices.The world’s No. 1 mobile document scanning and sharing app today!
- Pro HDR – Take Pictures Like You Mean It (IOS & Android– $2.99) Automatically create stunning full-resolution HDR images with just a single tap! Pro HDR supports iPhone, iPad, and iPod natively. New version 4.5 now works great on iPhone 5, iPad 4, and iPad Mini!
- LogMeIn Pro ( IOS & Android– Free $99 per year) – LogMeIn Pro gives you fast, easy remote access to your PC or Mac from your browser, desktop and mobile devices. Premium features like file transfer, file sharing and remote printing help you stay connected and productive wherever you go. As an added benefit, phone support is available for Pro users 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.
- Lastpass (Desktop, IOS & Android– Free Desktop- $12 per year) Download and setup with LastPass in minutes. Once you’ve created your account, LastPass prompts you to save new sites as you browse – so you’ll never lose another password. Why should you care? One major reason… Heartbleed. [Link]
- Stronger security for your Google Account with 2-Step Verification, you’ll protect your account with both your password and your phone. [Link]
- Animoto Video Maker (IOS & Android– Free & $30 per year) Turn your camera roll into beautiful, pro-quality videos. Choose some of your favorite photos and video clips, mix them with one of our engaging styles, and pick a soundtrack from our huge library of music. Within moments you’ll have an amazing video to share with everyone! “Supercharged videos more akin to music videos than slideshows.” – The Wall Street Journal
- A little fun with iMovie– Mason decided to produce a video for a school report on the Santa Barbara Mission. [Link]
- 5 DNS Services to Block Porn Sites without Installing Software- The Internet is so vast and uncensored that it is capable of plaguing the young minds if the parents do not play their role in making sure that the bad websites are being filtered and blocked. Unlike previous generations where they probably hide their adult magazines under their bed, all they need is a device such as smartphone, tablet or desktop computer with an Internet connection to access the hundreds of thousands freely available porn sites by clicking the “I Agree” button to comply with the displayed conditions. [Link]
- The Self Family uses OpenDNS- Family Shield- OpenDNS secures the networks used by more than 50 million people to connect to the Internet. Across all continents, in Fortune 50 enterprises and small businesses alike, at one in every three U.S. schools and hundreds of thousands of homes. Our services are smart and lightweight, yet more powerful than anything else available. They require no software or hardware, and can be set up in just minutes, immediately taking effect across all devices that connect to the Internet — tablets, smartphones, even gaming consoles. Ask anyone who’s deployed a network service across an enterprise and they’ll tell you just how revolutionary that is. We’re changing the face of Internet security. [Link]
- The Future… not an app, but it will change our lives– Just press go: designing a self-driving vehicle [Link]