Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Socially Acceptable-Rapportive

I am always looking for really fun and cool things to organize my gazillion contacts on Google. It would take years to do this accurately.I found  a good way to add additional information to them without spending a very long time going through each and every one of them. Rapportive, according their website shows you everything about your contacts right inside your inbox.

You download the application and in your Gmail, each new email you open will give you all the sender's contact information including picture and social networks it belongs to. This gives you a chance to connect on a couple different levels or just to get a better feel of who you are working with. The website describes Rapportive free relationship management for your email. You can immediately see what people look like, where they're based, and what they do. You can establish rapport by mentioning shared interests. You can grow your network by connecting on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more. And you can record thoughts for later by leaving notes. What I like the most, it keeps you and your social networking extremely organized and streamlined. You also have the opportunity to add notes to each contact that will remain each time you receive an email from the sender.

This is what mine looks like (click to enlarge)



The more I use it, and as my business grows, I am finding this application more and more. It is interesting and a little stalkerish (my favorite) to see what makes the person you just had a phone conference with tick, as you glance at their follow-up email. The also wonderful thing about it, the other person doesn't have to have Rapportive set up in order for your to have the reap the rewards of this great organizing tool Pin It

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

News 360 is a News Junkie Dream

I swear I should have a whole separate category for these instances when I find something that just blows me away. I think I found this Ipad application when I was in the App Store. It comes at a timely manner as I have had a love/hate relationship with my Ipad. Yes, I love it especially with the addition of my AT&T MyFi present, but to be honest...it was really more of a novelty, than a necessity. Kind of cool to get online at any time, read books, check email, watch movies, etc...but was I really getting the best business use of this toy?

That all changes today.

I have yet to really find a news source in an application that wowed me. Yes, I can go to the different news sites and blogs that interested me, but surely Apple could come to the plate with something better...right?

Introducing News360, an application (FREE mind you) that has just about every piece of news you can imagine in a clean format that is easy to read, navigate and manage. 

 According to the website, News 360 features:

Aggregates thousands of news sources for coverage from all points of view
Excellent presentation and reading experience optimized for the mobile screen.
Tracks your favorite news objects across all sources using our sophisticated algorithms.
Delivers local and personalized news the more you read — the smarter it gets.
Quickly share interesting stories with your peers via email, facebook or twitter.

What I liked about this, is that there was no down time and no bumps when you click to read the full story, you can connect to Facebook and it will pull your interests (based on your pages) and add it to your feed. Its pretty fascinating and I would love if you check it out and let me know what you think! 

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