I love learning new ways to be efficient - goodness knows I can certainly use the help - and not being efficient drives me nuts!
I do a lot of texting these days, far more than I was doing even a year ago. While some is with with family members the majority is with buyer and seller clients, and those dialogs are something I want to preserve, as I do all transaction emails, just in case.
No doubt YOU are also doing a lot of communicating with your clients during a transaction.
I attended the GOOGLE UNIVERSE BOOTCAMP last Friday in Santa Barbara - more on some of my learnings in a later post - and learned a great way to back-up all my text messages on my Droid to my gmail account, which allows me to print them, if needed, share them, and or course archive them along with other transaction documents.
The app for the Droid is call SMS BACKUP AND RESTORE. I downloaded while in the class, and backed-up the 1800+ text messages to my gmail account. SMS Backup saves the messages in a folder called - guess what? - SMS.
Be aware it takes some time to back-up the first time if you have alot of text messages, but you can set the app to back-up text messages automatically going forward pretty much whenever you want
Obviously you want to save the entire thread of your text message dialog (I had several that were more than 200 text messages) and Gmail will save each complete thread separately.
I like to save my documents and emails on a CD as well as an external hard drive. I know you can create a pdf from email in gmail but I find it easier to use Outllook. Thoughts?
I simply forward the email that contains the complete thread for a transaction to Outlook and create a pdf of that email and add it to the pdf file containing all the emails from the transaction.