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The Chatter has been on vacation taking a world tour by boat, plane and camelback.  Having just journeyed around the Chatter has kept up to date with everything social via the phone apps and wants to know....

What are the top mobile apps you use and why?

Comments (16)

Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I like Pandora for listening to songs in various genre when I have some time to plug in my headphones. Google Maps (of course) and Shazam for picking new songs off the radio. Some of the other popular ones like Dropbox I have not made use of. But others I know that use it love it.

Jun 25, 2013 05:52 AM
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Skype on the tablet helped us sell a home.  Remote video tour with the buyers and they liked it.  Of course the Google Maps apps is REALLY handy too.  Brightest Flashlight is handy too.  Camscanner is another I like.  RadarNow for weather sweeps, and Google Goggles still making up my mind on.

Jun 25, 2013 06:08 AM
Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area

We use Dropbox in the office so much. It's extremely convenient to be able to have our photographer upload pictures into our account and be able to open them and upload them on any of our devices. Wonderful, wonderful app.

Jun 25, 2013 06:17 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Evernote - I keep key #'s/addresses/acct numbers so I can easily find them and key notes on there.  has made life much simpler.

Jun 25, 2013 06:19 AM
Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

My favorite app is Google Maps.  I am a new agent and going to different broker's opens, open houses and showings can be challenging if you do not know where you are going.  Google Maps make it very simple to get there when you do not have a GPS in your car. 

Jun 25, 2013 06:23 AM
Jeff Fisher
PureWest Real Estate - Whitefish, MT

I use Wells Fargo's app to keep track of my commissions, Facebook and Yelp to be social and keep up with friends, Armls when I'm on the go.  

Jun 25, 2013 06:28 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Evernote is the garbage can to store everything. Syncs with my pc, iPad, iPhone and anywhere I have an internet access.

Jun 25, 2013 07:26 AM
Jay & Michelle Lieberman
Keller Williams World Class - Agoura Hills, CA
Creating Calm in the Buying and Selling Chaos

I use Dropbox constantly for easy access anywhere to my documents and files.  So easy and still free.  I also use TitleSnap, which is a recent app that fairly accurately estimates closing costs on deals.

Jun 25, 2013 08:04 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
Let's not forget about Life 360. It's an app that reveals the location of all the registered sex offenders within your radius. With so many disclosure requirements, this app makes at least one disclosure much easier.
Jun 25, 2013 08:26 AM
Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
Keller Williams Realty Boise - Nampa, ID

I am using a lot of them already....but will check out the others!   Don't know what i would do without evernote and dropbox!

Jun 25, 2013 08:30 AM
Shelley Rowton
Move To Realty - Austin, TX
ABR, RSPS - (512) 507-5779 MoveToRealty of Austin

So timely!  I was needing to put a list together.  I am loving Homesnap, and want to figure out Pixehome. 

Jun 25, 2013 10:17 AM
Jimmy Faulkner
Florida. Homes Realty & Mortgage - Wantagh, NY
The Best Of St. Augustine

I have to become more proficient on these applications such as drop box. I am 68 but that is no excuse for me not to be using state of the art technology.

Jun 25, 2013 11:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

I love Yelp, Cam Scanner, Waze, Dropbox, Google Maps, and many more. 

Jun 25, 2013 01:37 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

I have many I use though perhaps my favorites are Dropbox and Camscanner for business.

Jun 25, 2013 04:09 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

Can't live with out dropbox, yelp, google maps and pandora for relaxing during long driving day.

Jun 25, 2013 09:11 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

My most frequently used apps are Dropbox for easy access to everything and Supra eKey professional lets me see my showings and listings, open ELBs, manage my inventory and so much more. I love the RingCentral app to receive and send faxes from my iPhone and AroundMe is great when I need to find a bank, gas station, restaurant, etc and am out of my local area.

Have not tried Evernote yet...need to check it out...


Jun 26, 2013 12:12 PM