That hacking sound in the background isn't a cough... it is the clever new strategy our office is now using to take the last step toward our 2014 goal of being paperless. On the Buyer's Rep side, we have stubbornly continued to rely on paper printouts of our Agent-versioned MLS reports to offset spotty connectivity and limited screen real estate available on our smart-phone devices.
We knew we could print our reports out as .pdf files and save them to dropbox. However, bringing those files up on demand (especially in rural areas) and displaying them in a useful manner for ourselves and our clients while out in the field has been a less than stellar experience.
We needed a solution that stored those .pdf reports offline, and provided a relevant viewing experience.
Amazon Kindle software has solved the problem. It is the perfect bridge! The trick is to prepare in advance, and whether you are using an actual Kindle product, or if you simply have Kindle Reader software deployed on your (other brand) device, load the desired .pdf files into your library for subsequent offline viewing.
The Kindle software provides superior readability over other .pdf readers in our experience. And the portability combined with the ease of Kindle's file managment makes accessibility a snap. (Secret hint: don't bother with "send to Kindle' pc or android apps... the format of your .pdf files will be altered. Just stick with the .pdf printer + cloud drive + kindle reader formula and the solution is golden.)
Have you tried the Kindle hack for your tablet or smartphone?