Some people fight technology, they don't like it, they get stuck, complain and their anxiety level goes way up. Our company offered Dotloop to Realtors two years ago, there are still people in the company that don't know how to use it.
Technology can be a tool, or it can enslave, it all depends on how you look at it and how you use it. It allows for leverage of our reach to clients, it can certainly save time. I use an affirmation, "Technology is a tool, I am the master of technology!"
Here are my two favorite apps, how I came by them and how I grew to like and use them.
1. MileiQ-I learned of this app at a useful app class at the CRS meeting in Washington DC. Logging mileage has always been the most tedious and easy to forget task for me. I installed the app but I initially fought the upgrade but the app is a bit useless without paying for the upgrade because it only allows you to use it a few times each month. It is an app that helps you track your mileage for tax time. At the end of each day, each drive that you make is on the app and you simply flip it to the left or right depending on whether it's a business or personal drive. The premium is $60 per year and I recommend that you just go ahead and pay this. It makes nice monthly and annual report that is super handy at tax time. 2016 is the first year that I have all the mileage in a nice concise report and it feels great to know that it's being done properly.
2. Anydo-A lot of times if I do a brain dump of things I need to do, it's a list of ten to twenty items. All these things lurking in the back of your mind is an unhealthy, constant low level stress, I needed an app that can just keep these things organized and remind me to do them. I looked at Todoist and Anydo. I don't remember exactly why I chose Anydo but it's very easy to use. You can just add items that you need to do by typing or voice, and it reminds when you tell it to and once you complete all your items it gives you a nice confirming jingle and a reward! You can snooze your todo items just like an alarm clock, you pick when you want it to remind you again. This frees your mind to focus on important tasks and you don't have that nagging feeling that you are forgetting something!
These are my two apps, I hope to learn about other people's great apps!