I'm Multibrowsual

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

I have my favorite tools.  I loved using Jing for screen capture, but the company sunsetted Jing and replaced it with an alternative.  I don't like it as much, but hey, when something is free, how much complaining should I be doing?

I think most of us have a preferred Internet browser.  I'm personally partial to Firefox, then Chrome, and bringing up the rear is whatever Microsoft offers.

But, when you work in multiple worlds (engineering, real estate, etc.) you learn to be flexible.

There are differences in coding and capabilities.

In my engineering world, there are programs that are ONLY tested to run on Internet Explorer.  You try another browser and you won't even be able to log in.

And some of the HR programs are optimized for Chrome.

And then you have glitches to work around.

For instance if I use Firefox with Cincinnati MLS, I find the address search won't load, but everything else seems to be functional.  But if I switch over to Chrome, absolutely no issue with running address searches.  So as you can guess, before I go into my MLS, I decide WHAT tasks I'm going to want to do and which browser will allow me to complete those jobs.

Being flexible is a critical part of real estate.

Changes happen, and sometimes REALLY quickly.

And sometimes those changes can really throw a monkey wrench in the gears.  I'm supposed to be in two places at the same time and 50 miles apart.  I'm not going to invent cloning between now and then, so what can I do?  Rebook an appointment?  Ask another agent to cover one of the appointments?  It's a judgment call and knowing where you're most critical and the needs of each client.

So switching browsers?  That's just a routine thing for me to do.

Want to chat about how we can help you with your real estate needs in Greater Cincinnati?  Just give Bill a call at 513-520-5305.

 

Bill & Liz aka BLiz

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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Comments (4)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Liz and Bill - "nothing is written in stone" although some things seem to have been passed along through the ages and carry as much validity today as they did when originally introduced.  

Jul 23, 2020 07:15 AM
Liz and Bill Spear

some things seems to mostly stay working universally, others it's a mix and match life.

Jul 25, 2020 05:47 AM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

I am a huge fan of snip and sketch (and that it is built into windows 10 and has a great winkey+shift+s shortcut, I'm sold) Now you can change pen parameters easily and the ruler tool is also very often useful for straight line markups. The (newest version) edge browser is chromium based on the back end so it is very like chrome but the MS devs are adding new features above and beyond and the competition is a good thing for us users! Now helping you be two places at the same time... you are on your own :)

Jul 23, 2020 01:33 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

My snipping needs tend to stay pretty basic, capture, maybe add an arrow or two or a small text box.

Jul 25, 2020 05:48 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I usually use Safari, just because it's the one that "came with" my mac. And I can usually use it for AR commenting, but it doesn't work correctly to add new AR posts. So for new posts, I switch to Firefox. Also, lately I've been getting a lot of "don't go to that website messages" on Safari so I've been using Firefox more. So sometimes we have to switch it up!

Jul 24, 2020 02:40 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

I have basically no experience with all things Apple, although I did create an Apple ID last night because I'd like to watch the movie Greyhounds :)

Jul 25, 2020 05:49 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've managed with Chrome my only and most universal browser. Firefox doesn't like our MLS so it got dumped years ago....but I used to use it a lot with our old MLS. I use Snipit for screen capture and Bomb Bomb for screen recording.

Jul 24, 2020 10:22 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

It's one of the odd things for me that something that used to work okay (e.g. Firefox and MLS address searches) stops working, but works fine in Chrome...but hey, as long as I can do everything in some fashion or another, I can live with it.

Jul 25, 2020 05:50 AM