The Apps for September are for transportation. With the conference in Boston approaching, both of these apps can be of assistance in getting around. There are two well-known apps – Uber and Lyft. You’ll need to download the app and set up a credit card to link to the account.
Uber is a ridesharing app for fast, reliable rides in minutes—day or night. There’s no need to park or wait for a taxi or bus. With Uber, you just tap to request a ride, and it’s easy to pay with credit or cash in select cities. Whether you’re going to the airport or across town, there’s an Uber for every occasion. Uber is available in more than 500 cities worldwide—download the app and take your first trip today. Always the ride you want. The best way to get wherever you're going. Tap a button, get a ride. Choose your ride and set your location. You'll see your driver's picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map. Always on, always available. No phone calls to make, no pick-ups to schedule. With 24/7 availability, request a ride any time of day, any day of the year. You rate, we listen. Rate your driver and provide anonymous feedback about your trip. Your input helps us make every ride a 5-star experience.
Rides on tap. With 95% coverage across the US, you can be on your way in just a few minutes. Budget-friendly. Whether you need a luxury ride or one to carry the whole family, easily compare ride types, pricing, and ETAs right up front. Safety first. Lyft drivers undergo two types of background checks and give over 1 million rides every single day — that's why the average Lyft ride is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars.
This month we are featuring 2 sites that give you current events on a daily basis. When you don’t have time to read the papers, these daily e-mails pull topics from the world to keep you in the know and help you sound educated and well-informed on current events when with your clients and co-workers. They focus on what is important and in the news. And, they are FREE! I start my day with these.
The first one is The Skimm.
Making it easier for you to live smarter
The Daily Skimm is delivered to your inbox each AM, giving you all the news and info you need to start your day. Here’s a link to download:theskimm.com/?r=5100a252.
The second one is the Morning Brew.
Become smarter in just 5 minutes
Sign up for Morning Brew and start your day with the latest news from Wall St. to Silicon Valley. Here’s the link to download: morningbrew.com/?kid=50d719
Prompter -This will prove to be one of your finest decisions ever! Individual success and achievement is primarily based on one’s sense of self-worth. The picture that you have of yourself on the inside determines how you act and react on the outside. If you see yourself as a 4 out of 10, you will act like a 4 out of 10, etc. When self-concept or self-image is reinforced in the present tense with deliberate intentions (affirmations) over 21 days they become habits. This builds in new mental roadways of opportunity and expands an individual’s sense of self-worth. This is accomplished in groups of 12 affirmations per 21 day stage with Prompter™.
The App of the Month is to help you move. These are running apps set up assist you in becoming more active.
Best for: Getting motivated to be more active
Human isn’t the most advanced activity tracker on this list, but it wins points as a strong motivator. The app works in the background, tracks the time you spend being active (running, walking, and cycling), and nudges you to hit your “Daily 30,” or 30 minutes of exercise per day. But the real motivation comes from other people. Human compares your data to other nearby users to create a leaderboard of who’s exercising nearby, so you can see how you rank against your neighbors. Free; iOS, Android
Best for: Building your confidence by working toward a goal
The popular Couch-to-5K app does exactly what it says: Turns you from sedentary couch potato into a runner. It guides you through three 30-minute workouts per week to get you ready for a 3.1-mile race in only nine weeks. Along the way, it tracks your time and distance via GPS, and a virtual coach gives you verbal cues about your workout. After each run, you can log your data to active.com, and you can share your achievements with friends in the app’s newsfeed. $2.99; iOS, Android
Are you looking for a challenge?
Team Ohio has registered for the 5K Realtors Relief Run/Walk/Cheer. Click the link below and register. Cost is $50 going to the Realtors Relief Fund. There is more information on the website about the proceeds of this benefit. When you register, click, search for Team Ohio and register as a runner. The 5k Run/Walk/Cheer at the National Association of Realtors® 2018 Conference will benefit the REALTORS® Relief Foundation. Starting & finishing on Boston Common, dating back to 1634 is a national historic landmark as the oldest city park in America.
Join us! If you're a Women's Council Ohio member, and would like to participate in this in November in Boston, click the link below and register!
I came across Mile IQ about 3 years ago. There is a free version, but I quickly decided this worked for me and signed up. It’s about $60/year. It saves me time and I know my drives are accounted for, especially when it’s a business related drive. At the end of the year, you can download your trip info and easily use it for tax purposes. This is available on i-Tunes App Store or Google Play.
Works in the Background as You Drive
Once MileIQ is installed it works in the background. No buttons to press to start or stop. Your miles are automatically logged and recorded creating a complete record of all your tax deductible and reimbursable mileage.
Tailored to Fit Your Needs
Add your vehicles, purposes and locations. No set-up is needed to get MileIQ up and running but if you’re serious about reducing your work and getting the most out of your mileage tracking the customization features allow you to personalize every drive.
Detailed Reports at Your Fingertips
Need reports of your all of drives? MileIQ maintains an accurate record of your mileage stored securely in the cloud. Use one-tap on your mobile device to get a report of your current drive information or a snapshot of many drives. Need more detail, use your personalized web dashboard to view all your drives.
A Swipe Classifies Every Drive
Classification allows you to categorize which drives are business and which are personal. To classify a drive swipe to the left for personal or to the right for business drives.
IF you’re a list maker and ready to move to an electronic version, Todoist, might be the one for you. There is a free version which I started out with. I decided that I wanted a few more of the bells and whistles and upgraded to their Premium version (about $30/year.)
With Todoist, you can keep track of everything – from simple errands like grocery shopping, to your most ambitious projects – so you can start getting things done and enjoy more peace-of-mind along the way. When you don’t have to worry about forgetting to-dos, you’ll feel more calm, in control and motivated to accomplish your goals. Todoist helps get all your tasks and thoughts out of your head and onto your to-do list anytime, anywhere, with real-time sync on all of your favorite devices – including your Android phone, tablet, desktop and web browser. Even when you’re offline.
With Todoist, you can: ▸ Capture and organize tasks into your to-do list the moment they pop into your head. For example, simply write a task like “water the plants every Thursday at 9AM #errands” and Todoist will automatically set a task and reminder for every Thursday at 9:00AM in your “errands” project. ▸ Remember important deadlines and build lasting habits with powerful recurring due dates like "every second Monday." ▸ Free up mental space by delegating tasks and errands to people in your shared projects.
You can make Todoist your central, organized task management hub for getting things done with access to 60+ popular app integrations like Dropbox, Amazon Alexa, Zapier, IFTTT, and Slack.
Even teams and small businesses can get more out of task management with Todoist. From stand-alone tasks to multi-phase projects, Todoist’s Business version gives your team a clear overview of everything that needs to get done on every platform, with real-time sync.
The March App of the Month is called GroupMe. This is a free, simple way to stay connected with those who matter most. Family. Roommates. Friends. Coworkers. Teams. Greek Life. Bands. Faith Groups. Events. Vacations. I have used this App for about 3 years. This is an easy way to send one text to those people in the group. With Women’s Council, I’ve set up one group for the State Line Officers and one for the Local Network Presidents. You can download GroupMe from Google Play or iTunes. And, it’s free!
Turn your boring time in the car traveling to and from showings with clients into time worth spending…by listening to podcasts.
“A podcast is a digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series, new installments of which can be received by subscribers automatically according” to the dictionary.
Podcasts are available for Apple and Android phones, typically found in iTunes or Google Play store. If you don’t want to use either of these, you can also use Spotify for Pocket Casts for free.
In the search bar you can type in “podcast” to get a list of all the podcasts available. If you want to get more specific on a subject you can type in the subject you want such as “real estate podcast” and a list or podcasts will populate. Most available are in a series as stated above and you can subscribe to have them download when they become available. If you only want a particular episode, you can download only that one. You are also able to search by the name a certain series to get them all. For example: Type in “Real Estate Uncensored”. A list will come up with items available with that name and tell you they Podcasts. Click on the one you want. In this example choose the one with Greg McDaniel & Matt Johnson who are the people that offer this one. When you click on it you will get the details about what it’s about, who is on there and reviews. You will see a list of all the individual episodes available if you want only 1 or you subscribe to get them all. When you choose any of these, they will go into your Podcast app if you are an Apple user. I am sorry that I don’t know what happens on an Android.
So find something that interests you and you want to learn more about, something that motivates you, or something that will make you laugh or think. You are now able to turn that boring time in the car into time that be worth your while.
If you love to read but don’t have the time, this FREE app is for you. You do need a library card. But if you find your library card stuck in the back of a drawer and it doesn’t have a bar code, you will need to go to your favorite library and get it updated. (or so a friend told me, uh hem…) Anyway, I am in the car A LOT and have thoroughly enjoyed listening to books that unfortunately I just don’t have time to sit down and read. Motivational, business, fiction, non-fiction, history – it’s all there. It can also be used when you are exercising, walking, running – the list goes on and on. Anything that the library has, you have access to! Books, music, magazines, movies, etc. You are also not limited to one library. So, if you have an account with more than one library, you can add both library accounts to the app. And, it’s FREE. Go to your app store, and download Overdrive.
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