Technology of the week: Join.me

Technology of the week: Join.me

Today’s Technology of the week: Join.me. Here are all the details…

What is Join.me

Join.me is an online platform and app that allows for easy video or audio conferencing. You don’t need to download any software as everything is available on the website for use. The Price is based on a freemium model so and you can access the 14 day free trial to test all of the features.

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Technology of the week: Slack

Technology of the week: Slack

Technology of the week: Slack

What is Slack?

Slack is the fastest growing office application in history. Only in its second year it has over half a million users and is currently doubling its numbers every 3 months. That is a lot of users! Slack is an instant messenger service that allows teams to communicate with each other over a number of platforms (website, phone, tablet etc.)

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Technology of the week: Any.do

What is Any.do?

Any.do is a productivity app that helps organise every aspect of your life. It is available for free on most platforms, including Apple and Android, web and desktop.

What does it do?

Like most ‘life management’ apps Any.do helps users organise their tasks, set reminders and make to-do lists. It also has a calendar function that synchronises with your lists. You can send tasks to other people, it synchronises with other calendars (iCal, Google Calendar etc.) and you can capture tasks with voice recognition. Here are a few more details from the Any.do folks…

Any.do is available anytime, anywhere, on any device. It’s always ready to take your notes or remind you what you need to be doing.

  • Keep all events, tasks, lists and reminders in one place
  • Lightning fast sync across Android, iOS, web and desktop
  • Share lists and assign tasks to get more done, faster
  • Smart widgets keep it all at your fingertips

Technology of the week: Any.do

Why does it benefit assistants?

There are loads of productivity / life management tools on the market and each assistant should pick one that works for them. Overall, they do benefit assistants enormously and I like Any.do because it is pretty simple to use, it looks clean and modern and it is available on a number of platforms. I like the voice recognition element. This might come in handy during meetings with your boss, or when taking minutes, or when someone randomly stops you in the middle of a corridor to ask for something.

Why is it Practically Perfect PA’s tech of the week?

Assistants have to remember a lot of stuff… Stuff for us, stuff for other people, important stuff! Unless we have some kind of superhuman power (which we do, but that’s another blog) we need tools to help us remember all the stuff.

Tech of the week: Seat Guru

What is Seat Guru

In October 2001, frequent flyer Matthew Daimler launched SeatGuru.com with a single colour-coded interactive airplane seating chart. Having experienced firsthand the vast differences between airline seats, he was determined to collect this useful information and share it with other travellers.  In 2007, SeatGuru was purchased by TripAdvisor, and they now have seating charts for practically every airline. Seat Guru is a website and you can also download their app.

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