Tools Archive

Giving the Smart Home a Wink

The New York Times featured a new product that has backing from GE and Honeywell, two industry giants. It’s called the Wink HuB and it’s created by a company called Quirky. The HuB will cost $79 when it goes...
June 27, 2014

CRT Technology Survey for 2013-2014

Every year, CRT produces a survey that provides a snapshot of technology usage for our membership. The audience for this survey our primarily our members, but also our associations, MLSs & vendors interested in REALTORS® and their use of...
June 24, 2014

Slingshot for Your Screen-Sharing Needs

Squirrels is a company that’s already proven itself with some pretty amazing apps. They are the minds behind Reflector, an app that lets you broadcast your iOS device screen to your laptop for presentations and demos. I’ve been using...
May 5, 2014

Trinity: A Portable Wind Turbine for Charging on the Go

You’ve been there. No battery and you need to make a call. Could be a call about a closing or a new offer. Unfortunately, you have 1% battery life. There are options on the market that can help you...
April 22, 2014

Droplet – King of the Digital Aqua Jungle

When you’re not in the mood or don’t have the time to grab the hose, Droplet knows were the water goes.  That’s right: there’s a new robot in town and it’s watering plants like nobody’s business.  Droplet is one...
March 25, 2014

Re-ConnectEd in 3: Better Email, Better Breathing, Better Work-Life Balance

For this Re-ConnectEd post, we’re going to try something different. Rather than exploring a topic in depth, I thought we’d share a few articles we found this week that would provide you with some tips on how to get...
March 21, 2014

Add-Ons Rolled Out to Google Drive

If you’re a Google Drive user and a REALTOR®, this is pretty exciting: Google has made add-ons available for Docs and Sheets. You can now send a fax from within Docs, create a custom Google map from a spreadsheet...
March 13, 2014

Re-ConnectEd – Using a Digital Gatekeeper to Limit Distractions

A few weeks back, we posted an article about how to be more productive and less distracted. One of the items the article mentioned was finding someone to be a gatekeeper for you. This can definitely be a challenge...
March 6, 2014

Via TechCrunch: One Ring to Rule Them All: Control Your Smart Devices By Raising a Finger

TechCrunch just posted this pretty fascinating project on Kickstarter. What if you could control your smart devices by raising a finger? One finger with a device called Ring. Ring is a wearable that allows you to use gestures to...
February 28, 2014

What Will Be the Next Design Playground?

In a 2007 TED talk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted “Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.” I love this quote, as it really nails the essence of innovation. And I love where my mind...
February 27, 2014