It’s me again.
Yeah, I’m doing this every day now (except weekends). Writing insurance marketing tips for all my clients, former clients and anyone who’s requested to be on our lists the past few years.
If you don’t think that’s you or you don’t want to get these emails anymore, please unsubscribe. I won’t cry, though I might be a little sulky for a while.
Good news is the rest of you are still with me (at least for now), so thanks for not unsubscribing. I promise I will try to deliver value and maybe a little entertainment from time to time.
Today I have a list of FREE admin and project apps that I use in my business that you might find useful, too. (These are not affiliate links. Nobody is paying me to be on this list, not that that would be wrong.)
Evernote – I’m collecting articles, documents and photos all the time. Plus I’m writing notes, making lists and saving special emails. I can do this all in Evernote, share these things with others and it syncs across my PC and iPhone and can sync with iPads and Macs as well. I just use the free version and I love it. https://evernote.com/
KeePass – Who could possibly remember every password? I have hundreds. If you’re using truly secure passwords with 12 or more digits that include every kind of character, you probably can’t remember a single one. Try memorizing: aËcW¢;÷?fõ[gù (real password). I generate and store my crypto-passwords in KeePass, which is an offline program. (Be sure to look in the Comments section below for Steve’s add-ons that integrate KeePass with browsers.) If you trust the cloud, want to sync across platforms and also want a browser extension (which automatically enters your passwords whenever needed), LastPass is very popular. This article from the How-To-Geek summarizes features and benefits of the top password apps: http://www.howtogeek.com/240255/password-managers-compared-lastpass-vs-keepass-vs-dashlane-vs-1password/.
TeuxDeux – I’ve always kept lists. There are a lot of list apps out there. I’ve started using WorkFlowly lately, but it’s more project-oriented. TeuxDeux is for daily to-do lists. It syncs across platforms and you can check things off, move them to the next day or week or month and create recurring tasks. Short and sweet. https://teuxdeux.com/
Hemingway – You may have heard of him, the writer. Unlike the other apps I’ve mentioned, you don’t need to sign up or anything. Just go to http://www.hemingwayapp.com/, copy and paste in whatever you’re writing about and find out how to improve it. “Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear,” is their slogan. They tell you how many sentences are hard to read, if there are simpler alternatives to phrases you’ve used and lets you know if your ratios of adverbs and passive sentences are too high. Take it with a grain of salt though. FYI, Hemingway thinks the 6 adverbs in this post are too many. I strongly disagree.
And of course one of the best client communication apps is your client newsletter. I highly recommend ours.
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