In our digital life, there’s a lot of information we need to keep track of, from login credentials to licensing information to important dates. It’s all stuff that you need to know, but can’t always stay on top of. You could write it down in your online notes or office apps, but if your accounts get hacked, your passwords and other private data will be right there for the hacker to see. You could try to remember everything, and keep up with the info you receive in email by archiving messages into special folders, but you’ll likely end up forgetting or losing something.
For individuals, there’s many password managers that can help out with this, from the free LastPass to paid options like 1Password. Between those apps, random bits of info you can find in your email account, and your own brain, you’ll likely be fine keeping up with the important info in your own life.
But what about passwords and info that your whole team or business needs access to? That’s where Safestacks comes in. It’s a web app designed for storing all your usernames, passwords, licenses and other important information in one central repository. By managing all this important information with one app, you’ll be able to easy save time, money and effort by staying on top of things. Let’s take a look. (more…)
Getting feedback from clients on your mockups and partially completed projects can be a frustrating ordeal if you rely on email. Your client might not notice the email attachment, or they might not even be able to open it if they don’t have the same apps installed that you’re used to using, such as Photoshop. Then, you’ll be swamped in a torrent of Reply All emails, and the odds that something will be lost in the process are incredibly high.
Luckily for web designers (and other creative professionals as well), a number of services exist to allow designers to easily share mockups with clients online. QwikVu is a newer service that exists primarily for web designers to share their mockups and web designs in an online gallery. It aims to simplify the creative communications process, so let’s see if this is what you’ve been needing to make it easier to deal with your clients.
While working as an account executive in my previous jobs, I quickly learned that clear communication from the very first meeting is crucial to understanding a client’s needs – and now, working as a freelancer has reaffirmed that many times over. It’s not easy though – between multiple meetings, scores of emails back and forth and countless phone calls, you’re bound to miss out on certain details.
So what’s the best way to figure out exactly what a client wants – and stick to it? Ryan Scherf believes he has the answer – and he built an app to prove it. What if you could simply create a questionnaire, send it to clients, have them respond and use that as a starting point to build your project on? Osmosis lets you do just that, with ease. But is it really up to the task of solving communication breakdowns? Let’s dive in and find out.
When you take on a new design project or client, one of the important deadlines will be a day to share the mockups for the project with the client. This has always been a pain, involving countless emails, compatibility problems, miscommunications and more. MockVault realized this issue and decided to provide a solution. Mockvault allows designers to upload designs easily with a lot of control from the backend. These designs are sent to the client(s) via a permalink, and the clients have access to the front-end where they can discuss the designs.
This could potentially be a wonderful solution to the great email exchange. Read on to see it in action!
Many people struggle with bookings and reservations, especially if they offer services to clients. One day they’ll have nothing to do whatsoever, and the next they’re busting themselves trying to do three things at once.
Many of us work with people located in different parts of the world and services like email, social networks and file sharing have offered us the ability to do so easily. Even here at AppStorm, Matthew Guay, the editor, and I live over 8,000 miles apart, but we are still able to communicate and work together productively thanks to our internet connections. There’s a range of project management and collaboration web apps around, but wouldn’t it be cool if teams could work in a shared workspace, virtually?
Enter Kohive, an online, virtual desktop for collaboration. Kohive mimics the design of a computer desktop to bring an online collaborative space for your team to work in.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Safestacks. The developer describes Safestacks as an app to securely store all of your client information; such as usernames, passwords, expiration dates, employee info, leases, computer and software details and just about anything else. No more sticky notes, Excel files or misplaced emails.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
There are plenty of types of services that you can offer your clients that result in the need to schedule appointments. Anyone who has had to spend a lot of time organizing these appointments knows what a headache it can be.
But this is one area where web 2.0 has attempted to make things easier. Setster is one such tool.
When it comes to being a web worker, there are a few tools that everyone needs. Email, a calendar of some sort and, if you want to get paid, a way to bill your clients. And as the functionality of the web improves, more people are turning to web based tools to meet these needs.
As for getting paid, sending invoices is not a task that is endeared by all — quite the contrary. Spend a little time with remote workers or freelancers and you’ll find that a lot of people dread this aspect of working for yourself or running your own team.
There are a few reasons why this task can be such a chore. Choosing or creating a nice looking invoice is not an easy task, nor is following up with clients who are slow to pay. The entire process of totaling costs, prepping the invoice and then communicating with the client can be extremely time consuming.
And that’s where Ballpark comes in.