Sortly – Moving, Organizing & Inventory by My Things App Inc. – Review

Sortly – Moving, Organizing & Inventory by My Things App Inc. – Review



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What we love…

simple, easy to use app that helps you get organized in a fast easy way

What we’d love to see…

“pre-set” with typical items in a home to allow for on the fly start rather than having snap pictures and go

Summary

Easy to use inventory app which helps you keep track of your high value belongings, warranty information as well as prepare for a move.  Perfect for a busy mom!

Our Rating

recommended

Sortly is an app for iOS which allows you to organize your life using your iOS device to document your inventory, personal belongings room by room as well as use photos, create QR tags and more.  Using the app you can make a home inventory, take photos and keep track of any collectible items, organize for your upcoming move and for small business owners keep track of your physical inventory.

We have moved six times since we have been married – and I really wish I had known about this app during our many moves including one where our items went into storage for six weeks.  It certainly would have made the packing and unpacking process easier since we re-used our boxes a couple of times and items ended up in the wrong room, wrong floor and sometimes just in the wrong place entirely.  I also used it to write down information about my kitchen appliances including the serial number, warranty information and any repair work that had been completed.  I could take a photo of the repair order and keep it in my app for future reference.  You could also use it to catalog a book collection

One of my favorite things about the app was the ability to create a home inventory using my iPad and taking photos of the items at the same time which meant if something was stolen, I had a photo that was easily accessible on my iPad.  The app allows you to backup to the cloud (200 for the free version, unlimited for the paid version) as well as print QR labels, and export your data into PDF.  I can especially see the PDF being helpful during a move, because that way you have an inventory and can figure out quickly which boxes need to be opened first upon the move.   I also liked the “tagging” feature which allowed me to create and search on tags within the app.  I also used it to keep an inventory of baby supplies at home including my supply of diapers, wipes, shoe sizes, clothing sizes so that if I happened to come upon a good deal for an item I knew immediately what vital measurements were for my children.  The video function was perfect for my high value items so I could demonstrate the item and provide a bit more history/background on it just in case I needed it for an insurance inventory.  I also found it helpful when my refrigerator failed and I needed to pull up the warranty information recently which was very easy with the app.

In terms of enhancements to the app – I’d like to see a “pre-set” which would help with the home inventory or moving checklist which contains items that you usually have in your home like a desk, washer/dryer, etc.  That way you could snap photos of your items using your iOS device and begin the inventory quickly on the fly rather than trying to create it as you went which would automate it a bit.

Overall, this app would be great for a small business, someone who was moving or even someone who needed to do a home inventory.  The free version of the app will give you a great “test drive” and then if you find it useful you can upgrade it to the full version for more features and the ability to print as well as backup to the cloud.  I know that it was a huge help finding warranty information and if I ever have to move again, I will be using it to keep track of my items ahead of time!

Sortly - Moving, Organizing & Inventory
Sortly - Moving, Organizing & Inventory
by My Things App Inc.

Category: Productivity, Lifestyle
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 76.42 MB

$FREE

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
Organize, Share and Collaborate with SamePage-a free online platform to #createandshare

Organize, Share and Collaborate with SamePage-a free online platform to #createandshare

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Summary

SamePage is an online platform where you can create Pages with a wide variety of  file types including text, pictures, videos, calendars, maps, and more. It is a great way to #getorganized. and #sharemorestuff. You can share each Page with anyone you invite to see it, and you can give them editing privileges if you choose. It is a great way to allow groups of people to work together on projects and to share information and pictures for work, sports teams, social gatherings, classes and clubs. With a free account you can #createandshare 500 pages!

Our Rating


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 SamepageI recently discovered SamePage -a new online service that is helping me become more organized both in my blogging and personally. SamePage is a cloud based platform, that is free to sign up and lets multiple users work together share content, manage projects and leave comments all on one online page. You can create multiple pages for different aspects of your home or work life and share each page with different groups of people.

It is really easy to set up you just go to www.samepage.io  and sign up for a free account. Whilst you are there you can view some sample pages to see how other people are using SamePage.

You can upload a huge variety of file types onto a SamePage page including images, text, tables, maps, pictures, videos, links, events, task lists and html. You can link to your cloud files on Google Drive, Dropbox, Box or OneDrive. You can access your pages online and on the go as there are also free Samepage apps for the iPad/ iPhone and Google Play.

At The iMums we have recently had a huge event for Better Hearing and Speech Month in May 2015. During the event we have have giveaways launching every day for a month, sales, guest articles and a huge promo code party. Organizing it is a huge amount of work and involves a lot of co-ordination between myself and my fellow iMums Alison and Grace. This year I used SamePage pages to organize it. I was able to set up lists of participating developers, schedules for giveaways, images we were using for the event, articles to be published and details of prizes all in one place where the other iMums could access it, edit, contribute and comment in real time. Alison and I worked together during the live Promo code party and could easily see which apps the other had just dropped and which they were planning to giveaway next so that we could work as a team alternating who was posting.

I have also found it a great place to organize our joint articles such as our Mother’s Day Gift Guide and Annual Dad’s and Grad’s Gift Guide. We can each upload images, text and links for the products that we are planning to include and from there create one coherent guide. #createandshare

I’ve found it a great resource to use in my personal life too. It is a great way to share information and photos with friends and team members. You can create a page for your soccer team with all the practice information, team roster, game schedules and team photos in one place. The page is only accessible to those you share it with and you can decide whether or not each person has editing rights.

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Another way I’ve found it useful is after an event with family or friends such as a birthday party, field trip or get together it is a really quick and easy way to share pictures. It is really easy to view and download images from a shared page, eliminating all these “please send me the pictures” emails  #noemail .

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I do most of my content creation for my SamePage pages from my computer, but I also love being able to access them from my iPhone and iPad. There are free SamePage apps available for both iOS and Google Play. You can access your created pages, plus create new pages, add or edit text and images from the app; other media need to be added from the computer.

I am really enjoying using Samepage to create and share both for my work on The iMums and in my personal life. It is one of those things that the more I use it the more uses I find for it ! One of the things I love about it is how it helps me to be more organized, I am a very visual person so I love being able to see all the elements of a project I’m working on in one place. Because you can have a huge variety of different file types on one page I can see everything at once instead of having to open multiple word documents, iPhoto, Google drive and my calendar and keep going back and forth between them, which helps me to #getmoredone. It is really flexible as you can share different pages with different people, having one page for cub scouts, one for the soccer team, another for book club and others for different work projects; you can access them all in the one place but at the same time the content is kept separate and only accessible the people you share each individual page with.

You can sign up for a free personal account at Samepage.io, with this you can create up to 500 pages, have 2 GB personal storage, unlimited sharing and create groups. If you want to create more content a personal plus account is available with unlimited pages and 200 GB personal storage. I would highly recommend signing up for a SamePage Personal Account- you can #createandshare an awful lot just using the free account, and you can always upgrade later if you want more space.

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

 

 

Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).
 Invitd – Invitations by Text Message by Thomas Carlton – Review & Giveaway

Invitd – Invitations by Text Message by Thomas Carlton – Review & Giveaway



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What we love…

simple, elegant app that makes event planning a breeze

What we’d love to see…

ability for guests to have a “note” when they respond

Summary

Easy to use app that allows you to send invites either via text massage or email to make party planning easier and keep track of your attendees

Our Rating

Invitd – Invitations by text message is an app designed for iOS that allows you to skip the traditional mail and send out invites via text from your iOS device.  This app allows you to create personalized invitations either by theme or by uploading your own photo (in Pro version) and with a couple of clicks of the keys on your device you have instant invitations perfect for those last moment playdates, birthday parties, holiday parties and the like.  To use the app, you create a login and then create the event, choose a theme or upload your own photo, fill in the event address any notes and in the pro version you can even include a link which is perfect for wish lists or party details.  From there you can add contacts either directly from your device or by typing them in and then you can send the invite either via text message, email or wait and send them all at the same time.  It takes less than 5 minutes from start to finish to create an invite as long as you have the contact information all in your device.  Once the person opens the invite you can see if they opened it, responded and how many are attending all from a few quick clicks on your device.  The best part, if a invite isn’t answered is that it’s easy to see and you can either resend the invite again or give the person a call to see if they are attending.  You can also send out invites from your iPad as long as you have an email address set up – and the best part is that you can use it across multiple devices to check the invite list no matter what device you have.

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I loved how quick and easy it was to create invitations on the fly and send them out – plus I had the RSVP’s including the number of people, all at a quick glance of my iPhone rather than having to keep track of a manual list and worrying if the invite was lost in the mail.  The simplicity along with the ease of use meant that I was pulling out my iPhone and setting up playdates with my son’s friends at school,   I also liked that it pulled directly from my contacts in my iPhone and when setting up a larger party I was sure to set up the contacts in advance to make it easier for me to invite them rather than having to enter them at the time of creating the invite.

In terms of enhancements, I would like to see the ability for a person responding to the invite to include a note other than just saying “yes” or “no” and the number attending.  This spot could include questions, dietary restrictions or even a quick note to the person organizing the event.

The app does contain external links including social media, but this app is meant for parents not for younger children in general. If you pay the $1.99 fee for IAP and upgrade to pro, it removes the advertising, allows you to upload your own event photos as well as include a link to the event. It’s great because you can try it and see if you like it before paying for the upgraded version. Trust me – you will love it!

The ease of use combined with the fact that a basic version is free and the in-app purchase is only $1.99 mean that you get quite a bit of functionality as well as the ability to keep track of events without lists to worry about.  This app is worth downloading and trying out – trust me you will find it becomes one of those must have apps on your device!  This app is the perfect addition to make your life easier and keep track of all of your important events!


Invitd - Invitation Maker & RSVP by Text Message
Invitd - Invitation Maker & RSVP by Text Message
by Invitd

Category: Lifestyle, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 31.06 MB

$FREE

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NOTE: A fee was received to expedite this review to the top of our waiting list but this payment has not influenced the objectivity of the review and all opinions have been offered honestly.

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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
The iMums Christmas Gift Guide 2014 – With Great Giveaways Too!

The iMums Christmas Gift Guide 2014 – With Great Giveaways Too!

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones? 2014 is drawing to a close and it is time to start shopping for Christmas Gifts. The iMums have been searching far and wide for gifts that will be a hit with family members of all ages. Which ones are on your wish list this Holiday Season ?

We have picked out some of our favorite products from the past year to share with you including products for the home,and office,  for the young and young at heart, gifts for use on the go, photography picks, and some brand new cases for the iPhone!

 

Gifts for The Young and Young at Heart

In this section we highlight some cool products that kids and teens will enjoy, but they aren’t just for kids – adults will have just as much fun racing a rally car, enjoying a light and sound show or feeling the soothing effects of playing with sand.

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For the Home and Office

We have a great selection of gift ideas for the home and office. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for a pet lover, a home baker,

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Gifts for On-The-Go

We have a great range of on-the-go gift ideas including mobile storage solutions, portable speakers and bags and cases for the avid traveller and those who like to stay closer to home.

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For the Photographer

Whether you prefer to take pictures with your DSLR or iPhone we have some great gift ideas.

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Stocking Stuffers

These are a few of our favorite gift ideas for $30 or less.

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From November 18 until December 31, 2014, the Diamond+ is $50 off, priced at only $99 (normally $149) from Amazon Yantouch IceDiamond+  when using coupon code YT50DOFF

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Mary is originally from England but now lives in California with her husband, dog, cat and three children. Mary and her family love Apple products and own an iPad2, iPad3, iPad Mini, iTouch, iPhone5 and several MacBook Pros. They also love cub scouts, skiing, camping and hiking. The family iPads are also used for therapy for their daughters Apraxia (speech disorder).

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