Derrick Oien

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Random Things I Am Using

Started using two new applications in the last couple of days and thought it might be fun to share some of the stuff I have been playing with that is new/cool.

Voxer - I had this on my tech to do list for a long time but couldn't really figure out why I would want to use Push To Talk Technology (PTT).  One of the fantasy football leagues I am in insisted that we all use it so I signed up and overnight had something like 70 messages where two guys were going back and forth about how awesome they are and then talked about all kinds of nonsense.  You have to love starting out with Spam.  Aside from that though, it is a really cool tool for doing asynchronous group messaging and once we get the other guys to figure it out I am sure it will be frequently used.

Google Drive - Saw the Fred Wilson post on Dropbox vs. Drive and installed the Mac client.  So now I have Dropbox, Drive and Pogoplug.  Interestingly Pogoplug is the only one that I think really helps me with anything as the others have such a small size ( 5 gigs) and the main use for me is to do things like archive photos and movies which require 10s of gig.

Waze - Waze rules.  I am not even going to tell you what it is, you just have to get it.  There.  Just kididing.  Waze is a crowd sourced navigation tool that does really cool stuff like tell you where the cops are and where there are accidents etc.  The speed trap finding capabilities and the smart traffic routing when you are driving in places like LA make this a very frequently used app for me.


1 comment:

Matilde Miller said...

I'll have to check out Waze later this evening. Sounds pretty neat, I bookmarked it, I'll have to see what it does in my region though.
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