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How to organize your photo library

The 4th of July holidays are coming soon so make sure you can easily find the photos you have taken!

Many people are taking several days off to celebrate the Independence day, according to Statista. In a survey conducted in 2021, 61 % of American respondents stated that they were planning to celebrate this year’s Independence Day with a cookout, a barbecue or a picnic. Following this tradition, families and friends are gathering together to feel more united. Some travel to other places one day, the other day it can be a relaxed family dinner, the next day it can be a party. For every event almost everyone takes a photo to share it and to keep it as a memory. Later, you can all sit together and review those memorable days. But is there a way to quickly find and access those photos in your photo library?

Snappii has created a mobile app that allows its users to quickly find any photo with a keyword, location or date. It’s called DocuMate Scanner. Simply load your photos to this app, and you are good to go. You can even use the app to take a photo in the first place. Simply allow the DocuMate Scanner app to access your location, and all the photos taken with the DocuMate Scanner app will have a location tag on them. This way, you can use a built-in Search feature to type in the location name to quickly retrieve all the photos taken there. Super convenient.

Another way of using the Search feature with the DocuMate Scanner app, is typing in a word to find a photo. The app uses AI (Artificial Intelligence) to identify what’s there in the photo.

So how can you organize your photo library with the DocuMate Scanner app?

The app not only allows you to search with keywords, dates and location tags, but also group the photos into folders. Select the photos and create a new folder. Now the entire photo library is neatly organized.

The app is available for free download from the Apple Store.

Top 5 Free iOS Scanner apps

Browsing an app store endlessly it is not easy to choose the right app for you. Sometimes you see high star ratings but the reviews are not good. Which makes you think that the rating is fake. Snappii tested top 5 scanner apps that are free to use.

  1. Notes (iOS)

The preinstalled Notes app for an iPhone allows you to take a scan without the need to download scanner apps from the AppStore. It is free and fulfills its function just fine. Yes, it is limited to just scanning but if that’s all you want, use it.

  1. CamScanner

CamScanner is an all-in-one scanner app. It turns your mobile device into a powerful portable scanner. Besides scanning, it allows collaborating on one document for the entire team. It also puts a watermark on the scanned documents.

  1. Adobe Scan

This free app is a pocket scanner on the go. Allows you to scan anything and save as PDF or jpg. The app is enhanced with powerful editing features. Crop, add text, remove imperfections on the documents, etc.

  1. Genius Scan

With the free version, you can scan and use all the tools to improve the scanned documents: correct distortions, remove shadows, apply filters. Batch scanning allows you to scan multiple pages in seconds.

  1. DocuMate Scanner

This multi-task app has a free scanner feature that’s always free. The scans are coming out looking really nice and neat. The app works with cloud drives, can share from them and to them. It also exports documents to text and has many features that other scanner apps don’t. For example, it has a search feature that allows you to search for your files and documents with a keyword. It allows you to create PDF reports combining several documents. It allows you to sign and stamp documents. Snappii’s DocuMate Scanner app allows you to annotate photos and documents which comes in handy for many users.

Regardless of the app you choose, you will be one step closer to leaving the paperwork behind making your life easier. In the end, that’s why all these apps have created: to simplify our lives.

Why Mobile Construction Apps Are Crucial for the Business These Days

The construction businesses are facing a number of pressures to decrease costs, improve productivity and provide a high level of quality and customer satisfaction. Recent achievements in mobile technology provide new ways for addressing these pressures.

Mobile apps for construction

Mobile apps for construction allow contractors, service companies, salespeople and estimators to create on-site estimates for projects. Aside from improving the companies’ efficiency, the apps for construction speed up project estimation, eliminate paperwork, save time and money on data collection and storage. Mobile devices enable a user to store data in one place, minimizing possible mistakes that come from entering data twice. Project details can be accessed anytime from anywhere, allowing teams to centralize their database and keep everyone on the same page. Here are some benefits from using mobile construction apps:

  • Improve collaboration in the Field and between the Field and the Office
  • Quickly Replace Exiting Paper Forms with Digital Forms
  • Increase productivity and profits
  • Speed up decision making
  • Improve customer satisfaction

Mobile Apps for Construction cover all aspects of Construction: People, Equipment and Inventory.

Improve productivity

Mobile construction apps help improve teams productivity. No need to travel from the office to a construction site to sign documents or assign tasks or check job completion status. Everything can be managed via a mobile app. That is convenient and easy to use. All aspects of construction that require documentation can be replaced with one mobile app.

Control safety

Safety on a construction site is key to successful operations. Making sure the equipment is functioning properly and the environment is secure minimizes safety risks. Mobile apps come into rescue here as well. They help conduct various inspections and safety reports.

Mobile construction apps from Snappii

Snappii is a leading provider of feature-rich mobile construction apps. We are ready to offer mobile solutions for plenty of fields. Snappii’s construction apps help managers reduce dependence on paper forms and manual processes with data. Most of these apps can be customized to meet specific needs of any business. For example, we can add your own forms to make the app even more helpful and efficient. Visit our app gallery to try the ready-made construction apps and contact us to discuss app customization.

Digital bill of lading as a new means of getting paid faster

Surprisingly, but in the second decade of the 21st century a bill of lading still exists on paper. In our previous blogs, we have discussed the necessity of switching business operations from paper to digital format. In short, mobile apps are safe to use, they reduce data input errors, improve collaboration between the field and the office, speed up decision making, and minimize the time spent on daily reports.

Today, transportation companies are looking at digital bills of lading as the means of accelerating invoicing processes. Indeed, once created, a bill of lading will do lots of things:

  • provide understandable and readable information about items
  • collect proof of delivery signatures
  • calculate total hours and costs
  • invoice customers immediately and get paid faster.

Paper documents can never achieve this potential and improve the workflow. Paper forms are difficult to maintain. First thing to deal with is illegible handwriting. Drivers can be inaccurate which results in mistakes once the office retypes the information from paper bill of lading into the computer. Not only does it take time, but also results in errors. Which later cost your company money.

The second major issue is timing. Often after completing a job, the driver heads onto the next job and there’s no way to bring the paper bill of lading to the office. It means that the company waits for days or weeks when the driver gets back so they could invoice the customer.

The last but not leas issue is vehicle inspections. Drivers need to make sure the vehicle is safe and is DOT compliant, and in case of the accident, be able to provide all the documentation regarding latest inspections. With paper inspections, it can be dangerous: paper gets damaged easily, it gets lost or forgotten as well. Having inspections on a mobile device, drivers can be sure that the they have access to them 24/7.

Snappii has created its mobile apps to cover these cases. The Bill of Lading Manager app is a perfect tool to create electronic bills of lading, get proof of delivery and send invoices to the customers. The Vehicle Inspection app is a pocket tool to perform regular inspections and access them anytime from anywhere. The Snappii team of professionals can show you all the benefits your company will gain with the mobile app. The majority of our apps are customized to specific needs of a business. Let’s schedule a quick demo.

Top five benefits mobile apps bring to a construction business

The construction industry tends to quickly adjust to the changing reality. Mobile apps are playing an integral part of everyday operations and the benefits they are giving cannot be missed! Snappii has prepared a list of 5 benefits a construction business will get with a mobile app.

Snappii offers its Construction Estimator app to ensure the process of making an estimate is accurate and precise. The app contains an easy-to-use form that allows its users to collect required information in minutes, automatically calculate material and job cost, take photos and add gps locations. The estimate is easily converted into invoice that a customer can pay.

What will this app give to a construction business?

  1. The ability to make an estimate at the spot. All you need is your mobile app. No laptops, no cameras, no calculators, no paper forms. Simply take your phone, open up the Construction Estimator app, fill in the fields and you will have a professional PDF with the accurate and timely estimate. Send this estimate to your client
  2. Accelerate the estimation process and get paid faster. As soon as the estimate is complete, your client will review it and approve. In this case you generate an invoice instantly. Customer pays the invoice and this way, you will receive your payment faster.
  3. Optimize the workflow. Instead of spending time retyping the information from your paper forms to your computer and printing it, then driving to your client to show the estimate and wait to receive the approval, use the Construction Estimator mobile app. With just one app, you will be able to provide sufficient information to your client in no time and get feedback immediately.
  4. Save time and money. No need to drive to the client or to the office to drop off forms. The estimates and invoices are available 24/7 on your mobile device.
  5. Legal documentation at your fingertips. Make sure you have all the estimates and invoices with the costs agreed on. Access this information anytime from anywhere.

Download the Construction Estimator app from Apple and Google stores and improve your workflow significantly. The Construction Estimator app can be customized to your business needs. Contact us to get a free app demo or tell us how you would like to change the app.

Meet a Brand New Landlord 360 to Help manage Your Properties

Snappii introduces its new Landlord 360 app to ensure accurate and flawless property management process. Landlords deal with lots of documentation: lease agreements, property inspections, repairs, photos, bills, invoices, and more. For the most part, properties are placed in different locations and physically, it takes way too much time to attend them all to check conditions, or meet with the tenants to sign agreements or receive repair bills. Is it possible to save the time on documentation flow?

It is. And Snappii has created a Landlord 360 app – a pocket tool to easily manage all properties. No need to drive to the tenant to sign documents. Fill it in with the mobile app and electronically sign. Not only does it save files, it also saves tenants’ information and allows landlords and property managers to one button call or email them. It is very easy to pick up your phone, add units, take move-in and move-out photos, capture tenant info, and track expenses.

Finally a comprehensive app to help landlords to manage their properties more efficiently and save precious time! Use LandLord 360 and rent out more units. Main features include:

o Send out leases in seconds

o Instantly look up tenant, property and unit information

o Easily track expenses per property and unit to generate expense reports

o Know details about each unit. Eg. roof age, heater installation date, etc

o Pre and Post photos to quickly figure out if tenant broke anything

o Call or text tenants instantly

o Capture photos

o Improve your documentation

o Increase occupancy and tenant satisfaction

Learn more from this video. The Landlord 360 app is available for free download from Apple here and Google here. The Landlord 360 app can be customized to the needs of your business. Contact us with your app requirements here.

Top three industries that are drowning in paperwork

Many processes are dependent on paper. Receipts, agreements, invoices, bills, reports, questionnaires and so much more needs to be handled on a daily basis. There are many industries that work together on the same documentation flow. Often, office workers are waiting for the site team to deliver documentation to continue working on it. Snappii has created a top list of office/site jobs that are dependent on paper delivery process.

Real Estate

While realtors spend time in the office and on site, they have to drag a bunch of documents that need to be signed and shared with the client. Lease agreements, contracts of sale, property inspections, seller disclosures and other important documents take a special place in every realtor’s file cabinet. However, a realtor needs to make sure no document is left out in the office and no signature is skipped. Nevertheless, human errors occur. Many realtors have been in a situation when they collected client’s signatures but forgot to add it to one last page. They need to rush to find the client to complete the document flow. This article elaborates more on realtor’s pain.

Transportation

Drivers receive a bill of lading to deliver goods and get a proof of delivery from the client, then send it back to the office. Upon that, the office can generate an invoice. Sometimes it can take up to 10 days because drivers receive several BOLs in a row. They physically cannot get back to the office sooner to deliver the paper documents. It means that offices are waiting and cannot proceed invoices to get paid. Check out Snappii’s Bill of Lading app that solves the problem of documentation flow.

Home care

Home care providers deal with a ton of paper documents: client visit form, client intake form, client care plan, deviation report, etc. Every process of daily operations has to be documented and taken into account. These documents then need to be delivered to the office and added to the patient’s medical card. In Home Care Providers app from Snappii makes having great documentation easy, fast and simple to do.

Of course, there are more industries than that, today we have focused on these three. And of course, Snappii offers a solution to them all: mobile forms. Snappii has created 200+ mobile apps to fit any industry. The apps can be found here.

 

How to speed up inspections?

Inspections are conducted in all spheres of businesses. Construction job sites, warehouses, hotels, schools, hospitals, buildings, garages, and many other facilities and institutions require different types of inspections. Some inspections are done every week, others every month and every year. No matter how soon an inspection is due, it is always a headache. Inspectors drag clipboards with pen and paper, a camera to take photos, and other necessary equipment. It usually starts from one hour and can take several hours or even the entire day to complete a proper inspection.

It is a fact that an employee with pen and paper is prone to making mistakes not necessarily dependent on him. Take handwritten documents, when retyped into a computer, illegible handwriting is hard to read and can lead to errors. There are even more cons than that. Time is another problem. Like it was stated above, proper inspections take from one hour up to the entire day. Can this process be speeded up? We believe it can and it should.

Snappii introduces its Inspect Anything app available for free download from Apple and Google stores.

Create full-length reports with photos, drawings, QR codes, barcodes, and locations. Instantly generate PDF and/or Excel inspection reports and email them to the designated email address. Created reports will be stored locally on your device and available for sharing later on. Completed inspections will be also saved to be edited, shared, or deleted on demand. Streamline inspections by using Inspect Anything on your mobile device to improve accuracy, and efficiency, significantly cut down your report writing time, and bring in more business.

Inspect Anything allows you to:

  • Easily capture notes, photos, signatures, drawings, QR codes, barcodes, and locations
  • Instantly create custom PDF and Excel inspection reports
  • Modify or delete completed inspections on demand
  • Share inspection reports via email, text messages, cloud drives and other services
  • Store collected data on your mobile device and access it anytime, anywhere
  • Upload and edit your own PDF documents and use them as a report template

Benefits:

  • Capture a rich flow of data in the field
  • Sync collected data across multiple devices
  • Increase productivity and efficiency
  • Improve data accuracy
  • Improve customer service and satisfaction
  • Lower costs and save time
  • Eliminate paperwork and go green

If you are not satisfied with our pre-built form solution, you can upload your own PDF form and 100% customize it to meet your specific business needs. Contact us with your requirements here.

Forgot your pass at home again?

Many non-profit organizations and business companies apply for passes at their workplace to access the facility. This is done for safety. Often there are situations when you just forget where you put that pass. Or maybe you pinned it to your shirt but it just unpinned somehow in a subway or wherever.  And now you are facing a security guard knowing your boss will not be happy to settle this situation down. Besides, passes might be costly to replace.

Did you know that you can show a picture of your pass on the smartphone? Exactly, after the COVID19 pandemic, it has become a norm to avoid touching extra surfaces, so using your mobile device to show a pass is quite frequent. Snappii has created its DocuMate Scanner app to help people simplify their lives and never worry about losing or forgetting important documents.

Watch this quick video to have a better understanding of how this works. Simply scan or take a photo of your pass and save it to the DocuMate Scanner app. Every time you need it, type in a keyword to instantly retrieve it. People forget stuff when they are leaving home, but they barely forget their smartphones. Even if they do, the majority come back the minute they realize they left their phone at home. There’s even a word for that, nomophobia – a fear of being without your phone. Indeed, people forget keys, IDs, wallets, and bags, but they almost never forget their phones. The fear of missing out on an important call or message, or being left without this means of communication makes people anxious. A mobile phone can substitute the whole bag, as it has the ability to pay, show IDs and documents, can scan, sign and share files. There’s a mobile app for everything. DocuMate Scanner app combines so many features into one app that you can use it alone. Scan, sign, stamp, share, add photos, upload files, edit photos and documents, and even hide information behind a password. Download the DocuMate Scanner app from the Apple App Store here, it is free.

Top mobile apps for Improved Construction Operations

Success of any construction company is based on effective communication between the field and the office, and documentation. On an average, it takes up to 60 minutes to prepare and fill in a daily report at a construction site. Managing other documents like job estimates, tracking timesheet, work order assignments or construction equipment inspection is not easy. It requires time and effort to fill in the papers and then get them to the office.

Today in order to speed up the process of decision making and the response from the head office, more and more construction companies are turning to mobile apps.

How can mobile apps accelerate construction operations

Snappii has prepared a list of top apps that can significantly boost and improve some construction operations.

  1. Construction Daily Log

Construction workers have to fill in their accomplishments on site on a daily basis. After a long hard day of work that’s the last thing they would want to do. Snappii has created a mobile app to help speed up and simplify this routine. Construction Daily Log is #1 mobile app for construction workers to create daily reports with ease. The app allows its users to automatically add weather conditions, utilize voice to text feature, take photos right in the report, automatically calculate the totals and instantly share with the office via email, messengers and cloud drives. The app is available for free download from Apple and Google Stores.

  1. Construction Estimator App

When there is a need to quickly create on-site estimates for construction and repair projects, use  Construction Estimator App. The app allows users to quantify material, labor and other costs needed to complete a construction project. It will also do all the calculations, so once all the data is entered in, the user will get the total estimated project cost. Tax can be included into the estimated cost at user’s option. The app is available for free download from Apple and Google Stores and can be customized to any construction business needs.

  1. Heavy Equipment Inspection App

Vehicle inspection is another pain for the construction workers. They need to make sure the equipment is operating smoothly, that it is safe to use. Proper work of the construction equipment affects on-site operations. Regular inspections are a must. One of the easiest ways to make sure the equipment is in a good condition, is mobile inspection apps. Heavy Equipment inspection App from Snappii allows users to conduct detailed inspections covering each major system and component of heavy equipment, indicate problems, disrepairs, malfunctions in the equipment performance, notify mechanics about maintenance issues or repair services required and much more. The app is available for free download from Apple and Google Stores and can be customized to the needs of any business.

  1. Job Estimates and Invoices

The last but not least is the opportunity to send out professional estimates to clients and invoice them right away. The construction industry has a deep variety of functions, planning on new projects is one of them. Impressing prospect clients with fast and professional job estimates accelerates decision making. Turning estimates into invoices with one tap speeds up billing cycle. The Job Estimates and Invoices app is available for free download from Apple and Google Stores and can be customized to the needs of any business.

The world has gone mobile. People not only spend time browsing social media, online stores or reading, they a looking for ways to simplify their working routine with mobile apps. Snappii understands this need and keeps creating more powerful and useful apps to help any individual or team reach their goals.

Why does my business need a mobile app?

It is expensive, it requires too much time to develop, my employees would not like to learn how to use it” – these arguments are pushing businesses off when they start thinking about mobile apps. In fact, Snappii has a counter-evidence to each of these points.

  1. It is expensive. Mobile app development can be expensive if you hire a mobile app developer. The developer takes much time to prepare a spec, discuss and understand all the requirements, you will need to wait for several months to get a working prototype. That’s why it is expensive.

Snappii is a mobile app development platform, which differs from custom app development in a way that all the apps are built on our platform that already has the majority of requested features coded. It means that you can get a working prototype in a day or two.

  1. It requires too much time to develop. Indeed, when a mobile app developer writes the code, it is done from scratch and takes much time. The development can take from 6 months.

Snappii already has all the code built into its platform. Our professional team of app builders use the Snappii platform to drag and drop elements to it. The creation of a mobile app literally takes just a few days.

  1. My employees would not like to learn how to use it. We understand that it may be difficult for the people to switch from common routine to new modern mobile technologies.

We suggest that you make a transition period for your people. For example, allow them to complete inspection reports on both paper and mobile app. Soon they will see for themselves the amount of time wasted with pen and paper. Secondly, we suggest setting up a meeting with your people to explain to them the benefits they will get from using a mobile app. Once they try, they will get used to it and love it.

Now that you understand all these arguments are easily beaten by Snappii, think about the real benefits your business will gain with the use of mobile apps. From industry to industry, these benefits vary, but the core benefits are:

  • save time and money on data collection, processing and storage
  • improve collaboration between the field and the office
  • speed up decision making
  • boost your business productivity
  • look more professional to your clients

These and many other benefits can be gained with a mobile app for your business. Snappii has 200+ ready-made apps that can be tailored to your needs. Check them out here.

Snappii Updates its Bill of Lading Manager App to address most Businesses’ Needs

The Bill of Lading Manager App is one of Snappii’s most popular apps. No wonder businesses are moving away from paper documentation towards mobile forms and apps. It is easier to handle: no need to drive to the office to drop off forms, no need to deal with illegible handwriting, the customer signs the form upon delivery, and the proof of delivery can be instantly emailed to the office to begin the invoicing process. Needless to say how much time that saves.

While the benefits of using the electronic bill of lading are obvious, Snappii decided to expand its app by adding more forms to it. Now the Bill of Lading Manager app consists of several forms to choose from. Based on whether you need photos or not, ocean, land, or air delivery, you can select a required BOL for that.

Check out this quick video to see how the app works.

Replace paper BOL with eBOL and get paid faster! Ask us for a free app demo here.

See what our customer is saying:

“We use the app from Snappii to reduce the handling of paper invoices and BOL for our customers. This is a wonderful app and a real-time saver. Our company has gone from many paper items to ZERO paper needed for our purpose. We love it!”

Edwin Smutt, Elevation Transport

The Bill of Lading Manager app is available for download from Apple and Google Stores. If you want to use your own forms in this app, it can be customized to your business needs in a matter of days.


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