A few months ago, I tried out doing a little series called “Friday’s Trick.” I decided to stop it when I relocated to work with Chick-fil-A at Perimeter Pointe. After looking at the traffic/visitor data of my blog, it was clear my most visited posts were either a “Friday’s Trick” or a more personal blog post about my life. The data doesn’t lie, so I am going to start the series back up again.
Today’s trick is a very simple tool used to send and receive faxes using only your computer. This is perfect for anyone that deals with contracts, nondisclosure agreements or any document along those lines.
I like Hellofax because it saves time. In a normal situation, you would need to print a contract, sign it or fill it out and then fax it back (hoping the fax number is right and that it goes through). Hellofax allows your to do all of this on your computer – edit the document, sign it using an uploaded signiture, and send/recieve faxes. Imagine never having to leave your desk to complete the paperwork.
If this is something that would help you or your organization, check it out at http://www.hellofax.com.
Do you ever need to schedule an email to send in the future? I often find myself glad I found that cool little browser extension.
Boomerang is the perfect service to schedule future emails. With Boomerang, you can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time.
First you need to install a browser plugin for either Firefox or Chrome. Once installed just write the message as you normally would, then click the “Send Later” button.
They have a clever calendar picker and an intuitive text box that understands language like “next Monday” to tell Boomerang when to send your message.
I have used then when I was burning the midnight oil and did not want a client to know I was up at 3 AM. (Opps… the secret is now out… I don’t really wake up and send emails at 7:27 AM!)
I have had some trouble sending emails with images embedded in them. Thus if you need to send an important email that has embedded images in it, you may not want to use Boomerang.
Here is a video from Boomerang’s website:
Other reviews of Boomerang:
PS: They have a version that works with Microsoft Outlook if you are too cool for Gmail.