Today we are wearing more hats than ever before. There is more to get done though there remains just 24 hours in the day. Any chance to be more efficient is one for the taking.
While technology has surely complicated life in some ways, it allows us to be way more efficient in other aspects of our lives. There are apps that remind us we need milk as we pass the grocery store, apps for managing our calendars and syncing them with our family and apps that allow us to create presentations right from our cell phones.
Far and away the coolest app I’ve seen lately is Ringya. With Ringya you can create contact lists on your phone, called rings. You can contact everyone in the ring at one time via text, phone call or email and you can share your ring with others.
What makes Ringya so unique is that you can get contacts from other sources into your ring using your phone’s camera. Let me explain. Last week I took a photo of the contact list for my son’s soccer team. Within minutes that list became the soccer team ring in my contacts. I can also make life easier for the other team parents by sharing that ring with them. Also, when one ring member updates their contact information the entire list automatically gets the update so the list stays current.
This year our elementary schools is going paperless with their contact list. However, with Ringya I can easily get those contacts sent right to my phone so that I can have a class contact list for each of my children. When a class parent contacts me, my phone will tell me who it is and which ring they belong to, such as, “Jen Miller, Aiden’s Mom, Mrs. Cantor’s class”.
There are so many ways to utilize Ringya for work too, such as a client contact list, a department at a company or all of the people from various departments working on the same project. With people working remotely, traveling for business and crossing regions Ringya can be enormously helpful for multiple business systems. It is a simple way to have instant access to people you need to contact but otherwise wouldn’t have added one at a time to your personal address book.
It’s also easy to take current contacts and put them into a ring on your own, whether it be your book club or your extended family members. If you are one of those people who keeps multiple paper lists on the refrigerator door, just snap a photo of it and the list will be in your phone in no time. You can also email a digital list to firstname.lastname@example.org and it will be uploaded, organized and sent back to you shortly.
Ringya has extremely strict privacy settings for users and list members. There is no third party distribution of your lists or rings.
Life is busy. Let’s live more efficiently by utilizing the tools available to us. So who will you be putting into your ring?
Disclosure: I am so proud to be working with Ringya to show how Ringya can make life more efficient and help to reduce unnecessary stress. To that end I am being compensated for this post.