Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Million Dollar iPad will be FREE for 2 Days

Want My New Book FREE?

On July 30, I started “The Million Dollar iPad” Give-Something-Away Challenge. I was humbled by the many posts, private message, and emails that I received chronicling the great things you all are doing for others. Well . . . what better way to honor the contributions each of you have made to the world than to offer my new ebook, “The Million Dollar iPad,” FREE FOR TWO DAYS. Starting Labor Day, September 2, and through Tuesday, September 3, “The Million Dollar iPad” will be FREE on Amazon. That’s right! FREE! It’s my way of staying true to my message of giving and celebrating all that you mean to me.

Of course there’s a catch . . . you have to go to Amazon on Monday or Tuesday and actually order and download the ebook. Here’s the link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

I’ve never offered one of my books for FREE before. So, make sure you take advantage of this opportunity. And, go ahead and spread the word. Tell your friends so that this makes a real impact around the world.

Not sure what “The Million Dollar iPad” is about? If you’re looking for the perfect way to to finally take control of your iPad, and efficiently and effectively use it in a business setting, “The Million Dollar iPad” is for you. The amazing part of this FREE gift to you is that I’m giving away my surefire iPad shortcuts, insanely practical app recommendations, and even my own secrets for presenting wirelessly. I’ve been told by some that I’m crazy for giving this all away. But, I can’t think of a more gratifying thing to do. I’m sure you’ll agree.

Again, here’s the link to use Monday and Tuesday:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DTVKT7G

Cheers. – Scott

P.S. – The Million Dollar iPad is in Kindle format. That means you can read my book on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows and Windows Phone devices simply by downloading the right app from Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771). To paraphrase Amazon: Buy The Million Dollar iPad Once, Read It Everywhere.

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Million Dollar iPad News | Seminars Updates – 8/29/2013

Greetings everyone –

Here’s a brief rundown of my upcoming Apple events:

September 17, 2013 – 6-8p – Newport Beach

September 25, 2013 – 6-8p – Santa Monica

November 5, 2013 – 6-8p – Century City

More detailed information will be posted, soon.

There’s still time to win a FREE digital copy of my new book, The Million Dollar iPad. Head on over to:

https://milliondollaripad.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/the-million-dollar-ipad-give-something-away-challenge/

As you know, I’m collecting comments about how you either already give or have now started to give things away and, as a result, make a difference in the world, in your neighborhood, or in one person’s life. There’s less than a week left in the final phase of the contest.

On the app front, one of my favorites – 1Password – is on sale today. This is THE app that I use for storing, keeping track of, and creating passwords. Normally, 1Password is $17.99. Today it is on sale for $7.99. That’s a $10 savings.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1password-password-manager/id568903335?mt=8

Publisher’s Link – https://agilebits.com/onepassword

Have a great day! – Scott

And We Have a Winner – Congratulations to Bill Anapoell

Congratulations to Bill Anapoell. He is the winner of this week’s Million Dollar iPad Give-Something-Away Challenge. Bill will be sent a digital copy of my Million Dollar iPad book. As before, there have been many of you who have emailed me or sent private messages rather than posting on the site, itself. You’re in the running, as well, for the remaining week. In fact, If you didn’t win the last two week’s contests, you’re still entered for the remainder of the contest. For everyone else, there’s still time to leave a comment about how you’re giving to others to make the world a better place.

https://milliondollaripad.wordpress.com/2013/07/30/the-million-dollar-ipad-give-something-away-challenge/#comments

 

Handling Your Snail Mail on an iPad

The Million Dollar iPad – Handling Your Snail Mail on an iPad

by

Scott Grossberg

We all get email and other digital messages on an iPad. What happens, however, when you receive snail mail (mail that is delivered by the postal service or UPS or FedEx)? Or perhaps you come across an article or other document that you really want for later use on your iPad. The good news is that you can integrate your terrestrial documents with your digital files very easily. Here’s the way paper document handling generally happens in my office.

Every piece of non-advertising mail is scanned (we don’t scan commercial mail because it’s just thrown away as a rule and I don’t scan magazines because I usually have digital subscriptions for them, as well). We currently use two Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners (http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/computing/peripherals/scanners/scansnap/scansnap-iX500.html) to handle the vast quantity of terrestrial mail. I love these scanners! They can handle up to 50 pages at a time and quickly scan both sides of a document. They also instantly create PDF documents that are useable in OCR format. Most importantly, for me, is the free ScanSnap app that is available:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scansnap-connect-application/id464728181?mt=8

Provided the scanner and my iPad are on the same wireless network, the ScanSnap app permits my iPad to communicate directly with the scanner. The ScanSnap scanner then recognizes that my iPad is the one communicating with it. Any scan that I initiate and coordinate from my iPad is automatically downloaded onto my iPad. Any scan originated from the scanner, itself (for instance, documents that are placed in the scanner feeder), do not get downloaded onto my iPad and are, instead, saved to our primary servers and duplicates placed into a Dropbox folder (called Mail for my later review and handling.)

We use Dropbox all the time, by the way, for sharing files and collaboration. For those who might have privacy concerns, I encourage you to go into your Dropbox account and turn two-step or two-tier authentication to “On.” If you want to be even more diligent, you can also set up encrypted Dropbox folders by using apps like BoxCryptor (https://www.boxcryptor.com/en/download) and Viivo (http://www.viivo.com/the-viivo-app-for-the-iphone-and-android-is-here/).

For those times when I’m not in the office or only have one or two (maybe three) pages to scan, there are a number of scanning apps you might like to consider. Here are a few that I have on my iPad. You really need to check them out as I find these types of scanning apps have such different looks and handling that your personal preferences and needs will ultimately dictate which you choose. Most of the following apps have an assortment of options. My notes that follow each app are meant to tickle your curiosity – not intended to be exhaustive.

4xScanner ($3.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/4xscanner-smart-stitch!/id415102877?mt=8

Be warned: this app does not run in landscape mode. It does, however, have a unique ability to let you scan up to four different areas of a document in order to get detail. It then stitches the two, three, or four areas together to create one document.

DocScan HD (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/doc-scan-hd-scanner-to-scan/id467016332?mt=8

You can actually annotate documents that are scanned with this app from within the app, itself. You also have many options for page, document, and folder management.

DocScanner ($4.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/docscanner-scan-multipage/id312391317?mt=8

DocScanner allows you to automatically link to Dropbox and iCloud, among others. It also has a setting for OCR. You can import and export to your Camera Roll.

Genius Scan+ ($2.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genius-scan+-pdf-scanner/id401818935?mt=8

As with most of the other apps, you can import documents from your Camera Roll (photos of documents that you’ve taken with your iPad Camera). WiFi sharing is available for you. And, you can tag your documents.

JotNot (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jotnot-scanner/id310789464?mt=8

This is the free version. There is a paid version, as well. You can scan receipts, facsimiles, and documents. And, of course, you can email your scans.

Scanner Mini (FREE)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-mini/id581365763?mt=8

This is the free, lightweight version of Readdle’s more robust Scanner Pro, below.

Scanner Pro ($6.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scanner-pro-by-readdle/id333710667?mt=8

Scanner Pro allows you to set passwords. It also permits you to fax and even allows you to save a scanned document to your Camera Roll. It, too, connects with Dropbox. And . . . it can open a scanned document in your PDF creation/annotation app.

Tiny Scan Pro ($4.99)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tinyscan-pro-pdf-scanner-to/id556500145?mt=8

Tiny Scan Pro provides you with a multi-page scanner that creates high-quality PDF scans. You can send your scans to Dropbox, Evernote, and other cloud service providers. This app works on both your iPad and iPhone. You are given the option of different-sized scans as well as black and white, color, and greyscale.

Moving to paperless mail handing is cutting-edge stuff. And I just know that you are ready to make that leap into the wonderful world of having your mail – all your mail – available on your iPad. Enjoy the freedom!

If you enjoyed this, I’d be grateful if you share this with others. That’s right, go ahead and help spread this information by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. And, if you’re interested in finding out how I can make a presentation to your business or organization, please contact me at 909-483-1850 or email me at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.

© 2013 by Scott Grossberg. All Rights Reserved.
Mr. Grossberg is a founding partner of the Southern California law firm of Cihigoyenetche, Grossberg & Clouse. He is a featured speaker and published author on numerous topics including media relations, social media, technology, public speaking, memory, and various other cutting edge concepts. Mr. Grossberg’s “iPad Lawyer” and “Million Dollar iPad” seminars provide business professionals with the ability to truly harness the potential of Apple’s tablet. He is regularly called upon to address the impact of emerging technology and social media, suggest policies and procedures that should be in place, and to discuss liability exposure for this new way of doing business. He can be reached at sgrossberg@cgclaw.com.

Million Dollar iPad News – 8/19/2013

Greetings, everyone –

Only one app to report on today. Recorder Pro: Professional Voice Recording On-the-Go is back on sale. Normally, $1.99, right now it is only $.99. That’s a $1 savings.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recorder-pro-professional/id573445641?mt=8

Publisher’s Site – http://www.recorderpro.perceptionsystem.com/

Finally, this is a reminder that, even if you’re not an attorney, you’re still invited to my iPad Lawyer Ultimate Training Event. There’s plenty of information packed into this hands-on presentation to serve you no matter what profession you’re in. This three-hour seminar will take place on September 13, 2013 in Rancho Cucamonga. Take a look here for more information:

http://theipadlawyer.wordpress.com/ultimate-ipad-training/

SPACE IS LIMITED. If you want to act now and set aside September 13 to join me, contact my Office Manager, Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email her at vspeed@cgclaw.com.

Have a great day! – Scott

Million Dollar iPad News | Seminars Updates – 8/15/2013

Greetings, everyone –

Here are some apps to take a look at today!

First, many of you have heard me talk about Notability. This is one of my go-to apps for taking handwritten notes. And it does so much more. Now it is available for use across iOS devices. This means you can use and sync it with your iPhone, as well! The app is $2.99.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/notability-take-notes-annotate/id360593530?mt=8

Publisher’s Site – http://www.gingerlabs.com/

MagicalPad – Notes with Paper Inside is one of those apps that simply fascinates me (of course, the word “magical” in the name helps). It is an outliner, note taking app, mind mapping tool, and checklist all rolled into one. It has not yet replaced some of my other apps but I do have it on my iPad because . . . well . . . take a look yourself and you’ll see whether this is one of those apps that is so intriguing you just can’t wait to work with it. It is on sale today for $7.99. It is normally $19.99.

App Store Link − https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magicalpad-notes-paper-inside/id463731782?mt=8

Publisher’s Link – http://www.magicalpad.com/

So many people are still playing around with their iPads and just can’t figure out how to turn their “toy” into a solid business “tool.” Or they come to one of my shorter presentations, get inspired, and then stall because they want to dig deeper and don’t have enough information. For this reason, I am going offer another one of my three-hour hands-on and incredibly practical iPad Lawyer seminars on Friday, September 13 at my Rancho Cucamonga offices. You don’t have to be an attorney to get massive value from this event. I will be providing you with my insanely realistic and easy-to-implement workflow tips and tricks. When you implement my techniques and use the apps that are suggested, you will be well on your way to being an iPad Wizard once and for all. There’s more information coming that will outline what you’ll discover and all the added bonuses from attending this seminar. In the meantime, SPACE IS LIMITED. If you want to act now and set aside September 13 to join me, contact my Office Manager, Veronica Speed at 909-483-1850 or email her at vspeed@cgclaw.com.

I have also just added a new Apple Briefing Room live event. This time I will be appearing at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica. The event will be September 25 from 6-8 p.m. Again, more information is coming your way in the near future.

By the way, if you’re too busy to come to one of my live events, that’s absolute proof that you need my workflow tips and tricks.

Have a great day and enjoy the apps! – Scott

Million Dollar iPad News – 8/14/2013

Good morning everyone! There are a couple of apps to share with you today.

Recorder Pro: Professional Voice Recording has a reduced price today. Normally $1.99, it is only $.99 for a limited time. This recorder allows you to set the recording quality of what you produce. It also offers various cloud services syncing options.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recorder-pro-professional/id573445641?mt=8

Quick Drafts for iPad is FREE today. It is normally $3.99. The publisher describes it as “a lightning fast notepad.” For me, this app is something for you to consider because of its Dropbox and Evernote synchronization.

App Store Link – https://itunes.apple.com/app/quick-drafts-for-ipad-notes/id655581620?mt=8

Publisher’s Site – http://www.ot-apps.com/index.html

Now, go out and make it a million dollar day! – Scott