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State Fair and QR Codes

 

 

This past Saturday the kids and I headed for a day at our state fair.

A much needed time away from the house, sports and school stuff.

Our day was filled with the many rides, animals, food, contests of bake goods, arts and crafts and lots more.  A full day adventure of enjoyment and laughter.

As we were heading to a new section ‘The American Frontier’ – I saw something I would never have thought about being at a fair.  Our state park system setup a booth that was full of interesting facts on our state and the parks we have.  Right before we headed out of their booth there on a large poster board a QR Code to their website!

Neat idea and wonder how many clicked on it with their phones.  I didn’t since I receive their newsletter and visit their site often.  Would love to find out though.

Have you used a QR code in a unique way or seen one where you would never have thought to see one?  Comment below – would love to hear from you.

 

Google Chrome Apps You Will Like

Several years ago a friend of mine suggested using Google Chrome after mentioning how frustrating Internet Explorer was getting on my computer.  Once I installed it I haven’t gone back to IE.  Especially after the apps that I’ve installed on here that are fantastic, time saving and easy to use.

Here are a few that I’ve been using for awhile along with some new ones I discovered:

  • Buffer: LOVE this app.  This app adds tweets and Facebook posts to your Buffer account which will automatically post them to your designated social network.
  • Clearly by Evernote: This one I found recently.  It takes a webpage turns it into an easier to read page then you if you choose you can clip it to your Evernote account.
  • Awesome Screenshot:  This is way too great.  For years I was using the print screen feature on my laptop then pasting into a program and from there doing whatever I needed done.  Now with this app I can do it all right there in Chrome.  It allows me to create arrows, lines, circles, free hand, blur out, and add text along with adjusting the color.  Once done I can save it as a .png and/or clipboard.
  • bitly: This was my first app on Chrome and I use this fairly often.  As many of you know this is a website shortener.  If you aren’t a fan of bitly there are many other shorteners listed in Chromes apps store.
  • Evernote Web Clipper:  As you can tell I’m a Evernote user – here’s another.  You can save interesting stuff you see on the web. No more bookmarks, tabs, or open windows. Just clip it and you have it forever.
  • Dropbox:  If you use Dropbox as your cloud backup then you may want to consider having.  You can browse your files and download any files you may need.

Of course there are MANY apps in the Google Chrome Web Store.  You can choose from education, entertainment, games, social media, and more.  If you are using Google Chrome take a few minutes and check out the apps they offer – you never know you might find a few that YOU like.

If you are a Google Chrome user and use apps – list below the ones you use and like.

QR Codes Fun..Ads…Generator

For the last several months I’ve been watching the uses of QR Codes in businesses.  I’ve been fascinated and have scanned a few to see what happens upon scanning.  Pretty neat tool and gets more information to the consumer quicker and possibly more sales especially in their store.   (more…)

It is Time to Get Mobile

{EAV_BLOG_VER:dc9619b4d4b48173}Smartphones and iPads have been on the rise for the last several years allowing many consumers to surf the internet on the road instead having to wait till they get home.  Those that are surfing the internet via their smartphone come across many sites that aren’t mobile ready.  These sites are slow opening, pages do not open properly, too much scrolling down or sideways to find things and end up frustrated.  What do they do, they search for another website that is quicker to open and easier to surf.  You just lost a potential consumer.   It’s time to get mobile! (more…)