3 apps to make your life easier

Isn’t it great when you discover something that makes your life infinitely easier? We think so.

Here are three apps that will make you say, “How did I now know about this?!”

1. CardMunch – This iPhone app makes piles of business cards a thing of the past. Snap a picture of the card, and the information will automatically load into a portable Rolodex  The app also finds the individual on Linkedin, helping to grow your virtual network. Android users should checkout Hello by Evernote.

2. Aviary– Want to edit photos, but not ready to publish them on Instagram? Aviary brings creativity to the common photographer with its simple photo editing app for iOS, Android and Windows 8.

3. Google Drive – Google’s online document storage program allows users to edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations from anywhere and on almost every device. Plus, users can collaborate and edit files together through the chat function. Our favorite part – it saves automatically!

Ready to adjust your social media strategy?

 

Things are a changin’ at Facebook as it appears to adjust in order to meet the demands of younger users and hold onto ad dollars.

Last week, the social media giant announced its first major change to the newsfeed since 2009. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports Facebook is also investigating the use of hashtags as a way to group similar public conversations. It also recently announced an upgrade to its search mechanism.

The newsfeed redesign, which gives users the ability to easily filter their newsfeed to only show specific topics or users, may limit a brands visibility on the social network. Positive changes for marketers include the streamlining of desktop and mobile newsfeeds, and an emphasis on large visuals.

As social media giants battle it out for younger audiences and advertisers, we’ll be interested to see if Facebook can hold onto its title as Social Media King.

Check out these articles for more info:

http://mashable.com/2013/03/07/facebook-news-feed-marketers/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323393304578360651345373308.html

http://mashable.com/2013/03/15/facebook-teens/

Happy 10th anniversary, schmidt design studio

This week Schmidt Design Studio celebrates 10 years of amazing design and successful business. Congratulations to our friends, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.