Don’t tell our friends at Citrix, but their GoToMeeting has competition, and it’s FREE.
John and I were getting a demo on a cool new texting platform when the host sent us to a great new tool. It is called Join.Me. And guess where you can find it. At www.join.me!
It is so easy. In fact, John and I have used six or seven different online meeting tools (at least), and they all have pros and cons. I can tell you that this is by far the easiest and fastest to use. You can screen share, chat, send files, let your guest use the mouse and keyboard. They even have a free conference call service (long-distance charges apply).
There is a paid option if you want to brand the screen, include event scheduling, and stuff like that, but even that is $29.99, compared to $49 for GoToMeeting. Oh yeah, and this is by our friends at LogMeIn, another wonderful product! We love this!
This is one of the best Freapin’ tools we have ever found. We are stoked. IN fact, we have only known about it for about five days, and we have probably used it 10 times! Ha ha! It is good to have Freapstuff like this!
Freapstuff Presents: Interactive Email Signatures. So FREAP!
Esig Marketing has a tool that for email signatures that we here at FREAPstuff have been using for about 6 months now and it ROCKS THE HOUSE for directing our email recipients exactly where we want them to go.
It is an Interactive email signature… Meaning that it will send your peeps to any place on the web that you want them to go with BIG INTERACTIVE LIVE BUTTONS in your signature file. Watch this video and see why we are soooo stoked about it. It replaces your old boring email signatures with a custom built email signatures (animated if you want too)
Email Signatures for pennies a day!
The other Freapishly cool thing about it is that it is only 9 bucks a month for 2 signatures. No contract, No commitment, just try it for a month and see if you dig it. If not then just cancel at anytime. Poof…gone! There has never been a system that we have seen that comes close to this in ease of use and system features. Sure you could do it if you knew html, but who wants to when you can have it up and running in a matter of minutes AND get paid for referring it. WIN, WIN!
Ok Admit it, we all LOVE getting greeting cards in the mail. And we all know that sending heartfelt greeting cards is an awesome feeling. Business professionals like Tom Hopkins and Keith Ferrazzi all tout the benefits of building better stronger relationships with the handwritten note or card, and we all agree… but it is too expensive, too time consuming and we simply just forget.
So what is the Freapstuff solution? A new company with an incredible online system to send offline cards. To use it… go to any computer with internet access, log in, pick a card, customize it with your pictures if you wish, type your message (even in your own handwriting if you want… I know, it’s magic) and hit the send button. THAT IS IT! Next day it’s off to your friend, loved one or colleague. This company will print, stuff, address, stamp and mail a REAL, PHYSICAL greeting card (NOT AN E-CARD) the next day! OK now here is the FREAPstuff part. All for about a DOLLAR… THAT’S RIGHT I said one Dollar!
Go test drive and send a card FOR FREE with NO OBLIGATION WHAT-SO-EVER (Holey Guacamole in Terahony Indiana!) NOW THAT’S some good FREAPStuff!
Click this Link, – Watch the Video, Click on the Send A Free Greeting Card Button. (the CEO takes you on a guided walk through) and then find out how to get your own account with the “ways to get started” link.
For our more technically-minded Freaple out there, we thought we would share this. We are at times asked where the best or cheapest web hosting is to be found. Well, guess what. Though GoDaddy has awesome commercials and a race car, it isn’t necessarily the best place for web hosting your website.
We have found several great solutions out there. The one we use (for this site and many others) is HostGator. They combine great prices and features with an excellent online web hosting service. And they let you host unlimited websites on the same hosting agreement. Try that with GoDaddy!
In fact, I think they currently allow
with unlimited bandwidth, storage and domains starting at $4.95 a month. How? I have no clue!
So if this is your thing, and you really have the need for an awesome web hosting service, click through to see why we love HostGator!
Have you ever wanted to do a video download a YouTube Video? Has someone ever emailed you a file that you could not use? Zamzar is here to save you!
Zamzar lets you do video downloads of almost any video you may find online and will also let you upload and convert almost any file format (up to 100 MB free) and then convert it to multiple other formats. Need to convert a TIF into a JPG? Need that song made into an MP3? How about that video from your video camera converted for your iPhone or iPad? No problem!
Much more than just video downloads
The system supports about 20 graphics formats, 10 music formats, so many video download formats I don’t even know them all, lots of document formats, etc etc. What a kick. And totally free. Yes, they are happy to charge you a nominal fee if you want a larger upload limit, but most files in need of a format change are under 100 MB anyway.
So bookmark this post right now so you can find your way to Zamzar when you need to do video downloads! Click the logo to head there now if you need it now!
P.S. If you are interested, the site says the name “Zamzar” is based on a character from the German author Franz Kafka’s book “The Metamorphosis”. In the novel Kafka describes the extraordinary story of a young man who is transformed whilst sleeping into a gigantic insect. The man’s name – Gregor Samsa – was used as the basis for our company name because of its’ powerful association with change & transformation.
I have had many people ask me what we use for online backup. For years, I would say “what backup?” That is no longer the case.
I have been backing up both home and work systems with a great service called Mozy. This product seamlessly and inobtrusively backs up all my pictures, videos, documents and data files in “the cloud.” So if my hard drive crashes or house burns down, I am covered with Mozy online backup. This gives me great peace of mind, and a bulletproof backup for once in my computing life! And the price is right! You can get 2 GB of free storage, or get UNLIMITED storage for $4.95 a month. That is what I call Freap! And you can use it to create regular “local” backups too.
All Online Backup is not the Same!
Now, you may have heard radio advertisements for online backup from Carbonite. I tried that too. And while I am sure it is a great product, it never seemed to work correctly on my systems. Mozy, on the other hand, just plain works! No problems at all. I couldn’t be happier with it! Oh, did I tell you it will even backup your external drives?
No Longer do I say “What Online Backup?”
So if you are one of the many people who only backup to an external hard drive (or don’t back up at all!), click the logo to check it out. It really is one Freapin’ great online backup service!
There are lots of tools on the market that allow you to store your files in “the cloud,” that magical world that lives somewhere between your computer and mine. But few of these tools have the power and simplicity of DropBox. I have been using this tool for several months now, and I love it! It is bonehead simple. Install the program on one machine. Drop files in the folder it creates. Install the program on another machine, login, and poof! Your files are there! You can even sync files to your iPhone or Droid.
And all for FREE!
This is also a great way to share files with people, especially those files too large for email!
So use this to keep your commonly used files all synced up between work, home, laptop and phone. This is Freapin’ awesome
Use this link to get 250 GB of extra storage space beyond the regular 2 GB of free space:
I am sure you have heard of Skype. You might think it is some tools for techno-geeks and people who live online. While that may be true, it is also for anyone who likes to make FREE or CHEAP phone calls across town or across the world! We got turned onto this tool a couple years ago, and we LOVE it. Here’s why:
Free calling to other Skype users online.
$3 a month UNLIMIITED local and long distance calling to land and cell phones!
$40 a year for an incoming line that anyone can call, just like a regular line
Then add to this things like video conferencing, screen sharing, texting, chatting, and more. Can you see why this rocks? This truly is the definition of Freap because it is fun too!
Here’s the skinny. With Skype, I have been able to cancel office phone lines, make my main line a virtual one, and I save big bucks. Plus, I can answer my calls anywhere in the world, forward them to my cell phone if you like, use it as a voicemail machine, transfer files, do remote desktop, and more! It was a lifesaver when I went to Costa Rica recently!
Jump in and find out what all the geeks have been raving about! Skype me baby!
We’ve all been there. Put in charge of making calls to a list of people…arrrgh! Not so bad if it’s 4 or 5 people but what if you need to contact a big list of people? You could hire your kids, or pull together a calling team, or do what I do… use a Robodialer. Callfire is my dialer of choice. It costs about 3 and a half cents per minute/per call. I set up a campaign by loading in an excel spreadsheet with my calling list, record my message and then hit go. Callfire does the rest. You can have different messages if you get voicemail or if you get a live person and you can give them a way to opt out of future robodials from you by pressing the number button of your choice. (“Please press 9 if you wish to be removed from our call list). I just dialed about 295 people. It cost me about 10 bucks (295 x $.035 = $10.33)
It even gives you the stats from your call. Out of 298 names on my list… 120 people got the message live. 155 got voicemail. 18 of them did not answer, and I had a few bad phone numbers.
Now that’s FREAPStuff!