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Charlie: The App Makes Workplace Meetings Awesome

Monday, March 11th, 2013

With SXSW in full swing this week, many developers, entrepreneurs and early adopters are honing in on the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.

One application making a few digital headlines is Charlie.

Imagine: you have a meeting, conference or phone call with a new business contact. Before the meeting you have a multiple tasks to complete to prepare for the call, but all these tasks take time to research–time you don’t have…but Charlie does.

The quick-pitch on Charlie from the Charlie website: “Charlie arms you with the important information on your contacts before any meeting, conference or phone call.”

With a snappy slogan of “make meetings suck less”, Charlie is sure to find an audience when it releases soon. From Charlie CEO Aaron Frazin:

“Charlie filters through different online sources to prep you on the people you are meeting with. Some of the highlights we are proud of include alerting you if you have anything in common (you both like the Chicago Cubs) and what’s going on in the news with your commonalities (the Cubs actually won today!). We will also tell you more about where they work and check for breaking news on any of their current positions and companies, all so that you can walk in the most prepared person in the room.” via Mashable

Although not yet released (you can sign up for release info updates here) we see Charlie as a valuable tool for those who have to perform some online due diligence with one simple push of a button. For that reason alone, this application may be invaluable…for some.

To others, by simply visiting an individual’s Twitter stream, LinkedIn page and/or company website may be all that is needed to prep for that conference call or meeting. But who has time to do all that? Charlie does.



File sharing Goes Social with Attachment Everywhere

Monday, February 25th, 2013

That moment when your e-mail is returned with the “your attachment file was too large to send this message” error.

Just a tad bit frustrating.

Of course there are other file sharing options including public folders on Dropbox or Google Drive or even using other types of cloud storage systems. But after taking multiple steps, entering countless passwords and authentication after authentication, we wonder why it’s so complicated. We just want to simply share the files quickly and easily.

Enter Attachments.Me.

The Features

Attachements.Me goes beyond mere attachements. With analytics, mobile access with an iOS app, Gmail integration, social sharing components and attachment security, users have multiple features to choose from.

As Attachments.Me started two years ago, it has undergone many changes and continues to add bells and whistles to it’s various interfaces.

The Advantages

With the analytics features, users may opt to receive notifications when files are downloaded or even viewed. When each file is shared, the files itself becomes an independent webpage, making it easily sharable on social platforms like Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

Additionally, users have the ability to make all files completely secure with optional password protections and limited viewer controls.

The Benefits

Customization. Options. Easy. With measurable result thanks to the analytics features, smart social media integration, mobile access and added security, is sure to be a crowdpleaser.

+Want to make a webpage with your document or spreadsheet in a matter of moments. It’s easy.

+Need to send an entire collection of high-definition pictures to a client without going through an FTP? Now you can.

+Audio and video files cumbersome to share? Not anymore.  

The free version is allows for 2 GB of file sharing and storage or a massive 25 GB account may be purchased for a nominal $9/month.

Have you used What do you think?