level 1 – the basics
All these services are synced, meaning they apply to all your devices: laptop, phone and tablet. It’s important that your passwords, email, calendars and files are accessible everywhere if you’re going to use them consistently.
level 2 – project management
If you’ve realized the importance of analyzing your workflow and developing processes and procedures, we’d love to help you utilize technology to make your life easier. Project management systems are awesome, but only if they fit your workflow, and you first need to determine what that is. Start by creating repeatable processes for common tasks, then look at how to apply that to existing technology. If this sounds intimidating, well, that’s why we’re here. We’re easily distracted by the newest software which means we’ve probably already tried whatever system you’re considering, and can give you some pointers on what to look for.
- workflow review
- project management systems
- education and assistance with third party integrations
- app research and training
level 3 – automation
If there’s something fairly repetitive you have to do, and you’ve often thought “I wish my computer could do this for me”… it probably can. Give us a quick overview of your problem, set up a consultation, or we can do a remote login. We’ll analyze what you’re trying to do, make suggestions, then setup and implement the tools necessary. You shouldn’t have to be tech savvy to take advantage of the processing power of your Mac + third party apps (or even built in tools).
Practical example of automation: we email a lot of PDF proofs. Those PDF’s are run through an automation that watermarks them and resizes for email, then automatically renames the file and moves it to the proofing folder. The proofing folder has an automation applied to it that automatically deletes proofs after a certain amount of time to keep things tidy. This kind of setup is incredibly easy to do on a Mac (we’re using two tools for this process, and one of them is built in). It’s also probably saving 5 minutes for every PDF we email, which adds up really fast. If we have an idea of what you need, we can point you to the tools required, and/or build the automation for you.