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Steve Overton has been working with and providing tech support for realtors for more than 20 years. He was a Dale Carnegie Instructor in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for 10 years. During that time, he bought his first handheld device — an Apple Newton — and hasn't looked back since.

Currently a realtor in Vermont at Keller Williams Green Mountain Properties, Steve owns four Macintosh computers, as well as an iPhone, and iPad. He is happily married and lives on 25 acres with his wife of 16 years.

More Than Just Contact Management for Real Estate

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I have been searching for a contact manager that integrates with real estate since the iPhone was launched. I have even worked with a developer to build one from scratch. That didn't pan out as expected so I continued searching. Many apps go part of the way in merging contacts, calendars & to do's as well as integrate tracking listings, showings and closing info.



Pocket Informant On Sale Again

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I know I have written about this app multiple times, but I still rely on it as my go-to calendar app and feel so strongly about it that I would feel guilty if I let this opportunity go by without letting you know.



Microsoft Office on your iPad for free....NOW.

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Back in January Jim Karpen wrote about OnLive Desktop for the iPad and posted a good video demoing it.



Siri's First Cousin

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Do you own an iPhone 4S and really wish Siri worked for you? I feel your pain. It doesn't make sense that Siri works exclusively for the 4S. It's just not fair. Ok, now that we are over that, what can we do? How about hiring her 1st cousin? Let me introduce you to SpeakToIt ($1.99). Not a very appealing name, I agree so if you ask her what her name is, she says it's Sam, just Sam. I refer to her as a 1st cousin because she uses the same voice recognition that Siri uses, Nuance. Understand though that she is not as talented as her cousin. She can find coffee and gas nearby, give directions, send messages and e-mail and a number of other things Siri does. She is also able to update Facebook and Twitter, which Siri won't do.



Pocket Informant on Sale!

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Hurry, Hurry. Pocket Informant is on sale until February 18. You can scoop the iPad app for $9.99 instead of $14.99 and the iPhone/iPod Touch app for $7.99 instead of $12.99.



Fix Your Group Photos As You Take Them

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If you're like me, you take photo after photo of your kids or family, and they never come out just right. In one of the photos, Mom has her eyes closed. In the next one, she looks great, but Jeff looks like he swallowed a lemon. If you could only take the best from all the photos and put them on one, that would be perfect!

Well, now there's an app for that. GroupShot has just hit the App Store.

It's as easy as taking photos within the app or going to your photo library and picking the partially acceptable photos to bring into the app.



Apple's Number 1 photo App Is Free For Now

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Apple has pronounced SnapSeed as the #1 photography app of 2011. A very good review of it was written by fellow blogger Mitch Stevens, and can be read here:  There is not much you'd want to do to a photo that you can't do with this excellent app.



Why I Love Siri

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I love my new iPhone 4S. I had to get one to use Siri.

The temptation of having an assistant at my fingertips was more than I could bear.



Don't Get Dizzy

 

360 Panorama ($.99) http://occipital.com/360/app 

Capturing panoramas are now easier than ever! Just open the app, tap the screen and pan your phone in any direction. Your panorama gets stitched together as you go. When you're done, you can instantly save your panorama or share via email, Twitter, or Facebook. 

In real estate, we used to pay hundreds of dollars to have this done for virtual tours and we would have to wait days to get it back. Now it can be done and on a website before we leave the house.



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