Magazine article Journal of Property Management

3 Clever Smartphone Gadgets That'll Save You Time-And Sanity

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

3 Clever Smartphone Gadgets That'll Save You Time-And Sanity

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FLIR ONE | $249

There are myriad accessories for your iPhone out there, but this one might be a game changer. Enter FLIR ONE--an iPhone case with a built-in infrared camera. FLIRONE offers Predator-like vision for the average human. I can think of a multitude of uses for this device--for instance, a maintenance worker could use the camera to see hotspots on a furnace or walk-in cooler, find heat leaks within an air conditioning unit or even determine where a motor might be overheating. Although the device comes with a hefty price tag, it could potentially make someone's job a lot more efficient.

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Quikkly | Free

QR codes have been around since around the mid-'90s and yet they still haven't gotten the traction from consumers that people had expected. Quikkly thinks they know why. As opposed to an uninviting QR code that looks like a weird machine-readable barcode, Quikkly creates an easy-to-read call to action and bridges the physical and digital worlds via your Smartphone's camera. This free app allows you to scan or create your own easily read tags--specifying whether you're about to follow a user on Twitter, connect to Wi-Fi, add someone to your contacts or listen to a track on iTunes--taking the guesswork out of your experience. …

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