Ah, at last, summer is here for all of us in the Northern Hemisphere. After living with a global pandemic for more than a year and months of darker nights, and, for some of us, freezing temperatures and snow, it’s finally time for a true summer vacation. Wherever you are headed, here’s a look at some of the tech tools that will help make your vacation time a reality and keep the feeling alive afterward.
Organize your vacation ideas (and work) by using Evernote to keep important info captured and organized by syncing your notes to all your devices. Customize the notes however you want for a seamless experience. You can add to-do’s, images, web pages, and it has a built-in searchable option. Visit Evernote.com for additional information.
Back Up Your SaaS
Small and mid-size businesses, including MSPs, are easy targets for malware, making it hard to relax while on vacation. Whether or not you run on Google’s G Suite or Microsoft Office 365, you need to protect your SaaS. Spanning 360 is a new product that provides complete protection for Office 365 and G Suite, all while offering advanced capabilities that help prevent, anticipate, and mitigate account compromise and data loss, so that you can take a day off. Learn more at Spanning.com/products/spanning-360.
The XE Currency Converter App allows you to monitor up to 10 currencies of your choice and transfer money in 65 currencies to over 170 countries. Even if you aren’t traveling internationally this year, this app allows you to view historical charts for any currency pair in the world, providing conversational tidbits at your next gathering. Find out more on XE.com/apps.
Get Your House In Order
Ever forget or lose your keys? Wonder if you locked the door on your way out? Or go all the way home just to let someone in? August Smart’s app provides peace of mind while you unplug. It lets you control your doors to unlock/lock, grant guest access, see who came and left, and let anyone in from anywhere.
Bring The Benefits Of Vacation Home
Sleep and exercise … both are a must for your long-term health. You can continue to take the benefits of vacation with you by using a wearable device like the Oura Smart Ring that is waterproof and comes in different styles. It’s both an activity and sleep tracker that is worn 24/7. It measures your heart rate, body temperature, and movements to provide you with a daily readiness score to guide your workouts and your sleep schedule.
Capture your travel memories (and get them off of your phone) with Artifact Uprising’s high-quality photo books. If you use Google or Amazon Photos, they have a great app and printing service, too. Cement your travel experience with tangible proof that you did leave the house/office in 2021.
Bonus Tip: Block The Time Off Today For Your Next Vacation. Give yourself something to look forward to — even if it’s in 2022. Check out TripScout.co to bring you articles and videos to satisfy your wanderlust and help plan your next vacation (iOS only).