Email addresses. Telephone numbers. Unorganized contact lists for school clases, soccer teams, PTA groups, neighborhood groups, and colleagues.
We are inundated with information and data to keep track of our day to day lives. But if you are anything like me, that information is less than helpful because…it is incredibly poorly organized. I try to organize things (really, I do), but in the end, the time that I need to systematically organize, is used for a zillion other things on my to do list.
Except that now…now there is a way to organize. Easily. Efficiently. Digitally.
Ringya, is the first mobile app that turns your paper contact lists into “smart mobile lists” with a quick snap a photo. The app for iPhone (Android is coming soon) is free and allows moms, dads, teachers, soccer coaches, and neighbors (just to name a few) to email, text, with the help of organized information. (That in my case, could never have happened without spending time that I don’t have inputting everything by hand.
Each contact list is transformed into a “Ring” that allows you to search for individual contact information sorted by role (job title or moms, dads, kids), or for easy group communication.
To add your first Ring:
Tap the Ringya logo to transform any printed contact list from your fridge, wall or computer into a mobile list. Either take a photo of the list from within the app or email it to [email protected]
Once your list is turned into a Ring, you can search for someone by Ring or by role. You can email, text or phone a single person, select a group of people or contact an entire list. You can also share a Ring with others who are listed in that Ring.
Another thing that I particularly appreciate about Ringya is that each contact is categorized, and shows the role and the context of the relationship. For example, parents will show up in relation to their child on Rings. This is especially helpful if you have children that have a different last name than their parent.
Ringya is easy to set up once you have downloaded it from the App Store. Contact lists that are submitted digitally are turned into Rings quickly (my experience was that the Ring was uploaded within a hour).
Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Ringya. All opinions are my own.