Three Questions to Ask When Buying Church Software Online

Jul 17 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Choosing the right church software for a charity or nonprofit organization has forever been one of the most complicated things ever – the amount of research that it involves and the cost are way too much than one usually expects.

Apart from this, another concern for a majority of people is choosing whether to buy the software online or from an offline store, and this has been one of the biggest concerns for the longest time ever.

While most people state buying software online could save a lot of time and money others state that an offline store provides them the satisfaction of choosing the right product that they have at least seen a working format.

If you too are someone who is stuck in a similar position and have been unable to choose the best destination then here is some important information for you. Here are the three most important questions that you should ask yourself when choosing software for churches online.

  • Have I done enough research? The first and the most important thing to do is to ask yourself you have done enough research on the topic and if it is appropriate for you to purchase the software. You research should be based mostly on what you have been looking for and how you think the software will meet your expectations. Further, never restrict you research to one particular software; rather you should explore as many possible options and see how things will at all work for you.

  • Have I done enough comparisons from offline stores? Comparison is the beginning of many good things for you – it gives a clear vision of what you could be looking for and how that same thing could be available with a lot more features and at a better cost. Make sure you’ve done enough comparison before you finalize any store online. In addition to it, do not keep the comparison part restricted to the online options, make sure you’ve found out enough offline stores and checked if things could work in that direction for you.

  • Will the return process following an online purchase be simple? The purchase of software from an online store is simple but you immediately have to ask yourself if the return process is just as simple as the online one. When buying the software see if the return process is just as simple and it works for you if at all you feel like returning the software for its poor functionality or any problem that occurs through the process of functioning.

These three questions mentioned above are the root of the most beautiful things that can come along with the purchase of software for churches. Further, if you follow these steps and answer these questions when planning the purchase you can be certain you’ll land in a good deal.

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Review of TextDrop, Online Writing Software With Dropbox Sync

Jul 17 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

As a blogger, I have been extensively using online writing software for the last 4 years. Although I have been using Simplenote until recently, I have always been looking for better alternatives. This review is about a new online software called TextDrop I recently found.

Before reviewing TextDrop, I need to share two most desirable features that I expect from good online writing software.

First, a seamless and fast synchronization with Dropbox.

Dropbox, a wonderful cloud service for file synchronization, is at the center of all my writing projects. All my blogs posts, memos, book plans are stored in Dropbox. therefore, any online writing software to be useful should have an ability to sync with folders of Dropbox.

Second, fullscreen mode for less distraction.

I am accustomed to using fullscreen mode on software like writeroom, iA writer, and Scrivener. A clean blank screen with no menus or other windows helps me to concentration on writing.

Among many web-based writing software, Simplenote has been my choice mainly because of its excellent sync with Dropbox. Now I have been using the software for more than 2 years.

However, Simplenote did not fully meet my requirements, namely the above-mentioned two features. Although it syncs with Dropbox, Simplenote can access only one Dropbox folder that you have to designate in its setting. As I have many text files across different folders of Dropbox, I am seriously limited in terms of choosing which files to work on when I use Simplenote. Also, it has no fullscreen mode. There simply is no way to hide the left pane that contains the list of documents.

So, I have been searching for online writing program that can offer both access to all Dropbox folders and fullscreen editing mode. And I found a solution in a brilliant softwaer called TextDrop.

Major features of TextDrop I find very useful are as follows.

First, it can access and sync with every folder of Dropbox.

The left pane of TextDrop sows a list of documents. You can move among top folders and sub folders easily because the lit just works like explorer of Windows or finder of Mac. Sync between TextDrop and Dropbox is fast and reliable. If there is uncertainty about which copy to use among TextDrop and Dropbox, the software asks you to make your choice, which is a very good way to prevent data loss.

Second, TextDrop has fullscreen editing mode.

Fullscreen mode of TextDrop is not good as those of distraction free writing software like Writeroom or Writemonkey. While these software mainly use black background and green fonts as default theme, TextDrop only offers while blank screen and black colored font. But it is still usable. You can hide the left pane by dragging it to the left to have a fullscreen editing mode.If you are using Windows, you can also hide all top menus by pressing F11 key of the browser.

Third, it has a simple design with minimal options.

Editing screen of TextDrop has no setting for changing or enlarging fonts. Actually, there is nothing to do with text formatting with this software. The only options available are sharing of documents using dropbox and publishing into a public folder of dropbox. In the past, this would have been considered as something incomplete for a program. However, these days, with many minimalist writing software like iA writer and OMM writer that have barely no options, this looks more like a better move made by the developer to prevent writer’s distraction. Incidentally, if you do need bigger fonts, You can have them by using built-in keystroke of your browser. In my case, I just enlarge the characters by using Control + Upward mouse scroll on my chrome browser.

Fourth, Texdrop has powerful search functions with Omnibar.

TextDrop uses Omnibar located on the top to create and retrieve files. What this omnibar does can be best explained by saying that it works just like upper bar in Notational velocity, the famous minimal text editor for Mac. If you type certain words, the list below shows documents that contains the very words. Creating a new document is easy. Type certain words and press Enter key then you have a new blank document.

Fifth, Realtime preview of markdown is available.

TextDrop supports realtime markdown preview. To the right of editing screen, you have another window. This is preview of markdown. Every markdown symbols are shown as formatted text in realtime. If you use Markdown often, this will be very useful.

Although TextDrop is a good software as it is now, there are some improvement I would like to see.

First, word count is needed. Word count is one of the most important features for writing software. Even minimalist software like iA writer has word count.

Second, additional themes for screen will be welcome. Editing screen could look better and be more useful if some themes are added such as black background and green fonts as used in other distraction free software.

Third, ability to make or delete folders is necessary. Currently, TextDrop can only create and delete documents. It can do nothing with folders.

While it lacks some functions, TextDrop is excellent in major tasks that web-based writing software is required to do such as fast cloud sync and easy writing. I highly recommend TextDrop for those who are looking for good online writing tool.

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Online Webinar Software – Improving Your Business Appreciably

Jul 14 2020 Published by under Uncategorized

Businesses are increasingly using online webinar software as it adds tremendous value to the operations. A webinar is a two-way interaction wherein audiences can pose questions and obtain real-time feedback. If conducted in a right way, it is bound to engage the audiences.

How online webinar software helps?

Customers can create customized content to target the required users. Webinar software makes it possible to market the products and services in a focused manner. Conducting it can help you connect all the members of your concerned business on a common platform for training, discussion or some other purpose. Users taking part in any such program can join teleconferencing for one to one session. The whole activity is akin to a contact class of the yore.

A webinar is a boon for small businesses as they can convert sales without being pushy. Generally, people educate and sell the products, however, the software allows the clients to perform both activities at the same time. It is an important tool to acquire and retain the targeted audience. Effective content is essential to highlight the problems and eliminate objections. In addition, it also offers solutions to the users.

Saving your time for good

Simultaneous communication is one of the most important aspects of the teleconferencing during webinar sessions. An individual can take up questions and provide answers to the users. Physically it is not possible to meet hundreds of people at one place, but the online webinar software has converted an impossible task into a possible one. Remote connectivity wins you more customers irrespective of the geographical locations.

Audience engagement plays a very important role in transforming the business of the companies. During webinars, the users may miss the video if they are not present on time. In this situation, they may go through the recording of the meeting shared by the admin. Conversational interaction should help the companies to strike a rapport with the future prospects.

Generate more leads

Lead generation is a vital benefit of the using the webinar application. Via Online webinar software, we can connect with multiple users or customers at a time. Business depends on the number of eyeballs that a product attracts. Hence, webinar session is the way to engage new customers. People who are participating in the conversation have to register with their mail ids and contact addresses. Hundreds of leads are potential sales that the marketing department target for the company.

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