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TECH
REVIEW
CHRIS & KATHI

MORRISON

own and operate The
Image Specialists, a fullservice graphics company
based in Clements, CA.
Chris is also a Microsoftcertified systems
engineer.

MOBILE APPLICATIONS
FOR SIGNMAKERS
What's up with apps?
NDROID, iPhone, iPad -
you probably have one of
these on you at all times.
Without even mentioning
calls or texts, there are a number of
things they can do for you without
even downloading an app. For instance,
when a screw rolls under a desk, use
your phone as a flashlight. Need a
level? No problem, you probably have
one on your cell. iOS 13 and higher
Apple operating systems even provide
a very sophisticated "tape measure"
tool that can work in a pinch. All of
these are great, but are there any
specialized applications specifically
for signmakers?
We found a number of apps that can
help perform common tasks while out
in the field. One thing to keep in mind

is that most phones now come with
robust web browsers. In many cases,
you can use your phone in lieu of a
laptop. Essentially anything that is
cloud-based can be accessed from your
phone via a web browser. If you subscribe to an estimating and/or analytics
package, then you can obtain real-time
job statuses, etc., for your clients.
How about productivity software?
If you need to work on a design or
retouch a photo, then you can access
a wide variety of apps. In many cases
you can download an app that matches
the full-featured version on your
desktop computer. This can allow
a client to approve a design while
on-site. Better yet, you can actually
make changes to the design while
meeting with a customer.

IN OR OUT OF OFFICE
So, how do you get these new files
into your systems for final-product
production? The simplest way is to
just email or embed the file in a text
and send it to the office. Another
option is to use a cloud-storage
system like Dropbox, Adobe Creative
Cloud, iCloud or Google Drive. The
file can then be pulled into the
proper workstation by accessing it
from a web browser. You can even
find storage options that can be
used to transfer files from a phone
to a PC or Mac.
What about using your phone as
an extension of your printer's control
panel? Though this app will only
work in the confines of your office,
it could be very helpful to see ink

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ONYX HUB

PAINT IT! NOW (IOS)/
PAINTER MOBILE (ANDROID)

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