I have this vision of how it could be. Of everything in one place, accessible from many places. Where information and conversation meet and integrate in a way that makes sense. Where my phone doesn’t go from useful to hockey puck in 3 seconds flat.There’s all kinds of fancy doo-dads and whatnots out there, but what I really want is simplicity. I got so many USB things plugged into my laptop, I’m a veritable octopus over here.
I want my MLS to play nice with my phone – and with my website and my blog and my private client sites. I want my calendar in Outlook to play nice with my phone calendar – without having to buy a USB hub just to make room to plug in a bluetooth adaptor.
I want my clients to know what I’m doing and when without having to manually log every call and email.
I want engenu on crack. Forget FTPing or writing config files.
I want my clients to find and mark properties for discussion, and to be able to interact with them, those properties, and all their documentation from my phone while sipping Starbucks at a red light. But not in a Lexus. (I’ve heard that brand is targeted to middle-aged women. The horror!)
Simplicity. I want clean and simple. I want to collaborate online with existing and potential clients and not have to manage twelve passwords and sixteen programs to do it, while juggling a camera, an eKey, four bottles of water, and a map so I can figure out where the closest functional restroom might be for my client’s kid because all these foreclosed homes have unusable facilities and he’s really gotta go.
There’s a lot of partial solution and kludge out there. So who’s gonna put it all together?
Consider yourself challenged.