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Chalky Tech Meeting Notes - August 11, 2020

Here's the Social CinchShare Club FB group page. You do not have to have a CinchShare account to be a member. It gives good info and info on upcoming trainings about CinchShare. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SocialCinchClub/ 

Here's the Chalky CinchShare group page. You do not have to have a CinchShare account to be a member. https://www.facebook.com/groups/265715447994386/ 

Separate website. I have used Weebly, SquareSpace and now Constant Contact. This is not required in any way. They do offer free options and you are under their URL address. It's a way to see if this is something you want to do. Again, not a requirement. I use mainly for events and customer info capture for my newsletters. Here's the Constant Contact link: http://tiny.cc/chalkyconstantcontact I also found it was the cheapest and had the most flexibility. I can get customers on my website and their info will automatically update to my customer base and I can group them inside my customer list. 

Evernote.com: This is an electronic notebook system that is Amazing! I have used this for about 8 years now. The best part is that there is NO limit to the amount of documents or notebooks you can have. I use this for home (recipes, warranty info, etc.) as well as for my Chalky Business. They offer a free version and they offer a yearly or monthly pay option. The yearly amount is $69.96 ($5.83/month) or $7.99/month. I use this to take pics of my receipts to document for my taxes as well as an Evernote email that I can send messages and notes to my Evernote for me! This is viewable as an URL (evernote.com), as an app you download to your phone and as a download on your laptop. All updates sync across all devices.

Tiny.cc: Free to use. I use this to shorten URL addresses. You cannot duplicate shortened URL's that someone has already reserved. I have this for my join page, my shop page and for the catalog. The one for the catalog does not have my info on it, and you are welcome to use it. It in tiny.cc/fallwinter2020. It is case sensitive. 

Canva: Free and pro version ($12.95/month). The option of being able to share templates, files, etc. through Canva is so cool and saves a lot of work. Also, Canva integrates with CinchShare, which helps that you don't have to download an image to your laptop and re-load up to CinchShare (and vice versa). Canva.com

Linktree - I love this app. The website is linktr.ee and it is free. This let's you group all of your links in one place! I like it because I can show "Sandy's Chalky Party" as my title and link it to the workshop link in the back office. I use this a lot.

Pirateship.com - I use this for shipping. We are not in the shipping business; however, if you need to ship something, it is the cheapest way to go. I did buy a digital scale from Amazon. Here's the info for that: https://amzn.to/2DSczeq . This one is $40. 

Google - gmail, docs, calendar, photos, drive: Google has expanded and is a great option. I especially love google photos, because any pics on my phone automatically upload to Google Photos and I can delete them from my phone. I can move the photos into separate albums, and you can share albums with other google account people. You must have a gmail email account. You can sync and access any of these options on your phone, tablet or laptop. 

iCloud.com: If you have an Apple product, you will most likely have an iCloud option for creating an email. I use my icloud for email, calendar, contacts, drive to store, and notes. These options are syncable on all apple devices.  

Switcher Studio. There is a trial version. After that, it is $35/month. This is the most expensive option. However, if you plan on doing a LOT of live videos (3 or 4 more week), this may be a good option for you. This app gives you option to seamlessly switch from looking at you to looking down at your project (painting, tip, technique, etc.). It also has a Picture in Picture option. There is a big learning curve to this, and I am still figuring out different things. Again, this app is very expensive.

Movavi.com: Movavi is a video creation software that you take still photos and compile to make a video. There is a free version and there is a lifetime license for $60. The learning curve on this is much less and it has music that you can use for your videos.  

Movavi.com: Movavi is a video creation software that you take still photos and compile to make a video. There is a free version and there is a lifetime license for $60. The learning curve on this is much less and it has music that you can use for your videos. 

Finally, check out Dolby On app ( https://www.dolby.com/apps/dolby-on/). This looks interesting as well for creating videos from your phone.  

August 2020