Social Work Tech Review: The Tom Bihn ID

Tom Bihn makes the greatest bags ever. That’s not an understatement – I have looked far and wide, spend quite a few dollars on bags, and have been left with an empty crusted soul. That is until spring of last year when I got my Tom Bihn ID bag. The Unofficial Apple Blog brought Tom Bihn to my attention and it piqued my curiousity. I purchased this bag soon after and lived happily ever after!

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Keeping it Low-Tech with Field Notes Brand

Brett Kelly (who is offering a 10% discount on his Evernote Essentials ebook to the readers of my blog [coupon code: SOCIALWORK]) is a very intelligent guy who has inspired the way I keep control of the awesome ideas I come up with.

He got me into Field Notes Brand, of which I have a collection of mini notebooks.

I bring up Field Notes because they have been good to me and this is a low-tech way for me to cope with a technology problem I have been having…

Read More about note-taking via traditional methods versus on iPad after the jump!

All Square[d] Up!

I love Square.

Square is a company out of San Francisco, CA that helps the average Jane or Joe to process credit card payments. In other words, everyone can now accept credit cards on their mobile device without having to sign up for a credit-card terminal, which often requires a contract for a certain amount of time and a monthly fee.

For the psychotherapist that can’t afford a credit card terminal or doesn’t want to sign a contract to have one, this is an optimal device. For the social worker who has worked hard to publish a book or develop a series of tools, this can also be beneficial to you to sell your work.

How I use Google Voice in Social Work Practice

Google Voice is a tool I have been attempting to get people to convert to. [I think this may be a U.S. only tool].

VIDEO SYNOPSIS

For an overview video presentation as to what the service is, I would suggest starting here, where there are more video presentations as to what the service does and other tricks.