The FivePoint team swapped notes about favorite apps, technology brands and tools used for personal and professional organization and growth…beyond FivePoint Payments’ own, of course! We asked our team:
Check out everyone’s fun responses below—and start downloading!
John Cartin, Head of Technology
Laken Sullivan, Project Manager
Joel Darby, President
- Google Photos. Easily catalogs all of your photos so you can search by name, location, objects, a color in the photo, etc. It’s great when you’re looking for a photo you may have taken a few months (or years) ago and don’t want to aimlessly scroll through all your pictures. For example, you could search for “basketball” and it will narrow down to any photos that either have a basketball, say the word basketball, or look like they may have been on a basketball court. It’s pretty scary how accurate it is.
2. Apple. Hard to imagine going back to a PC after all these years on a Mac. I’m a sucker for all of their devices and usually the nerd that has to have the latest phone (although I’m proudly still on the X). Most underrated Apple product: Airpods. Most overrated: the Pencil.
3. Shift. I currently monitor 10 different email accounts and this gives me the ability to see all of them in one place without having to jump through multiple browser windows or applications. I can search across all email accounts without having to look in each one individually to remember where I received or sent an email from.
Gordon Lucas, Head of Product
- Dexcom G6 App. This allows my phone and AppleWatch to continuously display my blood sugar without finger pricks. I am a type 1 diabetic and this has been a game changer for me. Unlike a blood glucose meter (BGM), which provides just a single glucose reading, CGM systems can provide real-time, dynamic glucose information every five minutes and proactively alert upcoming high or low blood sugars based on trend lines.
2. Apple. All my hardware/physical technology is Apple. I love that everything syncs and works well together… Macbook Pro, AirPods, AppleWatch, iPhone…you name it.
3. Microsoft Teams. It allows our entire organization to communicate and work together efficiently while in remote environments. Some of the things we use on a daily basis include chat or group chat, screen sharing, audio/video calls and file sharing. We could not function in the remote world without a tool like Microsoft Teams.
Ben Brawley, Application Support Team Lead
- Twitter. It’s a great way for me to keep up with my friends and different events I go to. It’s also a decent place to start with news since you can easily find all the different outlets along with videos and pictures from normal people who were there.
2. Probably the tech section of theverge.com. It’s where I keep up with all the new tech that’s coming out. Whether it be software/hardware/games anything tech related they tend to get pretty good articles on it.
3. Clippy is an application called that I could not live or work without. It takes regular technology tasks (making a comma delimited list or writing inserts for the database) that would typically take a few minutes and can reduce them down to seconds.
David New, Sales Manager
- Reddit. I enjoy following the personal finance forums.
2. Apple. Because it’s how I access Reddit! Of course, I do almost all of my work off of my smartphone as well.
3. Close.IO. This is a CRM I use for sales here at FivePoint. It keeps track of literally everything that I do and allows me to send out emails at a very rapid rate versus using my default Gmail account.