If one of your new year’s resolutions is to get organized, start with Ringya, a free app that allows you to get rid of all those paper lists and rosters by uploading them to your phone. Ringya enables users to clear the clutter and keep contacts on your phone but it goes a step further by creating a ring for each one of your different groups. I’m loving Ringya because it helps streamline my communication by making me more efficient.
In any given school year, I receive class rosters from each child’s teacher. There are also lists for after school activities like soccer, dive team, Brownies, and more. In addition to the kid stuff, I also have work contacts such as Clever Girls Collective and my fellow DC Moms bloggers and personal lists for neighbors, book club, close friends who are on my kids’ emergency call list, fellow room parents, and family members. It’s a lot to organize but Ringya helps!
I can create a ring for each after school activity, child’s class, work groups, and my personal groups by taking a photo of a contact list or email digital contact lists in PDF or spreadsheet form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The app transforms the lists into a digital “Rings” so there’s very little work for you to do!
Once rings are created, Ringya allows users to call, email or text individuals, groups or sub-groups. I love how I can share an update with all members in my Ring with a single email or text, making communication easy and efficient! I can let the soccer team know that the day’s rain made the field too muddy for practice, send parents a reminder about upcoming class parties, text our family members about an exciting milestone, etc.
Having my lists organized into Rings also provides contextual calling to help eliminate the embarrassing “who is this” when an unfamiliar name or number comes through my phone. Ringya helps provide a context for how I know the individual by displaying something like “Tim Johnson’s mom from Little League” on my phone when a call comes through.
I can also share your lists with other members of the group so that everyone in the group has each information. It’s also useful for collaborating at work. Sharing rings also allows group members to stay apprised of changes to contact info. Anytime a member of the Ring updates their contact info, the entire group gets the updates too.
For more information about Ringya, visit the Ringya website.
I was compensated for my time in reviewing Ringya and writing this review but all opinions are my own. Images courtesy of Ringya.