So, I’m sure you are all curious as to what app I think everyone should have. You may be wondering if you already have this app, or if you’ve even heard of it. First of all, I am not an affiliate with this particular app and am not getting a referral fee or commission for this post. I just truly love this app and it has helped change my life for the better ever since I’ve been using it. So without further ado, the app I totally think every person should have is called Voxer.

Voxer is a free app available on iOS and Android devices that allows you to leave up to a 15-minute voice message (as well as pictures and videos) to a person or group of people at any time, and those people can listen and respond when it’s convenient for them.

You may be thinking, “But Dawn, why wouldn’t I just leave a voicemail?”. Voicemail is nice and all, but it’s different from Voxer. When you call someone on the phone your intention is likely to reach them to talk at that moment and usually, it’s of a more urgent nature. Of course, if the person you are calling doesn’t answer, you can only leave a quick message of one or two minutes in length. With Voxer you can leave a message up to 15 minutes in length, can include photos and videos, and the receiver can listen to this message whenever it’s convenient for them. You can also leave a message for a group of people and every person you send the message to can respond back to the entire group or just to you if they choose. Doesn’t that sound great?

Hopefully, by now you are saying, “Wow Dawn, you are absolutely right I do think every person should have this app!” If you aren’t saying that out loud now that’s OK, you can just think that to yourself. So, I just want to share a few ways that I use the app to get you thinking about how you might be able to use it for yourself:

Connect with friends & family that live far away

My good friend Erin, who lives across the country in California, was the first person to introduce me to Voxer. Unfortunately, we can’t see each other as much as we’d like but we stay connected regularly through Voxer. Speaking on the phone is difficult with our busy schedules, but Voxer helps us keeps us updated on each other’s daily lives. This makes us feel so much closer and has improved our friendship tremendously. I can say the same for my friends and family, near and far.

Speak with co-workers, colleagues & others to get stuff done

Think about all the time you take to write e-mails to your co-workers, colleagues, or anyone else to discuss an idea or to make decisions. We often play phone tag or spend time coordinating for a conference call. With Voxer, save time by talking things out verses writing e-mails and spending time scheduling calls and conferences.

Consult with clients & prospects

Depending upon the kind of work you do Voxer could really help your business grow. As most of you reading this know I help people organize their homes and offices. One great thing that all my clients can take advantage of is to talk to me between appointments using Voxer. If they have a question or need advice I can quickly and easily answer them and give them a pretty in-depth response in just a few minutes. In addition, we can exchange pictures and videos which helps a ton with that process too. Think about how you could use Voxer if you have clients or prospects you want to connect with.

Leave yourself reminders and messages

A really nice feature with Voxer is that you can leave yourself messages which are super helpful when you are driving and can’t write something down. I’ve even recorded specific driving and parking instructions that I could playback multiple times and pause as needed.

Host a virtual book club or group discussion

A few friends and I created a virtual book club earlier this year using Voxer. We were reading a non-fiction book so we read and discussed it chapter by chapter, which was great because it kept me accountable to keep reading since we didn’t move on to the next chapter until we all were ready.

Practice & time speeches

If you do any public speaking or networking you can practice and time your speeches while using Voxer. I find this to be super helpful so I can listen back quickly. If my speech is longer than 15 minutes I just pause and immediately start a new Voxer message and keep going.

Save & Re-listen to messages

You can save any Voxer messages you receive and re-listen to it at any time. In order to save a message, you will just star it and it goes into a special location in your app. Also, if you use Evernote you can forward messages you choose to save directly into Evernote. I have adorable messages my kids left for me from when they were really little, which I love and re-listen to from time to time.

I’m sure there are many other ways you can think of using Voxer now that you know a bit more about it. If you would like to give Voxer a try just search on your phone’s app store to download it. I’d love for you to connect with me (my Voxer profile name is dgeorg9115) to say hi. You can also check out Voxer’s website here to learn more.

As always, if you have a question feel free to e-mail me at dawn@dgorganizing.com, call or text me at (267) 970-0769 or Voxer me! Hope to connect soon!

For other apps for efficient communication, check out my blog on Evernote!