Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Qlubb Review - Bringing Groups into the age of technology

Do you belong to a playgroup? Church group? Family? Book club? Preschool? Any kind of organization that requires some sort of planning? Are you always ripping out your hair trying to figure out who has to bring what, what day is best for everyone, how to get people to sign up for jobs or every other little issue associated with getting a large group of people organized around a common goal? Are you tired of getting lost in the details instead of, oh, I don't know, enjoying you group? Qlubb is going to save your hair life.

Just a short visit to their site and I guarantee you'll be sold. You can even take a full tour before committing! They've thought of everything from event scheduling to showing off the photos after the event ends, but the best part is how clean and organized the site is. Everything is visible at a glance and the functions are extremely intuitive, guaranteeing that even the most technophobic of your group members will find their way around.

It's hard to wrap my brain around the many different uses for Qlubb. You could use it to keep track of your family's schedule, or your scout troup's events. You could use it to keep a small office running, or to organize your church's charitable undertakings. The possibilities are literally endless.

Qlubb Pros:
- Very easy to use - Just plug and play. New members just have to enter their email and start using the site. No lengthy registration.
- Everything is on one page - Your group gets it's own page and everything can be stored on that page, even if you have many, many events to organize - shudder.
- New calendar option allows you to see a whole month at a glance. - Great for not overbooking your group!
- Photos! - Everyone can upload their own photos to the site so they can be centralized.
- Free! Did I forget to mention that Qlubb is free? A few tasteful ads are scattered around the pages, allowing you the use of this amazing group saving software for FREE.

Qlubb Cons:
Uh, I could only find one con... I don't belong to any groups so I can't use it for myself. I might just have to start a book club or play group just so I can get around this slight setback. Oh! I could get my preschool to start using this! Or when my kids get to be a bit bigger and have lives of their own we can use Qlubb to keep everyone up to date on each other's schedules. Too cool.

This organization challenged blogger gives Qlubb some major thumbs up. Check it out and get all those organization resolutions taken care of in a minute.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Baskin-Robbins is making a healthy resolution!

The one thing that I routinely crave is a great big scoop of Baskin-Robbins ice cream slathered in their oh so delicious hot fudge sauce. For obvious reasons I can't indulge in this treat quite as often as I'd like. (As in every day...) But Baskin-Robbins has heard the pleas of all the health conscious, weight watching grown-ups out there! January 15th they are launching their new Bright Choices line of ice cream.

Bright Choices options, marked with a pink star, come in fat free, dairy free, no sugar added, and light flavors! See? Something for everyone!

To celebrate the new line on January 15th Baskin-Robbins is giving away a free scoop of Bright Choices ice cream to anyone who can show proof of a gym membership. So, you know, hop off the treadmill and go indulge a bit!