Sending SMS with Twilio and Zapier

Scott Costello All, Blog, Podio, Tools, Tutorial 21 Comments

There are many different ways to reach out and touch a lead from sending letters, postcards or even text messages. These all work great depending on the situation.  In this tutorial we are going to create a Podio App where we can send and receive SMS Text messages. We all send texts back and forth with our sellers and this setup can be easily implemented into any Podio workspace. When I found out that Zapier had an integration with Twilio …

Cheating with ProcFu

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tools, Tutorial 2 Comments

If you have read any of my previous articles you know that I love me some Podio API.  However it is not something that your average Podio user can take advantage of.   Not even your advanced Podio users for that matter. The reason being is that it can only be leveraged by using other programming languages such as PHP and Ruby-on-Rails.  That is what I thought until I stumbled across a tool, created by the same person who developed GlobiFlow, called ProcFu! What …

Chrome Bookmarklets

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I’m always on the lookout for tools, techniques or hacks to help automate something in my business.  This usually relates to Podio directory and this “hack” can certainly be used to improve a Podio process.  What I’m talking about is a Bookmarklet.What is a Bookmarklet?It is simply a bookmark that instead of having an Link (webpage address) behind it, it has JavaScript code that does something.  To me it’s exactly like a Macro in Microsoft Office.  Credit is DueNow, I did …

Podio Lead Manager App Pack

Scott Costello App Pack, Blog, Podio 20 Comments

Introducing the SI Lead Management App Pack for Podio. Over the years I’ve heard how many of my blog readers try to create their Podio workspaces based off of all the videos I’ve published for various tutorials. That has all changed now!  While I can’t give it away for free (it took me WAY to long develop this), it is very reasonably priced at $50.  Here is what it includes. Doing this is really not possible because many times I …

Cool Tools: Podio Super Menu

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There are certain things in Podio that annoy the crap out of me.  One of those such things is the Navigation areas.  Both the App Navbar and the Workspace navigation slideout area.  Generally they are fine, but when you start dealing with multiple Workspaces and 10 plus Apps things get a little awkward.The Workspace menu only shows the 4 or 5 most viewed spaces.  To get to others you have to click on “view more”.  The App Navbar can only show …

Podio Reporting with MySQL Backup

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tutorial 3 Comments

In the last article I wrote about how you can easily Backup your Podio App data into a MySQL Databse. Like I mentioned in that article, there are advantages to having your data in a MySQL Database.  One of those huge advantages is reporting.  We all know Podio’s reporting capabilities are limited at best, so now we have options! I haven’t explored all the options out there just yet but I have found one that is good and simple to …

Easily Backup App Data to MySQL Database

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tutorial 17 Comments

This will probably be one of the more challenging articles I have written.  The difficulty will be in guiding people through the different technologies in order to get this immensely useful functionality implemented for us Podio users. Being able to backup and access your Podio data for reporting, exporting and searching is invaluable.  These things are very difficult to do in Podio as your workspaces get more complicated with Apps linking to each other all over the place.  Plus the …

Podio: Preventing Duplicate Property Leads

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tutorial 5 Comments

One issue that does not really have a perfect solution is preventing duplicate leads in an app.  I run into this problem on occasion with leads that come from my websites.  Also from time to time from leads lists that I import.  In this article I’ll go over the possible solutions and the problems each one has.  Just Match the AddressThe concept of keeping duplicate leads out of your Podio App is simple one.  Any property with the same address as a …

Podio: Send Out Voicemails using Slybroadcast

Scott Costello Blog, Podio, Tutorial 22 Comments

There are many different ways to reach out and touch a lead.  From sending letters, postcards or even text messages, these all work great depending on the situation.  Another option that I never considered until my friend Percy brought it to my attention are voicemails. For those that don’t know, there is a way to just send a voicemail to a person’s voice inbox without even ringing their phone.  That’s very cool and sure to be heard. The idea though …

What is the Podio Api?

Scott Costello Blog, Podio 4 Comments

Podio is a great tool that can please almost everyone from the not so technical to the tech nerd.   The only common trait to all Podio users is a desire to create a custom system for their business. This article is going to talk about one aspect of Podio, that to me is at the core of what makes it so powerful, the Podio API. I’m not going to teach you how to use the API here, but just to …

Podio Markdown Syntax

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One not so commonly talked about feature in Podio is the ability to use Markdown within Text type fields, Calculation, Tiles and Comments. I only found out about this because I was looking for different ways to highlight text (Bold, Italic, etc..) while developing my Navigation Calculation Jump Links . What I found was that within areas of Podio that support text, but that do not have the standard Text Editor, Podio supported something called Markdown syntax. Below is an …

Podio Thoughts After 3 Years

Scott Costello Blog, Podio 13 Comments

I have been using Podio for the better part of 3 years now. Not only have I setup Apps and Globiflow automations to help my real estate business, I’ve even developed a full blown lead management tool using the Podio API called REIFLOW. It has been a great learning experience getting to know everything Podio has to offer. The Crazy part is that there are still features of Podio that I have yet to touch. That just shows you how …