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Natalie Logan

Natalie Logan
Natalie is a Marketing Intern at AppSheet. She currently attends the University of Washington studying Psychology. She is passionate about building usable and accessible technology! In her free time, you can find Natalie watching quality movies, running, or spending time with her family.

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Digital Inspection Trends: How to Maintain Your Competitive Edge

How are you staying ahead of the curve with your inspection practice? According to IDG's 2018 State of Digital Business Transformation white paper, over 44% of organizations have started implementing a "digital first" approach to business.  Once the monetary hurdle is surpassed, going digital is a sustainable solution that many companies are adopting. Some common reasons for digital transformation include: Investment in safe, and secure data solutions keep critical data from being compromised. Companies can easily minimize errors with automated processes and digital storage. Digital solutions increase flexibility and efficiency. Listed here are several digital trends in inspection ranging from up-and-coming to well-established.   Cloud-based storage & cybersecurity secure data When used properly, cloud-based storage serves as a preventative tool against common failures such as data loss, data breaches, and inconsistency across storage spaces. Several niche tools exist for this, but most commonly general cloud solutions are the primary storage spaces for inspection data. As security hacks continue to grow, so do the measures protecting this data. Here are several cybersecurity tools, ranging from expert-level to recommended everyday practices for employees, explained: Risk analyses: Running a check on all potential breaches and updating software to prevent them. Biometrics: Using fingerprints or facial recognition to unlock devices, minimizing hardware breaches. 2-factor authentication: Using two different devices to unlock an application. Here at AppSheet, data in your apps live in the cloud through countless integrations with well-established cybersecurity measures. Read more about how to digitize your data with AppSheet. Smart sensors provide predictive insights  Smart sensors are popping up all over, from monitoring the structural health of bridges to the safety and efficiency of assembly lines. What are smart sensors? They are small pieces of technology placed on the inspection area that track product health metrics, changes that could compromise quality, and machine operation health. In the past, people had to manually check all of these points, which can be dangerous and very time-consuming. Smart sensors help protect employee safety by predicting malfunctions in machinery, allowing employees to do so from other locations using remote monitoring. They also improve efficiency and help employees focus on improving manufacturing outcomes rather than diligently tracking for potential mistakes. Read about 3-D sensors and how they improve assembly inspection processes. Digital radiography is increasing portability, accessibility, and versatility Radiography is the process of using X-Rays to examine the internal structures of a component. It’s most frequently used for inspecting machinery, and it’s efficient because it doesn’t require inspectors to take apart the machines to look inside. Digital radiography is faster than traditional methods, which use film. The image quality is higher. It’s portable and doesn’t require physical storage space, and the process of capturing the image is much quicker. There are four types of digital radiography: Computed Radiography Direct Radiography Real-Time Radiography Computed Tomography They all capture inspection images, but the primary differences between them are contrast sensitivity, processing time, and the number of images captured. More information about each of these digital radiography types can be found here. AR/VR reduces inspection time Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are being used across the board for inspections. According to this article by researchers at Hamburg University of Technology, AR and VR are being used by several industries, the most prominent being aircraft manufacturing. The most promising use case is assisted inspection using smart glass. This startup developed smart glass for aircraft inspections, reducing inspection time from 2 hours to 20 minutes. It projects all the information about the materials, such as plate thickness, in 3D on the aircraft surface. This helps inspectors determine the exact size and scope of the problem, allowing fixes to get started right away. Mobile apps customize digital transformation With AppSheet’s mobile app builder, countless industries are able to utilize apps to move away from paper inspections and on to cloud-based, paperless solutions. Some key features for inspection with AppSheet’s mobile apps are: Signature collection. A map view to see all of your inspection locations. Workflow emails which you can set to send out emails when inspections fail. Easy data entry. Image annotations to track key inspection points. And More! Check out AppSheets Inspection apps, or learn how to build yours today. Read about how AppSheet’s customers have used AppSheet’s platform for inspection, and how you can too: Field Inspection: Millicom’s TigoUne Sees Field of Opportunities with AppSheet 3 Free Inspection Templates for Mobile Apps, Excel, and Google Sheets Smart Inspections - A Safe Bet for Manufacturing

Shared Calendars, Apps, and Workflows: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started

What do employee trainings, sales tracking, and inspections have in common?  They all need a shared calendar to stay organized across teams, manage client information, and personalize project information.  Here are three ways a shared digital calendar can help meet your business needs: Improve efficiency in project management. Ensure everyone stays on the same page. Keep track of customers, sales leads, and work orders in one place. Improve project management efficiency Businesses often rely on email and instant messaging for project management. Team check-ins allow everyone to share what they're working on, and what they need help with. This could be improved with the use of a shared calendar. Calendars enable you to view timelines, due dates, and who's-doing-what in one place. Here are a few tips for managing projects and tasks on a shared calendar: Display the calendar on a digital screen at your workplace.  Assign every team member a different color/shade, so that they can see what's on their plate without digging deep to figure it out. Be sure to follow these color-blind friendly guidelines! Alternatively, assign colors/shades to different types of work orders for the same reason. Allow team members to make changes themselves. And if your calendar app of choice allows, give the option to send out notifications when these changes are made so everyone is tuned in to updates. Make it a habit for team members to check the calendar at a specific time of the work day. That way, team members stay informed and on-task, and it gives a soft deadline for calendar changes to be made before the team checks in. Bonus: Check out how to use a work order app to manage all repair/replace requests! This handy app helps manufacturing employees request work orders for parts that need to be repaired or replaced. The app has a calendar view, where you can add a new request and all the information about it: issue type, priority, status, location, image, and more! Additionally, you can organize work orders by status, priority, and location. This is a strong example of how a calendar add-in doesn't have to be a basic calendar. It can integrate multiple features in one place, helping you stay organized and on top of tasks. Keep everyone in the loop Shared calendars are functional for internal management. PTO schedules, internal team morale events, employee trainings, and more. No more blind-sighted mandatory trainings that throw off your team's workflow, or missing fun internal events because the notification got lost in your email. Think ahead and use a shared calendar to manage these. On the marketing team at AppSheet, we use a calendar to manage due dates for blog posts, and color-code them by content category. That way it's easy to see what focus we have for the day/week/month! Stay organized with a calendar-dashboard integration Another way to use a calendar is integrating it with a dashboard.  Above is an AppSheet app for inspection analytics. This view provides all the information you need on one view— inspection details, contacts involved, images about the site, and a map. No need to have multiple applications running for the same end-goal: to manage your stakeholders and keep your team cued in. Final Thoughts There is nothing more satisfying than staying on top of your game at work. This comes with taking advantage of the tools available to you, so that you can complete milestones, stay organized, and operate as efficiently as possible. Using a shared calendar has been great for our team; it keeps us on top of our blog content and makes collaboration that much easier. If you use shared calendars in your workplace, I'd love to hear about it. Let me know in the comments below how you use shared calendars, and any tips you may have for the rest of us! Read more about:  Feature Friday: Calendar View  A Project Management App with Two Calendar Views and a Dashboard View Adding Google Calendar events from Your Apps

3 Free Inspection Templates for Mobile Apps, Excel, and Google Sheets

Inspections require countless facets: signatures, passing/failing inspections, the diversity of potential infringements, and keeping your team in the loop. This is where tools like spreadsheets (lots of people are still using paper-based forms to collect information for inspections) and mobile apps come in: they can streamline these facets and act as a one-stop digitization shop. Here at AppSheet, we understand the complexity of inspection. That's why we created three free spreadsheet templates and mobile apps for you to customize. Got an important inspection you need to prep for right away? Skip ahead and get your template now: House Inspection Checklist Inspection Site Checklist Safety Audit Checklist House Inspection Checklist Spreadsheets and mobile apps give you all the information you need in one place. In this sheet, we added color-coded quality ratings, outstanding comments, and a section to display vital information about each house: address, number of rooms, house description, and address.  You can quickly see which houses didn't pass inspections, and which parts of the house need safety improvements. No more filing through a stack of papers to figure out what needs to change! As always, all the sheets are customizable. Make a copy, add your data, and it's all yours.   Bonus: Get the mobile-friendly version and collaborate at the next level! I love this spreadsheet, but there's so much more to inspections than ratings and comments. However, there's only so much you can include in a simple spreadsheet. With AppSheet's no-code application platform, we built a mobile app version (like all AppSheet apps, it's tablet friendly and can be used on desktops!) that brings your inspection experience to new heights. Using the mobile version means less paperwork and more efficiency. More and more business are switching to apps to mobilize their inspections. Mobile solutions make data collection much easier as inspectors can upload images, text, location, and their signatures all in one place. We've incorporated several useful features for this app: Map view where you can see all your inspections sites. Signature collection for minimal paperwork. Workflow email: If the inspection fails, an email warning is triggered. Inspection Site Checklist There's a lot of information to keep track of when managing inspection sites. Contacts, status, crew size, and due dates are just a few of the data points that need to be organized. So I created this spreadsheet to help you do that! It includes all audit site contacts, status, crew size, and a short description of the work. Why not use the free tools available to you? Enter your own data and the spreadsheet is yours! Bonus: Do more with the mobile version. There's nothing more time-consuming than making small updates at a large effort. With apps, changes can be made quickly and easily no matter where you are. The mobile version has features such as: Easy data entry: Click yes/no and go. Signature collection: If your inspection form is integrated into the app, why not the signature too? Images: Adding images can help emphasize key issues of an inspection site. Centralized Data: View all historical inspections for each job from one place. Safety Audit Checklist There's a lot at stake when dealing with key safety information. No room for mistakes! This spreadsheet will help you keep track of key safety touch points such as pass/fail, depots, and personnel trained. It's easy to see whether the site passed inspections or not, and you'll be able to share this information with your team quickly and efficiently.  Bonus: Organize better and faster with the mobile version! Mobile apps allow you to quickly change and manage your data. Field managers need to be able to see which sites are failing, passing, and in progress at all stages. We made a mobile version that auto-organizes your inspections into 'passed' and 'failed'. It shows all inspections in a map view, and an option to organize training dates. Here are three reasons why we love the app version: Auto-organization allows you to quickly handle failed inspections. Sharing options make it easy to collaborate with your team. Images can highlight aspects of the inspection that you want your team to remember.   Closing Thoughts I found these apps to be incredibly all-inclusive. I was quite impressed by the easy navigation, simple data entry, and auto-organization, and I hope you find them incredibly useful. Better yet, you don't need to hire a developer or know how to code to use AppSheet! Learn more about how it works here. I'd love to hear about what successes or pain points you've found, with both spreadsheets and mobile apps for inspections! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.😀 Want to know how others use AppSheet for inspections? Read about: Smart Inspections – A Safe Bet for Manufacturing Field Inspection: Millicom’s TigoUne Sees Field of Opportunities with AppSheet Multinational Pharmaceutical Firm Roche Streamlines Site Inspections with AppSheet-Powered Apps

Free Budget Templates for Excel, Google Sheets, and Mobile Apps

"Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value." -Joe Biden   A well-planned budget means less headaches and chaos down the road. Here at AppSheet, we are in the business of simplifying the menial tasks and giving you the tools to succeed so you can focus your budgeting efforts on the important stuff: the actual budget! That's why we created three free apps and spreadsheets to meet your budgeting needs. Ready to budget right away? Skip ahead to access the template and mobile app that's best for you! Media Budget Planner  Small Business Budget Planner Monthly Budget Planner Media Budget Planner Countless roles plan their media budget. Event marketing, Media planning, Digital Marketing, and the PR and Advertisement industry all could benefit from budget planning. I made this spreadsheet to simplify the process of planning, tracking, and managing media budgets—all at your fingertips! This excel planner keeps track of mediums, key partners, and the actual vs. planned cost. The actual vs. planned cost automatically updates using the query feature, so you don't have to worry about constantly changing your data.   Bonus: Get the mobile-friendly version! Being constantly on-the-go is a lifestyle, and having the right tools handy is a must-have. Here are three reasons why the mobile app version is right for you! Mobile Data Entry: Using a mobile app makes it far easier to see the data you need when you need to. Graphical Views: Enabling you to see the data with a quarterly or media filter. Modernize Your Data: The app version empowers you to visualize your data in a new light.   Small Business Budget Small businesses have big budgeting needs. Budgeting doesn't have to be complicated when you have access to amazing tools like excel and google sheets. All of the calculations are done for you; you only need to customize the data and input your budget. It's so easy! Bonus: Get the mobile-friendly version! Budgeting is a necessity on-the-go. Accessing and editing your budget using a spreadsheet on a mobile device can be such a hassle. Using a mobile-friendly version removes those barriers, simplifying your budgeting experience! Here are three reasons why budgeting is easier on-the-go: Time-Stamps: Every time you enter a cost, the app auto-captures the time for future reference. No more piles of paper receipts and manually organizing your expenses! The Budget View: This view pulls data from all cost inputs, put them in different buckets, adds them up, and compares every category's YTD cost against its annual budget. Universal Data Management: This app manages data in one place, so you don't have to navigate around different internal teams to get the information you need. Monthly Business Budget Planner Planning your budget month-to-month is key to a successful business. Visualizing your year can be overwhelming. Why not break it down into manageable chunks and make the process easier for everybody? This spreadsheet is accessible on both google sheets and as an excel download! This sheet has tabs for both expenses and income so you can easily compare the two.   Bonus: Get the mobile-friendly version! I love having my budgeting tools on my mobile device because oftentimes, I need them most when I don't have access to my computer. I need something that's simple, accessible, and easy to change and input new budgets. That's why I made the mobile app version of the spreadsheet above so you can utilize the tools for your business as I do for mine! Dashboard View: On the tablet, you can see all charts at once: Income, Expense, and by Group! Income/Expense Groups: Using a mobile app allows you to view data by group. This would be difficult and confusing on a spreadsheet.  Expenses by Month: Notice patterns in spending month-to-month, and accommodate for unwelcome changes.   Final Note One of my core values in business is being able to focus on the things that matter: that's where technology comes into play for me. The tool for making your business budget should be simple and easy-to-use, because the time and conscious thought that goes into your budget, as well as the implementation of your budgets and expenses, are what matter most.  I would love to hear more about how you do your budgeting. Let me know in the comments below! Related Stories Free Expense Tracker Apps and Spreadsheets for Consultants, Event Managers, and Contractors  10 Excel Templates for Simplifying Your Life  Free Apps and Excel Templates for Truck Drivers and Dispatch Managers

Free Expense Tracker Apps and Spreadsheets for Consultants, Event Managers, and Contractors

No matter what field you're working in, expense tracking is something that must happen to operate a sustainable business. Despite that necessity for this process, not everyone is an excel guru, and it can be very frustrating to manage your numbers and budgets when you don't work well with the software. With the right tools, however, expense tracking doesn't have to give you a headache. As a young adult in the workforce, I understand the struggle that comes with data entry, managing expenses, and keeping track of spending. That's why I created free Excel, Google Sheet, and app templates to make this process easier and free up time for all the other tasks that come with consulting, contracting, and event planning. Want quick access to your template? Jump ahead: Expense Tracker for Consultants Expense Tracker for Contractors Expense Tracker for Events Expense tracker for consultants Working as a consultant is complex and full of details that, for the untrained eye, would be easy to miss. This spreadsheet helps to simplify the process of planning, tracking, and managing your clients, work type, and hours— all at your fingertips! This planner keeps track of clients, contacts, and time spent. The pivot table feature organizes your information so it's easy to see how much time you've spent on each work type and client!     This is also available as a mobile app! It can be a drag when you've got the data that you need to input, but you're not near your work computer. Having access to this expense tracking on the go allows your to spend your time more efficiently at work. The mobile app version includes views by date, work type, and client! It also allows you to add data on-the-go, a key requirement for consultants working in different spaces while traveling. Here are three reasons you should use the app instead: A mobile app makes it far easier to see the data when you need to, especially on-the-go. The app includes several data views so you can easily access what you need. The app version empowers you to modernize your time keeping and track it in real-time! Expense tracker for contractors Managing properties and all the expenses that come with them requires strong organizational skills best handled by technological tools. That leaves skills like creativity, hard work, and pure craftsmanship to people— right where they belong. This sheet includes estimated price, actual price, and cost overrun. Items are organized by categories, such as cabinets/hardware.   Save time and turn this spreadsheet into a mobile app. The mobile app version not only makes it easier to input data, it gives you access to this information anytime, anywhere—without the need to lug your laptop around or write down information to add in your spreadsheet later. Here are my top three reasons for using the app: The app makes data entry way simpler. The graph view clearly shows which items are more or less expensive. You can clearly see the completion status of a job! Expense Tracker for Events Good organization of strategy and expense is the backbone of a well-planned event. Event planning can take months, and often the budget is the first thing that needs to pass. I created an excel to simplify your budget planning through the event planning process. This excel form includes estimated - actual cost, a section to input each individual item and its category, and a table for a budget in each category. Bonus: Turn this sheet into a mobile app for stronger organization! The mobile app version lets you input budgets for categories and items on-the-go, making it that much easier to organize your expenses. Now you don't have to keep receipts and forget to input prices later—you can do it immediately! Each expense entry will be added to the total expense of that category. Knowing your budget and how much you've spent helps you keep within budget. Final thoughts Expense tracking is tough, but with the right tools, can be exciting. I hope you are able to use these tools to simplify your life and make your expense tracking easier. Not too long ago, the small business my mom worked at used paper expense ledgers and filing cabinets. While I see a lot of value in expense tracking with tangible tools such as spreadsheets, I feel lucky to live during a time where I can build my own apps on a no-code platform and digitally transform any manual process to a digital one. What are your thoughts on the transition from paper ledgers and filing cabinets to their digital equivalents? I want to hear what you think in the comments below! Related Stories Small Business Apps: Singapore Company Saves 60% in Software Expenses With AppSheet Taking Inventory and Warehouse Management to the Next Level with a Series of Apps How Can Mobile Apps Increase Productivity and Improve Inventory Data Accuracy

Free Apps and Excel Templates for Truck Drivers and Dispatch Managers

Truck and delivery drivers give 'on-the-go' a whole new meaning. In any 7-day period in the U.S., some drivers are on the road for up to 77 hours. Some drivers contract out work, some work for a company, and some own their own businesses. What's the one thing they all have in common, aside from their profession? They all work hard and deserve access to the tools available to help them succeed. According to McKinsey & Company, technology helps workers manage customer demand through remote dispatch monitoring, flexible workforce management, and improved performance management.  We agree and that's why we created several free spreadsheet templates and mobile apps for all those drivers on-the-go! Short on time? Jump to the template you're most interested in: Mileage and Cost Tracker Delivery Tracking Driver Dispatch and Scheduling Mileage and Cost Tracker This mileage tracker spreadsheet keeps track of destinations (End), estimated mileage (Distance (Est, Mile)), actual mileage (Distance (Actual, Mile)), and the cost (Total Cost) of the trip. The Photo column adds a personal element to the sheet. The estimated actual mileage column is green for zero (or less) extra miles, yellow for 0-10, and red for more than 10 miles. The Distance (Est, Mile) links to Google Maps so you can see exactly what the recommended route is too! Bonus: What better way to take advantage of these tools than to turn this mileage tracker into a mobile app? With an app you get a number of "bonus" benefits:  Speed. You can enter the data wherever you are—even offline—making for faster data entry. Fewer errors. No need for paper trails of information before you have time to update your spreadsheet resulting in less data entry errors—especially important when dealing with numbers that can determine cost and payment. Convenience. You don't need to carry your laptop with you—all you need is a mobile phone or tablet. Automation. The app automatically captures the date and time for you—so less time spent entering data! Delivery Tracking Delivery management is fast-paced and time-sensitive. Managing the process is much easier when the information is stored in such a way that the whole team can access it online. Happy customers, happy employees, and a less hectic delivery day. Everybody wins! With this spreadsheet, you can track: Delivery destination and time. Contact person name and phone number. A color-coated delivery status customizable to your preference. Comments on the delivery. Bonus: I love this spreadsheet but one vital component of the delivery experience is missing: signatures. The mobile app we created from this spreadsheet includes all the key components of the spreadsheet with the added signature feature. It's ideal for delivery workers and dispatch managers to update and track progress in real time and the signature denotes that the package was received—a great way to ensure that the delivery was successful. The mobile app version also includes a map, giving delivery managers the opportunity to visualize routes without needing to open another app to figure out exact destinations. Driver Dispatch and Scheduling This spreadsheet is personalized for dispatch managers to view employee hours and manage scheduling. It has sections for each employee and includes their schedule, deliveries, and hours. It also contains a personalizable pivot table for a dynamic and organized view of your data! This template tracks: Hours by day. Weekly hours. Hours per item delivered. Driver shifts. Bonus: Work smarter, not harder. Why not use the technology at your fingertips and turn this spreadsheet into a mobile app? Here are the added features that makes driver dispatch and scheduling so much easier: Calendar view. This calendar includes daily, weekly, and monthly viewing options—making it easier to visualize schedules. Location mapping. The app maps the destinations—making is easier to plan routes. Tracking. Each job number has its own data, delivery status, and customer—making it easier to track the progress of deliveries. By now, I'm pretty sure you've noticed a theme here: the app makes the whole process much easier so why not copy it and start using it today? Personal Note My favorite part about these spreadsheets is how easy it is to turn them into mobile apps. As someone with minimal technical experience, I never thought I could do this. But with AppSheet, I am an app maker! If you have any other favorite dispatch templates or apps, leave the links in the comments below—I am always looking for new spreadsheets or templates to appify! Related Stories: Annual Load Book: An App for Truck Owner-Operators or Fleet Owners How 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Streamlines Junk Removal With a Fleet Management App How to Manage Stock in Excel: Three Free Stock Templates  

Free Excel and App Templates for Schools and Universities

Today’s educators work over 400 hours of overtime per year, averaging more than 50 total work hours a week. On the flipside, 88% of people say a teacher has had a significant and positive impact on their life. Simply put, educators are the backbone of tomorrow's generation. With grading, managing students, and developing lesson plans, educators have a lot on their plate. Why make teaching more complex than it needs to be? Can they be more productive without having to work long hours? The answer is yes, absolutely! This is why we created three free customizable excel templates to help educators do their best work.  And, because it's so easy to do on the AppSheet development platform, we turned each spreadsheet into an app. All you need to do is copy the app, replace the data, and then customize your app to meet your users' needs. If you're an educator, this post is for you! Short on time? Just jump to the template you're most interested in: Grade Calculator Student Information Sheet Attendance Sheet Grade Calculator This simple and straightforward grade calculator has 5 assessment categories—Participation, Homework, Quiz, Exam, and Project. Each category has a suggested grade weight that’s customizable by changing the column definition. For example, Participation is weighted at 5% and Homework 20%. After you enter a student's grades for all assignments, the calculator will return the Total Grade as a percentage and convert it to a Letter Grade.  Add in your students' info and the spreadsheet is yours! Bonus: To make this process even easier, we converted the spreadsheet into an app that runs on mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. With the app, you can do the following: Get an overview of the grade distribution with histogram and bar chart views; Easily navigate grades in a certain bin, i.e, A, A-, and B etc; Check a student's grade breakdown and make quick edits on the fly. Student Information Sheet  Every educator needs access to student information. This spreadsheet template allows easy navigation to vital information such as the student's major, current classes, and emergency contacts. It even includes a photo column so students are easily identifiable. Bonus: With apps, you can do so much more than a regular spreadsheet: Perform quick edits to any columns of the spreadsheet and have that information reflected in the app; Make phone calls right from the app and include notes on the calls; Organize student information by School, Major, and Graduation Year; Show student addresses on a map. That’s why we created a customizable app— you can access it on any device and get work done on your terms. Notice this app was created from a different spreadsheet, but the functionality is the same.  Attendance Sheet Taking attendance should be simple and seamless, especially when there’s limited time in the classroom. This spreadsheet makes it easy to take attendance: simply input the letter corresponding to the student’s status: P for Present, E for absent-excused, U for absent-unexcused, and T for Tardy. The spreadsheet will do the rest!  Both monthly and weekly options are included in our template. Add your student’s names, customize the dates, and it’ll be ready to use! Disclaimer: Make sure you copy the spreadsheet, not request access! Bonus: Taking attendance is even more seamless on a mobile app. The app we created makes it easy to take attendance anywhere, especially on the go. An app is your best bet for success. You'll be able to: Automatically record the time when you open up a new form; Easily enter data with drop-down options for First Name and Status; View charts with attendance status distribution for the whole class or a student.     Closing Notes Why apps? You deserve the best tools to help your students succeed. Compared to spreadsheets and other traditional tools, apps: Are easier to use on mobile devices. Have simplified data visualization tools. Lead to less data entry errors. Curious to know how other educators found AppSheet and why they wanted to make apps to manage processes in their schools? Check out our story on Kipp: Albany Public Schools. Kipp made a suite of apps to manage school operations—including food service, calls, morning attendance, and inventory. Preston Moore, CIO of the schools, said these apps provide the district with loads of value in terms of efficiency, safety, kids not getting lost, and more. Get started learning how to build your own apps and customize your life as an educator with AppSheet!