Technology is evolving even as I write this, so double check prices and services when you look into these services. But, right now, six of these are free, and the other four are really inexpensive. Combining them all will only cost around $10/month, and you'll be managing your real estate business on the road with efficiency and covering all the bases.I am constantly testing and playing with the latest in online, software and hardware, but there is this core group of services that seem to stay on top of my list because they're simple and easy to use, as well as free or inexpensive.
The link above will take you to a set of articles about Gmail. The titles will help you to check them out in the order you desire, or just work your way down.
Several of the tools below are tied into Gmail as well, so it's the first and most important tool in the box.GMail is still a totally free service now.
This link takes you to several articles on different ways to use Google Calendar to manage your meetings, appointments and events. You'll also see in the first article how it ties into your overall business management system. The high points are:
Google Calendar is free now as well.
The free level of RTM should work for most people.
Only $39.50/year for unlimited messages.
Thunderbird is free software.
For $50/year, most people will have all of the storage they need.