There’s an App for That: Greplin

“Now where did I put my keys?” We’ve all been there. They’re somewhere, in some drawer, on some shelf, but which one?

The digital age has created a lost car keys scenario of its own. The pesky piece of information you seek definitely exists somewhere, but could be in your work inbox, your personal inbox, your Twitter stream, your Dropbox account, your Google Docs, on your coworker’s LinkedIn profile…basically in any drawer or shelf that exists in the digital universe.

Cue Greplin, a free service that lets you search through your mountainscapes of online data in one place. So instead of searching Gmail then Twitter then Facebook and so on and so forth, Greplin does the dirty work for you.

The free version of Greplin supports:

  • Gmail
  • Google Docs
  • Google Calendarmobile, apps
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Dropbox
  • LinkedIn

For $4.99 a month the premium version also supports:

  • Google Reader
  • Evernote
  • Salesforce
  • Yammer
  • Basecamp
  • Highrise
  • Campfire
  • Del.icio.us
  • Tumblr

Say you’re on your way to a meeting and you can’t seem to remember the address. But wait, did John send you that address via Twitter, Facebook, email, LinkedIn? Your train stop is coming and time is running out.

Instead of manually searching each of these platforms, just type your query into Greplin to automatically (and semi-miraculously) pull every mention of John Wheeler you have in your digital channels. Problem solved.

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To solve your digital information overload woes on the go, check out Greplin in the App Store. And to solve these issues in the office, Greplin also offers a desktop version.

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