Q:
Do you know what Grouply is? If so, please explain!

A:
Well, all I can really say is, “I do now!” I actually received an e-mail the other day from a loyal reader asking about Grouply and I have to be honest, I had not heard of it until then. But, I promise, as soon as I read through the e-mail, I went on another research frenzy and I ended up with a great knowledge of what Grouply is and how it can help people just like you! So, if you think this might be something you’re interested in, come along with me as we explore the wide world of Grouply. You don’t want to miss this!

Let’s begin with a brief definition. According to Grouply’s Web site, “Grouply is a free service that provides you with a better way to keep up and interact with your existing online groups.” So, basically, if you’re part of an online group (or several online groups), Grouply will make your time with those groups much easier. For example, let’s say you’re part of a Yahoo! group and a Google group. Now, I don’t know about you, but I sometimes find it hard to keep up with both of those on a daily basis. As a member, I don’t want to miss anything, but some days, it’s just too much. And that’s where Grouply steps in!

With Grouply, all of your Yahoo! and Google groups are kept together in one place, which can help you in more ways than one. For instance, it can save you time. If you’re tired of being bombarded with daily messages from all of your groups, you can use Grouply’s Smart Digest to filter everything out. The Smart Digest is a personalized e-mail that summarizes everything you receive from your groups, all in one location. It even goes as far as highlighting certain things that may interest you more so that you don’t have to waste your time scrolling through items that don’t.

Grouply even shows you a cross-group calendar so that you can see everything that’s going on within all your groups on a daily basis. That way, you don’t have to go from Web site to Web site, trying to manage all your groups at once. You can consolidate all of that together and do it all right from Grouply’s Web site itself. How convenient is that?! Grouply also helps you connect with other people who are interested in the same things you are. You can meet new friends, find out what’s the most popular on any given day and just simply stay close to the things that make you happy.

Now, like I said before, Grouply is a free service and it only takes a couple minutes to join. If you’d like to sign up, just visit this Web site and click on the big, orange Sign Up Now button. Once you do that, you just need to fill in some information about yourself and the groups you belong to. When you’re done, click on the Sign Up button and you’ll be all set. You can then go on to create your very own profile, add friends, send messages and so on. It’s so easy to use, you’ll be a pro in no time! So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for Grouply today and start saving yourself some time and energy when it comes to dealing with your online groups. Yes!

~ Erin