Product Updates

Repsly + iPad: 3 Productivity Hacks Every Field Rep Should Know

Repsly + iPad: 3 Productivity Hacks Every Field Rep Should Know

The iPad is the ultimate tech tool for brand reps who work in the field. Bigger screens mean more room to read, work, and share the photos and data that bring your brand to life, without sacrificing the mobility and on-the-go productivity you need in the field.

We kept tablet-toting road warriors in mind when launching the latest Repsly app update, adding a handful of enhancements specifically for iPad users. Read on for three productivity hacks every rep with an iPad should know.


View Detailed Thumbnails in Expanded Photo Gallery View

So much of the work merchandisers and field sales reps do for their clients is visual, making sharing photos especially important. Not only can reps share photos in Messages, but now they can view all shared photos in an extra-large Gallery View when rotated in landscape mode.

Whether you’re reading price tags or scouting out a competitor on the back of the shelf, you’ll be able to see details in every thumbnail, speeding up workflows and encouraging photo sharing within teams. So what are you waiting for — snap a pic of your next display and show it off to the team!

 Repsly's new extended photo gallery.


Set Up a Mobile Workstation With an External Keyboard

Today’s iPads are powerful enough that they can practically double as laptops, especially when attached to an external keyboard. Now, reps can use Repsly with an external keyboard, making it easier than ever to capture critical customer details during account visits, or hold impromptu meetings with store managers right onsite. Simply rotate into landscape mode, attach your keyboard and go!



See More of Your Forms in Landscape Mode

If you use Repsly out in the field, you probably use Forms to manage your workflow and collect data during account visits. Have you ever reached a question at the end of a Form and wish you had seen it earlier in the visit? Next time you’re working on a long form, try rotating your iPad into landscape mode. Long questions get bumped onto one line so you can see more of each Form without scrolling. The added context might make it easier to answer questions accurately, or simply save you a few seconds during each store visit.


Whether these productivity hacks save you a few hours or just a few minutes every week, we strive to make sales and merchandising as seamless as possible in the field. So next time you fire up your iPad and hit the road, give these tricks a try!



Download the 2023 Outlook Report

As the retail landscape continues to evolve, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of the latest trends and challenges. Download our report today to see how more than 200+ CG executives and field leaders are strategizing for 2023.

Frank Brogie

Frank Brogie is the Product Marketing Manager at Repsly. When he’s not thinking about how to position and sell Repsly’s products, Frank loves to explore Boston by bike and hunt for vintage cars through a camera lens. On weekends you can count on Frank to organize a pickup basketball game or play disc golf. An avid podcast listener, Frank recommends Philosophize This, 99% Invisible, and Radiolab.

Latest Posts

1 Min Read
Streamline Field Representative Tracking with Remote Check-In

Product Updates

Streamline Field Representative Tracking with Remote Check-In

Ben Weiner

At Repsly, we are constantly working to improve the work routines of every field rep and provide actionable insights for managers. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our latest product update –..

3 Min Read
Navigating Uncertainty: The Key to Success in Today's Retail Landscape

Insights and Studies

Navigating Uncertainty: The Key to Success in Today's Retail Landscape

Matthew Brogie

I’ve been working with retailers and brands since the late 1980s, and have seen at least 4 periods of “extended economic disturbance”. The story has been the same every time, and it holds true in the..

4 Min Read
Mastering Workforce Management: Tips and Strategies from Repsly’s Product Pro

Team Management for Services

Mastering Workforce Management: Tips and Strategies from Repsly’s Product Pro

Katherine Fawcett

Welcome to our new “Ask the Product Expert series” featuring none other than our resident product expert, Katherine Fawcett, Product Director at Repsly. She's here to answer your burning questions..