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Adding Items to Dropdowns

You can quickly and easily add items to your note dropdown lists. This is a huge time saver as selecting something from a list is much faster than typing it out (or handwriting it if you’re still using paper) each time. Here are the steps for adding an item to the list:

  1. Start with an inspection open in the InspectARide app.
  2. Go to the ‘Inspection Points’ view by tapping on the second icon from the left from the view bar.
  3. Next, tap on the ‘Note’ that you want to add a dropdown to.
  4. Tap on ‘Edit’.
  5. This brings up the ‘Edit List’ screen. To add a new item to the dropdown list simply tap in the large entry box, type in the new list item and then tap on ‘Add New’ and it will be added to the list.
You can add as many items as you want to a dropdown using these steps.
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How many templates should I have?

InspectARide let’s you create your own checklists/templates and there is no limit to how many you can have. With that said, one question that gets asked is: How many should I have?

There isn’t a one size fits all answer to this as it will vary based on the situation. Sometimes it makes sense to have a single master template that you use for all of your inspections, and other times it’s better to create a handful of templates.

Having One Template

If you always inspect the same items no matter the situation, then having one template that you use each time may be your best bet. This will allow you to simplify the process and can even make it faster because it eliminates  the need to think through which template to use. It also makes it easier for you to get to know your template inside and out which can make a big difference on speed.

Having Multiple Templates

If you do more than one type of inspection then you’ll definitely want more than one template. You will be much better off having a template setup for each type of inspection you do then trying to create a single template that may have lines or entire sections that don’t apply to each inspection it is being used for. Having lines/sections that don’t apply to a vehicle you’re inspecting in your template will either make it so that the inspection takes longer (since you’ll have to mark each of these as not applicable) or you’ll end up with a report that looks like it’s incomplete since not everything will be filled out.

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The Finish Inspection View

The InspectARide app has four main views that display different information. The last view is Finish Inspection which has a checkmark for the view’s icon.

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This view gives you some helpful information and gives you several options. First, it will give you a breakdown of how many items you marked with what rating. This can be very helpful to see, especially if you have a very detailed checklist that you use. Below that is a breakdown of any information that you didn’t fill out which helps ensure you don’t ‘miss’ something on the checklist. For the options, you can check the box for ‘Inspection Complete’. This isn’t necessary, but is a helpful way to flag whether or not an inspection is finished or not. The next two options are for ‘Upload’ and ‘PDF’. If you tap on ‘Upload’ it will upload your inspection to your cloud drive. If you tap on ‘PDF’ it will turn the inspection into a PDF and send an email to yourself with the PDF attached.

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Free 14 Day Trial

InspectARide has a free 14 day trial that gives you full access to the app and portal. The trial is the best way to see how the program works and how it can help you accomplish your inspection related goals.

Sign up for the trial and give it a try! Use it on a couple of inspections and see how much faster it is then what you’re currently doing. Want faster inspections, no paper, and great looking reports? You can make this happen starting today.

Sign up for the free trial here: https://subscription.inspectaride.com/login/register