Whether you’re at the head of your own business or you’re an aspiring professional working your way up the corporate ladder, you know just how challenging it can be to stay on top of every little detail.
Isn’t it great that now we have smartphones to keep us on track?
Sure, you probably use your smartphone to check your email and keep memos in your calendar, but are you using it to its fullest potential?
There are hundreds of thousands of apps you can download for your smartphone to help make life easier. Because we understand what it is like to be on the go 24/7, we have compiled a list of apps that will help you stay calm, cool, and collected, even when you are completely swamped!
Documents ( Office Docs)– Have you ever been away from your tablet or laptop and realized you need to make a change to a critical document before you send it? Well now you can access and edit your documents right from your phone. Documents allows you to view, edit, and create Microsoft Office files, right on your phone. Price: Free
Evernote– This app is basically the ultimate organizer. Evernote allows you to take notes as short or long as you would like and then access them from any device. You can also save articles, photos, and ideas and then share them, manage your expenses, and plan your travel. Basically, Evernote is your one stop app for almost anything you might need. Price: Free
Expensify– If you incur a lot of expenses traveling for business or running your own organization, you know how hard it can be to keep track of all your receipts and records. Expensify allows you to not only keep track of your records, but also scan and record receipts, track timing and mileage, and create expense reports. Price: Free
Flipboard– As a business professional, it is very important to stay updated in the latest business and world news. You may even have several different apps that keep you updated on news from popular magazines and newspapers. The beauty of Flipboard is that it compiles news from your social pages and any other outlet you select into one neat little app. Price: Free
Dropbox– Dropbox is a great app to have on your phone because it allows you to easily share files anywhere you go. It also gives you 2GB of data the instant you sign up, and you have the option to purchase more if need be. Price: Free+
Hootsuite– To stay ahead in business, you really need to put some effort into networking via social media. But with so many different networks and so many different apps, it can be challenging to keep track of it all. Hootsuite gives you the power to control all your social networks from one app, and even gives you the ability to schedule your posts in advance! Price: Free for up to the 3 accounts
Rememberme– With all the networking and meetings with clients you do on a daily basis, it’s a wonder you can keep track of it all! Rememberme allows you to store information about your clients and contacts, save notes from meetings, and set reminders to follow up with them. What could be simpler than that? Price: $1.99
Tripit– If you travel a lot for your business, Tripit is the app for you. Tripit allows you to organize all your travel plans in one spot by creating an itinerary around your hotel, airline, car rental, restaurant plans, and more. You can even access maps, directions, and forecasts, all in one easy to use app! Price: $0.99
If you haven’t downloaded apps like these, chances are, you aren’t making the most of your smartphone. And how silly is that? You have the ability to make your life much easier and all you have to do is click ‘install.’ Why wouldn’t you want to make life just a little bit simpler?
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