3 Free and Essential Mobile Apps for Business
There are currently over 900,000 mobile apps available for download. There are apps available for virtually any everyday function; entertainment, education, news, weather, health, and the list goes on. Your mobile device, armed with the right apps, can be your greatest productivity tools. Here are three essential mobile apps that can enhance your business productivity.
On the productivity spectrum, using multiple devices can slow you down. What you scribble down on a sticky note usually doesn't make it onto your computer. Likewise, the quick notes you type on your tablet are hard to find again. What if you could record something on your smartphone and have it automatically sync to your personal and business computers and tablets?
Evernote has become a favorite productivity app for business professionals over the last few years. It's a "free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices that you use." Evernote allows you to:
- Create documents
- Record audio notes
- Take and share pictures
- Create and maintain checklists
- Use a tag system to search your files
- Share files via email and social media
Evernote allows you to do all of this, and more, while being able to instantly sync with your tablets and workstations. Obviously, you'll have to download the app for all of your devices, but it's free! However, there is a paid option that gives you access to more features. Evernote allows your everyday business tasks to sit in the palm of your hand.
If you don't have one already, stop reading this right now, and make a Facebook Page for your business. Once you've done that, download the Facebook Pages mobile app. You've heard it before, but it's extremely crucial for your business to be present where your customers are, and they're on Facebook.
We all know that sometimes maintaining social media sites can get burdensome. Many times, you will be at a business event, or away from a computer, at an opportune time to share a picture or a thought. Now you can share pictures, post to your wall, 'like' comments, and respond to messages while out of the office. Take your social media marketing with you on the field with the Facebook Pages app.
LogMeIn is a beautiful insurance factor when it comes to office mobility. Imagine being in a bind and needing a piece of information from a document, spreadsheet, or program that you forgot to save to your company's cloud service. LogMeIn will remotely control your computer, literally giving you access to your system from anywhere you have an Internet connection. With this app, you can access and edit your files and remotely run any of your programs on both PC and Mac. You'll also have to download the app to your computer to allow it to function. LogMeIn offers additional features with paid monthly subscriptions, but its remote access will always be free!
Deciding which apps to download and integrate into your business routine can be overwhelming and frustrating. Finding a good match for your work ethic and business needs can help boost your overall productivity. Not to mention, they're fun to use and super affordable. If you have any questions, feel free to call Directive at 607.433.2200. We can evaluate your everyday business routine, and suggest mobile apps that will help boost your productivity!