Today’s business professional is always on the go. With meetings in airports, on trains or in lobbies of hotels, it’s important to have time management tools, literally, at your fingertips. Some recent apps available for the iOS devices can be a dependable, virtual assistant for your mobile lifestyle. Which ones make the most sense for your business needs?
Office Mobile apps like Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Apple’s own iWork suite have versions that work on mobile devices. The latest versions include formatting and editing features that help you get prepared for business meetings on the go. Once you have your content ready, you can use the Outlook email app to jet it off to team members or clients or host a conference using the GotoMeeting app (reviewed in a previous post).
Some of the best ideas in business come from networking. How do you keep all the facts straight and remember who said what to whom? Start with Evernote (reviewed in a previous post) to jot done those million dollar ideas and add a photo of the prize-winning design from your cocktail napkin, which will now be safely backed up and stored on the cloud using OneDrive. Take those handshakes one step further by using CamCard to keep all those business cards organized in your address book automatically using text-recognition software.
Ready to a make deal? Get paid faster and more conveniently by using your mobile device and Square Register to take credit card orders right from your phone. Tallying up all those receipts and orders can make for quite an accounting headache. Not when you use the Freshbooks accounting app, which can record business expenses, assess profits and even track hours you spend on projects for generating invoices.
So if your business is comprised of road-warriors, these new iOS apps can certainly prove that the palm is mightier than the sword in today’s mobile business world. Man your smartphones and tablets and get ready to conquer the world.