It is estimated that there are millions of apps currently available for mobile devices. In the hustle and bustle of the business world, how do you find that one-in-a-million app that saves you time or makes you money? What is true for your business is true for your business apps. You succeed in business when you solve a problem that troubles your customers enough to have them willing to pay you to solve it. Similarly, an app wins you over when it solves your high priority problems.
In the current mobile app melee, these top 10 business-related solutions have won high marks for usefulness. We had reviewed Evernote in prior posts. Evernote allows you to take notes, create checklists and harmonize across devices. Once you have gathered relevant content for your business and added your spin on it, how will you ensure it is sent to your target audience?
Hootsuite simplifies management of social media messages and provides analytics to track effectiveness of campaigns. Buffer also posts to all of your social networks. The advantage is that you can add content easily, and either post the same message to all accounts or adapt the content for each social media account. Both Hootsuite and Buffer can expand your marketing reach and let you use your time efficiently.
CamScanner and Sign-n-Send provide document management services in unique ways. CamScanner turns your mobile device into a scanner. You can take a photo of a document and the app converts it into a digital file that can be searched or emailed. Sign-n-Send allows you to modify and sign document using your finger on the mobile device screen, and then allows you to send them to desktop programs.
With all that data you are collecting, do you need storage space? Dropbox provides storage for photos, documents and videos and makes them accessible on all devices. How would you like to have easy access to information, even when you are in airplay mode? Pocket lets you save interesting articles, videos and webpage text and lets them be viewed on any device, even offline. These two apps essentially allow you to bring your office with you when you are on the go.
Wish you could bring an office assistant with you on the road? EasilyDo can update you on all the information that is important in your life and organize your business priorities. It keeps track and can alert you about birthdays, events and tasks. LinkedIn Connected keeps you informed on news related to your business network. (April 2017 update–LinkedIn Connected is no longer supported because this functionality is now built into the LinkedIn app.) You can enhance your business relationships by knowing what is important to your contacts, and this enables you to reach out in a timely and efficient manner.
Do you need to catch up with your contacts while you are traveling? Add WingUp to show you which of your key contacts is in your area whether you are at the home office or abroad. If you regularly attend conferences and events, you can quickly see who you may know that is also present, and connect with them at the event. It can be an essential aid to hosting business meetings on the fly.
As a business professional it is important to remember that time is finite, and therefore it is the only true luxury. Acquiring and using mobile apps need to give you a time advantage for your business. There are plenty of apps being launched every day. The app that rises up as a one-in-million will be the one that makes time management a priority, and ultimately brings prosperity to your business.