With so many mobile apps for business professionals to choose from, it’s easy to get confused by the plethora of possibilities. We’re making it easy for you by placing top choices in the categories that most affect your business life.
Apple and Microsoft still provide top-notch office apps for getting work done, as mentioned in our earlier post “Forget the Pen! The Palm is Now Mightier than the Sword Thanks to These New iOS Business Apps.”
The Dragon dictation software app allows you to speak your thoughts into words, making agenda building, content creation, and action planning so much quicker and note taking on the go so much easier.
Evernote continues to be a favorite note-taking app. Users like being able to capture ideas, images, links, and notes of all kinds in one easy-to-access-from-anywhere location.
Toggl lets you track exactly where all your time goes. This is especially helpful when determining billable hours and creating estimates. However, there are so many time tracking apps out there that you need to find the ONE that will be best for you.
LinkedIn continues to offer corporate insights, provide essential job search tools, and connect professionals in a way that is more business-like than other social media sites.
FaceTime and Skype give you the ability to quickly share long distance one-on-one time, perfect for answering quick questions where visuals are a plus. GoToMeeting and Skype for Business allow meeting participants from around the world to gather virtually in one place.
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Device-specific GPS systems, Waze (for real-time traffic reports by users), and Google Maps, mentioned in our post “There’s an App for That! Favorite Mobile Business Apps For 2015,” continue to be invaluable for getting users to appointments on time.
Gas Buddy will help you find the best gas price near you.
HootSuite allows for easier management of social media posts and analytics.
Expensify allows you to photograph receipts to report and track expenses. This app also tracks mileage and time, reconciles credit cards, and integrates with QuickBooks.
Mint earned high marks for budgeting and bill-paying functionality. FreshBooks and QuickBooks allow you to keep your own accounts without needing advanced bookkeeping knowledge.
Apple Pay and PayPal allow you to make secure payments. Square and PayPal Here are the better-known credit card reader options.
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