With the decline of an average work day at the office, more and more businesses need to make the most of mobile tools and apps to help run the business efficiently and help it grow. There are a plethora to choose from, and sorting through all of them to decide which will work best for your business can be tricky. Take a look at these 4 mobile apps and tools that you can use to bring your business wherever you go:
Evernote is a personal productivity app that allows you to truly work wherever you are. With this app, you can organize your workflow by creating task lists, writing and collecting ideas in notes, and then grouping those notes. You can then share these ideas with anyone, trading comments and collaborating all without leaving the app. You can also sync all of your info in Evernote across any device, so you don’t have to worry about starting something on your PC and not being able to finish it on your mobile phone. All of your data syncs automatically. For a fee, you can also upgrade to the Plus or Premium services. The advantage of upgrading is that you are given more features, like working offline and adding passcode locks on mobile apps to name a few.
This is a digital mailbox app for businesses and individuals that allows users to manage their postal mail and packages from anywhere. Choose a real street address from over 70 locations across the U.S. to serve as your mailing or business address. When mail or packages arrive, you will be notified and see a picture of every item. Then you can consolidate and forward letters and packages where and when you want, with a choice of carriers and service levels that show real time pricing. View a PDF of important documents the same day and store them in the cloud–you get 2 GB storage free. Even deposit checks. Recycle and shred unwanted mail. Stay connected and worry no longer about mail and packages piling up when you are away, whether on business travel, on vacation, or at a seasonal home. Digital mailbox service is a very cost effective alternative to a post office box. It’s perfect for mobile workers at temporary locations, and expats can shop their favorite U.S. websites, consolidate their purchases at their mailbox address, and save big on international shipping.
For the business owner on the go, you can use the GoToMeeting app on your Android and Apple devices, both mobile phone and tablets. This tool allows you to never miss a meeting, even if you’re away from your desk or out of the country. You can attend and start meetings using your mobile device. When you join a meeting, the presentation will appear on your screen and you can hear the audio through headphones. This is an amazing tool for local and global businesses – no need to travel for meetings or schedule a time when everyone can be in the same location. This is a time saver and a money saver.
WordSwag is an app that allows you to create custom text layouts over an image. Now, you’re probably wondering why on earth this app would be on a list of useful mobile tools and apps for businesses. Does your business have a blog? Facebook page, Twitter Account, Instagram? You can use this app to create amazing visuals with text from anywhere. According to WordSwag’s site, it’s like “having a graphic designer in your pocket.” This is a useful tool for making your brand recognized, or even just memorializing quotes, ideas, or images you think are important for your business. Unfortunately, it’s only available for iOS right now.
Armed with these 4 new app suggestions, you’re now equipped to hit the road and still seamlessly maintain your business processes.