People in business are always on the hunt for a “life hack” – something that makes everyday tasks go that bit smoother, so they can focus on what really matters. Efficiency is key for CEOs and busy managers, and there are plenty of apps on the market that remove some hassle and reduce general admin.
Here are six of the very best mobile apps for busy businesspeople;
1. CamCard – iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry
If you’re busy networking, you might come home at the end of the day with a pile of business cards. As our smartphones have become our hub, it’s now much better if you can input that information digitally, so you can never lose your valuable contact.
CamCard allows you to take a photo of any business card using the camera on your smartphone or tablet. The app then scans the information on the card and can input the data into your device. The app has three modes; single, batch, and QR Code. The QR Code is arguably the most reliable in terms of the text information that the app pulls off the card, but you’re able to review and edit before saving just incase.
2. Evernote – iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry
Evernote is the ultimate note-taking solution, and arguably the most popular one on the market for the last few years.
It is free, and entirely straightforward to use. Evernote beats competition from other organisational apps due to its superb search function and effortless user interface. Furthermore, this app saves your information to the cloud, so you are able to access the same notes from your Evernote account when you log in using different devices.
Visit the Evernote website to learn more.
3. Roambi Analytics / Flow – iOS
At the core of any successful business is data and intelligence. Whether it be information about customers, trends in bottom line, or other measurables, keeping on top of your data is key to operating an efficient and successful business.
Graphs are boring – we know that. Roambi changes this outlook by feeding your business data through a highly intuitive and dynamic user interface. As their website says; “Data is the life blood of any organization, and Roambi is optimized to get critical information into the hands of everyone, from the corner office to the factory floor in a form thats simple, engaging and intuitive.”
4. Scanner Pro – iOS
By using Scanner Pro, you’re able to scan any document, receipt, whiteboard or note with your iPad or iPhone device. You can then upload your scanned documents as PDF files to services such as Dropbox or Google Drive, or you can email them direct or send them to Evernote (featured above).
For a business person on the move regularly, this is an invaluable tool! You’re able to keep track of things like travel expenses, transfer signed contracts, save meeting memos, and much more. Its integration with cloud storage services means that you never lose the files.
For more information, see the creators of Scanner Pro – Readdle.
5. Dragon Dictation – iOS & Blackberry
If your marketing team is begging for a long-overdue blog post, or if you’ve been too busy to write down a new and revolutionary idea, Dragon Dictation is perfect for you. It is estimated that recording a dictation is up to 5 times quicker than writing by hand or typing, and the accuracy of the Dragon apps is exceptional.
Speech recognition technology has developed significantly in the past few years, and Dragon Dictation is an example of how this has impacted everyday life. Many of us are familiar with Siri and suchlike, but Dragon allows you to create documents via speech, which you can then enter at a later point to edit or add content.
Learn more about Dragon Dictation.
6. Converter Plus – iOS
This app by TranCreative is quite simply a unit converter! Converter Plus has an extensive list of currencies and units in many hundreds of categories. Users can convert anything from weight to temperature, and the list also includes calculators for energy, area, force, length, mass, power, pressure, speed, volume, and much more.
It also offers information about currency exchange rates, which are updated every six hours. This app is a must have no matter which industry you operate in.
Find it on the App Store here.
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