Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices are constantly changing the landscape of work efficiency and productivity. Gone are the days of pen and paper along with a dozen old ways of handling tedious business and office tasks. With busy people getting busier in a workday, mainstream technology has paved a way to bypass much of the bulk of the work environment.
With the App Store came greater possibilities and functionality for the smartphone and other devices. Here are some of the best apps that should help you increase your work productivity and efficiency.
Evernote is among the most popular apps and allows you to ‘remember everything’. This app practically transforms your smartphone into the ultimate digital archive. Evernote is an indispensable app that collects and organizes written notes, photos, and even web pages. Not only does this app allow you to snap image notes, it also records voice notes as well. Every bit of information stored in Evernote is processed, indexed, and made available through a simple search. It also allows you to add tags and organize your notes into different colour coded notebooks.
GotoMeeting is a $49/month app that allows you to host digital meetings, webinars, and online trainings on your smartphone. This app shares your documents, presentations, reports and even your screen with your colleagues. With a webcam, you can even have face time to further the experience. GoToMeeting can hold up to 25 attendees. Regardless of where you are, GoToMeeting can provide conference calls as long as there is an internet connection.
Pay Anywhere turns your Smartphone into a credit card machine. This app allows you to swipe and charge your clients credit card through your smartphone, which allows you to be paid as soon as a business transaction is completed. This app keeps track of invoice numbers and keeps an inventory of your every transaction. The best thing about this app is your credit card transactions are always free of charge.
Expensify is an app that takes charge of your tedious expense reports. This app imports financial documents such as bank statements, credit card statements, billable items such as gas mileage and time. Expensify allows you to sync up credit cards and bank accounts and keep track of any financial activity in real time. It also features eReceipts which are digital copies of actual paper receipts. It also turns your smartphone to a receipt scanner as it snaps a picture of a paper receipt and tracks the amount of the transaction, merchant and date.
LogMeIn makes sure that you never leave anything behind. LogMeIn provides free remote desktop access to your main computer from your smartphone or tablet. This app allows you to control your PC from your mobile device wherever you are as long as you have wi-fi or 3G connection. LogMeIn allows you to fully use any application that you have installed in your PC. With LogMeIn, you can stay productive even when you’re on the go. You can watch high definition videos and stream sounds remotely. You can save files to your device and transfer between computers.
Article by Sharon Freeman who writes about business and office management for companies such as www.tradiepad.com.au