Being successful today often means having your switch in the “on” position 24/7 – or at least appearing like you do. With new technologies, web based software and smart phone apps, managing time and paperwork seems to be getting easier. We have selected 3 must have business productivity apps that actually simplify work life and help you get one step closer to the paperless office that we all wish to achieve! ‘
3 Must Have Business Productivity Apps
The Evernote app allows you to remember just about everything. You probably have many brilliant thoughts running through your mind throughout the day, it might be helpful to have them stored someplace so that they can be retrieved later for further appraisal. Evernote allows you to quickly generate notes, snap photos, and record audio memos that can then be accessed at any time from your smartphone, computer or the web. You don’t have to worry about forgetting your million dollar ideas that suddenly spring into your mind when you are preoccupied with some other things.
Do you cringe when it is time to submit your travel expenses? Do you put them off to the very last moment even though you could use the cash? With Expensify, all of your expenses and mileage can be quickly and easily logged with this user-friendly and free app. You can also import your expenses from a credit card or a bank account in a spreadsheet format, which you can later rename, categorize, tag and comment on. With the help of the Automatic Receipt Scanning feature, you can use your smartphone’s camera to scan receipts and have the the date and amount get instantly uploaded. Lastly, you can log your mileage and calculate your expense on the fly! In the end, you’re given one neat report that will satisfy even the most experienced accountant. It’s available for iPhone/iPad, Android, WebOS, and Blackberry devices.
What if you had access to your important documents from anywhere? With SugarSync’s free edition, you’re granted 2GB of storage and you’ll be able to upload files and photos between two computers and a mobile device. Depending on your mobile’s capabilities, you can even edit documents on the run. An account upgrade is available for $24.99/month for unlimited computer sync access and additional storage space. There’s simply no better form of online backup, file sync and sharing service. Just check out how they rate to similar apps on their website and you’ll quickly learn why SugarSync is so preferred. This app is an option for iPad/iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and Blackberry devices.
Almost every on-the-go businessperson has a smartphone with nearly limitless capabilities. The trick is knowing which capabilities and, particularly, which apps make the most sense to keep your fast paced life inhibition free. We hope this list gave you some ideas about how to incorporate mobile tools into your daily routine that just might give you a few extra moments of peace and quiet at the end of the day (one can only hope).
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About the Author
Gerad Hoyt is a marketing specialist at docSTAR, a document management software manufacturer based in Schenectady, NY.