There are a lot of smartphone owners out there who just settle for a few apps, like Facebook, Gmail, and The Weather Channel App. Your phone can do so much more! Check out these seven mobile apps that will surely help you and your small business.
Everyone needs a way to keep track of his or her finances. Mint makes that easy, and it’s completely free. They put all your information in one place, so you no longer need to look in one place for your savings, another for your car payments, and so on. But probably the best part is the budgeting feature. 10 million people use Mint, and it has the same level of security that banks use. It really is a simple, eye-catching, and very useful app.
We use Trello as a team at Web Payment Software. If you’re a fan of Trello for desktops, you’ll be a fan of their mobile app as well. This app keeps you and/or your team organized by using “cards” with info on them. As the Trello company says, it’s “like a whiteboard with super powers.” Users can create tasks, comment, attach files, set due dates, and more. And it’s completely free.
This is a simple but cool app for the person who collects a lot of business cards. Simply take a picture of the business card, and it’ll turn into a LinkedIn connection on your phone. Pretty neat, right? (And while you’re at it, get the LinkedIn mobile app too!)
This app is ideal for the business traveler who hates thinking about receipts. Similar to Cardmunch, you just take a picture of the receipt and the app takes care of saving it. You can even run an expense report when you’re all finished. This app is free.
You’re in a meeting, and all of a sudden everyone starts talking about a popular news story. You have nothing to chime in because you didn’t hear about it. Of course, someone will say, “You didn’t hear about that story??!”
If that line sounds all too familiar, you may want to consider reading news on your mobile device. Flipboard takes news from all different sources, and lets you save your favorite news to your own magazine. It’s free.
Video conferencing is soon to prevail. It’s inevitable. There are a lot of apps for video conferencing, and that can make it difficult if each person from each company is using a different app. Blue Jeans takes these apps and essentially puts them into one, so people on all different apps can join in one conversation. You can even share content. And, it’s free.
This app costs money, and it’s not cheap. But I’m mentioning it because it’s extremely useful. It’s $64.99 per year, but can make up for itself that one time you need a really important file you forgot. LogMeIn lets you access your computer from your phone. It allows you to control your computer just as if you’re sitting in front of it. And it’s easy to use.