There are countless new apps being developed for smartphones and tablets, and old apps are finding new markets. As more and more digital natives come into the workforce, managers are starting to realize the business case for apps like Dropbox.
Let’s dive into our recommendations, and at the end, we’ve got a link to a long but interesting video on the topic of business apps. We’re sure there’s some value for you here!
Business cards aren’t just for social events! They’re a great way to grow your network.
The problem is that most people don’t have a good system of organizing the cards they collect, and anyway, it’s a pain having to type in email addresses etc. We don’t have time to be data entry assistants!
That’s where Cardmunch comes it – you simply take a photo of a business care and bam! It’s done. It’s all stored for you and it integrates with LinkedIn to make your life even easier.
2. Square Register
Tablets are increasingly replacing traditional cash registers, and it’s apps like Square that allow this to happen. It comes with a free card reader and myriad POS solutions.
You get the cash in your PayPal account in mere days. There’s a fee, of course, but it’s a hassle-free way to accept credit card payments. Perfect for stalls, pop-up shops, and similar scenarios.
Never miss another bill with this smart app. It reminds you when payments are due, saving you money on late payments, and improving your relationship with suppliers.
It can also suggest ways to help you save on expenses. Useful!
File sharing is second nature to some people. Writers who have lost a book manuscript through some computer glitch have learned that Dropbox can literally save a year’s work.
And the business case is equally clear. Do you want to back up some files? Just drag them into your Dropbox folder? Boom! They are safe in the cloud and can be accessed anywhere in the world.
You can give people permission to access part of your Dropbox, a feature which lets your virtual teams work on documents. It’s easy when you know how.
5. Cisco WebEx Meetings
Corporate Responsibility managers love this tool as it cuts down on a company’s CO2 emissions. Employees love it because they don’t have to take yet another flight or spend another night in a bland hotel room. And CFOs love the cost-savings it generates.
It’s a video chat tool like Skype or Facetime, but much more secure, and it allows document sharing in real time. You can talk while your counterpart in Tokyo reads and annotates your Powerpoint slides.
A real game-changer!
6. TripIt Travel Organizer
This is a must-have for frequent fliers. It makes it easy to share calendars with your LinkedIn or Facebook contacts – cutting out those tedious back-and-forth exchanges about who will be where, when.
Some apps let you sync your tablet and your PC, but this one lets you sync with your business partners!
It also has a handy feature whereby it reminds you about car rentals or flights.
That’s the list. Hope it was useful! Here’s that video we promised you: