Most business owners are continuously looking for the next best application, tool, or resource that will take their business practices to another level of productivity, efficiency, and solutions. As many would agree, the most effective resources and solutions are those that are able to deliver quickly, efficiently, and at the right price.
Technology has changed the way business owners view and implement efficiency in day-to-day practices. Once upon a time, efficiency equaled owning the latest and greatest computer or software. Today it is all about the Apps. Smartphone applications have changed the way society does business. Business owners can now manage phone calls, appointments, meetings, conferences and files from the convenience of a Smartphone with the right Apps. If you’re wondering how Apps can make business on-the-go simplified, check-out several of the most popular Apps on the market for business owners on-the-go.
Documents to Go – is a document management App. Users can create, edit, and share Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe files while on the on-the-go. The App is available for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry devices. The premium edition also includes desktop computer synchronization via a USB cable.
Box.net – provides instant access to document hosting, file sharing, and content management from anywhere, anytime. Individuals and teams can create online workgroups for project management and collaboration. The App is free and available for all Smartphone devices. In addition, the App integrates with Google Apps, Autodesk, FedEx and more.
Dropbox – users are able to upload, manage, and synchronize files online and across multiple computers automatically. There are no file size limits, basic online storage is free, and files are automatically synchronized when changes are detected. The App provides file sharing and collaboration for teams or groups. File updates are delivered and seen by everyone instantly.
TextPlus 4 – When time is of the essence and people need to connect quickly, this App is an excellent solution. This App allows up 20 people to text, chat, and exchange images at the same time.
Bento – is a standalone application that synchronizes data automatically between the iPhone and desktop computer. Up-to-date information is always readily available with this personal database App. The Bento Apps was specifically designed for the iPhone and iPad touch.
SkyFire – is a mobile web browser that allows flash applications to be displayed on Smartphone devices. The App is compatible for use on the iPhone, iPad, and Android phones.
Scan2PDFMobile – is a document scanning App that uses the camera on Smartphone devices to scan and covert one or more pages into PDF documents. The PDF files are compressed and saved to a SD card. Users can email the documents directly from the Smartphone device.
Skype – users are able to make free skype-to-skype and one-to-one video calls with this App. Users can conduct video conferences, group meetings, send instant messages and chat.
Basecamp – is a project management App that can increase productivity and efficiency. Business owners are able to manage projects online from anywhere, delegate team assignments, and collaborate on projects. Additional tools include time tracking, file sharing, storage and chat.
Easy Translator – is a Google application that enables users to instantly translate text, websites, and emails into 50+ languages.
iTalk Recorder â€“ is a recording App for the iPhone and iPad touch. The App comes in handy during conversations, meetings, and presentations. The App has intelligent sound technology and replaces the need for note-takers. Users are able to instantly record anytime without the fear missing important information. The recordings can be emailed directly from iTalk.
TomTom – is mobile navigation App for the iPhone and iPod touch. Users are able to access the latest traffic and map updates. The App also includes Map Share technology, IQ Routes, HD Traffic, and Advance lane guidance.
Timewerks – is a mobile billing App for the iPhone and iPad. Users are able to track billable time, materials, and expenses for multiple projects. PDF or HTML invoices can be generated and immediately sent to clients directly from the App. There is a built-in task-timer (stop-watch) which continues tracking time, even if the App is closed. Additional tools include client records, address book, file export and local storage of data on the device.
LogMeIn Ingnition – is a remote App that allows users to access one or more computers from an iPhone or iPad. Users are able to manage files on their desktop computer from anywhere, anytime.