Apps have proven to be a much easier way to handle business and personal needs in this generation.
Soon enough, there will be no need for the basic pen and paper as it seems that everything is done digitally nowadays, including everyday working life. Below we have listed our most recommended apps for business use including reviews…
1) TheTrainLine – This app works perfectly if you are constantly on the move to different business meetings away from the office or if you require a train in order to get to work. Not only does the app provide live train times but can also give you the best deals. Travelling to work and back every day can prove to be very expensive, so why not save yourself some money?
Review: Econsultancy – “This is a very useful app for regular rail travellers, containing some nice touches such as taxi information and looking up nearby stations. The mobile commerce part is bit half-hearted, though this is something which could be added to the app in future.”
2) Insightly – This app would fit in quite well with a business owner who prefers to keep all of their company details with them and can manage their business on the move. This app allows you to keep track of sales opportunities, social CRM and so much more! It has everything that a growing business could want.
Review : PC Mag – “Insightly is a beautiful and powerful CRM tool that is not only powerful CRM tool that is not only affordable for the sole proprietor, but is also loaded with team-friendly features.”
3) Bamboo HR – Bamboo HR claims to “consolidate all of your employee information from all of your locations into a single view. You can then access, control, sort, analyse, and take action on the data instantly – from your office, the road or home.” If this is the case, it frees up so much time for workers with a very tight schedule.
Review: Inspector Jones – “BambooHR is a great human resources solution for companies with tens or hundreds of staff members. It covers all of the basics, at a good price, with the ability to customize and extend where you might need it. We recommend putting BambooHR on your shortlist.”
4) Evernote – Evernote is an app that allows its users to keep track of all of your important notes, (even handwritten ones) take photos to keep the physical copies of your notes as well as digital copies, discuss project progress with colleagues and even allows you to present all of your notes in a presentation fashion. This app would be ideal for any business
Review – Cnet – “If you’re looking for a full-featured note-taking app that syncs across all platforms — or just an easy way to keep track of your digital odds and ends — Evernote is the best we’ve seen for Android”
5) Instagram – Probably the most popular one of the bunch, Instagram is great for both personal and professional use. We are a big fan of Instagram because it allows us to connect with our customers on a wider platform. The app allows you to keep your customers updated with the latest news about your company and much more.
Review: Common Sense Media – “Playing with the tool to enhance what would be ordinary photos can be very fun, and the social aspect is sure to engage. The app does a remarkable job implementing a neat idea with an easy and fast interface, all for free.”
6) Google Maps – Another common one, you cannot go wrong with this app, especially if your job involves a wide amount of travelling. Just by typing in a post code or business name, the maps give you the quickest route and can also provide you with directions.
Review: PC Mag – “Google Maps continues to set the standard for free app-based GPS navigation with its robust location database and smooth interface.”
7) Google Drive – This app allows its users to store any file onto Google online storage. By having the files online, it is safe and accessible from wherever you are, rather than having to remote into your computer in your workplace. Also, if you need to share your work with other users, you can invite them to view, download and collaborate on all the files you want – no attachment needed.
Review: PC Mag – “Part office suite and part file-syncing service, Google Drive is the best online collaborative platform you’ll find, and it’s free. That’s one sweet package.”
8) Snapseed – Need a good editing software that can allow you to edit all of your photos straight from your phone? Snapseed claim that “this app brings the power and control of professional photo-editing software previously only available on the desktop to your mobile device.” This type of app would be excellent for individuals involved in marketing or photography on an everyday basis.
Review: Cnet – “If you’re a more serious mobile photographer looking for an app to fine-tune your photos with, Snapseed is your best choice.”
By Giles Cleverley