8 Essential Mobile Phone Apps for Entrepreneurs
Mobile phone apps are playing an increasingly important role for entrepreneurs and business leaders. In the fast-paced business world, it is not that easy to remember all of your appointments, contacts and other critical information. Additionally, with remote work on the rise, it is also a challenge for all managers and entrepreneurs to stay in touch with their team members, clients, and their wider network.
Luckily, there are a number of useful mobile apps for entrepreneurs that can help them to address these challenges. All you’ll need is to grab one of the latest smart phones from Buy Mobiles, download these apps, and you’ll be set up for success! Let’s take a look at the 8 essential apps all entrepreneurs should have on their phones.
Evernote is a must-have for the modern entrepreneur. It is the undisputed leading app when it comes to taking notes. Once you have taken notes, they are synchronized between the mobile phone, tablet, the associated desktop application, and the web app. The best thing about this app is that it is intelligent: for example, notes are linked to calendar entries (such as “Note from the meeting at ABC”) and photos attached to notes are scanned for text and are thus found using a central search.
Wunderlist is a great app for writing down checklists and to do lists. It’s easy to use, is packed with features, and interface looks great too! This app is fully web-based, so you have access to the lists from all your devices and can use it to work in a team. For example, you can keep a list of ideas with your business partner, write down your to-do’s for the next few days, and manage your shopping list for the weekend in the same app.
This mobile phone app is a compact all-rounder that allows small enterprises to manage administrative aspects of their business including contact management and invoicing. This app is actually a complete web application, but there is also a mobile version so you can use it on your smart phone or tablet.
Scanbot.io is the perfect mobile app for scanning, filing, signing, and sending documents. There is still far too much paper on office desks, from contracts to be signed and returned to meeting confirmations. One handy feature of Scanbot is that you can take a photo of your documents and save them directly to your Google Drive.
Problem: A huge pile of business cards from business contacts which would be worth gold if you could use them. Solution: With the BCR Pro App, you take a picture of a business card and the app automatically creates a complete contact! Additionally, you can add the contact on LinkedIn through the app, and after the meeting, send them a short email with your own contact information.
As an entrepreneur, it is a challenge to stay up to date with the latest industry news. Flipboard gathers content from social media, news publications, and blogs that are partnered with the app. This content is then displayed in the form of a story, article, blog post, or video in a magazine-like format. When you set up the app, subscribe to topics of interest and Flipboard will keep you posted on the latest in those areas. The app is available for iOS and Android devices, as well as a desktop version.
DocuSign is an app that makes it easier for you to sign contracts. With this handy app, you can take a photo of any document and add your signature digitally to contracts, receipts, and other confidential content directly from your smartphone. This not only fixes signature problems, but you can also seamlessly send your newly signed contracts back to your office. This means that you can take care of other tasks while someone on your team ensures that the contract is in order.
The HootSuite mobile app allows you to manage all of your Twitter, Facebook account and LinkedIn posts from one central platform. Google+ and other social media platforms can also be managed from this app. This app can be synchronized with the online browser and tablet versions, and allows you to plan and schedule your tweets or posts days or even weeks in advance. Social media is an extremely useful tool for marketing your business, and HootSuite will help you to make the most of it!
Once you discover these apps they will become an indispensable part of your work day. If you don’t take advantage of the tools available to you, you risk being out-competed by your more innovative, tech savvy competitors. These little helpers will allow you to be more efficient and productive, and ultimately help you to be more successful as an entrepreneur.
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