WHAT ARE THE MOST USEFUL WEB AND MOBILE APPS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
The idea behind finding success in today’s mobile business world is to find solutions that allow you to adapt what you already know works into something that works for you at a moment’s notice.
Whether you’re brainstorming, connecting with social media, or collecting a payment on a sale you were just reminded to close, mobile web applications are allowing your business to function in ways it never has before.
Here we've brought together a selection of the best business apps available for the two most popular mobile operating systems, iOS for iPhone and Android.
Profitable innovations come from unique ideas and Evernote saves each one.
On top of being on the “New York Times Top 10 Must-Have App” list, Evernote boasts its free application is really just an extension of your brain.
Regardless of what device you’re on at the moment, you can search through and access all of your saved notes, photos, to-do lists, and voice reminders. Then, you can tag and organize everything into individual notebooks for future reference.
All your files just went up in a cloud and Dropbox gives you mobile access.
When you’re on the road and constantly find yourself needing a file that’s back on your office computer, it’s time to have a backup on the cloud.
Dropbox offers you a mobile solution that lets you upload, from any of your devices, all your valuable data and documents. Then they make it available for easy access on the go.
Never again will you be forced to go without the tools you need to close that deal! The best part, it’s free.
No need for a copy machine or a scanner when you have Scan2PDF Mobile.
Scan2PDF doesn’t just take a picture of whatever it is you want to scan. It actually adjusts and edits the image your smartphone captures to create a quality PDF.
How many times have you been in the field and needed to keep a copy of something or wanted to email a signed contract to someone? Well now you can, and it’s all for free.
Don’t miss out on another one of your sales with My Sales Opportunities.
Leads are the life blood of your business. Don’t risk losing out on even one opportunity with this handy app.
My Sales Opportunity was built to assist sales people who want to meet and then exceed their sales goals. It lets you start with your sales funnel, moves on to your sales plan, and then creates proactive follow ups all in one easy-to-maintain tool.
Lead conversion has never been so mobile.
Twitter, Facebook, Buzz, and Foursquare all-in-one app called Tweetdeck.
Social media is king. More and more we’re seeing this medium bring in those valuable word-of-mouth referrals everyone treasures.
Stay linked with the rest of the business world with LinkedIn.
Networking professionals have spoken, and they have all proclaimed LinkedIn the place to be for anyone serious about business.
This mobile app brings all of the connectivity of their full service portal to wherever you are. Communicate with your connections or find new ones. It’s all available on this familiar feeling app.
Collecting payments on the go made easier with GoPayment.
At the end of the day, it is all about the money, and with Intuit’s GoPayment solution you’ll have the power of ecommerce in the palm of your hand.
This app allows you to accept credit cards while out on the road by plugging in the clients credit card number manually or by swiping a card through the free card reader Intuit ships out for your compatible mobile device.
With no daily limits and a guarantee that data will sync with your QuickBook’s seamlessly, this one is a must have.
Now create your own business app!
With all the mobile apps available and everyone else getting on board, why not create one for your business. You can create an app that fills a need in your industry.
Using inexpensive tools like AppMakr for iOS or Andromo for Android you can create your own mobile app, for less than a hundred bucks, and it’s all point-and-click so you don’t have to be a techie to get it done.
(Looks like someone’s business just stepped into the new millennium.)