Smartphones and tablets have become extremely popular in recent years, with larger screens and enough processing power to replace laptops as business tools. If you’re new to the tablet craze, you may have noticed the thousands of Apps (software written for mobile devices) that are available for iPad and Android tablets. Here are five apps which will make running your business easier and more efficient:
This app allows you to take notes on your tablet and sync them with your PC and other devices. You can choose to write notes with a stylus pen or type them. Evernote also allows images, lists, and other graphics to be included in your notes, making it easier to keep your ideas in one place, no matter what device you are using.
This app is linked to the Dropbox cloud storage system, which allows you to store your files online and access them from anywhere. The app lets you access your documents, photos, and other files on the move, and can also be set up to store your photos and documents in your dropbox folder automatically after you create them on your tablet.
If you are a LinkedIn user, you’ll appreciate the convenience of this app. Next time someone gives you a business card, you can simply take a photo of it with your tablet or smartphone and CardMunch will use the information on the card to create a LinkedIn connection. Every new person you network with will become part of your LinkedIn network, making it easier to do business.
This app creates to-do lists for a whole team of people, allowing you to keep track of productivity in your business while you’re on the move, As long as you and your team have Android or Apple tablets or smartphones, you’ll be able to track the progress of projects and tasks without having to be physically present or spend valuable time making phone calls.
Next time you’re on the road and can’t find a Wi-Fi network, this app is sure to come in handy. FoxFi is an app which works on your Android smartphone, creating a Wi-Fi network that you can connect to using your laptop or tablet. You’ll be able to access the internet using mobile data until you find a Wi-Fi hotspot.