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Following up on our previous post “the top must download apps for busy event professionals” we have compiled another essential list that is certain to have something that will benefit your busy lifestyle. Not only will these apps keep you organized but they also can solve some irritating problems we tend to dismiss as normal inconveniences.
Contactually – http://www.contactually.com/ We all know how hard it can be to manage a comprehensive list of business contacts. This is a spectacular app for organizing your contacts into actionable lists based on activity at a particular time. Set goals and keep your business relationships current with reminders and other prompts that keep you on top of your business contacts.
Asana – http://asana.com/ This application prioritize activities through tasks. Easily create, assign, follow and comment on tasks so you always know what is getting completed and by whom. Instant notifications on task updates and group organization make this a very handy app especially for teams that need to communicate but are always in different locations.
Basecamp – http://basecamp.com/ Project management application that brings everyone together on a single page! Keeping everything on one page for each project prevents anything from getting lost in the shuffle and you always know where things are. No matter how many projects you may be working on, or how many people are involved, Basecamp keeps everything organized.
MobileDay – http://mobileday.com/ Are you in sales? Got an iPhone? If you use SalesForce then this app is for you. Now you can save time logging your meetings and events in Salesforce. No more re-keying meeting details! With MobileDay® Sales, you are just a few taps away from auto-populating any meeting or call details in your calendar as Log a Call or New Event in Salesforce – so you can get back to selling. MobileDay Sales also features Custom Smart Messaging which allows you to edit, group, email and TXT messages to meeting invitees. Organize your day with – Custom MyDay view settings let you configure what kind of events to display in your calendar view.
SignNow – https://signnow.com/ I do not know about you, but online document signing can be a real big pain. This app takes that pain away and literally allows you to sign documents in about 30 seconds. This is such a time saver I share this with everyone so our projects can keep moving forward! Simply open a document, draw, type or upload your signature then download your signed document! Super easy.
Square – https://squareup.com/ Accept credit cards using your mobile smart phone or tablet. Its a perfect way to make those transaction on the go especially when you need t make thee transactions away from your brick and mortar location. This is really versatile as it will allow your customers pay with their phones as well! no cash or cards required which offers your customers a more personal transaction.
WorkFlowy – https://workflowy.com/ This is a particularly interesting app. It takes the way you naturally think and organizes information in small pieces then small pieces to bigger thoughts. Works great as a test editor, note taking and its really just a great way to manage your personal thinking for business success.
Skype – http://www.skype.com/en/ Who doesn’t know about this yet? If you are not using Skype to communicate easily your missing out! Really its like having a fancy smart phone with you at anyones computer or mobile device. Send text messages, have video conferences, share files and instant messages. You can expand upon the free features if you choose as well to make this app essential for your communication.
Yammer – https://www.yammer.com/ Now you can contain an enterprise business level social network in-house. Yammer brings the power of social networking to your company. Yammer is as easy to use as great consumer software like Facebook and Twitter, but is designed for company collaboration, file sharing, knowledge exchange and team efficiency. This really adds a level of teamwork and interaction in a professional and familiar interface.
TripIt – https://www.tripit.com/ Organize your travel! TripIt organizes travel plans into an itinerary that has all of your trip details in one place. Simply forward confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org and TripIt will automatically build an itinerary for your trip that you can access anytime, either online or from a mobile device. This app works great for individuals and teams that are on the go!
I have a particular fondness for these next two apps. If your anything like me, your wallet or pockets are full of receipts and notes that sometimes never see the light of day again, and even worse – they get washed because I did not empty my pockets before I dropped them in the laundry. These apps can scans, crop, align, group, organize and allows you to search and share any receipt documents or notes you scribble down or receive! That is just the beginning. You can enhance and export to the cloud liberating your documents from a tragic end.
Genius Scan – http://www.thegrizzlylabs.com/genius-scan/ This app utilizes your mobile device to capture documents and organize them into an easily accessible library that is organized, can be searched and shared with yourself or colleagues. you can crop straighten and enhance your images and share them in the cloud with Dropbox, Evernote, Expensify, Google Drive and then print them utilizing any Airprint compatible printer.
Shoeboxed – https://www.shoeboxed.com/?utm_expid=46393806-12 Take the work out of paperwork. Organize and secure documents without running them through an expensive or frustrating scanner or copy machine. You can take photos or actual mail documents to Shoeboxed.com and they will organize and securely organize your items online for your use! Sometimes its just easier to have someone else do it. Shoeboxed.com is that assistant you need.
HipChat– https://www.hipchat.com/ This app is great for small teams that need to collaborate quickly and effectively. Share ideas, code, and files with your team in real time. Rooms are perfect for individual projects, teams, or entire departments. You can also hop into a 1-to-1 chat with a coworker anytime. This app also saves your chat history so you can reference for later use. Drag-and-drop file sharing makes this even better. I highly recommend this one for you creative professionals.
We hope you find some of these application useful. I know we have here at The Velocity Group. We will continue to search out and feed you useful solutions for everyday business.
Original list compiled by: Dave Kerpen –CEO, Likeable Local, NY Times Best-Selling Author & Keynote Speaker. you can find that article here