Mobile apps enable you to run your business more easily whether you’re at home, in the office, or on a trip. The sheer number of mobile apps available for business can be overwhelming, though. Don’t know where to start? Here are the top 9 mobile business apps that should be on your smartphone and tablet.
- Evernote – You’re probably using this cloud-based note-taking app already. But do you use it for business purposes? Whether you use it at the office, at home, or while you’re on the go, this app makes it easy for you to jot down ideas, note down reminders, and even clip Web pages.
- Banking App – All major banks offer nowadays a banking app that basically lets you do most of the Internet Banking operations available through their site. You can check your payments, view transaction history, and use checks, among others. Keep in mind though that the quality of banking apps varies from bank to bank.
- Smartr – This powerful contacts organizer draws on multiple sources including Google contacts, your Apple address book, and social media accounts like LinkedIn, to create a complete contact list for you. It gets a thumbs up for letting you easily search for contacts and for coming with a useful browser extension.
- Sunrise for Google Calendar – A fast, easy to use calendar organizer for Google Calendar, Sunrise enables you to quickly schedule meetings with managers, business partners, or important customers. Its simplicity and accessibility make it stand out from other similar apps.
- GroupMe – A convenient group messaging app, GroupMe lets you communicate with your employees without being limited by the character limit of text messages. What’s great about it is that it can send messages as SMS even to people who don’t have smartphones, making it a powerful communication tool.
- Skype – Still the most popular video conferencing service around, you can use Skype to communicate with your managers and employees with ease wherever you are. An alternative is FaceTime available on the iPhone and iPad.
- Dropbox – Storing files in the cloud rather than on hard disks is not only more convenient, since you can access the data from anywhere as long as you have Internet access, but also cheaper – you can reduce hardware costs dramatically. Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services out there: it’s fast, reliable, and accessible.
- Google Drive – A good alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive comes with document editing and collaboration options for Google Docs, something that other cloud storage services don’t offer. If you use Google Docs, you’ll love Google Drive.
- Buffer – A social media accounts manager, Buffers supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks businesses often use for marketing. By being able to access all your social media business pages from one app you can manage your online presence more quickly.
There are many other great mobile apps for businesses out there. Head over to the Apple App Store or Google Play to discover them.