Saturday, September 14, 2013

9/14/2013 01:57:00 PM

Business Applications

Business Tools

 

The app explosion means that you’re no longer tied to your office to do business. It also means that your mobile phone isn’t just for playing games on any more. Using apps, you can conduct business from wherever you happen to be – whether you’re traveling on a train, sitting in a conference or putting your feet up by the pool. There are apps for virtually every aspect of business life, from managing your social media accounts to staying on top of what your money’s up to. 

Let’s have a look at the ones you really shouldn’t be without.
QuickBooks Mobile

QuickBooks Mobile


It happened: Intuit Pay got their boffins to cram all the best features of QuickBooks into an app – and add a few more bits and bobs to boot. Now you can access and update your QuickBooks account through your mobile phone, creating invoices, receipts and accounts as you go. There are also some nifty new features to keep you on top of things, such as stock control and mobile banking, so you can even take payments as you travel. Intuit Pay has designed this app to suit tech-savvy small business owners and it cheerfully upholds its reputation as the world’s most popular accounting software.

Genius Scan

Genius Scan


Your scanner or your printer doesn’t fit in your pocket – but genius Scan does. This app allows you to scan documents on the go, format them and then email them as Jpegs or PDFs. It integrates with Evernote, DropBox and Google Drive, so you can locate and save files in the cloud. Using this app, you can send files for printing ahead of your arrival or get your minions to print documents while you’re out of the office.

Live Minutes 

Live Minutes


This app is like having your own broadcast centre and virtual PA. You can use it for conference calls, collating notes from meetings and recording comments. Everyone can collaborate and add their input, but the real ace up Live Minutes’ sleeve is that it instantly compiles a report, which you can then share, giving everyone a record of what’s taken place. Any documents you create can be stored in DropBox, making this app the perfect platform for communication on the go.

Reeder

Reeder


This isn’t a business app as such, but it can certainly keep you up to date with business news that’s pertinent to your company, allowing you to stay on top of breaking industry news and letting you respond in real time. Reeder syncs with Google Reader, Fever and Readability, so you can keep updated about what’s important to your business.

Box 

Box App


It’s pretty much time to throw your external hard drive out of the window and cancel those expensive storage servers; Box can handle it all for you. This incredible app allows you to store all of your company’s data online. That’s right: all of it. On top of that, you can manage permissions, to restrict who gets to see the data and the search function allows you to find files and documents without any hassle at all. If that wasn’t enough, you can even ‘favourite’ files, to make them instantly accessible.