When you are running a small business, you are doing just that – running! From place to place, task to task, customer to customer. So how do you get everything done? With the adoption of smartphones and tablets, being mobile and productive is no longer a contradiction.
A report published by the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) found that small businesses are saving a significant amount of time and money by using mobile applications to help run their business. Based on average pay for employees in small businesses, total current annual savings for small businesses from employee time saved are estimated conservatively at $17.6 billion. So, what are the best apps for making your business more productive? We’ve collected a list from several sources who have lent their opinion to the best apps for business productivity:
You can sync your credit cards and bank accounts to track purchases as they happen and, if you use cash, you can take a picture of your receipt and the information will be uploaded. Sweet!
1Password stores your passwords in one place and lets you access them with one tap so you can automatically log into websites.
Dragon Dictation features very accurate voice transcription and the ability to share messages via e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. Immensely helpful—as long as you are connected to the Web.
Evernote helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. You can take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders–and make these notes completely searchable.
Allows you to accept and process credit card payments from your mobile device.
Save files on your computer and access them from your phone. This is excellent for keeping large media files mobile.
If you travel a lot, FlightTrack Pro keeps track of delayed flights, gate change info, reservations, and more. This app is great for real-time information!
LogMeIn allows you to access your Mac or PC content from your iPhone or iPad. You can also run any PC application from your mobile device.
CardMunch takes a picture of a business card and gives you the person’s contact info and LinkedIn history, includes a button to connect on LinkedIn and the ability to download that card to your phone’s address book.
To see more recommendations, here are a few more links to explore: