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Smartphones for Smart Business- top 7 Android Apps
The first step is to figure out what your needs are (be it marketing, VAT calculations, clocking in and out, increased productivity, tracking costs, storing and viewing documents and presentations, business trip management etc.)
Here’s a list of the top 7 apps:
With Evernote, you can synchronize all your notes across the devices you use. It also offers To- do lists, voice reminders, emailing and tweeting and sharing notes with friends, taking snapshots of books and whiteboards, keeping track of prices, travel plans, meeting notes, menus etc. With a premium account you get the PIN lock option and your notes become available offline.
My Work Clock
You or your employees can clock in and out using this app. Helpful tool for freelancers or keeping track of projects for billing purposes and reporting. You can add multiple jobs, include overtime, lunch breaks etc. Files can be exported or emailed as CSV, and you can create simple reports
Whether on a business trip or a meeting in town, you can use this app to keep track of all your expenses, take a picture of the receipt and upload it. Via Expensify website you can sync with your credit cards. You can log all your purchases, just enter the date and amount of transaction. You can also add the travel costs because the app has a GPS option, which will automatically figure out the mileage when you enter the address.
With this app, it is now possible to open, edit and spellcheck Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations on–the-go. In addition, you can annotate PDF files, or create, edit and delete tables in Quickword both online and offline. This is a phone optimized app and it is claimed to be most cloud connected and most installed mobile app in the world.
Brainshark Video Presentations
This app enables you to access, view and easily navigate or share video presentations on your Android. You can also browse over 1000 titles and e-learning content from the Brainshark Community. It is a cloud-based app and you can upload your documents or PowerPoints and add your voice to make your own video presentations that will be easily accessible to other Android users.
This app focuses on events and conference networking. You need to fill out your profile and link your account to LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networking platforms so that when you check into an event, herematch will automatically update your status on all of the platforms you use. When you are at the event and you check in through herematch, you will be given a list of matches i.e. everyone checked into the same event as you, and find out more information about them or contact them. The rest is up to you.
This is a small and simple, free app to help you with the task of VAT calculation, just as it name suggests. All the VAT rates of European countries are included and prices can be converted in HT and TTC or the other way round. Additionally, you can enter your own rate or add a Surcharge and perform simple basic mathematical operations using this handy app.
These are just some of the apps without which competitive business can no longer be imagined. Even the job interviews are now more and more frequently done on-the-go using Skype or other similar apps so make sure you are up to speed with useful business apps and get your fingers on them as soon as you can.