Since the development of the smartphone, it seems like there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. A lot of these apps seem to serve no practical purpose apart from taking up space on your phone, but that’s not to say that there isn’t a world of potential in the world of mobile apps. A lot of them are actually useful, and can help you out. I recently came across an article about some of the best apps for keeping an entrepreneur organized. According to the article, a smartphone loaded with the right kind of apps is an effective way to both stay on top of various tasks while also giving you time to run your business.
Evernote is an easy-to-use app that allows you to remember everything across all of the various devices that you use. This app allows you to take notes, snap photos, create lists, record voice reminders and scan business cards. And the best part? It’s all searchable. Being an entrepreneur means that you often have to attend plenty of various meetings, seminars and conferences to keep you away from your desk. This app will help you get organized and improve your overall activity.
An entrepreneur is seldom in one place for a long time, constantly travelling to various places. This means plenty of logistics, delays and confirmations. The app Tripit keeps all of this information in one place. All you have to do is forward your travel confirmation emails to email@example.com, giving you a detailed daily itinerary for every one of your trips. This app ensures that you focus on where you’re going, as opposed to how you’re going to get there.
Entrepreneurs often have to run on a small budget, making daily overseas calls nearly impossible. Thankfully, however, there’s an app for that: UberConference, which is one of the most convenient ways to do a conference call without spending obscene fees. Every free membership with UberConference starts off with a maximum conference call size of five, but if you link the app up with various social media accounts, this number goes up to 17, which is a pretty great deal.
Sometimes, you might have a brilliant idea come at the spur of the moment, which you then write on the back of a napkin or a whiteboard. If you do this, however, there’s always the chance that you’ll forget such an idea. This is where Scanner Pro comes in handy. This is an app that transforms your iPhone or tablet into a portable scanner.
Dropbox is a great little tool, which allows you put all of your photos, docs and videos anywhere and share them with ease. This is a great thing to have on your computer, but the mobile version of Dropbox is even better for entrepreneurs, since it allows you to access any file of yours anywhere that there’s phone reception. Being able to see any document on your smartphone, laptop and tablet with minimal effort is a major time and money-saver.