It’s not uncommon these days to run a business almost entirely on a smart phone or tablet. There are literally thousands of apps designed to make running a business easier. But with so many to choose from, how do you know which ones will actually make your life easier and which ones will be more trouble than they are worth. Check out our top three favourites:
1. Mail+ for Outlook – IKonic Apps LLC
Speed really is of the essence these days, particularly when it comes to emails. Now that we all carry mobile devices, there is no excuse for delayed email responses. This app is the most popular for securely accessing your Outlook email and calendar. Not only can you view emails and appointments, you can also compose and reply, access your address book and even open and forward attachments. If you’re worried about security, do not fear – you can passcode protect this app with a secure login.
2. Invoice2go Plus – Invoice2go.com
Invoice directly from your iPhone or iPad. Create the invoice then email it to the customer straight away. There are over 20 easily customised invoice templates to choose from. A great app if you don’t get much time in the office and lack time to do your paperwork. Additionally you can sync all your documents to a cloud account and access them from your Mac or PC.
3. Catch – Catch.com, Inc
This nifty app that is available on iPhone and Android is designed to help you capture and share your ideas. You can jot down text, take photos and record voice notes wherever you are (online or offline) and then sync them across all of your devices. You can also organise all your notes into ‘Spaces’ and share with colleagues.
These are our particular favourites but there are many great ones out there. If there are any apps that you couldn’t live without when it comes to business, please leave a comment below – we loving hearing recommendations.