21 Productivity Apps For Busy ProfessionalsWhether they’re used to remind you about your 7 a.m. conference call or used for scanning and signing important documents, there’s an app to fulfill a business person’s every need. Check out our roundup of the top 21 hottest business apps that will make your life easier and more productive!
Annoyed with the traditional conference call’s dial-in number, pin number, and confusing timetables? Say hello to UberConference, a revolutionary app developed by Google Voice that aims to make conference calls simple and visual. Not only does this app allow you to see each person who is on the call, but you’ll be able to see who’s talking with their speaker interface. Nno more overlap talking!
If printing, signing, scanning, and emailing documents takes too much time out of your busy day, then try Adobe’s EchoSign, an app that lets you digitally sign and send contracts. Perfect for salespeople and those who sign deals often, this app lets you access, receive, and send documents without the hassle of looking through piles of paperwork.
If you have trouble remembering important dates or don’t want to forget the amazing business idea you just thought of, this is the app for you. Evernote lets you jot down your ideas, things you see, things you like, and things you hear. The best part? You don’t have to worry about losing your notes as all notes are synced to the cloud.
Owned by Evernote, Skitch is an app that allows you to make annotations, arrows, and sketches on photos. This is great for brainstorming ideas with colleagues, drawing attention to a specific part of a photo, or simply getting the point across faster and with fewer words.
Love the idea of Siri for iOS users but don’t have an iPhone yourself? Speaktoit is your dream come true. Marketed as “your personal assistant,” this app is perfect for people who are constantly on the go, as it allows you to schedule meetings and set up reminders for important dates.
Capture ideas, notes, checklists, and photos instantly with Catch. This app ensures you never miss an idea and lets you share your checklists or to-do lists with coworkers. Need to find a specific note? No problem! Simply use hashtags to find your notes easily and quickly. The app also offers added security with a 4-digit password protected PIN.
Like Siri for iPhone users, Robin is a virtual assistant for Android users on the go. Use her for finding directions, getting traffic information, directions, nearby parking and more.
Keep your to-do list simple, tidy, and beautiful with Clear. Ready to remove something off of the list? Simply swipe the task and enjoy the feeling of satisfaction knowing you got something done. To-do lists have never been this simple!
Does your business make a lot of online purchases? Keep track of what you buy and organize your receipts with this organizational app. The app allows you to scan your receipts so that you don’t end up left with a stack of paper on your desk.
Bump photos from your phone to your computer with this easy to use and practical app. With Bump, you can also share contacts and other smartphone content using Wi-Fi connection or data network. Perfect for those who often go to trade shows or company events, you’ll no longer need to worry about carrying business cards.
Winner of the Apple’s Design Award, this app is like a sketchbook for your iPad. Whether you’re a website designer or simply find yourself doodling a lot, user Paper by Fifty Three to get the job done. The app is free, but additional brushes and tools are separate costs.
If you own a retail or good store, then this app may be your new best friend. This mobile credit card payment and credit card processing app lets your customer scan their credit card and sign their name with their finger. Your sales will show up in your bank account 2-3 days after the transaction.
Send email reminders with Appointment-plus, a mobile scheduling app that minimizes the risk of having a no-show for an appointment. The app also features email marketing and notes for efficient and organized productivity.
Speak your daily reminders and tasks to this app and it automatically converts them to a To-Do list. Share and sync your list with your team or business partners to make daily workload more efficient and organized.
Whether you’re a doctor’s office or car dealership, FormMobi lets you personalize and build your own forms. Works for iOS devices and Android smartphones and tablets.
Manage your employee’s expense reports with Expensify, an app that tracks business expenses, mileage, and receipt managing. Employees can easily scan and upload their receipts, tickets, and other relevant files and submit their expense reports in a breeze.
Sign documents and contracts on the go with this convenient and simple app for business professionals. Go paperless and forget the hassle of searching for the document, signing it, and scanning it to the correct recipient.
Find yourself traveling a lot for work? Use Tripit to make managing your flights, rental cars, and hotels easy. The app also features weather updates, maps, and directions to make sure you get to your destination hassle-free.
Keep track of your bookkeeping, payroll, and other accounting needs with this one stop shop app. Oh, and no need to worry about tax season, as InDinero files all of your business taxes for you.
Going on a business trip? Let Seatguru show you a color coded seating chart of your flight. Simply enter your flight number and enjoy recommendations on getting the best seat in the house.
Plan, organize, sync, and share your task list with your entire team. The app updates in real time, ensuring that everyone is kept up to date as to what’s going on, as it happens.
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