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Useful Mobile Apps For Business Owners and Managers

Posted In Business, Mobile - By Techtiplib on Friday, May 30th, 2014 With No Comments »

Mobile apps have revolutionized the way people use their smartphones and tablets. What started off as simple programs for integrating calendars, emails and weather reports into mobile devices has now become a multi-billion dollar per year industry.

Today’s offerings of mobile apps allow smartphone and tablet users all the functionality of a computer without the hassle of being tied down to one. They can use mobile apps to check their emails on the go, send and receive pictures, keep tabs on their social media and blogging accounts, listen to music, access search engines and websites or shop at their favorite merchant.

Mobile Apps Development Is Milestone In Business Growth

Advanced mobile application development and new innovative idea have also changed the way people operate their businesses. Gone are the days where companies had to schedule face to face meetings to delegate tasks, deliver reports or oversee their projects. Mobile apps allow business owners to do all these things and more right from their smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world.

In this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best mobile apps for businesses and how they can help business owners keep things running smoothly while in or out of the office.

Trello

Trello is a great collaboration tool for tracking the progress of multiple projects. It categorizes all your projects into separate boards that can be tracked individually or simultaneously. Trello will let you see who is working on which project and the progress being made in each phase of the project any time of the day or night right from your smartphone or tablet. Presently, Trello is a completely free mobile app.

Skype Mobile

Skype Mobile allows you to video chat, share files, make voice calls and send messages right from your smartphone or tablet. You can schedule conferences with your clients and staff while on the go from any location with an Internet connection. The bonus file sharing feature makes it easy to collaborate with others on various projects at hand. Skype Mobile is a free service, but there is also a paid version that comes with a few more features.

SignNow

If you need to sign off on a document, but just can’t make it back to the office before the deadline, SignNow can take care of it for you. SignNow is a cloud-based platform that allows users to sign and notarize documents remotely from any Internet-enabled device. You can get a free trial of SignNow via their official website and their service costs about $15 per month, depending on inclusions. According to their description, it has been used by 40% of the Fortune 1,000 to sign and manage contracts and Deron Williams also used this app to sign his $98M NBA contract.

Shoeboxed

Shoeboxed is an expense-tracking and receipt logging app that takes the hassle out of small business accounting. The app lets you take pictures of receipts for business expenses that are then uploaded to the Shoeboxed site and categorized for you. You have access to all your receipts in one handy location any time you want them, but none of the clutter associated with doing your own accounting. Alternately, you can also mail your receipts to Shoeboxed and they will scan them for you and upload the images and data onto your account. The Shoeboxed service costs about $10 per month for smaller accounts and vary with inclusions. You can get a free trial of Shoeboxed via their official website.

One caveat you should be aware of when choosing mobile apps for your business is their actual cost. Some apps are totally free and fully functional while others are only free to try and require you to purchase a license or sign up for a monthly subscription in order to access all its features. Read all the fine print carefully and compare a few similar apps before investing (or not) in a mobile app for your business.

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