There are reportedly over a quarter of a million Android and over 400,000 iPhone apps available to download on smartphones but how many of these are used to assist businesses and employees? There are some very practical apps and others that may require a little more creativity to see their potential. Any business owner or professional should look for apps that could save them time or money, help to improve their offer or assist in selling their particular service or product. Of course there are hundreds of apps that are just handy to have at a touch of your finger when you’re out and about.
Below is a selection on application types and examples of how they could be utilised by businesses with the aim of inspiring you to search the app markets to find what’s right for you.
For those on the go there are different apps that allow you to create or amend documents, such as Microsoft Office files, and apps that can convert files from one format to another. Even if you carry a laptop, it’s not always convenient to get it out so additionally you could download an app that allows you to control your computer from your phone. You can track your business’ expenses and receipts as well as work out VAT wherever you are too and if on the go means travelling abroad, get yourself a time zone app or perhaps a foreign language phrase book or dictionary.
We all send faxes so infrequently these days and many offices don’t have a machine anymore so use an app to send that odd one from your phone instead of making a trip to the nearest Post Office. Save money on international calls with a cloud based service, such as Skype, and stay on top of your mobile phone account with an app from your network provider. Did you know you can even text safely whilst driving with a speech to text app?