Whether you are lounging on the beach, preparing in a hotel, or riding in an Uber, today’s entrepreneurs can work from anywhere in the world.
That’s why it’s essential that we are equipped with the right apps, so that we can monitor and run our business no matter where life may take us.
Here are 11 of our favorite apps to manage your business on the go.
#1: KPI Alerts
A must-have tool to monitor the metrics that matter to your businesses as the app delivers the KPIs, trends and alerts that you depend on the most regardless of your location. KPI Alerts sends your business reports filled with context so you can manage your risk by taking action on little issues before they become big problems and increases your revenue by catching opportunities before they slip away.
Improves how teams communicate through real time messaging, file sharing, one-to-one conversations and group chats. Your messages and files from different storage platforms such as Dropbox, Asana, Google Docs,Trello, GitHub and Twitter are also integrated in Slack and can be accessed and searched using mobile devices whether in iOS or Android.
Square Register keeps track of your sales and inventory with its features that allow you to record different forms of tender; apply discounts and issue refunds; access real-time sales data, complete sales history and get business insights from Square Analytics, all from your phone.
With a Square Reader or Square Stand, you can even swipe or key in all major credit cards to process payments. It also connects to receipt printers, kitchen ticket printers, bar code scanners and cash drawers.
For freelancers and small businesses, Shake is a way to close your deals with the security of a legal contract but without the big lawyer fees. With its pre-installed library filled with comprehensible business templates that you need, you can use the app to create legal documents in minutes, have all needed parties sign them and send legally binding agreements on your iOS device.
PocketSuite is a great and convenient way for entrepreneurs to manage their businesses as the app allows them to schedule client appointments, communicate with them via sms and email, send invoices, and process payments right from their phone. When setting up appointments, you won’t worry about missing an appointment or double-booking as each confirmed appointment syncs automatically to your calendar. PocketSuite offers low payment processing fees and quick turn-around time for payments to be deposited in your accounts
UberConference reinvents conference calling as it lets users schedule and set up conference calls straight from their smartphones; start the meeting seamlessly without the need for PIN code; build more rapport and relationship by gaining background on who you are meeting with through access to their LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+ profiles; and have more productive and efficient meetings by being able to control mutes and hang ups, record your sessions and share your screens.
This app enables you to organize things visually and share it to your team so everyone is aligned about the priorities in your projects in a single glance, eliminating the need for lengthy email threads. You would be able to establish what needs to be done, who is assigned to it and the next tasks to be prepared for by creating boards which everyone in your team can participate on. You can also add checklists, comments, photos, videos and PDFs through the use of Trello cards which can be posted in your boards.
#8: CamCard Free
CamCard reads and saves your business cards, remembering everyone you meet for business. It is the perfect fit for those who have lots of business cards or who love business social networking.
The app supports 16 recognition languages: Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Korean, Norwegian, Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Italian, Swedish, Russian.
TinyScan turns your iPhone/iPad into a portable scanner. Scans are saved to your phone as images or PDFs.
Name and organize your scans into folders, or share them by email, wifi directly to your computer, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive, or Box.
#10: Fax Burner
Fax Burner turns your iPhone/iPad/iPod into a fax machine. The only app available where you can get started completely free.
Every time you need to receive a fax just push one button and the app will give you a toll-free fax number that you can use for up to 24 hours. Once you receive a fax, you can store the fax on your phone, and forward a copy to your email inbox.
You can easily sign documents, complete forms, and fax them back out without ever printing.
Complete integration with Dropbox, box.net, and your inbox for inbound and outbound faxing.
Hootsuite allows you to share and schedule posts from your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Foursquare accounts.
The app is FREE for up to 3 social network accounts.
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