25 Business Apps You Should Know About
Almost every business professional is continuously looking for apps that will make their job easier and improve efficiency. Microsoft Office and Dropbox are two great examples of apps that have made a major impact in the business world. There is now an abundance of apps to choose from, some aren’t so great but many are very helpful. Below are 25 business apps that are in the helpful category and deserve your attention.
1. BusinessVibes – To be released for iOS, Android
To be released in April, 2015, the BusinessVibes app offers a speedy and efficient way of doing business. Companies can connect with millions of like-minded business all over the world with the swipe of a finger and chat with them using a built-in messaging system. If you’re a medical device manufacturer in the United States looking to ship your products to India, this app will connect you to the right companies.
2. Expensify - iPhone, Android, WP
Receipts and expenses can be quite the nuisance for the business person. Expensify rids this annoyance by offering an easy-to-use, well laid out app which logs bills, credits, receipts, mileage and other common expenses. The app also offers extra functionality, such as being able to import expenses from credit card or bank accounts.
3. Key Note - iOS
For all of the Mac owners, Keynote is a fantastic alternative to PowerPoint. Their templates make assembling an aesthetic work presentation easy and enjoyable.
4. Printcentral Pro - iOS
Printcentral Pro allows you to print documents from your iPhone or iPad to most wifi-enabled printers without any other software. You can print almost every file type including PDF’s, photos, contacts and web pages.
5. SeatGuru - Android
For those who fly often and are neurotic about their seat placement, this app allows you to check seating plans of a flight to scope out where the best seats. It works for flights on over 100 airlines.
6. LogMeIn - iOS, Android
LogMeIn gives users access to all of their computers over WiFi or 3G from their iPad or iPhone. This app seamlessly lets you control your Mac or PC as if it was sitting right in front of you.
7. Camcard - iOS, Android, WP
Camcard takes a photo of a business card and integrates the information into your phone's contacts. The app is fast and accurate which is why over 3000 businesses are already using it.
8. DocScannerPro – iOS
This optical character recognition (OCR) translates photos into text. Take a picture of a page with text and DocScannerPro does a very good job of turning a photo into editable text which can be emailed.
9. SlideShark – iOS
Once your Powerpoint presentation is complete, Slideshark offers a very innovative way of displaying it to your audience. Slideshark can be fully controlled from your iPhone or iPad and can be broadcasted for anyone else who has a connected device.
10. Contactually - iOS, Android
For those who don’t have superb memories, Contactually tells you the last time you interacted with someone and reminds you when it might be a good time to get in touch again. You can set it up to send notifications when you need to be in touch with someone and offers courtesy templates for follow-ups.
11. Accompli - iOS, Android
Accompli is the perfect app for scheduling the sending or receiving of emails. It works with almost all main email accounts and lets you to track and control email conversations much better.
12. Humin - iOS, Android
Humin is an app that wants you to focus on the moment instead of remembering the tiny details of how and where you met someone. As long as you grab their number, you can search through contacts by using phrases like ‘lives in New York’ or ‘met this month’.
13. Timeful – iOS
Timeful is a smart calendar app mixed with a to-do list. Their advanced algorithm learns how you get stuff done and suggests ways to build new habits and get things finished, all on your own terms of course.
14. GoodReader - iOS
GoodReader is meant to open all types of files and quickly. This app gives you the ability to add annotations, text boxes, sticky notes, highlights, and drawings to pretty much everything.
15. Level Money - iOS, Android
Level Money is your personal budgeting assistant. The app links to your bank account to help you know how much can be spent be spent per day, meaning you never have to manually input your purchases. It takes into account your income, monthly spending habits and the amount you are trying to save. If you spend more than you should on a given day, the app will adjust and tell you to spend less the following day.
16. LastPass - iOS, Android, WP
How many times have you mixed up passwords for various accounts and platforms? LastPass remembers all your passwords for you across all your computing devices. With a special browser extension, you just have to remember one master password and LastPass does the rest. It’s great for keeping your passwords safe and secure.
17. Cisco WebEx Meeting - iOS, Android, WP
If you're looking for high-class video conferencing, Cisco WebEX Meeting is one of the best there is. In addition to the high quality audio and video performance, active participants can send files to one another as you speak.
18. Invoice2go - iOS, Android
Invoice2go is targeted for small businesses to send invoices, track expenses and more. The invoices can be sent straight from your phone, tablet or computer.
19. Cubby – iOS
From the creators of LogMeIn, Cubby offers both the flexibility of letting you designate any folder on your system for syncing. What sets this app apart from the others is its ‘DirectSync’ capability letting you sync unlimited data among your own computers.
20. Onavo Protect – iOS
Onavo Protect helps keep you and your data safe from phishing and unsecure mobile websites. It also helps secure your details when logging into websites or entering personal information such as bank accounts and credit card numbers.
21. Nutcache - iOS, Android
Nutcache is like the Swiss army knife of business apps as it performs a bunch of handy functions for business owners. You can manage invoices, manage expenses, have employees clock in and out plus more. There is something useful for all business owners.
22. ALON Dictaphone Super Note Taker - iOS
This note taker is a super high-quality audio recording app. It’s perfect for transcribing memos, meeting notes or letters.
23. About.me – iOS
You don’t always have a business card with you, but you always have your phone. About.me is basically a digital resume which includes bios, contact information, and links to social media content.
24. iTranslate Voice – iOS
When travelling for work overseas, language barriers can become an issue. The iTranslate Voice app has 42 options available which translates spoken language into English (or any language you desire).
25. Yammer – iOS, Android, WP
Yammer is widely referred to as ‘Facebook for Work’. This private social network connects colleagues across teams with geographical boundaries. It facilitates project collaboration; information sharing and can also act as a knowledgebase for the organisation.