If you are in business today, you will undoubtedly have a smart phone. If you are a smart person in business you will be using your phone as part of your business. Phones are a necessary aid in business today, whether they are helping you communicate with your staff or customers, or simply helping you to get to a meeting on time, they are a tool that need competent applications for you to get the best out of them. Here are a few applications that will always be of help.
This is a great application that allows you to save documents, charts, PowerPoint presentations and the like in a place you can always have easy access to them; on the net. A great feature is being able to allow others to have access to files that you would like to share, without you being there. A very helpful application
Keep track of all your expenses with this easy to use application. You can add expenses as and when you want, label them, and even take a photo to add the receipt to the expense item. Expensify can be used as a stand-alone phone app or it can tie into a web client. Keeping a track of expenses has never been simpler.
By now most of understand what twitter is and know the ease of how it lets us communicate. Yammer is twitter for limited use. You can use it as an internal twitter like experience among your staff and co-workers; it is a great way to pass on basic information in a company.
This will almost certainly be preinstalled on your smart phone. It really is a great app, it allows you to plan routes and helps you find your way around. It is not the best navigation system as it is not dedicated to you, but the system it does have will normally suffice if you need to use it.
This is a great app to help you keep memos, dates, appointments etc. in one place. You can have files and photos of all descriptions on it too. Another great app that will sync across other applications and has a great search facility built in. A one stop organizer that is well worth a go.
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Not an application you will all need, but it could come in handy at some point. This application lists the cleanest toilets in cities around the world. Hopefully whereever you are will have a suitable facility, but if not you will know where to find one. This application is a must for my wife.
There are many, many applications that would suit the phone of a business user, including the odd game, but here are a few to get you started. Don’t forget to take the advice of business friends and give new applications a go, they are developing all the time. Good luck with your phone and let the apps makers know how they should improve them; after all they work for you.
The author of this post, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who writes for Telephones Online, an online store that provides solutions for business telephone systems. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and likes to spend quality time with her family. You can follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.