Mobile apps are everywhere around us and in recent years they became an indispensable part of our lives. There are the ones that can help us move around the city by public transport, the ones that count our steps, track sleep, etc… The most popular categories are gaming, entertainment, and productivity.
In this article, we will focus on productivity apps that can be useful for entrepreneurs and company managers to plan and organize their most precious assets in a more productive way: their time.
There are applications that will help you manage business appointments and the ones that will help you schedule meetings and video conferences. We can use apps directly from our mobile devices to organize teams, manage email accounts, social networks, to print documents and the list goes on.
Most importantly, there are apps that will connect us to the world around us. To better manage the time inside and out of the company we choose 7 apps that you absolutely must have on your device. Follow along.
1. PDF Converter
When you are dealing with a lot of PDF documents on a regular basis, it is crucially important to manage them well. As we know, PDFs are one of the most used and most secure document formats in the world.
They can’t be easily edited which can cause a lot of problems in the long run. So if you want to make some changes in any PDF document, you should use PDF Converter instead of retyping the whole document.
The app can convert PDFs to more than 20 popular file formats and vice versa. You can even use it as a scanner to quickly scan & edit the document right within the app.
HootSuite is a tool that allows entrepreneurs to manage all of their social network accounts with a simple click of a button. We know how important it is for a company to be present on social networks, to speak with its audience, to capture its attention, to acquire useful contacts for business in a simple and fast way.
With HootSuite all this is possible and even some – the application gives the possibility to schedule posts, shorten links, and track statistics.
1Password is an app that allows you to manage all your passwords in the best and safest way. It is possible to save any type of important and private information in a virtual safe that “opens” with one master password. In this way, you will only need to remember one password and access all the others with ease.
Captio is a web app that allows you to organize and manage all expenses related to your business travels. The tool is able to automatically create expense reports made from a simple photo of the receipt. It is also possible to keep under control and track all expenses made with company credit cards.
Trello is a very useful tool that will help you manage group work remotely. The app is easy to use and has a very intuitive interface. Organizing work, both yours and others, with Trello is very easy: you can create new work projects, add comments and notes, attach files and images, share content, and receive notifications if necessary.
Any.do is a personal secretary in a digital version. This web application helps entrepreneurs to organize their whole working days. Thanks to a beautiful and extremely intuitive interface, Any.do is very simple to use: the home screen, in fact, summarizes all the things to do and there is the possibility to insert an alert for the most important tasks.
In addition, tasks can be turned into real appointments, notes can be entered and shared with chosen contacts.
Information shared within a team today has a new ally. Its name is Slack, an app that allows you to sort and archive the most important business communications. It works like a chat and allows you to catalogue and select the topics of greatest interest through the use of hashtags.
8. Sleep Cycle
To start the day off right, there is nothing better than a good night’s sleep. There is only one tiny problem – you have to help your children with their homework, have a work-related presentation to finish, and an early morning appointment.
Don’t panic, Sleep Cycle will help you optimize your sleep time and wake you up at the ideal time in relation to your cycles feeling rested and energized.
It is a good thing to be optimistic in the morning, but when you look at the things you have to do and the time you have to do them a normal person could go crazy. This could result in you being late… Fortunately, CityMapper is here to help.
The app will show you the most optimal ways of transport to reach your destination as fast as possible. Metro, bus, bike, + calories lost, you name it! You will know everything. This app even tells you where to position yourself in the metro in relation to your connections or the exit you need to take.
The app that will change your life! It will allow you to automate small tasks, which could ultimately save you a lot of time in the long run. You will define “applets” based on the concept of “If This → Then That” which will create connections between the various functionalities of your smartphone and other devices.
Each applet can be shared and used by other members – to find inspiration. Example: When you get to the office your phone could be put on silent automatically. Or: Turn off the wifi on your phone each time you leave your house/office.
How many times have you forgotten your notes or documents on the train? To prevent this from happening, you can use CamScanner, an application that allows you to digitize, synchronize, share, and manage various content on any device.
Just use the smartphone’s camera to quickly scan any paper document: invoices, notes, business cards, notes, and much more.
12 Mind Tools
Do you have free time during the day? Take the opportunity to improve your productivity and your knowledge with this “toolbox”! Many categories are available: problem-solving, decision making, team management, career, stress, creativity all backed up with quality content (articles and videos).
When it comes to business there is only one important thing: increase productivity. And these 7 apps will for sure help you achieve that. In case we forgot to mention some of your favourite apps, please let us know in the comments!