Free is always nice, right? Especially when it comes to helping your business thrive. There are a lot of apps available on the market these days, but not often do people highlight only those that don’t cost a penny (unless you choose to upgrade). From project management tools to one-touch dialing into conference calls and everwhere in between, here is our top 10 list of free mobile apps for your business.
1. Cisco WebEx Meetings
Cisco has developed a mobile application for WebEx meetings, making it even easier than before to access meetings on the go. With the same (or similar, depending on device) offerings that WebEx offers on desktop computers, you have the ability to create or join WebEx meetings. Another unique offering? It’s even compatible with the Apple Watch.
Many people know the pains of inbox limitations when it comes to sending attachments. DropBox is here to solve this and many other pains involving large files. It is a file transfer solution that has been trusted by millions to download, sync, and share their documents securely. DropBox offers both a free Personal account option as well as a Business account solution that can effortlessly connect team members to one another.
Dial into any call, on any platform, at any location – with just the push of one button. MobileDay is designed to take the pain out of dialing into conference calls by taking the number out of your calendar and syncing it with your device. When it’s time for the meeting, it notifies you via a push notification and you simply press okay to connect to the meeting. No more trying to flip between screens to dial in. No more guesswork.
Do you regularly go on company trips? If so, this app is for you. TripIt is a travel itinerary & trip planner that was developed to store all of your travel needs in one secure place. Create a master itinerary, add or edit your plans, keep track of your travel confirmations and schedule, and more. All you have to do is forward the emails and details to the account and it does the rest for you.
Uber is rapidly expanding in the US and overseas. It is a mobile app-based taxi service where you can hail a cab by simply pressing a few buttons, rather than trying to chase a cab in a busy city. The company adheres to a strict policy on the vehicles and personnel used for the service, ensuring that you have a stress-free experience. Pay securely via the app and rate your driver. Save money, time, and feel more secure.
Microsoft’s Evernote is an all-encompassing desktop note-taker, to-do-list-maker, thought-organizer, and more. The free version allows up to 60 MB of data logging per month, giving you the freedom to write, organize, and share your thoughts to anyone who is connected. It offers several different ways to input data including writing, typing, dictation, and even taking photographs of what you want to track. There are too many benefits to list, so why not check it out for yourself?
7. TeamViewer for Remote Control
Easily comparable to the remote services giant LogMeIn, TeamViewer is one of the biggest free remote desktop applications on the market right now. They offer TeamViewer for Remote Control for free on mobile devices, enabling you to log into your computer remotely from the convenience of your phone or tablet. You can log in to a struggling client’s computer effortlessly, or maybe even email out that spreadsheet that you forgot when you went on vacation.
8. Square Register
Which “top 10” list for businesses would be complete without Square? None, of course! Square is a very popular merchant website/mobile app that is used by millions of businesses worldwide. It puts simplicity and convenience in your pocket, even offering a card reader for free. Even more, it is very reasonable to manage a shop with Square; they simply charge a flat fee of 2.75% for each swiped credit card transaction.
“Drop the lengthy email threads, out-of-date spreadsheets, no-longer-so-sticky notes, and clunky software for managing your projects. Trello lets you see everything about your project in a single glance.”
Trello is an organizational tool designed for use by both individuals and teams. You can set up different boards with “cards” to lay out each step, to-do, and idea for every project that you have on your list. Other users are able to view, comment, revise, or suggest items in real time on any platform.
10. Dragon Dictation
Think of all the times you’ve handwritten pages and pages of notes during a meeting, and dreaded transferring those into a typed document. Fortunately, those days have come to an end. Dragon Dictation is a voice recognition app designed to transfer your speech to text effortlessly. Once your document has been created, you can effortlessly email it, upload it, or store it to your drive for future access. Proven to be faster than most other voice recognition options out there – and free to boot – it helps you speed up your process by up to 5 times.
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