There are 1.4 million mobile applications out there, of those around 176,864 are Business apps, designed to help you run your business more efficiently. So many apps so little time, so which applications should you take the time to download?
Here are the top 10 mobile applications you should download to maximize business productivity, network with business professionals, and manage your company all on the go. Take it from us, we create mobile applications for businesses!
CheckMark Business App: $4.99
CheckMark is a mobile application that helps you to create and keep track of your to-do-lists. The app sets reminders for you based upon time, contacts, and even location. For example, say you went downtown for lunch with a few of your co-workers and you passed by your dry cleaners, the CheckMark App would remind you to pick up your dry cleaning as you passed by.
Applications like CheckMark are helpful when it comes to balancing work and your personal life, reminding you about daily tasks and helping to increase productivity. Available for iOS and you can get it here.
Evernote - an Everything App? Free
Evernote is an amazing application that comes with many features and third-party add-ons. Essentially it's a note taking app, but it can do much more such as: clip web pages, store images, take audio notes, etc. Then it helps you to share your notes and findings with co-workers. Available for Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mac OSX, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Phone. More on the Evernote app.
Asana Teamwork App: Free
Asana is a shared task list, where you and your coworkers can assign, manage, and share project details. You can attach files from dropbox, as well as images, and the app syncs in real time. Available for Android, iOS and learn more on Asana.com
Cisco WebEx Meetings App: Free
Cisco WebEx Meetings allows you to conduct two-way meetings via mobile device, within this app you can share documents as well as give PowerPoint Presentations. Available for Android, Blackberry, iOS. (If you're looking to not rely on the Ciscos of the world we'd be glad to develop a custom app for your business that can do so much more)
Roambi Analytics App: Free
Not an app vacuum cleaner that runs around and vacuums your floors. Roambi Analytics is a great app for those who constantly receive raw data, but want to translate their raw data into a meaningful and readable graph or chart. This app is ideal for data nerds on the go! Available for iOS.
Cardmunch takes business cards and turns them into LinkedIn connections, making it much easier to network and keep in contact with the business professionals you meet. Available for iOS.
TripIt helps you organize and share your business trip plans with your coworkers. The app can create an agenda, make all kinds of reservations, find restaurants, and add notes. Even the most busy business trip can be organized and planned through TripIt and then successfully shared with the rest of the team. Available for Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone.
Expensify App: Free
Expensify is another great app for business trips. It logs, captures, and manages expense reports for you. The "Expense Reports Don't have to Suck" app as they call it. Companies can also sign up for a corporate account which not only gives the app more features, it also allows for a seamless expense reporting process. Available for Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone.
Square Register: Free
This application gives you the ability to accept credit cards as payment on the go with only 2.75 percent per charge as the swipe fee. Available for Android, iOS.
Keep forgetting your passwords? LastPass not only stores your previous passwords, but also generates new secure passwords for you. It’s a simple application, but it saves all your passwords in a secure place. Available for Android, iOS. Find this security business app in the app store.