Smart phones and tablets have made it so easy for us to work on the go. The range of apps available means that it’s easier than ever to pay for things, book taxis, stay organised, collaborate and more. Here’s a list of the top 10 business apps.
Apple Pay: For iPhone users, Apple Pay makes it easy to pay for things online using the stored card details but you can also pay for things in the real world using this service from Apple. It uses the innovative Near Field Communication antenna in the iPhone 6 and 6S. All you have to do to pay is hold your phone over a contactless reader with your finger on the Touch ID.
Snapseed: This is a fantastic photo editing app for mobile devices. If you have a very visual business and post regularly to social media, this is the app for you. It’s a great alternative when you don’t have access to a computer and full-size editing software.
WordPress: For anyone who runs their blog through WordPress (.com or .org), the official app makes it easy to update when you’re on the go. It’s also easy to switch between different blogs if you manage more than one.
Bizzabo: This is a great companion to any conference or networking even as it allows you to get a better idea of who the attendees are and follow them across social media. This makes it easier to network with them further down the line. The event organiser has to sign up with Bizzabo but once they do, it’s easy to find out who else is going.
Slack: This is a communication tool for anyone who doesn’t work in the same room as their colleagues or employees. It allows you to set up different chat channels and add different people to each, making it easy to discuss a variety of projects, upload documents and more.
CardMunch: Despite the digital revolution, we still exchange business cards. CardMunch allows you to turn those cards into real contacts and even to add those people on LinkedIn too. This makes it even easier to stay in touch with the people you meet at events, conferences, and while travelling.
Hootsuite: This is a social media tool that allows you to manage multiple accounts as well as schedule posts. It’s particularly useful for downtime where you can’t get a great deal done as that’s the perfect time to create a few tweets and Facebook posts ahead of time.
Wi-Fi Finder: This does exactly what it says on the tin. When you’re out and about, this app will allow you to find free Wi-Fi hotspots, perfect when you need to be online to get some work done.
Square Register: This is a fantastic point-of-sale app that allows you to take payments from customers using chip and pin cards, Apple Pay, or contactless cards.
ZipCar: For those of you who need to get around when you’re away with work or don’t travel enough to warrant your own car, ZipCar makes it easy to hire a vehicle with rates from as low as £5 per hour. This is a very cheap alternative to hiring a car for a whole day.