The world of business can be a demanding, time consuming and sometimes stressful place. Work will often pull you in all different directions – whether that’s attending meetings, travelling to see clients, or just managing the day-to-day admin behind the scenes.
If you’re starting to feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done, give some of these handy business apps a try to ease the workload.
Technology can be frustrating and confusing at times, but these easy to use apps are ideal for helping to boost productivity, effectively manage your time and to keep on top of communications.
Used by more than 15 million people globally, this email marketing app makes creating and distributing electronic newsletters easy. A hugely popular tool, it’s a simple tool to create targeted email or Facebook ad campaigns to help you both showcase and grow your business in style.
This handy app makes doing business on the go much less of headache, saving you from sifting through piles of travel receipts or jottings on random bits of paper later. Simply scan any document and the app will directly convert it to PDF which can be easily shared via email. It also allows you to edit your scans with notes and highlighting and it can perform optical character recognition to pull out any important bits, such as prices or dates.
Having a strong social media presence is vital for any business these days, but keeping on top of it can be demanding and with other commitments to stay on top of, it’s all too easy to neglect. Hootsuite allows you to manage multiple social accounts from a single dashboard, so you can handle all of your profiles at once and schedule content in advance so you don’t need to worry about it later.
Keeping up to date with news can be a bit of a pain when faced with a busy schedule, but this app is ideal for staying in the loop. Using an RSS, the app will deliver posts from your chosen sites and enable you to sort them into folders and save content so you can view it later. You can also set up keyword alerts to monitor news about your company, product or competitors.
A brilliant app for keeping you organised ad getting stuff done, Wunderlist is an effective to-do list. You can create task lists, add notes and reminders, set deadlines and program reminders to ensure you’re using your time efficiently. And it’ll give you that great sense of satisfaction as you tick things off.
Technology has allowed business to become a lot more mobile and now you don’t even need to be at your desk to keep up with meetings, team catch-ups or client calls. GoToMeeting is one of the most widely used conferencing apps in the world, allowing you to attend, host or schedule meetings at the touch of a button.
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