Smartphones have pretty much taken over our world. Most entrepreneurs spend just as much time, if not more, on their phones than their actual computers. Thankfully, our phones can be used in a number of ways to improve our businesses and simplify our busy lives thanks to mobile apps.
If you’re always on the go, try out some of these mobile apps.
Signing documents can be surprisingly time-consuming, especially when you have to print a document, sign it, and rescan it. SignEasy is a super simple application that allows you to view and sign documents right on your phone!
Have you ever wasted minutes or even hours trying to find a specific online receipt for a purchase you made? Slice keeps track of online purchases through your email address.
Venmo is similar to the PayPal app in the sense that you can send or receive money to others through your phone. However, Venmo is free! Not only does it complete transactions more quickly, but there are no fees involved to receive money.
We are entrepreneurs. Being creative individuals, we tend to have many ideas and thoughts floating around. Keeping track of all these is the difficult part. Captio allows you to send yourself an email in literally one touch.
Being stuck somewhere without a ride is not fun. Uber is an app that allows you to locate private car services and pay for your trip. This app even gives the driver a geo-targeted location so they can find you in a jiffy!
Instapaper is an excellent tool for nearly anyone. How often do you come across blog posts or articles that you really want to read but you simply don’t have the time? Rather than losing potentially valuable material, Instapaper will save the article on your phone or computer.
Trying to find the number of someone who you haven’t saved in your contacts is one of the most frustrating circumstances. WriteThat.Name automatically scans signatures of email correspondence and saves it on your phone. It even updates information for you. While WriteThat.Name isn’t technically an app, it functions similarly to one.
8. Google Drive
Google Drive is an online drive that can store nearly any type of file. You can even use it to create documents. Google Drive can be accessed anywhere, whether it’s your phone, a friend’s phone, and on computers. Another huge benefit is that you can share your documents and allow partners or employees to edit them.
FreshBooks has long been the premier choice of invoicing software. They have now created an easy to use mobile app that will allow you to monitor your account right on your phone.
LinkedIn has a mobile app that will help get your business cards organized. CardMunch is easy to use and will keep your wallet uncluttered. Simply take a photo of a business card and this app will automatically create a contact on your phone.
Adam Toren is an Award Winning Author, Serial Entrepreneur, and Investor. He Co-Founded YoungEntrepreneur.com along with his brother Matthew. Adam is co-author of the newly released book: Small Business, Big Vision: “Lessons on How to Dominate Your Market from Self-Made Entrepreneurs Who Did it Right” and also co-author of Kidpreneurs.
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