Remember when your cell phone was used for making calls? These days, using my cell phone to actually talk to someone is the last thing I do. There are so many apps that keep you connected in other ways, that my cell phone is more than a cell phone. It’s my desktop. I started thinking if I had to choose one app that I couldn’t live without, which one, would it be?
I couldn’t decide.
Apps on my phone have made it so easy to do work that used to require a computer. I have instant access to my email, the internet, my bank balance and what my friends are doing. The apps I use help keep me connected to my job. Many people may think that’s the last thing they want but, these apps help keep me organized, and give me some flexibility during my work day. I don’t have to be tied to my desk to stay on top of my work. Here are five business apps I use for work and simply could not live without:
Chat for Google Talk Pro with Push Notification, by iLegendSoft.
When I am on my way to a meeting and need to ask a quick question, I can see who is available for chat and get an instant answer. I have the same program running on my desktop.
GoToMeeting by Citrix.
This app will allow you to host a meeting or attend a meeting or webinar hosted by GoToMeeting. The app for iPhone allows you to host or attend, you can also present from your iPad. This app is also available to the Android market. I have never used the app to host a meeting but I do like to see what meetings are scheduled and whose attending.
Works with your Mobile LinkedIn. Cardmunch allows you to convert business cards to address book contacts. You take a picture of the card and the app converts the image and adds it to your contacts. The app also allows you to add those contacts as connection in your LinkedIn account. No more searching through stacks of business cards, its right here in my phone.
Box, by Box Inc.
Its cloud storage for your phone. With 10GB+Sync, Box makes it easy to access and edit your files, share content and stay connected with your team from anywhere on any device.
PocketCloud, by Wyse.
This is a Remote Desktop application. I can connect to my desktop from my phone or tablet and access any files or programs on my desktop. It can be a little difficult to use by phone, but I have used it many times to access files available to my desktop pc and it’s free.
Most of my favorite business apps have a common theme. They extend my desktop to my phone. So I don’t need to carry a laptop for most work anymore. These apps have made work accessible even if I’m on the go and most of them provide a real-time service that helps me stay productive and allow me to pick up where I left off.