You’re what they’d call iPhone-savvy. You’re already using Expensify to track your business expenses, WebEx for conference calls, and Siri for, well, just about everything. But there are many more apps that can help you stay productive both in your office and on the go. Here are the 5 best business apps for the iPhone that you should start using in 2014.
Tired of searching for a multi-purpose printer-plus-scanner so you can print and sign contracts and other documents when out of the office? Hello Sign is the easiest way to scan, edit, sign, and send documents from your phone. It lets you take a picture of the document and import it to an editable PDF in case you need to make any changes. You can also sign documents and transfer them to your email to send out to clients and coworkers. It’s like an entire business center right in the palm of your hand.
Tempo Smart Calendar
Think of this as a calendar application on steroids. Tempo Smart Calendar is powered by artificial intelligence, so the more you use it, the better it becomes. Tempo integrates your address book, calendar, travel itineraries, and more into one seamless interface. You can easily dial into conference calls, send messages when you’re running late, and even write birthday messages to your friends on Facebook. With this app, you will never again miss a meeting or lose the documents you spent so much time preparing.
Simple Crew has been compared to Instagram, but for business. This app is a progress tracker for teams in the field. Team members can upload photos of their work, and the app generates a timeline replete with information. It’s the easiest way for managers to verify the work that is being done—when, where, and how well—bringing field team accountability to a whole new level.
Smartsheet is simply the easiest, best project management app available for iPhone. It allows you to perform all of your project management functions—assigning tasks, viewing timelines, sharing processes, and more—right in a spreadsheet. The app is flexible so you can customize it for your needs; it’s secure; and it’s integrated with Google, Dropbox, Amazon Web Services, and other commonly used tools. Smartsheet is currently used by many top companies including Sony Music and Hilton.
Roambi Analytics is the business intelligence app for iPhone. It has recently been completely redesigned and, according to customer reviews, it “never ceases to amaze.” Roambi Analytics takes your business intelligence data and presents it in ten different ways, so you can understand and analyze it inside and out. It can import data from any source, and even lets you store the data locally so you can use the app both online and off. And the best part is: it’s free.
It’s not too late to start the new year off right in your business! Whether you are working at the office or traveling to meetings and conferences, these five iPhone apps can help you stay connected, informed, and productive.
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