3 Apps to Help You Manage Your Business On-the-Go

  • October 01, 2013

Let’s face it – mobile is huge right now and only getting bigger. Most of us have smartphones and are constantly on-the-go. Consumers expect to be able to connect with a company easily, whether it’s by visiting a company’s website or completing a transaction through their smartphones and tablets. This means that businesses of all sizes need to evolve and become mobile-friendly companies. If they don’t, then they risk losing out on a lot of business.

This applies to the little guys too, even if they may think they don’t have any time or money to invest in being mobile-friendly. And it doesn’t stop there. If you are a small business, not only do you need to be able to connect to your mobile customers, but you yourself must be mobile. This means being able to operate your business on the fly by using your mobile device no matter where you are.

You might be thinking, “How can I operate my business on a tiny, compact device? All of my files are on my desktop computer in the office!” There are apps available that will keep you in the loop about your business and help you keep things in order on-the-go. There are the obvious ones that you most likely have such as email. Let’s expand your app library with the following 3 apps that will help you run your business when you’re away from the office.

Facebook
Want to monitor your company’s Facebook page without having to log in to your computer? Then the Facebook mobile app is for you. This app allows you to easily do anything you would do on the Facebook website such as add posts, pictures and videos in the palm of your hand. 

Now you can update your page regularly no matter where you are and spontaneous updates, events, and news can be shared immediately with your followers without having to wait to post the next time you’re near your computer.

Evernote
This app takes organization and note taking to a whole different level. Think of it as Post-It notes with an added boost. Every thought and idea you have can be saved and organized in Evernote for future reference.

Similar to creating folders on your computer to organize different things, Evernote allows users to create folders so that all notes can be organized and kept separate. This is great for keeping your business and personal notes divided. You can also put tags to easily identify notes and reminders to help you remember to do tasks you wrote down.

The best part is that the computer version and the app version allow for easy syncing of all of your notes. This means you don’t have to transfer notes from your phone to your computer or vice versa. Whatever you write on your phone will be updated automatically to your computer and whatever you write on your computer will be updated automatically to your phone. This feature definitely helps save loads of time!

Mint
The Mint app connects directly to your bank account allowing you to monitor your financial activity in a simple and secure environment. Mint is great for people who prefer seeing information in charts and graphs to help them visualize their spending and track their revenue and expenses.

It’s important to note that Mint is very secure so you can ensure that your information will be safe. It’s also easy to use – sign up, link your bank account to the app, and the app will track numbers immediately. Mint allows you to keep track of what’s happening with your money no matter where you are.

All of the above apps sync with the desktop versions of the apps which is great for seamlessly connecting your information from your smartphone to your computer and vice versa.

What apps do you use to help you keep track of your business when you’re on-the-go? Let us know in the comments below!

Laura P.
Social Media and Online Marketing Enthusiast

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