Essential Business Apps: Project management, communication, and transportation at the touch of your smartphone screen
Smartphones are designed to make our lives easier, but when you become bogged down in trying to figure out the best apps to use, they can make it far more complicated than it needs to be. Apps should be easy-to-use and intuitive for the on-the-go businessperson, and they should provide solid value in the day-to-day. Using apps to streamline communications and project management, to manage meetings and scheduling, and to make transportation easier and less expensive makes for a more productive and more cohesive team. Below are a few of the most useful apps out there right now.
Asana has reimagined team communication and taken it beyond email and right into the app. Tasks, comments, messages, and projects are all organized into one place, making for easy tracking, assigning, measuring, and follow up.
Basecamp keeps you on the same page as the rest of your team. With a place for document sharing, delegating tasks and creating checklists, Basecamp allows you and your team to collaborate from start to finish all in one place.
MobileDay is the place to meet online. With the ability to connect your calendar with your phone and the app, MobileDay takes out the need for extra details and allows you to connect with just one tap.
4. Uber for Business
Take some of the stress out of traveling for work, spend less on transportation, and get where you are going in comfort. Uber has topped taxis for business travel, and with the convenience of planning and billing, it just makes sense. ETAs average less than five minutes, and with the Uber app, employees can request transportation, get approved, and bill to the company all in one place.