2012 is all about working smarter, not harder. Productivity is one of the keys to success and here are five apps that will help you to keep things moving, even when you take your office on the road.
1.) Snapdat (Free) It was only a matter of time before business cards went digital. No more running out of cards or having to do another print run because you have to update your info. Snapdat allows you to create a business card with your picture and custom background. You can send them from your phone via email, Facebook or Twitter. It also creates a vcard that can be added to the contacts.
2.) Sign-N-Send (Free) or Easy Sign ($.99 per 5 pages) As it always happens, the minute I leave the house, I get an email with a document that needs to be signed and retuned five minutes ago. Sign-N-Send makes it really easy to open up a document and add your signature to it. The free version includes a first page that has ads. Easy Sign is free and includes three free credits. It’s $.99 per five pages after that. I like this app better because it’s more user friendly in terms of adding the signature.
3.) Jot Not ($.99) It’s like having a portable scanner in your purse. You can take pictures with your phone of documents and turn them into easy to read .pdfs that can be emailed.
4.) Square (Free) On those lucky days when I find someone who wants to buy my book but doesn’t have any cash – TADOW! I have Square, a credit card reader that’s compatible with Android and iPhones. With one swipe (maybe two cause sometimes it can be a little touchy) I can charge their card, and email or text them a receipt. It’s easy to transfer the funds to my account. No need to worry about bounced checks or carrying change around anymore.
5.) Evernote (Free) I love Evernote! I have it on my Mac, iPad and iPhone. Keeps all my ideas and lists in easy to organize notebooks. It syncs easily and best of all it’s free. Check out this article about other ways to utilize Evernote – gave me tons of ideas and made me realize I had been underutilizing the app!
So those are my five faves, what are the ones you can’t live without when your home office goes mobile? Tell me in the comments below.