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Helpful Apps for Busy Pros

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What apps keep you productive when you're on-the-go? We were asked to provide a brief overview and introduction to some of the best tools to help busy pros. Here's our list of must-have apps to maximize productivity!

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Helpful Apps for Busy Pros

  1. 1. The Best Apps for Busy Professionals Megumi Robinson megumi@gebencommunication.com @megumirobinson
  2. 2. “There’s an app for that.”
  3. 3. The Numbers: • 2 million apps in the iTunes App Store* and Google Play* • 1.2 billion people used apps at the end of 2012* • 309.6 billion apps are downloaded each year* http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/22/4866302/apple-announces-1-million-apps-in-the-app-store http://readwrite.com/2013/07/24/google-play-hits-one-million-android-apps http://visual.ly/mobile-apps-how-many-people-use-apps
  4. 4. Apps = Productivity • Streamline your processes • Have access to important documents any time and anywhere • Work on the go • Make tasks easier to accomplish • Collaborate with your team
  5. 5. Business & Project Management
  6. 6. Cloud-based productivity suite • Why use Google Apps? • Gmail: Custom email address, Google search + storage • Calendar: Schedule meetings and share calendars • Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides: Create, share and collaborate on projects • Google Voice and Hangout: Call forwarding and video conferencing
  7. 7. www.google.com/apps Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  8. 8. Project management software + online collaboration • Why use Basecamp? • Organize your projects • Assign tasks and to-do’s for people on the project • Share files, have discussions and track progress
  9. 9. www.basecamp.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  10. 10. Online file storage and sharing • Why use Dropbox? • Access to all files online and via app • Share folders with team members • Keeps your work safe
  11. 11. www.dropbox.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  12. 12. Cloud accounting • Why use FreshBooks? • Easily track time to client projects • Log expenses • Create invoices + manage accounts
  13. 13. www.freshbooks.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  14. 14. Accept credit card payments via mobile phone • Why use Square? • Free secure credit card reader • Easy set up and simple pricing • Get paid fast
  15. 15. squareup.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  16. 16. Electronic document signing • Why use SignNow? • Sign documents from any device • Track and organize your company’s documents • Share files and documents
  17. 17. signnow.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  18. 18. Communication
  19. 19. Text, voice and video calls • Why use Skype? • Free video and voice calls to Skype users • Ability to call mobile and landline • Group video and voice calls
  20. 20. www.skype.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  21. 21. Online meeting, web and video conferencing • Why use WebEx? • Coordinate conference calls, videos and screen sharing • Host online events and webinars • Schedule, host and attend meetings from app
  22. 22. www.webex.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  23. 23. • Makes email light, fast and mobile-friendly • Why use Mailbox? • Swipe user interface makes getting through email quick and easy • “Snooze” emails to re-appear later • Manage multiple Gmail accounts Note: Currently only integrates with Gmail and only available for iPhone
  24. 24. www.mailboxapp.com Find it in the iTunes store
  25. 25. Productivity + Organization
  26. 26. Remember things big and small from your computer, phone, tablet and the web • Why use Evernote? • Create and organize notes and photos • Save anything from the internet: articles, recipes, photos, etc. • Web clipper • Syncs with your computer, phone, tablet
  27. 27. evernote.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  28. 28. • Turn your business card into contacts • Why use CardMunch? • Snap a photo of a business card to save it in your phone contacts • Integrates with LinkedIn contacts Note: Only available on iPhone
  29. 29. cardmunch.com Find it in the iTunes App store
  30. 30. • Clear App: Manage Your To-Do Lists • Why use Clear? • Simple and beautiful user interface to manage multiple to-do lists • Integrates with iPhone app and Mac desktop Note: Only available on iPhone
  31. 31. realmacsoftware.com/clear Find it in the iTunes App store
  32. 32. Social Media
  33. 33. Facebook Pages App • Why use Pages App? • Manage your company’s Facebook page on the go • Separates personal and business Facebook
  34. 34. Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  35. 35. Twitter App • Why use Twitter App? • Manage your company’s Twitter on the go • Switch between multiple accounts
  36. 36. twitter.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  37. 37. Social Media Management Platform • Why use Hootsuite? • Easily manage multiple social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) from one dashboard • Set up multiple “streams” within one screen • Schedule social media posts
  38. 38. hootsuite.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  39. 39. • Why use LinkedIn? • Professional social network • Connect with new contacts • Join group conversations
  40. 40. linkedin.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  41. 41. • Why use Instagram? • Visual storytelling is a growing trend • Show followers “behind the scenes” • Easily edit photos with filters
  42. 42. Instagr.am Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  43. 43. Travel + Entertainment
  44. 44. Peer to peer reviews on local restaurants, shopping entertainment and businesses • Why use Yelp? • Discover new places • Read reviews from others • Find what’s near you • Make reservations via OpenTable
  45. 45. Yelp.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  46. 46. Find a driver via mobile app • Why use Uber? • Now in Columbus! • Easy to use • Ride in style with a black car • See where your Uber is while waiting
  47. 47. uber.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  48. 48. Organize your travel • Why use Tripit? • All-in-one travel organizer • Sync travel schedules and plans with email • Automatically update your calendar
  49. 49. tripit.com Find it in the iTunes App and Google Play store
  50. 50. Megumi Robinson www.GebenCommunication.com megumi@gebencommunication.com @megumirobinson On Facebook: Facebook.com/GebenCommunication www.gebencommunication.com

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