With so many apps available targeting professionals, it can be difficult to determine which ones can actually improve your working life—and which will just take up space. If you’re looking to tap into tech but don’t know where to start, try these five apps to keep yourself organized, productive, and connected.
Prezi enables users to produce more creative and integrated presentations. Thanks to its cloud-based technology, you will always have access to your latest presentation on any device, both online and off. This app is perfect for the business professional that is continually meeting with their clients on the go.
Wunderlist is the ultimate to-do list app. Whether you’re planning a summer reading list, managing multiple work projects, or collaborating with a team, Wunderlist has integrated planning tools that allow you to unload your thoughts into actionable lists. The app allows you to create folders, include comments, make notes, share lists, set due dates, and utilize push notifications to keep you organized.
Traveling for business means tight schedules, important meetings, and a looming expense report at the end. Expensify will not only help you track business expenses and mileage, it also allows you to scan and upload receipts. Organize expenses by trip and submit reports by a simple click of a button, even while waiting for your return flight. Not sure you can trust reporting to an app? Available for 4 years, it currently processes $2 million in expenses daily.
Square is the ultimate solution for your small business or start-up, allowing anyone with a smartphone or tablet to accept credit card payments. The app has an intuitive mobile point-of-sales tool and online invoicing, with a small, removable, square card reader to add to your device. There are no sign-up or monthly fees—instead, the service takes 2.75 percent of each payment, lowering the barriers of entry for small businesses to accept payment.
Cal by Any.do is one of the most impressive calendar apps available for Android and iPhone, with an innovative new update for meetings called HeadsUp. This feature synchronizes all of the features of a meeting: scheduling an Uber car to pick you up, sending an email to attendees that you’re running late, automatically silencing your phone on arrival, and more. It truly allows you to be on top of your task list and calendar simultaneously.
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