by Ian Cumming | Content Producer, CLICKON
We know at CLICKON Media that time is scarce, and there’s lots to do. Fortunately, thanks to the digital decade and the birth of the smartphone, there are a plethora of incredible mobile applications that can turn your long and stressful work week into a productive walk in the park. Here are 10 mobile applications that any entrepreneur can benefit from:
1. EverNote (free, $2.99/plus, $5.99/premium)
“The workspace for your life’s work,” is an editor’s pick in productivity. At the foundation, EverNote is designed for note taking and archiving. It syncs between all our devices to keep all your creative ideas, notes, checklists, and research in orderly fashion.
2. DropBox (free, $9.99/pro)
For those of you who don’t know already, Dropbox is a great service that keeps your files safe, synced, and easy to share. You can upload anything to this organized cloud-service, including photos, videos, and other various documents. With a Dropbox Pro account, you can upload up to a 1 TB of data. Now that’s a lot of data…
3. Square Register (free)
Square is the future of mobile payment. It conveniently keeps track of sales and inventory, lets you manage items, and view analytics about your business all in one elegantly modern template. The app accepts all credit cards, processes payments fast, and only takes a small percentage of 2.7% of the profit.
4. Paypal (free)
It is the safest, fastest method to send money to friends, make online payments, and keep track of your expenses. You can even keep money in your PayPal “wallet” and use it to shop at major online retailers. Whether its reimbursing a client, or sending some casual cash to a family member, Paypal is great for paying on the go.
5. Tripit (free)
A great app for the traveling salesman or wildlife filmmaker, Tripit is your number #1 place for organizing all your itineraries. The app also finds alternative flights when you’re in a squabble, and sends you real-time alerts. This app is definitely a must have if you’re always on the go.
6. Slack (free/basic users)
Slack is the best way to keep your and your team connected. Forget about sending the formal email, Slack’s messaging is real time, organized into private and group chats, beautifully designed.
7. 7 Minute WorkOut (free)
Exercise science is an intellectually fascinating thing, but sometimes you just want someone, or something in this case, to lay out guidelines for how to get quick results. Rated as the #1 fitness app in 127 countries, 7 Minute WorkOut is a great way to fit intense and effective exercise into your busy work week.
8) 30/30 (free)
With a minimalist and attractive display, 30/30 is arguably the best task-managing app on the market. You set up a list of tasks, and a length of time for each of them. When you start the timer, it will tell you when to move on to the next task. Presto!
9) Receipt Bank (membership)
This mobile app removes the hassle of receipts and invoices. Using your mobile device, simply take a photo of the receipt, upload it to receipt bank, and you’re done! It’s time to go green!
10) Audible ($15/month)
An amazon company, Audible is like Amazon’s Kindle Store, but exclusively audio books. Cause who has time to to read anymore when you’re trying to turn your start up into a Fortune 500 company! Listen, learn, and expand your brain at Audible.