May 3, 2011
Enjoy living and doing business in the cloud? I’ve become increasingly reliant on mobile applications to conduct business and simplify my life – haven’t we all?
The mobile application marketplace will reach $25 billion by 2015, according to a new report from World Mobile Applications Market. Not only do mobile apps represent a tremendous business opportunity, the apps market also fundamentally improves the way we do business, essentially by enhancing productivity. If you haven’t been ‘appified’ yet, the following mobile apps will significantly impact the way you do business.
Dropbox: Access your documents anytime, anywhere. Leverage cloud computing to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.
ScanR: Turn your mobile phone into a digital scanner, printer and fax. Scan documents and turn them into digital pdf files you can store, share, and fax.
Fring: Need a quick team regroup? Try free, mobile Group Video Calls. Fring lets 4 people video call each other simultaneously, making it a mobile video business meeting of sorts.
Vlingo: Tell your phone what to do while you’re on the go! The Vlingo Virtual Assistant turns your words into action. Voice to text technology makes it easier to email a business associate, get directions to a restaurant, do a quick mobile search for information, update your social status, etc.
Swipe: Swipe allows you to accept credit cards when you’re on the road, at the trade show, or selling at the market. It’s the easiest and most affordable way to jumpstart your business and increase sales.
Google Voice: Send and receive text messages through Google Voice app for free.
Expensify: Keep track of business expenses when you’re on the go. Keep a digital copy of your receipts by using your mobile phone camera to capture the image of the receipt. Your receipts, expenses and reports are stored on the Expensify.com site and the mobile app.
iTeleport: Access your computer from anywhere in the world. Control any app on your Mac or PC desktop, access your computer’s files and use your iPhone as a wireless touchpad, keyboard or media remote.
WiFinder: A great app for business travelers to access a directory of paid and free Wi-Fi hotspots in over 280,000 locations in 140 countries. You can filter results by provider or by location (restaurant, café, etc.).
Documents To Go: Documents To Go is an all-in-one application with support for Microsoft® Word, Excel & PowerPoint, PDF, Apple iWork and other files and attachments. It includes a Win and Mac desktop application to provide 2-way file synchronization.
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