Five Mobile Apps I Need As An Entrepreneur
I’ve been in denial for a while but today I’m going to confess it “I am addicted to my iphone!” My addiction goes way beyond social text messaging and social sites but also involves my work. My phone is the first thing I grab when I wake up, when I’m bored, when I’m nervous, when I’m working or just on the go! I constantly download the latest apps that support news, productivity, social networking, and lifestyle. As a publicist and entrepreneur, there are some apps I have to use in order to stay productive on the go. Here are my top apps I use as a publicist.
Dropbox/Google Drive - You can have every photo, document, and video in the palm of your hand with Dropbox or Google Drive. With these apps you could get to your desired document from your computers, phones, or tablets instantly. And if you need to change anything there’s no problem, you can edit docs, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere. Being able to access your files anywhere you go is invaluable.
Evernote - Although I habitually write manual lists, Evernote is all that and so much more. Evernote allows you to write notes of all types, from short lists to lengthy research, and access them on any device. A “note” can be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note and may also include file attachments. Notes can be sorted into folders, then tagged, annotated, edited, given comments, searched and exported as part of a notebook. And you can share it. I have used Evernote to plan client events, compile research, and save receipts.
Quickbooks - Most entrepreneurs lose it when it comes to the numbers. I hate it. Investing in Quickbooks was one of the best things that ever happened to me. The Quickbooks app was even better. With the Quickbooks app I am able to view and edit customer information. Create and send invoices and estimates on the spot. I can also mark invoices as paid, add my expenses (include pictures of receipts) and see customer balances.
Newsify - Newsify is simply a RSS Feed reader of all the websites and blogs I want to read. Almost every news site, magazine and magazine has their own app, I prefer one app with all the articles and blog post I want to read.
GPS/Waze - As an entrepreneur you’re either always late or always on the go, either way you need directions! When walking I love my Maps app that comes standard on my iPhone but when I’m driving Waze is the way to go. Predict the amount of time it will take you to arrive at your next destination and plan for it. With Waze you’re able to get an idea of traffic, traffic jams, police checkpoints, and construction sites. Either way a good GPS is needed when you’re on the go.
What apps do you use to stay productive? Please share below.
About The Author
Teia Harris is the Founder/Senior Publicist of Love Publicity, a public relations boutique focused on lifestyle brands. Teia has launched the Love Harder Campaignpromoting self-love in style. Teia is a product of a vigorously working blue-collar city, Detroit, Michigan and no shortcuts have been taken on her journey to build her brand, all while simultaneously helping others build theirs.