Great Apps for Employees on the Go
If you’re one of the lucky (or unlucky) employees that get to travel frequently for work, the set of tools you need differ greatly from what desk workers need. Aside from a laptop or tablet, you need a smartphone that lets you work with various applications in a mobile platform. With all the traveling you do, you want something that isn’t difficult to lug around and can boot up or open easily.
An iPhone is a great investment for employees who travel a lot. It can multitask and gives you lots of ways to keep in touch with your family and the workplace. But aside from that, you can also use several apps that can make working on the go much easier:
Integrating all your social media accounts, email messaging accounts and other chat apps is a great way to reduce the effort needed to talk to people. With this app, you can see all your contacts from all the accounts you log into imo and talk to them at the same time even if they’re from different platforms. You can speak to your family on Facebook while chatting with your boss on your Google groups. The best thing about this app is it’s completely free and looks great.
You can take the comprehensiveness of your notes to another level with Evernote. At first, you may find it neat that you can add lists and tasks to your note to help keep track of things to get done. The lists come with alarms and notifications too. But aside from that and the usual way of taking notes with a stylus or the onscreen keyboard, you can take pictures and record sound or video to embed in your notes. That way, you don’t miss any details like business phone numbers dictated to you and can refer to your notes more confidently. Lastly, as if all that wasn’t enough you can sync your notes to other Evernote apps on your laptop, PC, Mac or tablet. The free version has limited usage and syncing, though and needs a bit of getting used to when you actually read back through your notes.
Waiting for an email may hamper your work on the go and bring your tasks to a standstill. You can ask your colleagues to keep a copy of the files you need on a common Dropbox account for the office instead. Whenever an update is made on a file in the Dropbox folder, anyone the folder is shared with can access the new file. This is great for people who need to view and update a file regularly. You can get a free app to access 250 gigs of storage and then pay for more space and functionality later.