As a smart android user, you’ve stopped buying the latest smartphone version every 20 months and now upgrade your phone for less money. Now, the next step in your evolution as a Droid ninja is to learn how to make better use of business apps. Many apps that you can use to organize information to improve your business or career are free or low cost.
Here are a few apps that can help you become super-productive:
Assign Tasks in Minutes
When it comes to organizing your team, the best team organization apps help you visualize your workflow. Kanban flow has become a popular choice for assigning tasks to your team within less than a minute.
Divided into columns, the Kanban board gives you an overview of how everyone is doing with their assigned tasks. Subtasks are also easy to set up to track progress. It’s also possible to focus on one task alone.
Here is a hypothetical example to illustrate how easy it is to assign a task to someone:
If Jennifer is the person in your company who is responsible for finding B2B business services for your company and you need to find a mobile notary for some new legal documents, then open the task feature, click on a button labeled “assign members,” and click on her name in the members section to assign her the task of locating a notary. It’s that easy.
Manage Your Schedule
Although there are plenty of time management and calendar apps to keep track of your schedule, manage appointments, and set up timely reminders, nothing integrates as seamlessly with other applications like email, cloud storage, and social media as well as Google Calendar.
You can easily integrate Google Calendar with your Gmail account, Google Drive, and Google Hangouts, as well as many other free business apps offered by Google.
Record Your Insights
If you’re a creative person, you probably have more insights than you can remember that show r when you’re in the shower or driving or some other inconvenient time. Perhaps you hastily record them in on your phone’s memo app, on napkins, and in steno books. Since they are scribbled everywhere, you lose track of your best ideas.
The solution is to get a digital notebook like OneNote for Android. It will allow you to sync and save all your inspired notes into digital notebooks. You can also share your notebook with others.
There are many ways to log your ideas in this app: by typing in the information, by inserting information from other applications or from websites, by taking handwritten notes, and by drawing out your ideas. Using highlights and tags, you can later follow-up on your most ingenious business ideas.
The Two Best Office Suites
When it comes to a versatile office suite, most businesspeople have settled on two favorites: Google Docs and Microsoft’s Office 365.
Unfortunately, it’s difficult to decide which is clearly better and deciding.
If you want a free office suite with simpler features, then you’ll lean toward Google Docs.
If, on the other hand, you’re fine with paying a small fee and get a feature-rich app, then you’ll like what Office 365 offers.
Make Free International Calls
VoIP, voice over internet protocol, has made international calls free. Skype is both a VoIP app and a VoIP service that allows you to collaborate with local team members or global partners. This app enhances communication and provides high-level security authentication. Skype’s worldwide popularity also makes it easy to find a common platform with others around the world.
In conclusion, using more business apps will help you become far more efficient and successful in your work. While you’re probably doing a wonderful job already, using the right apps will take you from great to phenomenal.