Smartphones have upended the way people do business. With everyone carrying around a powerful mini computer in their pockets, tech-driven productivity is spilling into our daily lives. The sort of efficiency mobile apps promise are a natural fit for business.
SugarSync, as the name suggests, lets you synchronize your files across different devices. It works on everything from Mac to Windows, from iPhone’s to Androids, and even Blackberrys (if they’re still around). There’s two variations to the accounts you can sign up for. The free version lets you sync files across a single phone and two computers, while the premium version costs between $10 and $25 a month and lets you sync files across more devices.
Skype is the default voice calling app built into most laptops and computers. Microsoft’s Windows operating system is still . Which means your business associates and contacts are likely to have Skype built into their system. To stay in touch on the go, you’ll need the mobile app version of this platform.
3. Remember the Milk
This online to-do list isn’t specifically designed for business, but it works well nevertheless. Online services are mostly free but if you opt for the pro account you’ll have to pay $25 a year. You can sync your to-do list and stay on top of important tasks while travelling.
Evernote is so popular in the business community that it’s hard to find any other storage solution that comes close to this level of convenience. Evernote lets you save text notes, handwritten notes, audio files, photos, and from across your devices. It’s online, free, cloud-based, and fantastically simple to use.
5. Google Docs
Google’s version of an office suite is surprisingly powerful and built for mobile use. This is, arguably, the best combination of office tools and a cloud-based storage platform. You can edit spreadsheets on your smartphone while creating a presentation on your tablet while the Drive app saves all your changes in real-time.
6. Documents to Go
Seamless and simple, the is meant for businesses with a ton of legacy software. It’s probably the only app that works on iOS just as well as it does on Symbian. It can save the latest Microsoft office files or ones from 2007 that are saved on your memory card. The free version is a bit limited, but the premium version costs $20 and un;locks a world of integrated document editing and saving features.
These six apps are probably the best ones to get if you’re an entrepreneur who needs to travel a lot and get work done on the fly.