I find that being a business woman in the modern world can be a tricky task, there are always so many different projects and priorities that need managing – not to mention the general craziness of everyday life. I count myself incredibly lucky to live in an age when smartphones and tablets exist. –
Without technology my working life would be impossible to manage! Which is why I have put together a round-up of the 7 must-have apps for any budding business woman.
We all know about Twitter, since the micro-blogging social network has seemingly taken over the world. Apart from being an amazing fun for procrastination, Twitter has a multitude of uses for every modern business woman. It is one of the best ways to build a personal brand on social media and offers a fantastic opportunity to engage with people in an online community and share and exchange ideas relating to your business and passions. Twitter is also a fantastic news source and its fast paced 24/7 nature means that it is now the first place a lot of major news outlets go to with breaking stories.
Every business woman knows about LinkedIn and downloading the app is an excellent way to access this useful social network on the go. For those that don’t know, LinkedIn is a career focused social network. With over 300 million professionals online, LinkedIn allows users to connect with people who work in the same fields, as well as providing an excellent hub to stay up to date with the latest industry news.
Evernote is another nifty free app that allows you to remember everything (provided you actually use it). Staying organised is a crucial part of being successful in business and Evernote helps this by letting you to take notes, create to-do lists, capture photos and record voice memos, all in one easy to access place. The best thing about Evernote is that once you have it set up on your laptop, tablet and smartphone, the notes are automatically saved across all platforms so you can access them with ease.
Keeping track of expenses is another key aspect of running a successful business and Expensify helps with this by allowing you to automate your entire expenses process. Expensify can help you by capturing receipts, tracking travel and time and even creates quick and easy expense reports. One of my personal favourite things about the app is that you can take a photo of receipts on your phone and the app automatically scans the details to extract all the important information, like the price and date.
Asana is a fantastic app for simplifying contact between teammates and colleagues. Asana allows you to easily manage your team’s tasks, organise team projects and stay communicated with each other and even lets you to do it all on the go! The app also has a few fun, quirky features like celebratory unicorns that you can send to team mates when you complete a task – these provide a ridiculous, yet light-hearted source of fun around the office.
6. Green Tomato Cars London
Green Tomato Cars is a similar app to Uber, although without the current controversy surrounding it. Green Tomato is a minicab booking app, based out of London that allows you to choose from over 400 eco-friendly minicabs to take you from A to B. Perhaps, one of my favourite favourite features of the Green Tomato service in general, is that all their cabs are wifi enabled as well as environmentally friendly, meaning you can browse your emails and continue with your work while on the go. In India, you can opt for Uber.
Like Expensify, Samcard is another app which highlights just how smart your smartphone camera can really be. If you have ever left a meeting or networking event with a pile of different people’s business cards, and wondered how on earth to organise them all, Samcard is the answer to your problems. With Samcard, you can take a picture of any business card you receive and the app will immediately recognise all the relevant details on the card and input it automatically into your phone’s address book.
Originally featured in POPxo