Smartphones are one of those gadgets which keep on innovating the world. Well, as a matter of fact, we see new innovations being mentioned every day or so. To make this fact concrete, it is worth mentioning the fact that Apple has recently started to work on an “in-built projector” machinery in its forthcoming iPhone and iPad. And obviously, this in built projector technology would help those who want to do presentations, virtual interactions and virtual meetings.
Anyways, this projector thingy is not the topic of discussion in this article. We will however, be writing a detailed piece on using your smartphone as a business tool. In business, you have to look forward to many things such as finances, customer management, service provision etc. And in this article, we will be giving a way out to all these business worries via a smartphone. To start, let us list a few smartphone applications which will help you folks to use your smartphone as an efficient and helpful business tool.
Evernote is the first smartphone application which we have here on the list. We have written it at the top only due to its feasibility, efficiency and vocation. Well, if you are one of those people who are always in touch with the tech world, then you might have heard about this giant. But none the less, we are still going to give a brief description about this application and its features.
Evernote basically helps your business when it comes to documentations. You can create notes, documents and files with utter ease. And afterwards, you can even share it with multiple computers and systems via its cloud service. So in simple words, you can simply come up with one single database which will have all your company documents. Moreover, other than scripted documents, you can also create and share audio files and snapshots.
Here it is the financial controller and manager of your “smartphone powered business”. When it comes to its authenticity, then we have only a few words for you; “Google Wallet is developed by none other but Google itself”. It allows the user to manage their credit cards and debit cards virtually. It provides the user with facilities such as balance enquiries and shopping. So what this actually does is that it allows the business men to do purchases directly from his/her smartphone. In addition to this, Google Wallet can also be accessed from a computer. As a matter of fact, Google Wallet connects your finances with your Gmail account.
Dropbox is also one of those smartphone applications which will allow you to use your smartphone as a business tool. However, Dropbox’s description won’t take much of our time. Dropbox is in fact a cloud service just like iCloud. Perhaps, it is the best cloud service out there on the app stores.
Dropbox allows you put your company’s presentations, documentations, pictures and audio files at one place. This unique database can then be accessed from any computer, any smartphone and any tablet. The only thing it requires is one common account. Moreover, Dropbox also has a lot of cheap upgrade plans should you require more size.
Dropbox is exceptionally useful if you need to share files with anyone. For example if you are a web or graphics designer, you can share your designs with your customers without the need of sending large files via email, which your email might never send. This would also eliminate traditional ways of sending designs via Cd\’s or DVD\’s and this indirectly saves cost and its way quicker.
- Always create notes for your upcoming meetings, interviews and appointments.
- If you are running a business selling products, you tend to be on the lookout for new and interesting products. You can always take pictures of products which you think might help you in creating your own product. In fact, there are apps such as Google Keep which allow you to create graphical notes as well.
- Whenever you are doing an interview, having a meeting or listening to a presentation, always record it so that you can save it for consideration in your free time
- Business is a matter of marketing, and marketing depends on successful interactions. Therefore, we highly recommend you to learn different languages from your smartphone (with apps) so that you are always prepared for foreign marketing.
These are some of the applications and tips that you can apply not only for business but everyday life. With the boom and plethora of smartphones in the market, we have been blessed with the ability to record, store and reference important information right from the very device that fits into the palm of your hand.