Chances are the first time you heard the Apple commercial proclaim “there’s an app for that,” you were relieved but wondering what an app was to begin with. Well, app is short for application. And, in this case, application is just another word for tool. Which means, apps are tools that perform particular functions whether they’re accessed through your smart phone, Facebook, or iPad. And, as with all things Internet-related, there really is an app for just about everything. Including business.
Here are a few apps to help manage your business on-the-go …
MyStickies: MyStickies is exactly what it sounds like. Which is to say, it’s a web-based app that offers you the ability to place sticky notes all over the Internet and your desktop. Write yourself reminders or take short notes while browsing the Internet and MyStickies will keep your note there for the next time you visit the page. Helpful for organizing, writing to-do lists, and reminding yourself not only where you saw something but why you were interested.
RSS Graffiti: RSS Graffiti is an app for Facebook that allows you to share content, posts, and updates from any of your social-media sites that has an RSS feed. In other words, if you’re keeping a blog but don’t want to have to copy-and-paste everything to your Facebook page, RSS Graffiti does it for you. In short, RSS Graffit will automate your output and make it easier, and less time consuming, to spread the information you want across your social network.
Business Card Reader: This iPhone app allows you to scan a business card and automatically import the contact information to your phone. Sure, you’ll need an iPhone to use it but it’s a lot more effective than carrying around cards or trying to organize them.
Mute-O-Matic: Not only will this Android app allow you to set your phone to silence itself when you’re in meetings or events, it also allows you to pick and choose what calls to silence. In other words, you can set your phone to ring for certain people while silencing others. You can also set the phone to send a specific reply message. So, when you’re in a meeting with a client, your phone will silence itself and let anyone that calls know that you’re in a meeting and will get back with them soon.
Aviary: This Google app offers a suite of tools and templates to create, modify, and share images. It can crop, resize, markup powerpoint slides, business cards, letterhead, add arrows and text, and create logos and icons. It also comes with an audio editor that allows you to record audio, then apply effects and filters if you choose.
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