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There is a superb range of apps available for business use and every day the choices are growing. Naturally some apps are only going to suit a particular type of business model or a business sector, but there are plenty of more generic business apps that have great functionality for many different business needs. While there seems to be a general consensus that businesses should be embracing the latest efficiency-improving apps, there still seems to be a lot of confusion about how apps can help a business, over and above the website(s) they have. Some of the best app developers NYC has to offer have been demystifying apps for business, but in the meantime, here are a few pointers to steer you towards apps that might make your business life even easier.
For any companies that do business on a global level there are many apps available to accommodate the needs arising from cross-border operations. Different languages are no longer an issue with a translations app such as SayHi Translate. This app has very accurate speech recognition, allowing you to have an interpreter in your pocket at all times – invaluable when you travel far to a meeting and then have a simple problem of conveying details in a technical language beyond your current skills. Just bear in mind that internet connection is required for this app to operate.
Another app that is great for the travelling business person is FlightTrack Pro, allowing you to keep up-to-date with flight details at all times, and enabling flight changes to be sought if a cancellation happens. This app syncs flight bookings with your calendar and provides plenty of information on the flight itself, from maps to stats.
Having a camera as part of your phone has been standard practice for many years now, but a good app can take your camera’s ability a step further and allow you to have a document scanner in your pocket at all times. TurboScan is one of the latest apps to make it to the top of Apple’s business app lists. This app allows you to create professional and clean scans of documents, with the ability to alter and improve where necessary before emailing on to your desired recipient.
Keeping with the scanning function, CamCard allows you to scan a business card and avoid cluttering up your pockets with a range of contact details. You can file away the details and save them, safe in the knowledge they will be there at your fingertips when you need them. Then when you get your hands on the LinkedIn app you can use those contact details to literally link up with your new business contacts and begin to build on your business relationship for the future. LinkedIn is a very powerful network and used across the globe by business-savvy people who know the importance of keeping in touch. Installing the LinkedIn mobile app means it is always there when you need it.
The range of apps available on the market today is endless. And within the broad range of different functional areas tackled by this array of apps, there is usually a great choice available for any particular task you have in mind. But as far as business is concerned it may not always suit to pick a ready-made app off the virtual shelf. Sometimes making the wrong app fit your needs is counterproductive and you will simply loose the benefit of the intended streamlining process. So when you don’t find the ideal app, get a developer on board to create the perfect one for you and the needs of your business.