There are many factors that go into becoming a successful employee or business owner. You have to figure out how to be consistently productive, so that you are accomplishing tasks just as quickly as you are creating new ones. You have to know how to set goals that you can actually reach and that fit in with your values.
You also have to learn how to be efficient, meaning you have to know how to do a lot of things in a short amount of time: and you have to do them well. Time is a tricky thing to manage when it comes to business. We never seem to have enough of it, not enough to do everything we want to do and more.
There are apps to help us be more productive and apps to help us keep track of tasks. Thankfully, there are also apps that can help us do more in less time, in turn making us more productive, accomplished and successful. Save time with these 4 mobile apps to keep close when you need them most.
Does your job require you to keep track of receipts or fill out paper documents that then need to be sent to someone via email? Going paperless is a great idea in theory, but it’s much easier said than done. While many documents are filled out and sent electronically, you will probably eventually come across one that needs to be scanned and saved as a PDF file on your computer.
Scanning documents, especially those that are multiple pages long, can be time consuming and even expensive, which is why TurboScan is the perfect app for both personal and professional use. The more time you can save while doing business, the more business you will have time to do.
TurboScan is an iOS and Android phone app that lets users take pictures of documents and turn them into high-quality files they can then save, store and send to co-workers or supervisors. You can do all of this on just one device, instead of having to use a scanner to transfer files to a computer.
Let’s be honest here: there are very few who actually enjoy participating in business meetings over the phone. Conference calls themselves aren’t so bad, though, at least in comparison to how time-consuming and sometimes even frustrating it can be to get onto the call in the first place.
If it isn’t having to know the right number to call or the code to use to call in it’s the fact that you have to take the time to add and find someone’s contact information before you even try to make the connection. This is the benefit of using MobileDay: every conference call you have to join can be done so straight from one app.
Using MobileDay will save you so much time at work or on the go you won’t know what to do with it all. You can use it to connect with whatever service the host of the call is using to connect. It makes the process easier for everyone and allows more time to have productive conversations without having to wait for everyone to finish calling in.
As a business owner, or someone who wants to keep track of their personal budgets and spending, you need something that will keep all of your money-related information stored in one place. You need an app that, with only a few taps of your index finger, can tell you how much money you have … and how much you can afford to spend.
Mint is a mobile app that will store all of the financial information you will ever need, either for business or personal use. It lets you create and customize budgets and receive updates on your bank account and credit card activity. You’ll always know where your money is, almost like carrying your bank account in your pocket.
The Mint app also gives you tips on how to save money, which can be helpful for those who are tempted to start spending as soon as the paychecks come in. It’s an app that’s free to download and fairly easy to set up and use, so even those who are less tech savvy will be able to benefit from trying it.
Often, work involves driving. Maybe you travel a lot by car for your job. There are a ton of apps out there that can help you get to where you need to go, avoid traffic and save time on the trip as a whole, but there’s something else you might need to find along the way: a gas station.
One of the best apps out there for saving time while traveling is a gas station “finder” called GasBuddy. It’s exactly what it sounds like: an app that uses your location to help you quickly find a place to fill up your gas tank while you’re on the road. No more wasting time trying to find a station without getting lost along the way.
GasBuddy helps you find nearby gas stations and lets you compare prices, so that you will not only save time finding the nearest place to fill up on gas, but the cheapest one along your intended route as well. Saving time really can save money, especially when you don’t have to waste gas trying to find a place to buy more gas.
Success does not come easy to everyone, but those who are willing to put in the time and effort to make it happen are the ones who end up making it. You don’t have to spend all your time figuring out how to get more done, though. The apps above are quick to download and set up, easy to use and can help you out in ways you may not have even realized you needed.
Save time. Do more and finally reach the success you deserve. There are a lot of apps out there. These might be the ones that get you to where you want to be.