If you’re looking for some great mobile apps for efficiency and organization, today I’ve got you covered.
At the end, I’d love to hear what YOU’RE using on your smartphone to better organize your business and personal life.
So, without further ado…
EasilyDo is a great organizational app. It has been recommended by Katie Couric on Katie, by Randy Zuckerberg on NBC’s Today Show, and Apple has featured it on the iTunes home page.
This app cleans up and adds new contacts, checks traffic in your area, notifies you of bad weather, tracks packages and parcels, schedules and sends birthday greetings, and much more – 41 automated features in total. You never will miss a beat with this app, I’m telling ya!
2. Microsoft OneNote
I can’t live without this app. From taking a digital copy of my kids’ report cards or artwork, to receipts for business travel or charity donations, to organizing recipes, this app is powerful and super easy to use.
OneNote is your very own digital notebook. Whether you’re at home, in the office or on the go, your notes travel with you. And you can then share your notes and collaborate with others, across multiple devices!
If you’re not convinced, read this to see how powerful OneNote is and how I use it almost daily.
The Check app stays on top of it all. Just set this app up once and it goes to work – it proactively stays on top of your bills and monitors your bank accounts and credit cards, all in one place. When bills are due or funds are low, this app lets you know! Plus, you can pay your bills safely right from Check!
4. Dragon Dictation
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to 5 times faster than typing on the keyboard. That’s pretty cool.
Dragon Dictation also dictates status updates directly to your social networking apps (Facebook and Twitter) or allows you to send notes and reminders to yourself, all using your voice. So when you’re on the go, this is especially helpful; you can stop typing and start speaking – from short text messages to longer email messages, and anything in between. I have even written blog posts on Dragon!
I love this app and use it all the time! Simply snap a photo of a business card with your iPhone camera and all the information (name, job title, company, department, phone number) is automatically recognized and goes right into your iPhone Contacts!
When I’m at conferences or simply meeting new people, I grab their card, scan it in a few seconds, and then hand the card back to them and tell them to save the paper!
We’re all in the business of signing on the dotted line. But if you spend most of your days outside the office, it can be daunting to have to run back to the office and sign a contract. Now you can sign documents anywhere or get anyone’s signature.
Featured in WSJ, NPR, Forbes, Mashable and more, SignNow is a great business signing app. SignNow makes it easy to sign a document or get someone’s signature, both for free, and forget about printing, scanning, or faxing! Very cool.
7. Hightail (used to be YouSendIt)
If you’re in media like myself, often you need to send video, high res images and more. Nothing is more annoying than when the file sits in your outbox, too heavy to send. Or better yet, when it comes back undeliverable. With Hightail, you can upload your large file to the Hightail server, and then share the file with one simple emailed link.
The updated iPhone app lets you not only email large files, but also digitally sign documents and store files in the cloud as well.
I’d love to know what other apps you’re using that help you stay organized in your busy life. Please share them below.