How do you handle business remotely? Do you bring a laptop everywhere you go? Do you stop at coffee shops and other wifi-ready locations to take care of emergencies? Is more time spent in a hotel’s business area than your room?
If the answer to these questions is yes, then you need another solution. Something that allows you to do business in your hotel room or while you’re waiting for your flight. That solution is in the form of mobile applications.
As of February 2020, there were almost 90 million apps available for sale. This number probably increased as the COVID pandemic moved business online. Out of these, there are several that can help you while remote. Here are 5 of those great apps for doing business on the go.
1. Android ePub Reader
The .epub format is the most common one used for electronic books on sites like Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple. Unfortunately, you can’t read these files from a word processing program. They might not work on an Amazon Kindle app either, as that company generates files in a .mobi format.
A solution is to download a reader app such as the Android ePub Reader. This is available on play stores as well as companies like Neat Reader. It allows you to adjust the font size and highlight important information for meetings.
Shake helps small business owners and freelancers create legal agreements on the fly. On top of this, you and your customer can sign the agreements right on the spot.
The application has a library of commonly used business templates. They’re meant for a quick fill of information so both parties can move forward. These are stored on your phone or a cloud location for easy retrieval once back at the office or home.
Cloud Storage Apps
Cloud storage apps work incredibly well when you need to retrieve information about cartridges on the go. If you make it a habit to save them to these sources then the data you need is available at a moment’s notice. Among the most popular of these apps are:
- Google Drive
- Microsoft OneDrive
Dropbox and iCloud offer the least amount of storage for free. You need to pay for a subscription if you want to increase capacity. Both Google and OneDrive offer more storage capacity for non-paying customers.
Since the start of the COVID pandemic, Zoom has been the go-to choice for video conferencing. The reason it has this status is its versatility. It provides 40 minutes of free meeting time. Furthermore, it records the video and audio for replay.
Zoom is one of many video conference apps for consideration. Others like Skype, UberConference, and Microsoft Teams also provide equal quality. The last two offer users a more integrated experience. They can link various social media profiles into meetings to understand the skill-sets of those you conference with.
Not every location you visit has five-star hotels. There are some cities and towns that have a smaller amount of hotels and motels. Sometimes, these are filled due to special events or conventions. So, you need an alternate place to sleep.
That’s why the Airbnb app is needed. It displays all types of accommodations in the area for a one-night or multiple day stay. You can rent out a bedroom in someone’s home or an entire apartment for yourself. Reviews from previous guests let you know how well the property owners treat their occupants.
These are only a few of the apps you should consider when doing business on the go. For instance, look into a Wifi app that detects available hotspots. Also, look into a mobile word processing platform like Google docs to create reports.
As you search for the right application consider reading the reviews of other users. They can provide details on how well it worked for them. Furthermore, don’t download an application if you can’t find verifiable data on it. You don’t want to deal with a virus on your device while you’re out of your normal area.
Finally, keep these apps in one section of your smart device. It allows for quicker access when time is critical.