Monday, December 13, 2010

Top 6 Must-Have Business Mobile Apps for the New Year


Whether you use a Blackberry, iPhone, or Droid, you have probably downloaded at least one mobile app this year (if not more!) 2010 brought some very memorable apps to mobile devices – you just couldn’t escape them this year.  I bet you turned on Pandora radio while crunching numbers late at the office, or took advantage of Skype mobile while chatting with your Tokyo clients.

Even with all the latest and greatest apps this year, you probably skipped over some helpful apps that could have made your life easier.  Here are some “must-have” apps you can’t live without in 2011.

#1 Evernote – an app compatible with all devices that makes everything on your phone easy to remember. Both pictures and notes are indexed and made searchable. You can even search for printed or handwritten text inside the images.

#2 So have you signed up for LinkedIn yet? If you haven’t, it’s time to get on board. You don't have any excuses with LinkedIn’s mobile app. If you are a busy professional with a Fortune 500 or a small start-up, this handy app lets you check in while on-the-go!

#3 Do you know which fork is the salad fork? How about the proper way to greet a Japanese businessman? With The Protocol Centre’s app, Etiquette Avenue, you will never make another social faux-pas. For just $2.99, you can learn etiquette fit for a king or queen - right your fingertips.

#4 Skype isn’t new on the mobile apps scene, but it needs to be at the top of your apps list this year. Skype mobile connects you with people from across the world. Skype features: Skype-to-Skype calls, instant messaging, and low international call rates.

#5 Twitter continues to be one of the fastest growing micro-blogging platforms on the net. With popular TweetDeck, iPad and iPhone users can tweet from anywhere, any time – 24,7! TweetDeck also helps you automate and save time with tweets.

#6 If you are a PowerPoint-a-holic, then mbPointer: PowerPoint slide show remote control is just what the app doctor ordered. Using your iPhone, you can control every aspect of your PowerPoint presentation - right down to the cursor and slide speed ($2.99 fee).

Come the New Year, these apps will make the perfect addition to your business arsenal. Don’t clog up your mobile devices with ESPN and shopping apps, it’s time to invest in your business when 2011 hits. Download mobile apps that will make your business run more efficiently and save you time – here’s to your success in the New Year!

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