Many people believe that they cannot survive without their smartphones. Do you have the most up-to-date apps for organizing and syncing your Smartphone and networks? Check our list.
Smart phones and tablets are essential business tools in today’s ever changing world. You need to be organized and ready to keep control of your fast paced life. Whether it’s Apple, Android or Windows, the tools you need are in the application market.
Thousands of these apps are available to you, but how do you know which one works best, is the easiest to use and most importantly, is the right one for you. We’re going to get you started in the right direction. Here are our Top 10 apps to organize your life:
► Catch Notes
My personal favorite note taking and thought capturing app makes it easy to create and file notes by typing, taking a picture or recording voice. It has reminders (big bonus) and has a unique feature called Streams that allows you and 1 or more friends to converse and exchange ideas privately. Everything backs up online so you never have to worry about losing your data.
► Google Maps
Definitely offers the best and most comprehensive maps on the web. You can get GPS guided walking, driving, cycling and public transportation routes from point A to point B in text or voice. It’s also tied into Google Places so finding restuarants, coffee houses, stores or points of interest can be done in one easy search.
► Astrid Tasks
This app is great for keeping track of repeating tasks and chores that you don’t want in your calendar. It comes with everything you need to stay on track with pop-up reminders, multiple alarm settings and a very easy interface.
► Barcode Scanner
Can’t find the price on an item in a store you’re shopping at? Easily scan the UPC code with your phone’s camera and instantly you will have the information pop up on your phone. It also reads barcodes such as QR Droid and Data Matrix. These can contain links to websites, contact information and more.
► Four Square
Helps you keep up with friends, discover what’s nearby, save money and unlock deals. Whether you’re setting off on a trip around the world, coordinating a night out with friends, or trying to pick out the best dish at your local restaurant, foursquare is the perfect companion. It’s easy to use and can get addictive if you start focusing on scoring points and earning badges.
Okay maybe you are not going to use this one all the time, but when you want to find movie listings and read reviews there isn’t an easier app to use. With this app you can also buy tickets and DVDs online, and can be your best friend when discussing movie trivia.
► Google Calendars
I could go on forever about why I love the Google calendar…let’s just say your time management skills are about to get a turbo boost of efficiency. Check it out for yourself!
If you love social media and want to be up on everything that’s going on at Facebook, Twitter and Linked In… this app will consolidate all three into one simple format. It can handle multiple accounts such as a FB personal and business page, plus several Twitter accounts. A great app for your Smartphone and even better on the computer!
► Lose It
One of the best free weight loss apps we have found. Good set up makes it easy to set goals, track food, exercise, calories in/out and follow progress. The calorie counting is done for you and all you have to do is input your food from a vast library or (one of the best features) scan the barcode of a package where it is instantly added to your list. Many of our clients support each other through the app and it has pushed many to achieve their goals.
► Drop Box
Everyone is talking about the Cloud. Well here it is. This Cloud and you can store, transfer, send and move files of all types without using thumb drives or valuable hard drive space. It’s all stored on line.