If you're looking to boost your workday productivity, that smartphone in your pocket can help. The mobile app revolution has produced hundreds of apps to help ease the stress of everyday life.
These apps perform both simple tasks, such as managing your to-do list, and complex ones, such as allowing you remote access to your computer.
Wunderlist is a free app that will help you manage your daily tasks. It acts as a digital to-do list. The app is not just for lists, but also setting reminders, making notes and sharing events. It is cloud-based, so your data easily syncs across all of your devices.
Scan documents of any kind into PDF files with this nifty app. It's a great way to catalogue handwritten notes or items seen outside the office and share them with colleagues.
Cloud-based storage lockers can be utilized in any number of different ways. Not to mention there are quite a few options available. Any worthwhile service should include a mobile app to allow you access documents while away from the nest. Three of the most popular, SkyDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive, are pictured above.
Evernote is another popular app that can be helpful for a wide variety of professionals. It seamlessly syncs your your personal notes across devices. The app is capable of working with audio notes and photos as well.
Glassboard works like a social network for teams. Members can share photos, videos, notes, files and locations. The boards are 100% private.
Asana is another great way for team members to stay on the same page. Through the app, teams can create a shared task list, and assign items on the list to individuals. List managers can prioritize items. The mobile app allows collaborators to edit the list in realtime.
Adobe Edge Inspect is a profession-specific app. It allows web designers to preview their work on other devices, such as mobile phones and tablets. Among many other useful functions, programmers can adjust their HTML and CSS through the app.
Mint is commonly used to track personal finances, but it can also be quite useful for professionals, particularly freelancers. It's a great way to chronicle business expenses for reimbursement purposes, and to list as deductions come tax time.
LogMeIn features mobile apps that allow you to access your computer's desktop through your smartphone. Not only can you view documents, but you can launch applications as well.
There is no free version for Android devices, only one for $30.
Square is for small business owners who likes to take the show on the road. It is an extremely convenient way to accept mobile payments. With a small attachment, customers can swipe their credit or debit cards and complete a transaction directly on the phone's screen. The app will even text message a receipt to the buyer's phone.