Free Mobile Apps to Increase Productivity

Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite,  shared 7 Must-Have Apps for today’s business professional on LinkedIn a few days ago.

Smartphones are becoming the essential everyday tool for communicating, both personal and business – an estimated 200 million workers tap into mobile business apps to collaborate and conference, access and edit docs, check email, chat and more.

BREWSTER: Instant Rolodex – pulls in contact info and other details from all social platforms and creates eye-catching, in-depth profiles for each person. Its also fully searchable not just by name, but keyword, location and photo?!

HERE ON BIZ: Meet LinkedIn contacts in real life – shows you which LinkedIn contacts are physically nearby, segmented into visitors and locals. You can also chat directly through the app to set up the kind of in-person encounter that gets results. CON – limited to LinkedIn.

HOOTSUITE: All your social media, anywhere – handles social media on the go and has all the features of the site for publishing and scheduling messages. You can also set up streams for monitoring feedback.

DROPBOX: Your anywhere hard drive – It’s a classic for sharing files across devices. The best feature is you can edit from anywhere and changes are saved and synced. You get 2GB free and more if you refer friends.

TRELLO: Beyond to-do lists – Tasks (or lists) are represented as columns on a virtual corkboard. add as many cards as you wan to a List then customize each card with comments, checklists, attachments… It’s as useful for personal to-do lists as well as coordinating complex projects among big teams.

EVERNOTE: Junk drawer for your digital life – Cloud-based note taking app keeps your photos, voice memos, attachments, clips, notes… just about anything in a searchable database and syncs across all devices. You can upgrade for added features and space.

UBER CONFERENCE: Calls on the go – Select attendees from your phone’s contact list and UberConference automatically calls, emails or texts them to join, no pin required. Makes conference calls easy but lack the ability to schedule in advance.

An unabridged list of 2013’s must-have business apps (both mobile and desktop) is available on HootSuite’s app directory.

What Apps do you find most useful?


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