For long, Blackberry had the world glued to its business-centric functionality, most notably, the messenger. Now is the time of the business mobile app. UK businesses, in increasing numbers, are welcoming mobile apps to gain on a big audience and create better opportunities of commerce and engagement.
The apps mania has even been making a mark on the small business segment, with close to 70% of them drawing on mobile apps for a number of reasons. Here are the top 5 small business apps worth having on your list:
Evernote: A brilliant idea can pop up anytime—while driving, walking, or in the middle of a business meeting. Evernote is the tool that ensures anything coming up in your mind is never lost track of. It ensures you remember the smallest details by helping you store information in the form of voice notes, texts, and photos. One of the hottest business apps around, Evernote’s massive success has seen its feature list to include two promising web start-ups Skitch and Penultimate.
Word Lens: If you deal with foreign consumers, Word Lens is great to have on your device. The app allows quick English translations to be done of any email, article, or a piece of web content captured by the ‘Lens’. All you need is to take pictures and the content will be transcribed in a jiffy.
Form Mobi: Mobi was designed to be a ‘virtual clipboard’, and it has truly delivered on that promise. Widely touted for making the clipboard ‘go digital’, Mobi is actually a tool for filling out forms easily on the move. The app comes with a robust functionality set which includes extremely handy features like the ability to record audio, take pictures, collect signatures, and create CAD-quality sketches.
iFax: iFax is probably one of those business apps that truly manifests how the traditional business environment is coming to merging with the mobile. The app turns your phone into a virtual fax machine which can create and send a customized fax copy from anywhere. The app also allows incorporating the company logo and adding a digitized signature very much the way of a professional fax copy.
Hootsuite: It does not matter if you already have a big social media presence or if it’s a work in progress, Hootsuite is a great business app to have to monitor and build social media connections. From a single interface, you can organize just about every social media activity on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln, Google+, WordPress and more. The app also maps out your social…