I have said it before and I will continue to scream from the hills, you need a smartphone and you must remember that your smartphone is more than just emails and phone calls. Nowadays, no matter which mobile device you choose, there are a variety of applications that can help you improve your business and your life. These are some examples of the types of time-saving applications that you can download to your phone.
Business card reader: Most smartphones currently have a built-in camera. Enterprising types have developed applications that mean you can take a photo of the business card with the built-in camera and the details of the business card will be read automatically and saved as a new contact on your phone.
Access and edit business documents: with your new phone, you no longer need to travel with a laptop in most cases. You can access software and applications that allow you to compose and edit documents in the most common formats, for example, Word documents, Excel documents and PowerPoint presentations. With the right cloud computing program, you can save all documents remotely, so that any changes are synchronized to avoid confusion.
Billing software: the days of the paper invoice and the fax order for the sales representatives who are traveling have already passed. Now you can log in remotely to make sure there is a product in stock, write an order that can be filled the same day and send a PDF copy of an invoice directly to your customer, all from your phone, all in a matter of minutes. This means that you can get orders faster, the customer is happy because he gets his product faster and gets paid faster.
Dictation software: if you are on the road a lot, this software can be useful for you. You can dictate emails or notes on your phone and translate them into text. Some studies I’ve read suggest that dictating something can be up to 5 times faster than writing.
GPS maps: you can make sure you never get lost again with a GPS map application on your smartphone, especially if it offers you step-by-step navigation so you know where you’re going.
It is no longer just about calls and emails. The right earphone can change your life. Do yourself a favor and update yourself today!