With the advancement in mobile technology, working no longer means going to the office and sitting in front of your computer 40 hours a week. Apps let you work on the go as long as you have a stable internet connection.
Skype allows you to communicate with your clients and team members wherever you are. This app supports voice calling, instant messaging, and video conferencing. Its group video conferencing feature lets you meet with up to 250 people at once, which is perfect for meeting on the go.
Dropbox is a cloud storage service that lets you save your documents on the cloud and access them anywhere with a computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you work with multiple computers, such as a desktop in the office and a laptop for mobile working, the files you save in the Dropbox designated folder on one computer automatically syncs to the other. For example, if you’re in a client’s office and need a document on your office computer, you can open up the Dropbox app on your smartphone to access it.
When working on the go, one of the most important things you need is an internet connection. The WiFi Finder app uses GPS on your smartphone to determine your current location and tells you where you can find nearby internet hotspots.
Google Docs is a word processing cloud app that allows you to create and edit documents while you’re on the go. You can even do so on your smartphone or tablet. These documents are stored online and can be accessed on any device that is connected to the internet.
Evernote is a note-taking app that lets you take notes with your computer or mobile device and sync these notes to the cloud. For example, you can take notes using your tablet in a meeting at the client’s office and access these notes using the Evernote app on your computer when you’re back in your own office.
Sometimes it’s easier to say what you have in mind than to write it, particularly when you spend a lot of your working hours in your car. Dragon Dictation listens to what you say and turns your words into text. Whether it’s an email to a client or an article for your business website, you can capture your ideas hands-free.
When you travel for work, you’re probably going to incur some expenses that you can claim as business expenses. In the old days, you’d have to keep all the receipts and wait until you were back in the office to file an expense report. With Receipt Bank, all you have to do is to take a photo of a receipt using your smartphone and the app will extract all the relevant information from the photo for you. You can integrate this app with QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Desktop and send your receipts to QuickBooks for automatic processing. Whether you travel a lot for your business or just prefer to work in a coffee shop, these cloud apps let you take your work anywhere.