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Most Business people spend considerable amount of time outside of their office connecting, marketing, and selling. However, being outside the office shouldn’t make them inefficient or out of touch with the internal going on at the company. Here are 7 smartphone apps for business people to help them conveniently do their work even while on the go:

     1. Business Card Reader

People in business get a lot of business cards which they stuff in wallets or card holders. The idea of having business cards may look antiquated, but it’s still a fast way to exchange contacts especially when on the go. The Business Card Reader app can be used to scan a business card and automatically add the information you need on the contact to your phone. The app reads the data on the business card and enters them into appropriate fields in your address book saving you the time to input the information on your phone manually.

     2. Expensify

As a person in business you have to deal with expenses of your company which can often be tedious and painstaking to keep track of. The app Expensify allows users to manage expense transactions, upload receipts, generate receipts from online sales and automatically create expense reports as well as allows finance teams to approve and export reports. Also, as an employer, if you want to ensure that your employees are spending the company’s money purposefully, then you need this.

     3. Feedly

To manage your business successfully, you should be informed about what is happening in the world of business and finances. Feedly is an app that compiles news feeds from a variety of online sources for the user to customize and share with others. It’s a central place to organize, read, and share the information you need to stay ahead of the next big trend in your industry. The app simply helps you to subscribe to RSS feeds of your favorite websites making sure you get the latest information.

      4. Tripit

If your business requires that you travel a lot, Tripit is an essential app you need to download on your smartphone. The app works as a travel manager which helps you to organize your reservations and flight confirmations by forwarding your travel information to the app. While it helps you to organize your travel schedule, it gives you the option to share your itinerary with the people who need to know it.      5. Uber The newly added feature on Uber; Uber for business has made it an important app for people in business. The Uber for business was built for companies to manage employees’ transportation, with a  central dashboard that keeps track of trips and fares.      6. Slack Slack is an app that makes internal communication in an organisation easier. With Slack, participants can exchange all types of documents which do not automatically save to the device even when opened. There is an option to save the document to the device if you desire to do so. This is useful as users don’t have to fill their devices with unnecessary documents. Some of Slack’s major integrations include: Google Drive, Trello, Dropbox, IBM Bluemix, Zendesk etc.      7. Zoom Cloud Meetings Zoom Cloud Meetings provides remote conferencing services. It offers both meeting and webinar software. it combines video conferencing, online meetings and mobile collaboration.

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This article was first published on 18th July 2017


Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]

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  • ayo

    Nice piece Kofo. You should also checkout Loystar for SMEs.. 🙂

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