It’s never been easier to get work done and stay productive than it is today with a multitude of apps being developed every day. With just a smart phone and access to an internet connection, you could have all of these apps available to you right at your fingertips. Most of them are even completely free. Your internet browser can be used for more than just learning about different AARP Medicare supplement plans.
If you’re used to using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint on your computer or laptop, you’d likely be interested in the various “office suites” available for download on your smart phone or tablet. It may not be the most appealing idea to think about using word processors and spreadsheets on your tiny phone screen, but what’s important is that with an internet connection and access to “the cloud” you can share documents you’ve already created across all of your devices. So instead of doing all of the work on your smart phone, you can stick to creating them from your laptop, but be able to access them to either edit or show to others from the phone.
Google has a popular suite of office apps, and typically entirely free of charge, provided you have a Google account. There are plenty of other companies that provide these same style apps, though, if you don’t use Google.
Along with the standard office apps, you might find use for project management tools that keep you on schedule and send you alerts when new tasks pop up. Virtual assistants are very useful these days in our ever connected world, whether they are real people or artificial intelligence such as Apple’s popular Siri. Use them to set reminders and tasks, alert you to deadlines, keep your schedule and list of contacts, and automate various general administrative tasks that you might not have time to carry out yourself.
When you’re on the go, note taking or voice recording apps can be extremely powerful tools. Having these available right in your pocket as opposed to having to carry around writing utensils and notebooks can be much more convenient and allow you to capture thoughts and moments, and set reminders with ease. And don’t overlook the power of staying connected to friends, family, and colleagues from your fingertips with apps like Skype for video calling, Maps for finding your way to your next appointment, text messaging, and email.