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5 Apps to Take Your Office with You Anywhere

Posted by Drew Hendricks on October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 am

As the iPhone commercial goes, “There’s an app for just about anything” and that certainly applies to the business field.  No matter what job field someone works in, there are many apps available to help them take care of business on the go.  Regardless of whether one works as a financial analyst for a corporate bank or is an auto insurance adjuster, there are several apps that make it easy to have all office essentials at one’s fingertips.

AtTask – When traveling for work, it can be difficult to stay on top of everything that needs to be done, but AtTask allows users to take their office with them.  The AtTask app helps users stay up-to-date on all ongoing projects, keep work requests refreshed and keeps users connected with their coworkers.   This project manager software is a must-have for professionals.

Office Plus – Since many people use Microsoft Office for preparing documents and presentations, the Office Plus app is great to for those away from the office.  The app allows users to view Excel and Word files straight from their phones.  A lot of apps that are compatible with Microsoft Office only allow users to access files in read-only format, so Office Plus is great in this respect since users can edit and create files.

QuickBooks Mobile – Free for Intuit users, QuickBooks Mobile is a great app for managing one’s business on the go.  With QuickBooks Mobile, users can manage invoices, create and send professional estimates, create sales receipts and more.  Instead of staying in the office to manage things, users can take care of everything straight from their phones.

ScanBizCards – With some jobs, such as car insurance appraisers or traveling salespersons, it is imperative to have contact information for clients and business partners at one’s fingertips.  Many people pass around business cards, but if someone is in a profession where he deals with a lot of people, it can be inconvenient to carry around all that information on the go.  This is where the app ScanBizCards comes in.  With this app, the user can snap a picture of each business card he gets and the app will convert the scanned information to a new contact in the address book.  So not only does the user get the benefit of having all of his office contact information at his fingertips wherever he goes, he doesn’t even have to type it in himself.

Microsoft Lync 2010 – Staying in touch with colleagues is a must with any job and many larger businesses install instant messaging programs like Microsoft Lync on their employees’ computers so they can easily send short messages.  For someone who is traveling and needs to take their office with them, not having access to such instant messengers can hurt productivity.  Fortunately, the people at Microsoft offer the free Microsoft Lync 2010 app for users with Lync accounts.  This makes it easy to keep in touch with one’s manager or coworkers at all times.

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