We are busy people, all of us, with little time to spare, and we need to stay productive and efficient at all times just to get through the day. With the amount of information and data that can be foisted upon us in any job, it can be hard to keep on top of everything and if you add working remotely to the mix then doing a day’s work can be even more demanding.
Fortunately, smartphones are now advanced enough to make a real difference in your working life. Here we take a look at the best apps to help you to get your job done.
Trying to count the number of note taking apps available across all the mobile platforms would be an enormous, and fruitless task. Just try this one, and you won’t need to look any further, with all your notes, web clippings and extra information stored in one convenient place.
Evernote is cloud-based, meaning that anything you have stored in it can be accessed from a variety of devices or your desktop computer. The experience really is seamless, with syncing taking almost no time at all and everything is stored offline on each device for those moments when you have no phone signal. Available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
A private social network may seem like an oxymoron, but that’s what Glassboard is and that’s why it works well for business. Being able to post information online knowing it will only be seen by colleagues and those you trust is a real advantage which could make it easier to work on long-term tasks that involve a number of people.
Users begin by creating a board, to which they can invite other people; information on each board can only be viewed by those who have been given permission. This makes Glassboard much more secure than Facebook and could see it becoming very popular among more private internet users. Available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
The granddaddy of cloud storage, Dropbox performs brilliantly across a wide array of mobile platforms, making it easy to move files between them and keep them stored securely. There are some very good competitors, such as Google Drive, but Dropbox’s interface and usability give it an edge over its competitors.
Files can be uploaded from your mobile and automatically synced to your desktop, making sure that you never need to be without your documents, photos, movies or music. Dropbox is very easy to use and provides enough free space for regular, everyday use. Available for iOS and Android.
Olive Office is a brilliant, simple and free equivalent to the likes of Microsoft Office that allows you to create, edit and view documents that are stored on your device or in the cloud.
While editing spreadsheets and large text documents can be difficult on a small screen it is sometimes necessary to do it on the go. Olive Office offers an easy-to-navigate interface and plenty of editing options that allow you to change whatever you need within a file and save it either to your handset or the cloud for later viewing. Available for iOS and Android.