The app universe grows every year and today there's an enormous range of tools for work and play - here's a few of the best ones.
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Businesses are increasingly mobile, fluid organisations that rely on the ability to connect teams wherever they are on the planet. With a distributed workforce comes the need to organise – and how better than with a suite of brilliant business apps.
As the saying goes, there’s an app for that. Technology companies have covered most business processes with a range of stripped-down, accessible and efficient apps that can help business owners and execs get organised, communicate on the go and even avoid traffic jams.
So, in honour of this brave new technological world, here’s a list of nine apps for business and leisure everyone should download:
These days, business is often done via virtual platforms: email, teleconferencing, Skype and social media for example. But there are still times when you absolutely have to be there in person – and on time. If you regularly drive to meetings, site visits or pitches, then download Waze.
It allows drivers to share information about road and traffic conditions in real-time, so if there’s an accident up ahead, so the theory goes, you’ll hear about it before you get snarled up in the resulting tailback.
A neat little app that helps networkers to remember each other via their business cards. Instead of arriving home from an event with a confetti of cards to ‘file’, FullContact allows you to scan cards via a smartphone, save details to your address book and connect to your new friend’s LinkedIn profile instantly.
Civilisation Revolution 2
This mobile version of the legendary strategy game is the first to have been developed exclusively for smartphones. Like previous renditions, Civilisation Revolution 2 involves building an empire from humble beginnings via diplomacy, technology and war.
Just make sure you keep an eye on the clock, the Civilisation series is notorious for missed meetings and appointments.
Salesforce is one of the most popular customer relationship management (CRM) tools on the planet. The mobile version of the software lets you log contact with customers and prospects, as well as monitor teams while you’re on the road.
For people who struggle to organise themselves, Clear integrates with your smartphone data providing simple to-do lists and alerts to help you tick off daily tasks.
Google G Suite
It’s not exactly hot news that Google offers a broad suite of services to growing businesses. But people often forget just how extensive the services are. Free to use tools range from word processing and spreadsheets to email and AdSense. Probably worth a revisit if you haven’t checked out what’s on offer in a while.
Popping bubbles has become serious business, with millions of addicts popping them worldwide during daily commutes. Bubble Shooter is one of the best, with a free version, 2,000 puzzle levels and seriously addictive gameplay.
Live Sports Apps
Never want to miss the action of your favorite sports? If you’re looking to let off a little steam after a hard day’s work, you can visit William Hill mobile and download their sports app to have a cheeky flutter or just watch the live streaming of matches ranging from football to latest NBA games. There’s also a huge range of betting markets and games, but do remember to gamble responsibly.
SagePay is one of a vast array of different payment apps, so it’s worth investigating your options before settling on your preferred payment option. This particular app permits online and face-to-face transactions, plus an invoicing option. Fees for the service can be paid via a percentage of transaction value or a standard monthly charge.