Managing a small business means you wear a lot of different hats throughout the day. Staying on top of all of the different priorities can seem overwhelming. There are a lot of business apps in the marketplace that can help you do everything from managing employee productivity to keeping up with business expenses but how can you tell which are the most effective?
In our Mobile App Series TechRecs we feature the apps that we believe would be most beneficial to you when running your business. This month we will cover Pocket, Fing & Insightly.
Even the most disciplined person can get side tracked when you discover something interesting online. Instead of going down the rabbit hole reading articles that aren’t related to what you need to accomplish, stash them to review later in Pocket. Install the Pocket and start saving articles, videos or whatever else you find interesting from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. Items saved in Pocket can be viewed from your phone tablet or PC, even without an internet connection. Pocket is free in the Playstore and iTunes.
Have you ever wondered what devices are connected to your wireless network? Fing shows you all of the connected devices including device type and manufacturer for each. Just launch the app to see the list of devices, their IP and Mac addresses, customizable device names and manufacturers. You can add notes, change the names, or the location. Fing will keep a history of your discovered networks for future reference. Fing is available for free in the Playstore and iTunes.
Insightly is easy-to-use online CRM software that helps businesses not only organize interactions with clients, but also keep track of projects, emails, notes, leads, milestones, and much more. The application helps you keep on top of customer relationships at every stage of a project and track performance against project milestones. You can categorize contacts with tags, integrate their social network profiles, and manage leads. You can also create tasks for team members, set up pipelines to track the status of those tasks, and create email reminders to keep everyone on time. Insightly is available in five tiers: Free, Basic, Plus, Professional, and Enterprise; a free 14-day trial is also available.
Is there an app you would like for us to review? If so, let us know! If you are interested in learning how mobile technology can help your business contact us for a FREE technology assessment. We are a big proponent of integrated “deskless” technology. In fact, our RevITup Business Care Series includes FREE smart device management for 1 smartphone and 1 tablet for each user. We love finding apps to make you productive.