18 Phone Apps to Improve Your Business

By
Mortgage and Lending with PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY NMLS #230738

 

 

 

I had a friend that recently attended a Maroon 5 concert. (By the way I must admit I do love me some Adam Levine) She mentioned that all the people around her were using Zippo Lighter phone apps during one of the songs. Whatever happened to the days of real lighters?

I guess these days, there is an app for everything. Here are some of the best apps to assist you in your business. In an effort to give full disclosure, I am truly biased when it comes to Android phones, so these are Android apps.

 

Business-Related Apps

  • Cardmunch Ap – This is a business card reader for your phone that lets you add contact info quickly into your phone—then just throw away the business cards. 

    Roost App – Gives you the ability to preschedule Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn postings way in advance to save you time. 

    CuePrompter App – A teleprompter tool for shooting videos and pre-writing your content. 

    Remember the Milk App – Task management tool that organizes your business and personal “to do” lists. 

    Evernote App – An easy way to save files, pdf’s, videos, articles and notes (to yourself) with one click. You can also create “category files” to easily find what you are looking for. 

    Dropbox App – Save photos, documents and videos. When you save your file on your phone, it will automatically transfer to your computers. 

    Shoeboxed App – Scans receipts, creates instant expense account, keeps track of travel and mileage. 

    Free Conference Calling App – Gives you the ability to initiate conference calls on your phone. Invite participants, record the audio, save as MP3 and share the contents with others. 

    Tip N Split App – So you are out to dinner and the waiter puts all the meals and drinks on one bill. This is a calculator to figure your portion and the tip based on a dropdown menu. 

    SpeakToIt Assistant App – Answers questions. Reminds you of appointments and important dates. 

    CamScanner App – Scan documents on your phone, which you can name and save. Good for documents, receipts, invoices, and whiteboard discussions. It allows you to crop documents too. 

    Individual Airline App – Depending upon which airline you use to travel, download their phone app. I normally fly Delta and my app keeps track of all trips booked, saves my boarding pass and notifies me about upcoming trips.

Personal Apps

  • BathroomScout App – Find the nearest bathroom, anywhere in the world! 

    MapMyWalk App – Going on a hike? Need to walk to a building and find your way back to your parking spot? This app tells you how far you have walked. How fast. How many calories burned. And maps the route that you have taken. 

    Kayak App – Plan and organize your trips. 

    MyiBidder App – Easy way to shop ebay WITHOUT having to monitor the auction. 

    TaxiBeat App – Get a taxi wherever you are. Tap the map (where you are located) and a taxi driver will pick you up at no extra cost. 

    Lose It App – Helps you track calories, set a daily calorie budget, track your food and exercise.

          information provided by Karen Deis

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Comments (16)

Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

These definately are MUST HAVE apps.  A few I already have, but there are several I had not heard of.  Thanks for the heads up.

Oct 19, 2013 12:23 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

Thank you so much Joan. I love helping people and definitely Real Estate Agents!

Oct 19, 2013 12:45 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Jeffrey - Thank you for sharing an excellent list of information about 18 phone apps to improve your business.

Oct 19, 2013 01:05 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

You are welcome John. Glad to assist a Real Estate Agent, after all that's what I do!

Oct 19, 2013 01:13 AM
Celina Vazquez
Keller Williams Realty Rancho Cucamonga - Eastvale, CA
Realtor

Excellent information Jeffery love all the details and what this app do for you. Thank you for sharing.

 

Oct 19, 2013 01:24 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

Thank you so much Celina.  As a Mortgage professional licensed in all 50 states, I am always looking for ways to assist Real Estate Agents, so it does my heart proud to know it did that for you.

Oct 19, 2013 01:27 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Jeffery:  LOVE some of these apps!  Thank you for sharing them with us.  Going to have to check-out whether they are available for iPhone as well.  Thanks again for the heads-up ...

Gene

Oct 20, 2013 02:50 AM
Judy Orr
HomeSmart Realty Group - Orland Park, IL
SW & Near West Chicago suburbs

I already had some of these apps and have installed some new ones thanks to your post, Jeffery.  So many apps but sometimes it takes recommendations from others that have actually used them to decide if it's something we each need.  Thanks!

Oct 20, 2013 03:12 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

No problem Gene. Glad I could help.

Oct 20, 2013 05:45 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

Love that Judy! Let me know how it turns out for you.

Oct 20, 2013 05:47 AM
Julie Brown
Steffes Group, Inc. - Mount Pleasant, IA
Broker-Associate, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

Anything to make our lives easier.  Excellent information Jeffery, thank you.

Oct 28, 2013 04:47 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

Thank you. Love doing it. Are you the real downtown Julie Brown? lol...

Oct 28, 2013 04:54 AM
Chris Freck
EstaR Mortgage - Alameda, CA
EstaR Mortgage, A Bilingual Brokerage

This is very informative indeed. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 29, 2013 05:31 AM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

My pleasure Chris.

Oct 29, 2013 05:35 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

This is a great post.  I may re-blog!  I can't wait to try some of these.  Thank you so much for sharing!

Oct 29, 2013 08:55 PM
Jeffery L. Carter
PEOPLES BANK & TRUST COMPANY - Hays, KS
Mortgage Professional/ Real Estate Strategist

Why Brenda I would be honored to have you re-blog. Thanks for the kind words.

Oct 29, 2013 09:23 PM