I recently realized something- I really only use my phone for business stuff, Instagram, and Twitter. And now with The Collaboreat, even Twitter and Instagram have become business stuff. This is why I suck at texting. I grab my phone to check something for my business, see a text, and then keep going about my business completely forgetting to text them back. Tell me that’s not just me?
Well anyways. Most of my apps have something to do with my business, with the occasional few personal apps. And since I use my phone for so much, I don’t have the space for apps I don’t use or like. So each app gets thoroughly tested and used and anything less than ridiculously helpful will get removed.
So what are these super helpful apps that I use for my business?
This app is more of a recent discovery after I got started with the Collaboreat. I found that I was doing a lot of repeat tasks and I wanted a to-do list app that would let me set up recurring tasks so I didn’t have to enter them in myself week after week. This app does just that and more! You can set up tasks for today, tomorrow, and any date in the future, including “someday” tasks. I like its ease of use and it syncs up with the computer app so I can access everything from anywhere.
This app is another favorite that goes hand in hand with Any.Do! It’s a calendar where you can create detailed events, including adding locations from Google Maps so I know exactly where the event is taking place and can just pull up the map when it’s time to go! You can also make notes, set it up as a reoccurring event, add contacts, and more. And since it syncs up with Any.Do, you can pull up all the tasks you’ll have to do that day as well so you can see your whole day on one screen.
Dropbox has been one of my favorite business tools for a LONG time. It’s so handy to have my files in a cloud that I can access from anywhere, especially with this app. When I’m out on the road, I can access client files, documents, photos, and just about anything else I might want to see while I’m out and about. It’s especially handy for posting Collaboreat pictures to Instagram, as I can save the high-resolution files in my Dropbox to my phone and upload them to Instagram from there! Its usefulness goes on and on!
Speaking of Instagram, I’ve waited a long time for an app that lets you schedule pictures for Instagram. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t let anyone autopost (boo!) but Latergramme found a way to work around that. You can upload the picture you’d like to use, write out the caption, and then schedule it for later. At that later time, it will send you a notification that your picture is ready to post and with a single swipe you can open it up and just hit publish! Voila!
I know so many people swear by the fancy mailbox apps for your phone, but I haven’t found an app that better suits my needs than the good ole Gmail app. I already keep my inbox filtered and access it enough on my computer that I don’t need all the crazy folders that other apps have. I also love that the Google apps can sync up with each other- any documents can be viewed or saved to my Drive (another well-used app on my phone) and all links open in my Chrome app where I have all my bookmarks and history saved.
And since I’m about to get a new phone that has room for many more apps, what are your favorites? Business, personal, fun, whatever! Tweet me!