Frequent travelling people have found it much easier to control their business activities with various apps that support collaboration, invoice tracking, communication, file sharing, etc. In an age of mobile office, employees may work anywhere else with their smartphones and use their own devices for working purpose. There are bunches of business apps on the market right now, but there are really useful tool that you may have never heard of, or known if it exists. Just check them out and give a try!
We have been so familiar with email system at office, but new email apps allow us to check & reply email in more convenient ways. For business travelers, these apps are certainly must-have. Big email service providers like Yahoo!, Microsoft and Google have already been on the market (Yahoo Mail Box, Microsoft Outlook, Mailbox, Gmail, Inbox); however, Microsoft Outlook app received really good comments as the best email app available.
While email has become so popular, new collaboration tools have emerged as an alternative for communication and teamwork. For managing tasks, we may consider some really good apps like Trello, Redmine, Basecamp; however, Slack is more prominent in term of team communication because it keep everything in one place and instantly searchable. According to the New York Times, now Slack serves about half a million users every day as a partial replacement for email, instant messaging and face-to-face meetings. This can be a great tool for business travelers to keep the conversation going with colleagues while moving.
The new wave of out-of-office working trend result in a new demand to have working materials available anywhere you go.
Many printer producers like Canon, Epson, Fuji Xerox already had their own wifi-printing apps but of course, they are limited from the number of supported devices. StarPrint seems to be a solution for business travelers because it supported over 3000+ printers of many brands.You can print directly the documents via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or AirPrint devices. Another free version is KantanPrint for au SmartPass users.
4. Smart Tools
With Smart Tools, new technology sensors integrated on smartphone allow to measure many things without having to bring along with you so many devices, rulers or converters. It has 6 app sets for measurement
Expensify makes capturing receipts, tracking time or mileage, business travel and creating expense reports quick and easy. Acknowledged by the tech community as the best app for expense reporting, Expensify takes the time, paper, and headaches out of your expense reports by eliminating manual entry. So it can save you a lot of time after every business trip.
6. Gmote 2.0
For business travelers, small devices like slide remote control or mouse are sometimes forgotten on seminars or meetings. While if you are not prepared or don’t have time to come back home to get them, try an application like Gmote. It can turns your phone into a remote control for your computer in seconds.