Design firms are always working on creative projects that enhance the lives of individuals and businesses, from responsive websites and content management systems, to handy apps that can be used on your computer and mobile devices. But certain apps really stand out against the rest out there as being superb tools for businesspeople.
Below is a list of just a few of the latest and greatest apps designed with businesses in mind. Try them out to enhance the way that you do business every day.
Contactually is a really great app for anyone who has a lot of contacts for business but has a hard time keeping track of them in one place. You can put everyone, from former colleagues, to potential clients, into the app, which is really easy to use. Place your contacts into what are referred to as “buckets,” determine how often you follow up with them, and then let the app take care of everything else. It will automatically make follow-ups and let you know when the last time you contacted an individual was, making it simple to stay in touch and on top of things.
Even though you may think of yoga when you hear the word “asana,” in this case, it refers to a project management app that’s taking the business world by storm and replacing the Basecamp as the leader. From the top design firms that need to get things done efficiently, to the entrepreneur who hires a lot of outside contractors, Asana is the ideal solution for those who need to cut down on emails, assign tasks, organize projects, have open discussions, and more. You even get a daily snapshot of everyone’s progress so that all deadlines are sure to be met. So if you work with teams, Asana is definitely a much-needed asset.
Evernote has been around for a while now, but it’s definitely worth including on a list of the greatest apps for businesspeople, especially since improvements via updates are regularly made to the app. Primarily used to take notes, even when you’re working on your tablet, Evernote now also offers an expanded premium version with even more features. Use this app to collaborate and share information easily, as well as to store important notes for whatever project you’re currently working on.
When it comes to organizing projects in a way that makes sense for you, Trello is the ideal app, as it allows you to customize the way you work, and you can share your work with others on your team. In addition to an app, Trello.com is useful for times when you’d rather be working on your desktop computer. For those who like to visually organize things, Trello’s colored cards are perfect.
There are plenty of great apps out there, and 2015 is sure to see even more productivity-enhancing apps for businesspeople being released as the year continues to unfold. Keep an eye out to see what innovations are made for small to large businesses that use technology daily.