When you have a business you want to work smarter not harder. But, for most business owners, it’s easier said than done.
Well, one solution for making your business more efficient is to utilize the tool that is with you probably 24/7 – your smartphone. You can do almost anything on your phone to run and manage the backend of your business.
Here, we aim to self-serve the “work smarter not harder” saying by providing you with a list of essential business apps to help you run a better small business. Your search for productivity apps for your business stops here.
This complete package is provided to you by Scott of Carpet Cleaning Honolulu. He uses this very list of Android apps to run his business with success.
These apps work cohesively with each other. Other than the Quickbooks app (if you are not already using QB), most of these don’t require you to change any platforms that you are already using. So, it’ll we ready to use once installed and backward compatible with most mainstream productivity software.
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These apps work almost just as well as the full desktop version. It is optimized for touchscreen devices, with big, user-friendly buttons for you to tap easily. It also integrate’s with Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage system so that all of your documents are synced and backed up across all of your computers and devices. Continue reading “Essential Android Apps For Business”
Location-based applications are powerful tools for your Android devices. There are a ton that provides GPS solutions for anything and everything from personal use to business purposes like Android Auto.
Here is our list of the essential Android location-based apps to have on your device(s):
Google Now is one of the most useful apps to have on your phone. There are tons of features that this app does. So much that we probably shouldn’t list it here for sake of your attention. But here are some of the awesome features that it provides:
- GPS to keep your commute simple.
- Stocks and sports updates.
- Travel Aid. Google Now knows when you’re traveling and it provides you with interesting info on your travels.
- See how far you’ve walked or traveled.
- Shopping aid features, online and in-store.
- Stay updated with your movies, TV shows, and books.
- Access your tickets for upcoming events.
- Keep updated with your favorite websites and news feeds.
- Get reminded anytime and anywhere.
- Ask your device anything. Whatever you need to search, just ask.
Note that these features do some super complex things. You’ll be surprised when you use them. Continue reading “Essential Android Location Based Apps”
Continuing with our Android Essential App list, here’s our list of essential Android internet and communications apps:
The Google Chrome app has had a rough upbringing. But, it has grown over the years enough to make it a great essential app to have on your Android phone. Now, it sports a ton of useful features like being able to sync and view open tabs that are on your other devices. You can keep your web browsing private with the incognito mode or use the “Data Saver Mode” to keep your downloads light using fewer data and storage. You can also use experimental features to test out new innovative features that may make your web browsing life easier.
Twitter’s app also has come a long way and its features have grown. Now, it supports multiple accounts and lists, among many other features. But, if you’re looking for alternative apps other than Twitter’s official app, Falcon Pro and Talon are two alternatives that allow you to customize usage and enhance your experience. Continue reading “Essential Android Internet & Communications Apps”
There are well over two million apps in the Play Store, Android has one of the largest app stores out there. Perhaps it’s because the Play Store isn’t as strict in their guidelines for app submissions compared to its competitor Apple.
Sometimes it can be overwhelming when you are looking for apps to download. In this series, we will share with you some of the essential Android Apps by type.
Here is December 2016’s Essential Android Apps For Productivity.
To-Do List Apps
To-do List apps don’t come in one-size fits all feature. The reality is that some people are busier than others. Here are a few essential To-Do List apps for the person varying in “busy-ness”:
- Google Keep – Simple and straightforward task app.
- Any.Do – Comes with some extra features.
- Wunderlist – Is packed with a bunch of features.
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The Nougat 7.0 is Androids newest and probably the sweetest phone operating systems released yet. With even more ways to make your android phone, your own. We are all special and different in our ways, why should our cell phones be the same?
With the OS updated you are now able to use two or more languages at the same time. New Emojis allow users to really accentuate the many things they want to say. With over 1500 emojis what could you say without words?
A really cool and efficient tool Nougat now offers is allowing you to run two apps side by side. Watch someone bake cookies in one app while you also text your aunt the great news that you’ll be over soon with some warm cookies. Use quick switch now to switch quickly between apps, just double tap. Continue reading “Android’s Coolest Release Thus Far”
Android users should be aware of Android Auto which was launched back about two years ago. This allows phones and cars to integrate. Drivers have an easier time driving and safely accessing exactly what they need on the road. It makes it easy for integrated service-based business’ vehicles to navigate the roads.
With over 200 car models available and over 50 brands, and much more coming, it may seem they have reached their goal.
You can’t help to question what about the older vehicles that still exist on the road? Some aren’t compatible or are so old they don’t even have screens to support it at all. How can Android Auto also help these individual as well? Are they forgotten?
Today, Android Auto has released a whole new way for users to use it. Access all of the features right on your Android phone. The update allows its users the same driver friendly interface but now accessible on their phone. Access to your directions, music, and communications just like having it in your vehicle. Voice commands make calling your boss that much easier. Use google maps hands-free and gets to your destination safely.
Keep updated with the latest version and updates and make sure to drive safe with Android Auto, made with drivers in mind.
Android and Apple products, the two largest mobile device providers, are like cars. You have you’re Toyotas and Chevrolets, etc. Both basically fulfills the same need, getting you from point A to point B, but they both have different characteristics, functionalities, and features. But before you call up the tow trucks to tow away the Apples, let me unbiasedly explain what is the biggest difference between the Android devices versus Apple’s.
Apple does everything end-to-end with all of their official products. Meaning they design, develop, and produce everything in the house and doesn’t let outside developers contribute to its iOS software. They do this so that the user’s experience stays consistent, the way Apple wants it to be. They are also very strict with their App Store submissions as they try to keep the experience consistent and controlled.
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Android products has been one of Google’s most successful products over the years. If you use Android products or are part of the Android cult, you probably already knew this. Of course, because your opinion is biased. But that’s okay because we are biased too!
Anyway, there are several things you may not know about Android. Here are five true facts about Android that you probably didn’t know:
1) Android wasn’t founded by Google.
That’s right, the behemoth of a company, Google Continue reading “5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Android”
What does the little green robot have to offer the world of tablets, gadgets, phones, and other mobile devices?
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