App Blog Recommendations

Are you looking to find out what is new in the app world? Here are a few resources to learn about smartphone and mobile devise applications:

Appolicious: Appolicious is a mobile app discovery service dedicated to helping consumers and businesses find iOS and Android applications.

AppStorm: The do a nice job of organizing recommendations by various mobile devise platform of iphone, Android, ipad, windows.

The Guardian/ Apps Blog : The UK media source, they do a good job on their app blog on recommendations.

Do More Faster: A list of productivity apps organized by job title and position with general sections for personal life and business.


Recommended PDF Annotation Apps

As we move more into the paperless realm, having good apps to open, read, edit PDF’s is important. Below are some recommended PDF annotation apps for your tablet or mobile devise;

PDF Expert. A PDF annotation app that works only with iPads allows the user to fill in forms, sign documents and write notes, highlight and bookmark on PDF documents.

iAnnotate.  A PDF annotation tool that works with iPad, Android and Enterprise tablets; it also allows the user to add notes, bookmarks and underline. It also has the ability to have multiple PDF documents open at one time. It will also let you customize the toolbar.


Recommended Task Management Apps

Task lists can be tracked in multiple tools. The key is finding the right tool. The following are electronic to-do and task management tools and application suggestions for those individuals that do not have one of the standard productivity tools such as Outlook, ACT, Lotus Notes, etc. which have task lists included in them.  Although there are a lot of task apps in the market, here are a few we recommend;

•          Remember the Milk: A great free task tool that syncs with Google mail, allows tasks to be emailed as reminders and has a good platform to manage separate tasks lists and projects.

•          G-Tasks A free task app that syncs your Android phone with Google Tasks.  You can view your tasks on any mobile devise.

•          Toodledo. A task list with more functionality then the simplified Google Tasks but not as robust as Remember the Milk. You can add a Toodledo sidebar to the Google Calendar.

•          Cozi This online time management tool was specifically designed for families. It has calendar, task lists, reminders and shopping lists. This way no matter where any family member is, they can access and add information.

•          iPrioritizeAn online task list that will email tasks to you and also can be viewed from mobile handheld devises.

•          Jibidee an online calendar, task list that can be shared with friends and family. It also has a place to save, create and change documents.

If you would like training for your staff and employees on task management, see our course Getting Tasks Done for more details. Or contact us for pricing and more information.

Recommended Travel Apps for Business Travelers

Here are a few good must have apps for the business travelers;

 Flight Aware. The go to app for learning about flight arrival, departure and status. This helps busy travelers make appropriate arrangements especially if there are flight delays.

 Taxi Magic. Need a taxi in any city and can’t seem to find one? Taxi magic uses the 3G to find where you are located, orders a taxi to come to your location.

Open Table. This app and online service lets you make reservations online for any restaurant across the United States.

Expensify. Expensify does expense reports by importing expenses and receipts from credit cards and mobile phones, submitting expense reports through email to the user.

Organizing Internet Reading Material: Use Pocket

Have you ever wanted to tag those online articles, videos and PDF’s to review later? Well there is a tool that works with most web-browsers called Pocket  that does just that! Pocket is a free application that lets you save information you have found on the Internet to watch or read on multiple devises, including Smart phones, tablets and laptops. Once you create an account, it will be located in your Browser and as an application on Smartphone’s or tablets. Then, when on a website just ‘pocket’ it and it will remember that website and page and be accessible from any of those devises when you want to go back to it.