5 Essential Apps for Business Professionals

Tech Wizard. Sales Agent. Problem solver. Financial whiz. Running a business involves wearing a lot of hats. If you’re looking to be on top of relationships, a good business contacts app might be just what you need. Forging relationships are the foundation to a business, after all the old adage goes, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Yet managing your contacts can be an arduous task, especially when you find yourself returning from conferences or networking events with a pocketful of business cards. 

In the information age, business professionals need to be constantly connected to grow and leverage their network. However, with access to a plethora of software, it can be difficult to choose the one for a far–sighted strategy. We gathered 5 apps that can help you stay organized, maintain relationships and manage your day.

1. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the essential social networking platform used by millions of business professionals around the world. The LinkedIn mobile application is the best way to network while on the go. 

The app is easy to use and provides access to the same primary functions as the website, which includes messaging, viewing network connections, and posting. 

2. Covve

While apps like LinkedIn provide access to large networks, relationships need to be regularly maintained. With Covve, staying in touch is simple because the app gives you reasons to reach out. 

Covve is an intelligent contacts app that lets you easily manage and maintain business relationships. The app boasts impressive features such as providing news and dynamic info on contacts. 

You can scan business cards straight into your address book, add additional notes on where you met, and follow-up. 

You can also send back your electronic business card and seamlessly exchange contact details. 

Covve lets you tag, categorize, and archive contacts so you can quickly find who you are looking for through powerful search and desktop visualization. 

3. Expensify

When you’re on the go it can be tough to recall what counts a personal charge versus what should be expensed to the business. The Expensify app is a convenient tool that allows you to track your business expenditures while out of the office. The app offers a multitude of useful features such as unlimited receipt scanning, next-day reimbursements, and even advanced tax tracking. 

4. Dropbox

Dropbox is the premiere file hosting service that allows users to easily upload their documents and files to the cloud. The mobile app offers a host of new features that allow users to increase productivity and reclaim some time. 

With the app, you can now scan receipts and stickies, access links, and preview over 150 file types. 

5. Trello

Trello is a list making application that allows professionals to collaborate effectively and stay organized.The mobile app works much like the desktop version, allowing users to create new boards, interact with teams, and work both online and offline. 

In addition, it provides built-in workflow automation with an automated butler. Trello also offers the option to sync with Slack, so you can easily access your Trello team on the Slack mobile and desktop apps. 

 Not many people think of apps as an option to improve their business, but as you can see, apps can be of assistance to arduous tasks. So think about which of these apps are most effective to deal with the challenges you face on a daily basis, and try to download them first. Chances are, you won’t improve your career any time soon. What? No. 

No matter how large your corporation is, the product, or how you structure your sales funnels, you will have to manage and organise your contacts to create new opportunities. If you haven’t already invested in a contact management app, you should consider the options listed above. Establish the technology and the relationships will follow. In business it is all about the people.

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