It's the era of absolute convenience and urgency, which simply means that as a business owner, you need to use the most modern gadgets and applications that will help make your work easier - saving you time and money.
The best way to always be reachable, accessible and efficient is by using your smartphone for things which used to be done only on bulky computers by your secretary or accountant. Not anymore - with the advent of smart applications, you can now accomplish almost everything, even if you're away from the office.
Here are 3 of the most popular smartphone applications which will help all business owners.
Group Text! By Vettori -You have important information that you need to get out quickly to your customers. Generally you would send out a mass email, but you need responses quickly because there is a shelf life to the information you're sending them. The good news is you have the cell phone numbers of these customers but calling all of them directly will take too long. Group Text to the rescue! This great app allows you to send mass text messages to any group you designate quickly and accurately. You can use your existing address book, create special distribution lists and create templates to use for recurring messages. This is a wonderful time saver and money maker for your business.
iTerminal- The app is free, but an account with iTerminal will run you $25 per month, and each transaction costs 30 cents plus 2.29 percent of the total amount. It works via Wi-Fi and 3G, and it verifies credit card numbers as you enter them, giving instant feedback for approved or declined charges. The app supports all major credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. Rated as one of the PC World's Top 10 business apps.
TurboScan by Pixoft - Imagine you are on the road and you receive an urgent email from a colleague asking you to email them a copy of that document you brought with you. Problem is you only have the hard copy you brought with you on the trip and you won't be able to get to a fax machine until it's too late. Well, this WAS a problem in times past. Not anymore due to the fine people at Pixoft who created the app TurboScan. TurboScan allows you to take a photo of documents using your smartphone and turns them into unbelievably clear PDF or JPEG files. Files that you can email back to your colleague in a flash (pun intended) and look like you always happen to be carrying a scanner with you.
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