Five new Android mobile applications to help boost your business

Make your business easier by correctly using apps. Here are a few apps that can help your business. Photo: Flickr

WASHINGTON, September 30, 2013 – These days, just as many people have Android phones as iPhones, and the resulting number of apps seems to multiply by the hour.

Many of these apps can be a huge help to running your business. From apps that monitor your online banking to those that provide backup services for your phone, there is truly something for every type of company.

Below are a few of the most helpful new apps for business owners you might have overlooked. If none of these fit your company’s needs, do continue to look around for similar, industry specific ones.

Most businesspeople don’t keep their phones in front of them all day at work when they’re working on their computers. This can result in missing an important business-related text message or other key communication. The free app Fonelink sends your texts to your computer and lets you send an SMS (short message service) missive from your PC or tablet.

Tired of the fees your bank is charging your business? Get GoBank and leave those fees behind. This app allows you to conduct all of your banking activities from your mobile and it doesn’t charge any overdraft fees, a big blessing for businesses which are always trying to balance their cash flows and bottom lines.

Many small businesses can’t afford a full-time information technology (IT) department. For a bit of inexpensive IT insurance, download the new Flashify app. It can backup and restore an OS kernel, perform flashes from anywhere, and automatically sync Dropbox backups between your mobile and desktop workplaces.

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For industries such as construction, trucking and yard work that can depend on weather conditions, it’s important to know what the outside weather will be like days or hours in advance. Wundermap is the perfect helpmate to address this problem. It offers not only satellite maps of current conditions based on Weather Underground’s 30,000 worldwide locations, it also allows you to customize your own map to follow the weather situations you’re most concerned about, like precipitation or wind.

Paper Artist
For the business that regards Instagram’s photo editing tools as too limited, Paper Artist offers a huge number of options. You can use a paint brush to add your own dash of color to a picture, or you can sign or add messages to your photos. You can even turn a photo into a cartoon drawing to transform it into a personalized work of art. There are lots of borders to choose from and additional features that can make your pictures distinct and memorable, making them perfect for posting to your business’s Pinterest page. 

There are lots of business apps that are industry specific. So if the ones we’ve listed here don’t quite address your company’s unique issues, it’s time to start searching for apps that do. One example of an industry-specific app that has increased in popularity is MyRig, which allows you to rate bills by miles, weight, commodity and more if you’re in the Freight Broker industry.

With the world of apps becoming bigger and better every day, it’s important to make use of these handy business-oriented shortcuts and tools as much as you can. Most are designed with specific businesses in mind, so be sure to search for the ones that will work for you and make them a part of your everyday business life. You’ll be glad you did.


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