New technology is evolving and already exists right in the palm of our hands. For business owners, there are some awesome new apps to download and use every day. Here are a few of my favorite ones that make life, and business, just a little more mobile.
This little app lets you accept credit cards with your phone or tablet. There is no charge for the app, and you can set it up quickly and use it right away. It will accept cards with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express logo, and they can be either credit or debit cards. There is no monthly fee, no merchant account required, and no contracts to sign. There is a charge of 2.75% and the swiped amount deposits the next day into your account. You can take credit card payments wherever you happen to be. No computer or internet connection needed.
Splashtop is a cool remote desktop app, and it is so popular it has over five million users. You can take your tablet anywhere with full access to your PC and everything stored on it. You can use all of your desktop programs, like PowerPoint, Outlook, Quicken, Word, and Excel without downloading them to your tablet. It is like having a portable version of your desktop computer, and the app streams everything to the tablet smoothly.
Go To Meeting
This cool app lets you attend online meetings, on the fly! Now you will not have to stay in your office when there is a virtual meeting planned, so you can handle pressing things that require you to be mobile. This means you can attend those meetings and webinars from a coffee house, your back deck, or sitting on the beach. (Use ear buds, though; you do not want to make everyone jealous when they hear the seagulls squawking.) There is no charge to attend meetings from remote locations, and you can easily join a meeting just by tapping an email link. Viewing PowerPoint presentations and reports is possible, and you can pinch and zoom to enlarge.
Ever had to put together something inspiring to say to your employees or a group of associates at the drop of a hat? If you have, you know how hard it can be to think of something meaningful off the top of your head. These quotes can give you something to say, and something to ponder and expand upon. The best quotes can get many great discussions started. Great leaders help people focus on their goals and develop their values, both things that discussions of these quotes can help with. Ask the group what the quote means to them, and you will find out a lot about how they feel.
World Card Mobile
This cool little app lets you snap a picture of a business card and it scans it using OCR technology to upload the information to your contact file. You do not have to manually type anything or risk typos. It recognizes just about all text, and sorts the data into your file instantly. It can even recognize multiple languages. Once the information updates into your contact files, you can instantly call, email, or message the new contacts. You just use your phone or tablet’s camera to auto-focus and take a picture of anybody’s business card, and the app will recognize the information for you and transfer it to your files.