I also love having Google Drive right at my fingertips so if I have ideas or something that I need to get out of my head and onto paper all I have to do is open up the app and type it out and I can access it from anywhere whether it’s my tablet, my desktop, my iPhone or my laptop.
1. The Mailbox App
I know several people that aren’t a fan of this app, and that’s okay but it works for me. It makes it easy to get rid of the stuff I don’t want or need in my inbox and get to the stuff I do. It also makes it easy to stay organized, as well as, put things back into my inbox when I need it to be there with the “later” feature. I love that if it’s Friday at 6pm and I get details for a client project that I won’t be working on until the next Monday I can tell it to put it in my inbox on Monday so it doesn’t fall through the cracks. You delete things, mark things as read, use the later feature or put it in the right folder after it’s taken care of. For example – I have a folder that is for the A-List and another for Paid/Receipts for Bills. This allows me to find the items that I need quickly and efficiently because they are in the folder.
2. USPS App.
Even though I’ve been quite frustrated with the UPSP lately, I use them to ship all of my orders and their app is probably one of my most used and favorite apps.
You can schedule pick ups, track orders, order supplies, and more!.
I’m an obsessive tracker. It’s true. If something is going or I have something I know that is on it’s way – I track it. Every day. I’m weird like that. I love that I can keep up to date on where things are, if there is a problem and when it’s received. I use this app almost daily.
3. PayPal App (And PayPal Here)
I run a lot of things with PayPal. I have some business clients that pay with it, all of my shop orders come in through it and I’ve exchanged money with friends for items through PayPal. With the app it makes it even easier – allowing you to check your balance, send money, request money and they now even have a bump feature, just in case you are standing next to your friend you want to send money too or get money from.
You can also set it up so anytime money comes into your PayPal account or is taken out you get a push notification to your phone!
The PayPal here app is perfect for accepting non-PayPal payments (ie. Credit Cards/Debit Cards) on the go. When you sign up for PayPal Here they send you a card reader that plugs into your earphone jack. This makes it super easier for business transactions for your small business or any kind. With the PayPal Here app, you also are able to
4. Google Drive App
I run a lot of things on Google Drive. I have all kinds of forms and documents that I check on, on a daily basis. Everything from Spreadsheets to A-List submission forms, and Small Business Saturday forms to joint projects with other business owners. Being able to have this accessible on my iPhone no matter where I am is imperative, especially since Google Drive doesn’t send you any type of notification when a document is changed or a form is submitted.
5. Mail Chimp App
I use MailChimp for email campaigns for the shop, my business solutions company and the A-List. With the MailChimp app I can add subscribers to the appropriate mailing lists while I’m on the go, as well as, check reports about how has been opening the emails, if any emails bounced and the click-rate of the messages. This lets me know who is active, who isn’t and who just gave me a random e-mail address to make themselves look more interested than they really were.
What are Your Favorite On-The-Go Apps for Business?