5 Best Android Apps For Entrepreneurs
As a budding entrepreneur, you are probably jetting around the world, meeting potential investors or partners, presenting your ideas, business model, etc., right? If so, then you need to get yourself a dropbox. This server in the cloud lets you safely store and access all of your important documents in the cloud, meaning they are accessible wherever you are. Your dropbox syncs across any device on which you have installed it – meaning you can create and modify documents from the comfort of your computer, save to your dropbox, and access them from your Android phone anywhere in the world. This is cleaner and greener than constantly printing out copies of your business plan or budget, or trying to remember to email yourself copies so that you always have a digital file.
2. Business Card Reader
As you probably know, life as an entrepreneur is all about making contacts. While the Business Card Reader app does cost $4.99 in the store, it would be very well spent. You can use the camera on your phone in conjunction with this app to scan any business cards you receive – the app automatically saves them and identifies the text on the card, adding it as a contact in your address book. If you want, you can have the app do a LinkedIn search on any newly acquired contacts, or simply add notes of your own. The app maintains an image of the scan as well, should you need to refer to it at any time.
While Dropbox is great for major files, and BCR offers unparalleled contact organization, Evernote should be your go-to app for taking notes on-the-go. Their clean and easy to use interface gives you a place to jot down notes and save pictures. You can then sync your notes across your devices or share them with others, letting your partner see the notes about your investor meeting as you are taking them – even if he was not there with you!
Any businessperson worth their salt has an active Skype account. The Internet phone service lets you make free, or inexpensive phone calls from anywhere in the world, provided you have an online connection. You can sign up for free, allowing you to make user-to-user calls for free. You can also add credit to your account – Skype offers rates for international calls that are significantly lower than your standard phone provider, meaning that even if your contact does not use Skype, you can still save a ton of money by calling their direct line from your Skype account. Stay connected and stay global with their mobile app, giving you all the functionality on your Android phone.