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APPS to help
you Organize your Daily Business Activity
almost impossible in today’s competitive environment to keep our daily
activities organized in one place. Calendars are good to know what to do
that day, but you probably have other “reminder” systems in place to
coordinate all your daily activities. If your business is a large enough,
your secretary or assistant might be that organizer for you. But not always
is that person at your fingertips.
across a few APPS that could help you organize your activities all in one
place, making life just a little simpler. I am sure there are other apps
being developed during this writing, maybe even something completely
different will become available making all these apps obsolete. So for now,
lets look at these five apps.
Google launched an app called Google Keep. Like many of Google’s
products, the “Keep” will sync your notes with Siri (iPhone users) and
Google Drive. It will color-code them for easy retrieval, construct to-do
lists, compile photos, and archive notes for later viewing. If you have used
Evernote, then you will most likely want to try Keep. Google is
constantly improving this app to become the choice for people on the go.
Jumpchart is slightly different.
For example if you are redesigning your website, Jumpchart helps you plan
your website layout, view the most recent content revisions, and a lot more,
all in real time. Although this app is free, the more advanced features are
at a cost up to $50, but worth it if that’s what you need to help keep
those who are concerned about accounting and billing might want to look at
Harvest app. This is a time tracking app program that will help you
see where your staff is spending their hours, based on time spent on each
task. If you use QuickBooks, you can export these reports into that program
to keep real-time reports for billable hours. Another feature of Harvest,
you can create invoices with your company logo and offer clients to pay
something that many active social media people will find useful.
Hootsuite. This app helps you manage all your social networks, such as
Linkedin, Twitter, Google+, Foursquare, MySpace, Wordpress Facebook and Mixi
accounts. It’s a great way to track your brand mentions and analyze your
are truly a busy entrepreneur who just cannot remember to take your iPhone
charger with you, or pick up your cleaning, or need to locate a restaurant
for a client lunch meeting, then look no further than WunWun. This is
not free. It’s a concierge service to make sure all your needs are met and
on-time. WunWun is a 24/7 service that cost $2.50 for every 5 minutes of
service, or you can choose $20 flat fee for deliveries.
still trying to find an app that just lets me be alone for a while. Seems
our lives are so packed with things to do we just cannot tear ourselves away
from not knowing what is happening in the world, or what our competitors are
doing next. If I find an app that lets our devices all fall asleep at the
same time, I’ll pass that along to you. For now, keep organizing.
is a Fellow of The Business
Forum Institute and he has been active in the advertising arena
since 1973. He has successfully developed unique concepts, programs,
designs and corporate campaigns for a variety of local, regional
and national accounts. He founded his own advertising and
publicity firm in 1980. Since that time, he has provided the
marketing and publicity services to a wide range of clients
including: Jeep Corporation, Sir Speedy Corporation, Yamaha
Sports, Regal Medial Group, Bell Brand Foods, Laura Scudder’s,
CBS radio, Uniden LPGA Golf Tournament, the City of Orange,
Universal Studios, Snak King, ASICS sporting goods, La Reina
Family Brands, Partition Specialties Inc., MVP RV, Yamaha Music
Schools, Encryption Solutions, Inc., McMahon’s RV, amongst
others. As a designer in Los Angeles, California, George
co-founded a design studio where he created materials for a
variety of television shows and motion pictures: including: “The
Sting”, “Kojak”, and “Lombard and Gable”. He also developed
campaigns for Kenny Rogers, the Osmonds, Kentucky Fried Chicken,
Budget Rent-A-Car, Transamerica and Occidental Life. George
holds a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design with minors in
English and Photography from Cal State University of Long Beach.
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