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5 Best Business Apps

Last updated: Friday January 06th 2017

The mobile phone has become an integral part of the way we conduct business, allowing us to stay connected and be more productive. A reason for this, is many of us use a variety of apps on a daily basis. But with there being over a million apps out there, it is hard to know which ones we should be using. Luckily for you we have complied a list of 5 must have business apps, to help you make the most of every working day.

1. Genius Scan

Genius Scan is a simple, cross-platform document scanner that makes generating PDFs of receipts, notes and sketches, as simple as a single tap. All you have to do is snap the image. The app automatically lines up, isolates, and enhances the final scan, bringing out text and making it more prominent in the final image. It’s super simple to use and intuitive, so you don’t have to fiddle with menus or drop-down boxes. Overall we love it, and would recommend it to anyone.

2. Evernote

The Evernote app is an essential component of the excellent note-taking service, because it lets you access your notes when you don’t have a dedicated device at hand. It allows you to effortlessly take notes whilst syncing them together. It also boasts great flexibility and a clean minimal design. You can bend it to your will and use it for practically anything, from recording and sharing meetings, to searching for text inside PDFs, to keeping a daily diary. We don’t know where we would be without it.

3. Perkbox

Perkbox is an employee benefit scheme that is designed to reward employees for all their hard work and make life a little more affordable. It aims to ensure ‘team happiness’ and help employees to feel valued in their company. It allows discounts on pretty much anything you can think of, from experience days to mobile phone insurance and everything in-between. It’s well designed easy to use, and really goes a long way in helping keep morale in your team high. At Assure UK our most popular perk is discounts on the cinema and meals out.

4. Skype

Skype offers the most complete communication package around. The latest version of its app is better looking, faster, and more consistent with other platform versions. It offers the user excellent voice and video call quality. Whilst having a simple and clear interface design with elegant transitions. We rely so heavily on email these days, but the risk of this, is you miss out on clearly understanding what the other person is saying and trying to convey. Skype allows for discussions not just messages, and being able to use it when you’re out and about is ideal.

5. Citymapper

It is no secret that navigating London can be a bit complex and a hassle sometimes. Well if you frequent the city and want to make your life a little easier, look no further than Citymapper. It is a free all-in-one London-centric app that covers live departure information for all possible modes of transport between two locations, with support for train, bus, and cycle hire. Walking routes are even included if you want to take the money-saving option. Looking for a cab? Citymapper also features black cab/taxi vs mini cab price comparisons.