Over seven million apps are clamouring for our attention, but many are a total waste of time. All too often they’re unusable due to a mind-numbing setup process or a dreadful design. So to save you the trouble of GET -> INSTALL -> DELETE, here are nine apps that are actually worth the effort.
If you’re still taking a chewed Bic and a Wilkos notepad into your sales meetings, it’s time to smarten up your act. When you create meeting notes in Evernote, they’re available across all of your devices. You can bundle up text, photos and documents under different titles and then tag them accordingly.
When you’re waiting for your 11am on an industrial estate in Reading, the last thing you need is to forget the name of your prospect. Slack is a team communications app which lets you chat individually or in groups. File sharing is quick and easy and it’s kind of like Skype, but smarter.
Long gone are the days of a dusty fax machine rattling away to the sound of a signed agreement. DocuSign is one of the simpler eSignature apps available, you just forward a contract and it’s agreed in a click. Why not challenge yourself to wrapping a deal during an actual pitch?
It’s tricky to find a parking space when your mind is erupting with pre-pitch ideas. AppyParking gives you real-time information on the best places to park across 12 UK cities. It finds the nearest and cheapest spaces, including on and off-street bays.
Even though it’s constantly being criticised, every sales professional still needs the LinkedIn app on their phone. Hundreds of competitors have attempted to grab some market share from the networking behemoth, but all have faltered.
Over two million blog posts are written every day and social media is a cacophony of compelling headlines. You can’t keep up with it all, but you can prioritise. Feedly delivers the most important stories based on your interests. You can even configure it to hunt down new articles based on keywords.
“I always send a detailed set of notes following every meeting,” said no-one ever. Typing up a summary of every point covered during a get-together is not the best use of your time. So instead, send an audio recording to Dictate2Us and they’ll return a fully proofread document. It’s £1.55 per audio minute, so make sure you turn the app off when the lunch trolley arrives.
Wedged into the side compartment of every company car is a battered selection of dishevelled business cards. Steve from Torquay is stuck to a Costa Coffee lid and Helen from Stoke has been shredded. With the CamCard app, you take a photo of someone’s details and they get added to your phone. Easy as that.
Agreeing a suitable time for an appointment can become a drawn-out game of email tennis. X.ai is an automated personal assistant that takes care of your diary. Just copy ‘Amy’ or ‘Andrew’ into your emails and it’ll liaise with your contacts directly. It’s not a mobile app, but it’s still worth a mention.
Contact Xcel Sales today on 0118 402 1440 and start generating leads that are worth your time.