Because many administrative professionals work while they're traveling or share their desks with other workers, mobile devices are important tools for administrative assistants and office managers. Productivity apps make it easier to use your smartphone, iPad, or Android device for office tasks, but not all apps are created equal. Take some time to find the right productivity apps so you do not waste money on tools that do not help you increase your productivity. These are three of the top mobile apps for administrative professionals.
Google offers a free productivity app called QuickOffice, which allows you to edit presentation slides, spreadsheets, and documents created with Microsoft Office. When you use your iPad or iPhone to log in to your Google account, you can save your work to Google Drive. This makes it possible to access your files from any device with an Internet connection. This app is ideal for administrative professionals who spend a lot of time away from their desks. If you manage offices in several different locations, you won't have to worry about being able to get your work done while you are away from your home base.
If you have a Windows phone, productivity apps are available for taking notes, networking with other professionals, and communicating with your colleagues. Evernote is one of the most versatile apps for anyone in the administrative field. Many people use Evernote for creating text notes, but not too many know it is also possible to take pictures and create voice notes with the app. Evernote makes it easy to record the details of a telephone conversation, take notes during a meeting, or write down your best ideas before you forget them. Like many productivity apps, Evernote also lets you share your notes with colleagues.
Staying on top of your administrative work is much easier with a to-do list, but creating a paper-and-pencil list is not always practical. Productivity apps like Clear make it possible to create simple lists within a visually appealing interface. When you use Clear, swiping the screen will check off one of your completed tasks. Mario Aguilar of Gizmodo.com says the app is both simple and intuitive, making it a great choice for busy professionals. This app is available for the iPhone, but there are similar mobile apps for Android and Windows devices.
Mobile applications can help you manage your tasks and complete projects on time, making them very useful for professionals in the administrative field. Whether you're taking notes with Evernote or managing your to-do list with Clear, these applications will quickly become a part of your daily routine. Try new productivity apps if you are looking for a way to get more things done in less time.
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