5 Windows Phone apps for business


With almost a decade behind me in telecommunication business, I’m carrying two smartphones with me always. One is business phone and second is personal. In order to learn and get experience from two Eco systems, I love to use combination of Windows Phone and Android. Sometimes, iOS jumps in and replace one of two fellas mentioned earlier. Let’s see top 5 free apps for Windows Phone that will boost your business.

OneDrive

First things first. If you use your smartphone for business, you probably work with a lots of documents. Beside that, if you use your smartphone for occasional or everyday photographing, music listening and texting, you will need space to save all your precious files. Smart, simple and secure way to do that is the most popular cloud storage application for Windows Phone – OneDrive.

This is the best way for storing files. OneDrive lets you access your documents, photos, videos and more via all of your devices. App is available for Windows, Android, iOS and webpage as well.

You will get 15 GB free when you sign up, plus earn up to an extra 3 GB of storage when you backup your camera roll. +5 GB if you refer a friend to OneDrive and both of you will receive +500 MB. Refer up to 10 friends for a maximum of 5 GB. Do you want 100GB? There is a way to earn it or to buy even more.

Grab it!

Evernote

I remember my first touch with this app. It was on Android phone. Evernote helps me to hold focus on ideas that can make change or help me to finish some project, close some deal or finish web article. Easily gather web articles, make handwritten notes or snap photos. Evernote has powerful search engine, so you can easily find your ideas, inspirational posts or whatever you saved. I’m using free version, although for enthusiast there is available premium and business plans if you need offline access to notes on mobile, collaborate with coworkers or do more.

Evernote / promo

Evernote / promo

Great thing about Evernote is that your notes, web clips, files, and images are available across all yours devices – smartphones, tablets, laptops.

Perfect app that will make making lists, brainstorming, capturing ideas and inspirations much easier. It’s amazing in meetings when you can send your notes, inspirations or ideas via email to your coworkers in a second.

Grab it!

LinkedIn

This social network is powerful. Professional online presence is necessary for any kind of career opportunity and it helps for meeting assessments. I’m using it to get prepared for meeting. For example, I check meeting attendees LinkedIn profiles and check my network to see whether we have a first-degree connection or second-degree member at the company. It’s not hard to ask that person to help me to gather information about persons and company insights and culture. You can reach potential customers, clients and suppliers or research your competition, potential partners and suppliers.

LinkedIn WP app / promo

LinkedIn WP app / promo

LinkedIn app for Windows Phone can sync data from your phone book and LinkedIn contacts info. In that case, you will have all visible information about contact. For example, Windows Phone alerts me if someone from my network have a birthday or job change.

Have you checked out my LinkedIn profile? Check it out: link :)

Microsoft Office

You are probably had a chance to open, edit or create Word, Excel and Power Point at least once in your life. Excel and Power Point are must have in my type of business. I can’t imagine my day without tables, calculations and presentations. You can review, edit, or even create new documents on the go and this works fast as lighting.

Connected with OneDrive, you can start your document on tablet, review it on smartphone and finish it on PC.

It comes with your new Windows Phone, no need to install it.

Here Drive +

If you use car for business trip most of times like I currently do, it’s good to have turn-by-turn voice guided navigation. If it can work offline and you can find and reach your final destination, search no further.
Here sells or licenses it’s mapping content, along with navigation services and location solutions to other businesses such as Garmin, BMW, Oracle and Amazon.com. HERE has maps in nearly 200 countries, offers voice guided navigation in 94 countries, provides live traffic information in 33 countries and has indoor maps available for about 49,000 unique buildings in 45 countries. During 2007, Nokia acquired the Chicago-based company NAVTEQ, which was the largest maker of automotive grade map data used in car navigation equipment. That’s example how acquisition can bring you 25 years of experience (source).

Here Drive + / promo

Here Drive + / promo

Here Drive + / promo

Here Drive + / promo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download, open app, choose countries you want/plan to visit, download maps via WiFi and enjoy.

Grab it!

I am using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and some other social networks as well. Since it’s features are more suitable for personal use in my case, I will provide one article to cover this apps very soon.

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