“Very busy” is a common response from employees when asked how their work day is going. In fact, studies show that Americans are working longer hours than anyone else in the industrialized world. This is where mobile apps can be useful to help increase workplace efficiency.
By 9 a.m., many workers have already started their day and are ready to tackle their first assignment. With multiple tasks to complete during the course of the day, it can be difficult to remember everything. Remember the Milk is an app which allows users to create to do lists for specific tasks. While the title may sound like a shopping app, it can be quite useful for office workers.
Moving beyond the to-do lists, wireless technology can also help with time management. When working on a complex project, it’s easy to lose track of time working on a single issue. The 30/30 app enables users to set up a list of tasks they need to accomplish and the length of time they want to devote to each one. A timer will then let them know when it’s time to move onto the next assignment.
Another useful app is Webex Mobile. It’s not uncommon for staff members to communicate with colleagues in different locations. Operating on a reliable network such as Verizon Wireless 4G LTE, Webex allows its users to schedule meetings, share content and have face-to-face meetings on their smartphone or tablet. It also alleviates the expense of unnecessary travel.
Keeping track of travel expenses, compiling receipts and expense reporting can be a time-consuming task for employees. The Expensify app allows professionals to log expenses, capture receipt images and manage reports on the go. It also includes a smart scanning system allowing users to extract information from their documents.
These are only a handful of the many apps that can make work life less stressful. What’s your go to app to improve your workday? Let us know on Twitter @VZWnews.