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Take Care of Business On-The-Go With These Handy Apps

Whether you are traveling for business or need to leave the office, you may have to bring your work with you. Jump on a conference call, chat with your team, follow up on leads, and track those business expenses. This collection of apps lets you do it all.

Join a Call or Meeting

You may need to join or schedule a last-minute meeting or conference call. Make sure that you have your go-to app for that. These popular tools can help you when that important situation pops up.

Cisco WebEx Meetings

Cisco WebEx Meetings

Cisco

For those who use Cisco WebEx and want to schedule and host meetings on-the-go.

If you currently conduct meetings and calls with Cisco WebEx, then the Cisco WebEx Meetings app is essential. Share files and documents, record meetings, and initiate a private or group chat. The app offers auto-connect audio, web conferencing, a 2-way video camera switcher, and Apple Watch support. Anyone can join a meeting, but keep in mind that scheduling or hosting on of your own requires a Cisco WebEx Host account.

Why we love it

The Cisco WebEx Meetings app is the ideal accompaniment for those with an account. Schedule a meeting and display your presentation from anywhere.

Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)

Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)

Microsoft Corporation

For those who want a team communication app with chat, video, and meeting capabilities.

Skype for Business keeps you in touch with your team. Start a group chat or video conversation, create and control a business meeting, and invite participants easily. The app, formerly Lync 2013, lets anyone join a meeting by invitation. However, a Skype for Business or Lync account is necessary to enjoy all of the app’s features.

Why we love it

Skype for Business offers a nice set of features for holding meetings and communicating with your team when you are away from the office.

Stay in Touch

Communicating with your team or coworkers is essential in any business situation. So, when you are away from the office, make sure you can easily stay in touch with these convenient apps.

Slack

Talk with your team, share files and photos, and create custom chat channels.

Slack

All your team's messages, files, and services in one place

For those who need a team communication tool that offers file sharing.

For a great way to communicate with your team, check out Slack. With real-time messaging and file sharing, you can instantly collaborate with team members and coworkers. Slack syncs across devices and can be accessed via the Web. There are additional useful features including search and archive, integrations with Dropbox, Twitter, and Google Drive, and configurable notifications so you never miss a thing.

Why we love it

Slack is a vibrant team communication tool that allows for instant messaging and convenient collaboration.

Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)

Skype for Business (formerly Lync 2013)

Microsoft Corporation

For those who want a team communication app with chat, video, and meeting capabilities.

Skype for Business keeps you in touch with your team. Start a group chat or video conversation, create and control a business meeting, and invite participants easily. The app, formerly Lync 2013, lets anyone join a meeting by invitation. However, a Skype for Business or Lync account is necessary to enjoy all of the app’s features.

Why we love it

Skype for Business offers a nice set of features for holding meetings and communicating with your team when you are away from the office.

Keep Up with Customers

If customers are your business, then keep up with their demands. These CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tools will not let you or your customers down, even when you are not around.

Spiro, Proactive CRM

Spiro, Proactive CRM

Spiro Technologies

Spiro, Proactive CRM

For those who want a CRM app with automatic updates, reminders, and email templates.

Spiro, Self-Writing CRM & Personal Sales Assistant automatically generates your call list from your recent communications. The app also provides tasks and reminders, next-step creation, email templates, and proactive alerts. You can combine the app with its web application and browser extension when you are in the office, then use it on your iPhone when you are away. It is easy to use and a great sales companion.

Why we love it

Spiro, Self-Writing CRM & Personal Sales Assistant has the features you need in a CRM app along with extras like tasks, reminders, and email templates.

ForceManager Sales CRM

ForceManager Sales CRM

Tritium Software, S.L.

For those who want a CRM app focused on sales with opportunity and product management.

ForceManager Mobile CRM focuses on sales by providing a weekly activity report to display your sales performance. The app offers a geolocation feature for planning your visits, product management, and sales opportunity management. It also works offline so that you can keep working without an internet connection. Manage clients, customers, and your sales team in one convenient app.

Why we love it

ForceManager Mobile CRM helps you plan your sales visits and manage your pipeline easily.

Follow That Lead

Any lead is worth following up on, especially for potential customers and clients. Track those prospects, schedule follow-ups, and keep everything organized with these useful apps.

Thumbtack for Professionals

Thumbtack for Professionals

Thumbtack, Inc.

Thumbtack for Professionals

For those who want a lead generation app with many project categories.

Find new customers with Thumbtack for Professionals. The app provides customer needs and shows you the details. You can then submit a quote and work with your prospect on all the details. With over 700 project categories, your next set of new clients is just a tap away.

Why we love it

Thumbtack for Professionals is a quick and easy way to find new customers looking for a business just like yours.

Lead Forensics

Lead Forensics

Lead Forensics Ltd

Lead Forensics

For those who want a lead generation app that works with Lead Forensics software.

With Lead Forensics, you can view your visitor list and recent notifications of leads. Identify prospects and connect with them, collaborate across teams, and access details for your contacts from anywhere. Note: the app does require you to use the Lead Forensics software.

Why we love it

Lead Forensics can help you identify potential customers and clients and then connect with them directly from the app.

Scan a New Contact

When you meet a new business contact, do not risk losing them by misplacing their business card. These scanning tools let you capture and keep those cards close at hand.

WorldCard Mobile

When you have to deal with a lot of business cards, you need this app

WorldCard Mobile

WorldCard Mobile

For anyone who deals with a lot of business cards.

WorldCard Mobile is a powerful app that lets users scan business cards and then save them to their contacts. The app will pull data from specified fields and add them to a new or existing contact, and you don't have to do much manual work. The app saves all cards that you scan, and you can even contact them directly from the app itself, whether it's an email, message, or phone call. There's syncing solutions so that all of your business card contacts stay with you, and you have your own digital rolodex.

Why we love it

When conventions come around, we end up with a lot of business cards. This app makes it easy to save and keep track of everyone we meet.

ScanBizCards

When you need a powerful but fast business card reader

ScanBizCards

ScanBizCards

For anyone who wants a fast and efficient card reader.

ScanBizCards is an intuitive app that makes it super easy to scan business cards. When you get a card, just whip out your phone and take a picture of it — the app scans it for all the necessary contact information and will parse it into the appropriate contact detail fields. The OCR engine is powerful and accurate, so you shouldn't have to do much manual input of data. Contacts will be synced with the cloud so your rolodex goes with you everywhere. It's fast and easy to use, making it an indispensable tool for business.

Why we love it

Scanning business cards is important, especially during conventions, and this app is simple and easy to use while still being powerful and effective.

Track Your Miles

If you travel for work or track your commute, make sure you have a tool to help. These mileage trackers can automatically log your miles so you never have to remember to do it yourself.

MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker

Track your miles for free

MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker

MileIQ Mileage Log and Tracker

For mileage loggers who don't want to spend a dime

MileIQ is the gold standard when it comes to tracking mileage. This app comes equipped with all of the bells and whistles, such as smart-drive technology which automatically logs your drive and calculates that drive's value. Classify all of your trips easily and then save your drive data in the cloud to access it on a different device if needed. You can even export your data for filing purposes. MileIQ allows you to track 40 drives free of charge each month, but if you need to track more, subscription services are available.

Why we love it

We can't argue with free, and that's exactly what MileIQ is if you stay under 40 trips a month. That's enough for casual use like weekly volunteering and most of your commutes. We also love that it works in the background and provides both distance and value for each trip based on current IRS rates. It's not that we aren't good at math, but that doesn't mean we always want to do it.

Everlance Mileage Log Tracker

Track your mileage without even thinking about it

Everlance Mileage Log Tracker

For people who want a hassle-free option for tedious paperwork

Everlance knows that meticulously tracking your mileage for work, volunteering, or just fun (if that's a thing) can be a drag. You could spend more time looking at your odometer than your speedometer, and that's kind of dangerous. But the calculator works in the background -- without killing our battery -- to log your trips automatically and without bringing spreadsheets or mileage logs into the proceedings. And if you're a power user, it also has features to help you find further business deductions and hopefully make tax time as painless as possible.

Why we love it

We used to keep a physical mileage log in our glove box to track our business travel. It was a huge pain, and we spent all the time we were filling it out (and making guesses for trips that we'd forgotten to jot down) wishing for technology to improve on this stupid process. Everlance not only makes it easier; it makes it automatic. And we can't argue with that.

Prepare Your Expense Report

Tracking your business expenses and creating reports for reimbursement is simple with these apps. Capture receipts, track expenditures, and manage it all with ease.

Concur - Travel and Expense

Concur - Travel and Expense

Concur

Concur - Travel and Expense

For those who want a full-featured expense tracking and reporting app with built-in trip planning.

Capture a photo of your receipt, manage business expenses, and create a report easily with Concur. The app offers credit card data import ability, itemized hotel charge options, and report submission and approval features. You can also book a flight, reserve a hotel, and track your trip itinerary. If you are a frequent business traveler, Concur is the app for you.

Why we love it

Track expenses, create reports, and plan your next business trip, all with one app. For a full-featured business expense app, Concur is a winner.

TravelBank - Travel & Expense

TravelBank - Travel & Expense

Travelator, Inc.

For those who want an expense tracking and reporting tool with flight and hotel booking options.

TravelBank lets you easily track your business expenses by snapping photos of your receipts or forwarding those you have in emails. You can create and submit an expense report quickly, use the project budget feature, and automate expenses by adding your credit card. As a bonus, TravelBank helps you purchase flights and book hotels for your business trip.

Why we love it

For tracking business expenses, creating reports, and even reserving flights and hotels, TravelBank is an intuitive and helpful tool.