Liz Elam, Entrepreneur and Curator of Link Coworking and Executive Producer of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference This month...
It’s a pretty safe bet that no one misses fixed offices. Rapid advances in mobile technologies has led to flexible work schedules, resulting in an entire generation of mobile workers. In this transition to a mobile way of work, the productivity tools found in traditional offices are being transformed into apps, platforms and software that will allow mobile professionals to conduct business effectively while on the road.
Here are six useful productivity tools that will help mobile professional be more productive.
1. Creating documents on the run
When getting access to a laptop is not an option, CloudOn gives mobile professionals the power to generate Word, Excel and Powerpoint files right on their phones with direct integration using a range of cloud storage sites.
2. Taking notes on your cell phone
Mobile devices and keyboards don’t mix. Phones are made for voice to be the central interface that moves words between a brain and the screen. The classic Dragon Dictation is one of the original speech recognition softwares on the market that converts the user’s voice into words on the screen.
3. Finding a place to work
There are times when everyone needs a productive place to get work done or touchdown for a meeting with clients and business partners. ShareDesk is the best way to find a productive workspace virtually anywhere. Mobile professionals can use ShareDesk to discover and book flexible workplaces in over 400 cities around the world.
4. Tracking travel expenses
Mobile means expenses. Concur allows mobile workers to book reservations in the app and record the expenses that can then be exported to accounting.
5. Remembering passwords
The central experience of being a mobile worker is not knowing where they will log in next. That means remembering countless passwords or using the same one everywhere, which is the exact opposite of security. LastPass stores and generates safe log ins that can go anywhere, even on mobile devices thanks to the cloud.
6. Coordinating projects
It’s hard to work on a project with someone who is based in another city, unless that person uses software like Nozbe. This organizational app syncs up teams and projects with relevant updates, goals and emails all in one place.