When I first heard about this app called YO, it didn’t really spark my attention at first. But after seeing that this app has climbed from the bottom to the top 50 most downloaded apps on iTunes, I immediately became interested in what the fuss was about.
YO has even outranked social media giant Facebook’s latest installment, Slingshot. On Kickstarter.com, YO has raised over $1 million in funding from investors for this project, which is a large amount considering what the app allows you to do
YO is in incredibly simple way to communicate with friends without saying much. You simply download the app onto your smartphone create a username, invite your friends, and you’re on your way. Once your friend has accepted your invite, tap on their username and send them a YO. You can’t send pictures or texts, so there’s no need to worry about spelling mistakes, leaked photo’s, or unintentional flirting. The app available for both iPhone and Android users for free.
Whether you own an iPhone or Android device, you have access to an online app store where you can get games and apps. There are hundreds of thousands of apps that are available for both platforms. A huge percentage of those apps you will never even download to you phone. Finding useful business apps for the professional ‘on-the-go’ can be difficult as you try to weed through all of the games and clutter that has made it’s way onto the platform.
Here are a few apps that you will definitely want to download for you device. Browse over these and let us know in the comments below which of your favorite apps that we overlooked.
1. Documents To Go
Documents To Go allows you to read, edit, and even create business documents in the most popular formats. You can edit Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more. Granted you will probably not use the app to build your documents from scratch, it makes it nice to be able to make tweaks and corrections to your documents without having to launch your computer. With some formats you can even use your phone as a Powerpoint remote with your notes and everything right there on your phone.
Dropbox is a must have for anyone who has to transfer larger documents. You can now share heavy documents and folders with your desktop, laptop, mobile device, and even grant access to other users. If you have a large file that you cannot email to a client or even yourself, upload it to dropbox and it is readily available no matter what device you are using.
For the traveler, Hopstop is a must. This app will let you know whether your best travel option is walking, taxi, train, or bus. You can even narrow things down by “fewest transfers” and many other filters.
4. Google Translate
If you are traveling to a country where you have never been before, Google Translate can be a super useful app. Imagine being stuck in a part of town with no way to converse with people in a different country. How do you find your hotel or get to your business meeting. Google Translate will take what you are saying (or what’s being said to you) and translate it to ensure that you are on the “same page” as the person you are talking to. It is suprpisingly accurate as well.
ScanBizCards will alleviate the problem of having a pocket full of business cards that end up getting lost before you can file them in your contacts. It’s simple. Just scan the business card using your camera. You can even sync the cards back to your PC.