13 Blackberry Apps to Match a High Octane Business Life
As a struggling entrepreneur, one needs to profit from each and every opportunity that happens to fly around the corner. It’s a good thing then that the Blackberry apps store has produced many prized applications to help you on the way; ranging from enhanced communication to advanced information scanners. So, without any further ado, let’s bring on the apps!
1) Blackberry Messenger
Communication has been praised and refined throughout history; and in recent times it has allowed many hopefuls to extend their reach all over the globe. How does one blend the forces of communication into handy app form? Step forward Mr Blackberry messenger: this little minx allows you to quickly and efficiently contact your clients and customers (as long as they have access to a Blackberry device); whilst also supporting a simple, no-nonsense approach towards layout. The app allows for group chat and comes with a special availability tool to monitor your peers. As I’m sure you will all agree: An all-round convenient app.
I really can not recommend this app highly enough. It allows you to scan any incoming emails or messages for useful information such as contact details, addresses, pricing etc. It even goes on to save these details to your phone automatically. The fun doesn’t end there though: the app also searches your address book to see if you have all of the relevant contact information for your regular messengers.
It does come at a cost though: around $10 a year. But just think of all of the legwork it removes for you and in turn the money you can save. So go out and ‘gwab’ it.
3) Sale Force Mobile Lite
A true one hit wonder; this little application allows you to view contact information, business opportunities, and sale force records. Remain connected 24/7 with instant access. Keep your customers happy and deal with problems whilst on the go. The app makes us of pop-ups and comes with a customizable layout. It’s quite a treat.
Cost: Free to download if you are a Salesforce customer.
Another nifty little app that is exceptionally useful if you find yourself crawling through phone calls every day, many of which are probably not wanted. It allows you to place priority on certain callers, so only important calls are allowed through. This in turn saves you time and money. Let’s not forget that it also comes with customizable features.
Cost: Can be purchased permanently for around $20.
5) Contact Cleaner
Keeps your address book neat and organized, it does this by merging duplicate contacts. It provides an easy method for reducing the jumble in your address book. As a result it saves you time and makes using the Blackberry effortless. All it takes is a single click. There is no work on your part and it doesn’t take years to finish.
Cost: It’s very cheap at only y$.99.
6) Facebook Mobile
Just about everyone seems to have a Facebook account and it is quickly becoming the market of choice for many small businesses. This app allows you to access the site anywhere, anytime and makes it a breeze to interact with customers and colleagues. This is an easy to use app; that allows you to quickly spread the news. It allows you to make quick decisions; whilst also gaining speedy responses from clients and customers at large.
There comes a time when a flawless idea forms in your mind; this is then followed by frustration when you do not have the material required to store it. Well worry no more, Evernote has your back. It’s more or less a digital notepad that allows you to take notes, create lists, share memos and images and make sense of walls of information. It’s time to give your ideas the freedom they are due.
8) Mobile Skype/ iSkoot
Skype is absolutely brilliant in that it allows you take part in face to face conversation across great distances. Skype is free and effective; it is also a refreshing break from conventional calls. The mobile version offers many of the features associated with the desktop version and is sure to save you money on your mobile bill and/or preserve your precious minutes. However Skype is only available on Verizon phones; not to worry though: iSkoot allows everyone to use Skype.
Private Blogs for your employees and company at large can be an indispensable method for fostering relationships and sharing knowledge. They are a sure way of providing help to fellow employees or for transferring orders. The mobile version is similar to the web version: it allows you to post threads, moderate blogs and manage your company’s resources/ content.
10) Documents To Go
This app is like having a mini Microsoft office on your phone, complete with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF. It has never been easier to construct a Microsoft Office file or view a PDF file on the go. It also allows you to transfer important documents through synchronization.
Cost: This all comes at a small price of around $17. It is still a lot cheaper than purchasing Microsoft Office for the desktop.
11) WorldMate Live
This proves to be a swell tool for those who travel often. It manages your travel documentation and planned routes (itinerary). It only relies on you to input your trip details; the app then imports these details without any assistance. It makes it easy to find and book hotels and the likes
Cost: Free, but there are membership options.
12) Oanda Currency Converter
Here is another useful app for the travellers amongst us. It has the ability to recognize 190 currencies and is able to effortlessly convert between them; it is also accurate in its assessment. The app also comes with the ability to calculate how much you are going to be charged by banks and credit card companies. Both bid and ask rates are covered.
Finally, something concrete to help with the emails.MyCaption uses features such as speech recognition to create impressive emails in your place. It has been praised because it is able to accurately transcribe your voice for you. It can be used to write memos, emails, letters,notes etc. In the process of doing so it should free up a decent amount of time from your schedule
Cost: Varied membership options, some monthly, others PAYG.