SEVEN APPS THAT CAN HELP SPARK WORKPLACE SUCCESS
1. Wetransfer (free up to 2GB) Occasionally, we need to email or send a file that’s over 10 megabytes, 20 megabytes, or whatever your email system allows. Often, this might be a Powerpoint presentation or the like. That’s where Wetransfer comes in. It lets you upload a humongous file (up to 2GB) and alerts an email recipient that they can download it, free. It’s a really useful alternative to fumbling with USB keys.
2. Slack (free with paid premium versions) If you work within teams, Slack is a very useful alternative to email. It incorporates much of the immediacy of messaging with the structure of semi-formal communications. It’s especially useful when working on projects. It’s no wonder so many people at work now use it.
3. Scanner Pro (£3.99, iphone only) This is a combination scanner and photo-to-text translator. It turns your camera into a scanner by capturing a high-resolution image that can then be mailed, merged or tinkered with in a range of other ways as a PDF document. It can then translate any text in the photo into editable text.
4. Gotomeeting (free with paid premium versions) This is free to join a meeting, but you have to be a paying subscriber to set one up. It’s excellent for sharing and reviewing documents as you conference, though. You can upload all sorts of files and look at them together as you talk and collaborate online.
5. Evernote (free) Evernote is still useful, partially because it works right across almost every type of device, meaning that you can access all of your notes, memos and documents (from years back, too) on any gadget you like. It also allows the adding of voice notes and images.
6. Expensify (free with paid premium versions) Receipts and expenses are the bane of the business person. This is a very easyto-use, well laid out app to log bills, credits, receipts, mileage and other common expenses. It gives you extra functionality, such as being able to import expenses from credit card or bank accounts.
7. Microsoft Word (free but Office 365 subscription needed for full functionality) Microsoft has long upped its game in terms of improving apps for IOS and Android. Word is actually really good, with lots of features and flexibility. As you’d expect, it works well as a cloud-synced service once you have an Office 365 subscription.