SEVEN APPS THAT CAN HELP SPARK WORK­PLACE SUC­CESS

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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.

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