The 5 Best Apps and Software to Streamline Your Working Day

Today, there are more women bosses, CEOs and business owners than ever before. The secret to this success is a combination of hard work, skill, determination and organisation. Thankfully, there are a number of clever apps and ingenious pieces of software that can help with the latter. However, there are thousands of these on the market, so to save you trawling through, here are the 5 best examples to help streamline your working day.

Slack Software

Released in 2013, Slack software is a project management tool that promotes easy communication and aims to build employee relationships. Slack allows users to create chat rooms for different topics and projects, providing a virtual space to instantly share ideas through conversation, photo or video. This software operates through the Cloud, Google Drive and Dropbox and is available on all phone operating systems, making it the perfect on-the-go tool.

Travel with TripIt

If your job involves international travel, then this app is your new best friend. TripIt works by searching for and then combining any e-mail confirmation, reservation or correspondence relating to flights and hotel bookings, creating a virtual itinerary. It also offers up-to-date alerts for flights, allowing you to pre-empt delays and search for faster alternatives.

Mobile Scanner

There is nothing worse than a faulty scanner, or arriving home after a long day to realise you haven’t e-mailed important documents. The mobile scanner app, aptly named Scannable, allows you to scan, save and send documents on the move. Simply point your phone at the document and let the app do the rest, as it straightens, brightens and whitens, creating a professional PDF in seconds.

Social Media Management

With more than 2 billion active social media accounts worldwide, it’s crucial to manage and promote your company’s online image. However, trying to juggle updates and answer responses can prove to be a logistical nightmare. Software such as Buffer is a lifesaver here, as it allows you to create a routine to update all of your social networks in one go.

HelloSign for Secure Digital Signatures

Printing out documents to sign by hand, to then scan, save and e-mail is a long, convoluted process that costs precious time and increases your carbon footprint. This is where HelloSign comes in, an environmentally friendly, time-saving app designed for the secure signing of legal documents. This app can also access documents on DropBox and OneDrive and allows for the addition of company logos, making it a must have for savvy business women.

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