If you’re going to burn yourself out, you might as well at least get something done, right?
1. Google Drive
The ultimate solution for cloud-based document collaboration and sharing, plus a load of other powerful features. Not only will this app let you access your Google Drive files, but you can actually edit documents and spreadsheets, view pdfs, share items with your contacts, and do tons of other stuff.
It’s a pretty powerful solution when you’re not at your computer, but you need something to take the place of Microsoft Office. It’s doubtful that you can conveniently perform highly complex actions, but for quick-and-dirty editing and sharing, it’s a totally functional tool.
The gold standard for note taking.
Evernote is not just for jotting down a few words here and there, though – you can sync notes across devices, share lists, access notes remotely, record voice reminders, and generally keep on top of your To-Do items in every way. It’s won a tidy pile of awards and accolades, and it’s totally free. Just download it, already!
3. CamCard Free
Business cards are riding slowly into the sunset in many places and industries, replaced by their virtual equivalents. But until they’re completely retired, it can still be helpful to have a way to capture the data on them, and integrate it with your electronic contacts lists.
Enter CamCard Free.
With CamCard, you take a picture of a business card, and the information on the card will be pushed to your address books (iPhone, Gmail, Exchange accounts, etc.)
Older folks tend to be the most powerful folks in an industry. And they’re the ones most likely to hand you a business card. The next time they do, don’t look at it with disgust. Just take it, smile, and CamCard it. Then throw it out.
It’s the best of both worlds.
4. Voice Recorder
“Wait, did he say don’t use blue in the graphics, or did he say he wanted blue in the graphics? Ah well, no prob. Lemme just pull up the recording.”
Thanks, Voice Recorder!
Not only can you record meetings, calls, interviews, lectures, or simple notes to yourself, but Voice Recorder also sends them automatically to your Gmail account as attachments for easy access from any device later on. The recordings are searchable by title and date, and if you’re feeling creative, can also be used as ringtones.
For a grand total of $0, it’s hard to see how you could go wrong, here.
If you need to share files easily, even big ones, this is your app. And Dropbox isn’t just for sharing with others. With auto-uploading folders on your computer, you can save files on your desktop, and have them automatically appear in the cloud for access later from your Dropbox app.
It’s a smooth-functioning, go-anywhere solution that basically lets you ensure that files are never stranded on a particular device or with a particular team member.