Let’s face it: some mobile apps are a necessity, providing us access to content, discussions, stats, etc., on the go, and some are a luxury – we may not need mobile access to some information, but it’s nice to have it.
Below is a list of some of the most essential social media mobile apps available for the iPhone and/or iPad.
Analytics Apps by Inblosam – Analytics App provides instant access to your Google Analytics reports: traffic sources, campaign performance, visitor loyalty, top landing pages, and more.
The beauty of mobile apps is that it allows designers to figure out concise ways to display information. This app does that beautifully. It’s easier to navigate than using the browser and I’m a little ashamed that I haven’t been utilizing it to its full potential before this review.
Mail Chimp – Mail Chimp provides a simple way to create and manage subscription lists. I created one for people interested in receiving updates on my book and subsequent sequels. With the iPhone app, I can access my subscription lists, add and remove subscribers, and run reports.
SalesForce – The SalesForce app allows you to access and update customer information so you can spend more time selling in the field and less time tied to your desk. Some key features include the ability to:
- Quickly look up account activities before meetings
- Log details about phone calls and meetings immediately after they take place
- Respond to leads on the go
Dropbox – Dropbox is an ideal way to store/back-up important documents, videos, and photos and share those folders with others you give access to. Anything saved to your Dropbox automatically saves to your computer, mobile device, and the Dropbox website. With the Dropbox mobile app, you can access and add to these folders from your phone. Saving documents to a “favorites” folder makes for fast offline viewing and you can save email attachments on your phone straight to Dropbox.
Evernote – For someone like me, Evernote is a lifesaver. And that’s not me being dramatic either. At any given time, I’ll have at least six tabs open on my computer, while trying to respond to numerous texts, emails, and IM, not to mention the numerous tweets, Facebook and Google + posts vying for my attention. It’s easy to lose sight of things you want to explore further or respond to at a later time.
Evernote lets you save notes, clips from websites, links, .pdf documents, and more. It’s helpful when trying to organize a project and you have no idea where to start or how many action items the project will entail. The mobile app is the cherry on top. Using your phone, take photos of business cards, signs, documents, etc., and instantly save them to Evernote. The text in the documents is automatically searchable to make retrieval easier.
Later this week we’ll take a look at our favorite apps to stay on top of your tweets, IM conversations, SEO rankings, and more.
What are some apps valuable to you? Maybe they’ll make our list.