Apps of The Month: January Edition

It’s a new year and you’re feeling refreshed! What better way to use this energy than directing it towards your business goals for 2014! What are your New Year’s Resolutions for your business? Is it improving your business finances? Creating short videos? Or are you thinking of making a commitment to actively socialize online? If you said yes, to any above, we’ve got the perfect mobile apps for you!

Mint
Free, iPhone

MintLooking to improve your finances in 2014?  Monitoring and tracking your finances in an integral part of business success and this year we want to help you stay on budget.  Mint helps you organize, set budgets, manage and track all of your spending, with real time notifications.  You’ll be able to set budgets from client gifts to dining out. From push notifications when you’ve gone over budget, to emails letting you know weekly updates, you’ll be able to keep track of how you’re spending to ensure that your business flourishes all year long.

 

Vine
Free,  iPhone + Android

vineLet’s make more instant videos this year! It’s never been easier to create and share videos. 2014 is the year of video, so let’s start with downloading the free app VINE.  We’ve talked about it before, but it’s time to start getting social through video! All you need is 6 seconds, you can shoot front facing camera or not and you can instantly share to Facebook or Twitter.  Use vine to send out invitations for open houses, use them to preview a new listing, to show big events you’re attending, to reach out to clients, to leave a buying or selling tip, to show “the day in the life”, the list goes on.  It’s a free app for all platforms and now you can have vine.com/yourname – which makes it easy to promote your account! Take a look at this short article for tips & tricks for beginner users.

Hootsuite
Free, iPhone + Android

hootsuiteManage all your social media in one place.  You’re out with clients, you’re putting together CMA’s, you’re busy, but you understand that social media is an extension of your business and industry influence.  Luckily you’re equipped with your smartphone as your Hootsuite app allows you to pre-schedule, respond and update all your accounts (Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn) in one place.

 

 

Now there really are no excuses for you to loose track of your New Year’s resolutions, as these apps allow you to do so from your hand held device.  Leave a comment below and let us know what part of your business you believe would be better streamlined with mobile apps in 2014.

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