Mobile working is the new way of doing things. It is no longer the case that we have to work exclusively in an office. We don’t even have to hold meetings in an office (as the huge number of companies that are cutting down on business trips shows) and we don’t even, technically, have to do paperwork in an office. Things are so advanced now in the world of mobile working that employees are asking employers if they can work from home, more so now than ever. If the office isn’t quite dead yet, it is certainly close to it. IN this article we will look at a few examples of the tools that mobile workers are turning to in order to make the office a thing of the past. Most of these are available on all mobile operating systems.
Dropbox first came about when an academic realized that he kept leaving his memory sticks in awkward places on campus. He wanted to make sure he could access documents wherever he was. All you have to do with Dropbox is drag a file into your Dropbox folder and then the application syncs that file to all of your devices. This means you will have the file on your laptop, your phone, your tablet, and so on. For the mobile worker, this means accessibility wherever you are. And the coolest thing? You can share files.
This thing is basically a mobile worker’s Rolodex. Here the app pulls in all your contacts from your contacts list, as well as from platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter, and then creates in-depth profiles on these people. It also sorts the contacts into lists, so you can see whom you have been most heavily involved with in the past few weeks, for example. Incredibly useful if you know a lot of people and have a lot of clients.
This is a classic app that has been loved by mobile workers for many years now. The reason why it is so popular among mobile workers is that you can literally throw all of the notes and ideas that you have in your life in one place. Then you can search the app for those notes. You can even take photos and make sound recordings using Evernote. It has limitations on upload size on the free model, but mobile workers can ask employers to upgrade them to Professional, which has tons more upload capacity. It’s hard to exaggerate just how useful Evernote is.
These three apps are making life easier for the mobile worker. They are being bought by employers and rolled out to their employee phones and tablets. This usefulness and accessibility shows how mobile workers now have much more at their fingertips that will help them work outside the office. The apps are so easy to use and have so much power and scope behind them, it is quite reasonable to say that these apps are replacing office administration staff.