If you’re working on starting up a new small business, making sure you’re as productive as possible is key to success. When you’re on the go, but need to keep working, apps can increase your productivity and be a lifesaver to your efficiency. Check out these apps to make sure that you’re working at peak efficiency.





Have you ever been trying to look over your notes from a phone call or find that email address or business card you picked up at a networking event, only to have it lost somewhere in the clutter of your desk? Evernote makes finding these bits of important information easy. Just take a photo of a note, receipt or any other document you need to save, and then tag it with keywords that will help you remember it. This makes everything you need searchable in one place at the touch of your fingers.




What do you do with all those business cards you picked up at a convention? How can you remember who was a potential client, who might want to invest, or who could be a potentially great new hire? Humin keeps track of how and where you met each contact when you input their information into the app. It also helps you sort your contacts based on who’s most important to your business.




For times when you just can’t be interrupted with a phone call, but know someone’s going to try to reach you anyway, LISTEN helps your phone respond to incoming calls when you can’t. The newest features also allows for responses to text messages too. The responses are fully customizable and will sync with your calendar to make sure you are always responsive even when in important meetings.




For those times you have a project with multiple team members contributing, Asana is helpful in keeping everyone moving forward together and making sure nothing gets forgotten. Tasks can be assigned to specific team members and given deadlines with reminders.




On the road but need to sign a contract? DocuSign can help you open the file that needs a signature. The app offers a step-by-step wizard to guide you through the process and is able to submit the completed document with electronic signature back to the person who sent it to you. No more needing to find a copy shop or fax machine on the go!



This article was written by Deborah Flomberg of Examiner.com for CBS Small Business Pulse.



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