Sole Traders: 7 apps to make your life better All posts

Sole Traders: 7 apps to make your life better

Here at onoff HQ we recently had a conversation about what apps are best when you are working on your own, self employed or as a sole trader. Below is a list I have compiled of the ones I think are the real must have apps for Sole Traders or the Self Employed. If I'm right, these are gonna make your days a lot easier!

  1) Evernote... iOS, Android, Windows
Evernote gives you the tools you need to keep your work effortlessly organized. It’s a multi-platform app that gives you the ability to make and keep your notes with you anywhere and syncs with all your devices at once so as your notes are always up to date. You can take notes in a variety of formats including text, photos, PDFs, audio and more. Another cool feature is that you can use your phone’s camera as a scanner and send the file as an email.

  2) Linkedin... iOS, Android, Windows
Most will probably already know about this one. The Linkedin app makes it easier to connect to the people and things that matter in your professional world. Build and nurture your professional network, stay up to date with the latest business and industry news, and find your next dream job.
It all starts with your LinkedIn profile. It’s more than just your professional resume, it shows the world who you are and what you’ve accomplished in your career. It’s great for networking and making those all-important connections.

  3) Tiny scanner... iOS, Android
If you don't go with Evernote but still need to scan documents, Tiny Scanner is the one for you. It's a cool little scanner app available for both iOS & Android that turns your device into a portable document scanner and can scan everything as images or PDFs. With this PDF document scanner app, you can scan documents, photos, receipts, reports, or just about anything. This document scanner app is fast and has a great UI for both phone and tablet.

 4) HERE (WeGo)... iOS, Android, Windows
HERE WeGo is an awesome navigation app, that you can even use offline and supports over 100 countries, just download the app before you travel and that’s it, you’re all set. The app features turn-by-turn voice guidance with 3D maps and with live traffic delays, you can make sure to choose the right route to get you to your destination on time. They have also partnered up with well-known names such as Trip Advisor, Expedia & GetYourGuide so as you’ll always be able to find the nearest ATM, restaurant or pharmacy. The best thing about this app is that it can be used offline so you don’t have extortionate data roaming charges when you return home!

5) PayPal Here... iOS, Android
With the PayPal Here app you can get paid by anyone, anywhere on your mobile phone. The app allows you to take payments via Visa, MasterCard, American Express and many others. You can also keep records of cash & cheque payments. With the PayPal Here app, you do need to buy additional equipment namely a card reader, but it’s gotta be worth it when you will have the ability to get paid anywhere right?

6) Parallel Space... Android
We’ve already told you about this cool little app here in a recent post but just to touch on it again, Parallel Space gives you the ability to have multiple social accounts on the one device, so if you say for instance have two Facebook accounts or have two devices to manage two WhatsApp accounts, this neat little app allows you to run a second version of the app so as you’re never going to miss a notification again.

 7) onoff... iOS, Android
Off course I’ve saved the best till last!!
So, we’ve all been there! You’ve just got to site or that meeting miles away from home and realized that you’ve forgotten your business phone and only lifted your personal mobile, you know, the one without all the important contacts and your schedule for the day… It really sucks!! Here at onoff, we understand how important it is for you to be in contact throughout the day and we also understand how much of a pain it can be to have to carry multiple handsets about just to keep your lines separate. Well we have the answer!
onoff gives you the ability to have multiple numbers on the same device, whilst saving you cash at the same time and let’s face it, who doesn’t like saving a bit of money?

With an onoff Number you can turn all the features ON or OFF, so if at the end of a hard day’s graft the last thing you want is to be bothered by work related calls, we can help you out! With onoff App you can simply turn the calling feature off. The same goes for voicemail & SMS. It’s your number, your rules, set it up how you like… You’re in control!

onoff Numbers put you in charge of how you want to be contacted and with our other features such as free voicemail "Stealth Mode" & "Delayed SMS" (so as you can schedule those Happy Birthday or Happy Anniversary messages in-case you forget) we really are ahead of the game!

If you haven't already done so, why not download the onoff App today from either the iTunes or Google Play store and see just how powerful it really is!

Johnny @ onoff

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