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10 of the Best Web-Based Mobile Tools

Your small business model is successful but you’re looking for some great ways to enhance your productivity. Rest assured, there’s always a better way to build the proverbial mousetrap. This is especially true as technology continually evolves to make everyone’s life easier.

Here are ten great productivity-enhancing apps for your smartphone.

1. FreeScreenSharing

If you ever need to share your screen with someone, then FastScreenSharing is the app for you. In fact, with this app you can share your screen with as many as 96 people at one time. It also offers a free conference bridge with unlimited meetings.

2. SlideRocket

SlideRocket is similar to PowerPoint. You can produce some high-quality presentations that are also compatible with a smartphone.

3. MarketWire

If you believe in the power of press releases to boost your business, then you should be using MarketWire. It offers numerous distribution channels so you can share the latest hot news about your brand.

4. Bravo Video

If you’re running a business that requires a strong web presence, then you know how important it is to establish credibility. Bravo Video offers a simple means of capturing customer testimonials. The videos can then be embedded on your website.

5. Formstack

You can use Formstack to aggregate information about your website. It enables the user to create specialized forms, integrate different third-party applications, and analyze data. It’s also used for payment process and mass email.

6. WePay

Perhaps you’re one of those business owners who has had a negative experience with PayPal. If that’s the case, then consider trying WePay. It’s basically the same thing as PayPal — except that it’s not PayPal.

7. Harvest Time Tracking

If you’re running a business that bills by the hour, then this app might be a great fit. Harvest Time Tracking enables you to track and analyze the time you spend on specific projects. You can also produce reports and invoices that are easy to distribute to your customers.

8. UserTesting

UserTesting is an app that allows you to “watch” an actual visitor to your website. You can see exactly how long the visitor stays on your site as well as how he or she navigates around it.

9. Google Business Apps

You won’t need to worry about email costs any more because Google Business Apps offers you as many as 10 email accounts for free. The service also provides spam filtering.

10. Google Drive

If you use the aforementioned Google Business Apps, then you’re automatically signed up for a Google Drive account, which is also free. This is basically a cloud solution for mobile devices; it allows you to store your files remotely. This might be one of the most useful and cost-effective smartphone tools available for small businesses.

 

 

Web Applications: Choose Wisely

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Web applications are can’t-live without programs installed in our gadgets. With the wide variety of web applications that are popping out from different places, it is sure tough to choose the right one for you. You really do not want to load your gadget with unnecessary apps that may cause lag or other interference with your line. So, how do you choose the right app for you and your gadget?

Apps may depend on the lifestyle that you have and the lifestyle that you will have. For example, you want to be motivated, then you may want to consider downloading an app that motivates you. However, if you want to just have fun and play games, then download games. However, app games may be addictive and may suppress productivity. Whatever app you may choose, remember to weigh your options if it will be of help for you or will make you end up miserable or unproductive. Also remember to clear apps that are not used to free your storage for new apps.

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Web Applications: Choose Wisely

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Web applications are can’t-live without programs installed in our gadgets. With the wide variety of web applications that are popping out from different places, it is sure tough to choose the right one for you. You really do not want to load your gadget with unnecessary apps that may cause lag or other interference with your line. So, how do you choose the right app for you and your gadget? Apps may depend on the lifestyle that you have and the lifestyle that you will have. For example, you want to be motivated, then you may want to consider downloading an app that motivates you. However, if you want to just have fun and play games, then download games. However, app games may be addictive and may suppress productivity. Whatever app you may choose, remember to weigh your options if it will be of help for you or will make you end up miserable or unproductive. Also remember to clear apps that are not used to free your storage for new apps.

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Advantages of Using Web Based Applications

 

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There are a lot of advantages using web based applications. It provides both private individuals and business owners to cut down on costs as there are a lot of free applications available online. It is highly cost-effective because users use a uniform environment to access the system. It also provides easy access as users can easily log in using the internet unlike the traditional applications where they need to be in front of their PC to be able to use it. Desktop applications are also more difficult to navigate compared to web based applications. Usually, these are easier to customize and update the entire look of the application. It is also easier to install and maintain as users are prompted when a new version is available. This is more convenient compared to maintaining each computer for updates every time a new version of the application becomes available. Further, web based applications are more secured as these are monitored by experienced server administrators.

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Ambient Sounds, They’re Good For You

small_2237988808Sometimes, all it takes for our feelings to change for Utterly Terrible to Bearable (and heck, maybe even A Little bit More Pleasant) is a nudge in the right direction. If done right, tricking the mind into working for you instead of against you can be a great thing to do.

Have you ever tried listening to ambient music? They’re often used to set a scenario for a dialogue, or even as background noise to make slideshows come alive. However, these ambient sounds can also be a helpful, efficacious tool to solving problems and alleviating spirits.

If you’ve ever had to slog through heavy traffic under a punishing forty-degree-centigrade afternoon, you know the kind of headache that brings just coming out of it. Try playing an ambient recording of heavy rain falling on a tin roof, and you won’t even notice your headache having ever been there. If working in silence feels more tedious than productive, putting on a recording of a busy urban coffee shop provides the right amount of background noise to keep you going.

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DreamWorks Original Series for Kids Soon on Internet TV

Antz, Shrek and Shrek 2, The Prince of Egypt and Madagascar. They’re all animated creations of this renowned company called DreamWorks Animation and they’re among the most well loved by kids.

Indeed, the people behind DreamWorks have proven that they can compete with Walt Disney and other animated film producers. They never cease to come up with great entertainment for kids and adults alike with their amazing film productions. And for the kids, their movies are worth watching over and over again even just on the small screen.

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Now for some good news, this movie making company is set to launch an original series meant for kids by end of this year. Entitled Turbo F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team), the film inspired by Turbo will first premiere on July 19 before it airs on TV in December.

The story of this animated series revolves around a snail named Turbo that gained a power to move superfast after meeting an accident. With his new power of speed, the snail then becomes competitive racing against cars in the Indianapolis 500. Turbo here looks up to his hero racing champ Guy Gagne and wishes to have the speed that snails are not known for. Often feeling embarrassed in his community, he was desperate to escape his slow-paced life. Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Ryan Reynolds (who will voice the garden snail), Snoop Dogg and Paul Giamatti are the lead stars in the movie.

On online TV, the series will air on Netflix which is currently in the process of expanding its programming. The network’s first original series “House of Cards” which stars Kevin Spacey had been a huge success. As a provider of online on-demand streaming media, Netflix is now finding ways to offer something new to its subscribers amid a tight competition with Amazon and Apple.

DreamWorks is also happy to announce that it will add more feature films to Netflix this year. The partnership will involve web streaming over pay television and it is said to be the first of its kind between a major Hollywood supplier and a TV network. Reports have it that the deal was struck at a cost of $30 million.

So moms and dads out there looking for great children’s shows for your kids, do not forget to tune in to Netflix and watch out for DreamWorks’ Turbo F.A.S.T. The launching will be just in time for Christmas which is a great holiday treat for the kids.

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About the author:

Jigo is an avid car racing fan who often tunes in to his favorite sports channels to get updates on racing events. Visit SatelliteTVFamily.com for more information on how to enjoy clear and quality programming.

Pixlr-o-matic

medium_7859074274Let’s say for example you’ve just checked in to this really cool pub at Foursquare (just like we said you’d do in the last post, right?), you’ve taken a few shots of alcohol and photos with your friends, and you want to give that something extra before you upload it to Foursquare. Instagram!, you think, then suddenly, a part of your brain back-pedals out of that statement. Remember the dealio Instagram had about your photos? Do you want to risk it? Deciding against it, you click out of Instagram, but are left hankering to funkify your photos. What do you do?

Good thing there’s actually quite a number of great apps that allow you to both edit and add effects to your pics, and share them on the world wide Web. Obne of these apps is Pixlr-o-matic. Consider it the mini version of Pixlr Lite, only it still packs a pretty heavy punch in regard to effects and add-ons. Now your pub experience will look 20% cooler!

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My Scene

medium_3697785107If you’ve always wanted to share with the whole world the excellent places you’ve been to, what you loved about it, and even some recommendations about the place, It’s high time you tried out apps that do exactly that. Twitter has been one of the earliest websites and apps that allow you to share where you’re tweeting with your followers, ad provide a picture if you feel like it. Now, there are a bevy of other apps that not only show your global location, but also serve as another form of social media.

Foursquare is the best-known location-sharing app. Here’s how it works – every time you ping from a location as read by your GPS, you “check in” to the location. the app encourages you to be hyper-specific about where you’re at, so the more details – the city and building you’re in, what floor you’re on, what activity you’re doing – the better. If your phone’s other to-do lists just aren’t cutting it, you can make your own private to-do list on Foursquare, and make recommendations to your other friends about this location, such as what dishes to try, if the place has any great promos going on, and more.

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Make Lists with Any.Do!

small__985725985Are you a list-lover? Do you wake up in the morning with a list of things to do on your mind? Do you feel antsy until you can put actually put this list down on paper? Does ticking items off said list give you that overwhelming feeling of satisfaction? You’re not alone. List-makers are more organized, have better time-management skills, and often get more stuff done in a day than non-listers. Give yourself a pat on the back, then. You deserve it.

Now, let’s take your list-making skills a step further. You my have noticed by now that putting your lists on paper can be a hassle sometimes. For starters, you can easily lose said piece of paper in your pocket, your bag, or on a countertop where you might have left it. (hey, it happens, you’re a very busy person and these things can slip your mind.) Plus, when that list is done, that piece of paper pretty much turns to scrap, and it’s the trash bin for it.

If you’ve ever wondered if there was a much more economical and more environment-friendly way to make your lists, Any.Do is here for you. This app is great for both your web browser and your smartphone. With just a few clicks, it will keep your tasks for you in a handy list, and it lets you categorize them according to urgency. You can even set an alarm for yourself, just in case you need a reminder. You can also take your list anywhere with you on your phone! It’s a versatile app that can boost your productivity.

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Why Evernote Keeps You Productive

1) Super-easy information saving – If you need to save information you’ve looked up and carry it everywhere with you, Evernote can be ever-so-handy. This web app can save sections or the entirely of a web page, or even just the link, and lets you tag it for organization and future reference. This means: no more having to print out web pages to have that recipe you found yesterday around, or being able to access your research on the fly.

2) Device compatibility – Your Evernote on your PC or laptop is the Evernote on your device is the Evernote on your web account. In case you choose to go somewhere without your phone (though heaven knows why you would), you can always access your files through the web application on a rented computer. No muss, no fuss.

3) Easy document creation – If you’re more text-driven, Evernote has all the basic functions you need to create a document. It’s practically just like OpenOffice Lite that makes sharing a whole lot easier.

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