In today’s technology filled world the only way to get ahead is to jump on the techno band wagon. As a landscaper perhaps advanced technology doesn’t seem like an everyday tool. You may ask; Who needs a smart phone to mow a lawn? However, there are some really great business apps out there that may save you a lot of time! Check these out a few of our favorites:
What it does: With this app, you can easily take photos, create text and record audio files and upload them to the Evernote servers so you can access them from your smartphone, tablet or any other computer. Further, you can add tags and descriptions to these items. For instance, if you attend a trade show and see a piece of equipment you like, you can take a photo of it, name it and tag it with “equipment I want to buy” for access at a later date.
What it does: Contractors can easily keep track of hours spent on a jobsite with this mobile timesheet. Data can be exported via email as an Excel file attachment or in a table inserted directly within the body of an email. There is also an analytic module that includes charts to analyze the time spent for a specific client, project or task to help you take a closer look at how you or a field crewmember spends their time.
What it does: This app allows contractors to invoice directly from their smart device and email it to the customer. A PayPal button can be included in the email in order to encourage even faster payment. The app includes more than 20 invoice templates to choose from, all of which can be customized with a company logo. In addition, the app includes 12 different reports, such as dashboard and sales reports.
What it does: This free app helps you find the cheapest gas prices wherever they are—or via a search by city or zip code. GasBuddy keeps an up-to-date record of gas prices by asking users to help out. You earn points and also a daily chance to win $100 of gas by reporting gas prices in your area.
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