Apps for Keeping Your Business Afloat During Vacation

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8 Must-Have Mobile Apps for a Working Vacation

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If you are a small business owner who has made taking a break a priority, high five to you! Too many of us tend to neglect the value of time off until we're facing burnout, and that can be very harmful to to you and your business. If you haven't taken a vacation in a while, now is the time to start thinking about it, or better yet, planning for it. 

Keep in mind that time off doesn't necessarily have to equal ignoring your business completely for a week or two. If you are worried about leaving your business behind, consider taking a working vacation. Armed with a smartphone loaded with business-focused mobile apps, you will be amazed by what you can accomplish. Here are eight apps that will help you stay connected while you're enjoying a much needed vacation. 

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Carbonite

Carbonite
Carbonite

Carbonite is a cloud back-up service with an app that gives you access to your files from anywhere. You can log in on your smartphone to view and download files that synced from your primary computer. There is a search function built in to help you find what you're looking for quickly. You can even view photos and listen to music included in your backup straight through the app.

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DocuSign

DocuSign
DocuSign

DocuSign is a digital signature service. With the smartphone app, you can sign documents, request signatures, get notifications on when documents are viewed and signed, and store documents securely right from your phone. You can also import documents from cloud services, including Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, Evernote, and Salesforce, giving you access to all of your important files while you are out of the office.

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Evernote

Evernote
Evernote

Evernote is a digital workspace that allows you to write notes, save and organize web articles, collaborate and share with others, record reminders, and present your ideas. Evernote syncs automatically through the cloud so you have access to all of your notes from any device connected to the Internet.

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Hootsuite

Hootsuite
Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management tool that helps you keep track and manage all of your social networks. With notifications turned on, you can monitor what people are saying about your brand and respond instantly. Hootsuite compiles all of the top social networks into one dashboard so you can make your social media check-in more efficient.

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RingCentral

RingCentral
RingCentral

RingCentral is a cloud-based phone system that includes voice calls, fax, text messaging, audio conferencing, and video meetings. The RingCentral mobile app allows small business owners to carry their entire phone system in their pockets so they can make and receive calls from their work phone line from anywhere.

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Scanner Pro

Scanner Pro
Scanner Pro

Scanner Pro can turn a smartphone into a portable scanner that you can take anywhere. With Scanner Pro, you can scan single- and multi-page paper documents into PDFs right from your mobile device. Scanned documents can be emailed and printed, uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive, and Evernote, or simply saved on your device. 

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Skype

Skype
Skype

Skype helps you keep in touch with your team when you're out of the office with video and audio calls, chat messaging, and collaboration. You can also use the Skype app to make calls to mobile phones and landlines so you can stay in the loop.

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TeamViewer

TeamViewer
TeamViewer

TeamViewer is a remote desktop application that allows you to view and control any computer over over the Internet within seconds. TeamViewer can also be used for collaborative online meetings. Traveling small business owners can access their computers back in the office right from a smartphone.

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More Productivity Apps

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Whether you're in the office or on the road, productivity is always a concern for small business owners. For more apps that are focused on boosting productivity, review these 27 mobile apps that will help you get your job done efficiently from anywhere.