Sometimes, agency life can get a little crazy! Between keeping up with clients and organizing your life both in and outside of the office, these apps can help make things run a little smoother for you and your agency.
I write a million to-do lists. The problem is they’re no use to me when they’re scattered all over the office or tucked away in pockets and purses. Evernote is the solution for the obsessive note-taker and checklist-writer. Another bonus? Evernote and LinkedIn have hooked up to make keeping track of that never-ending pile of business cards a whole lot easier. Snap a pic of the card and it saves it into a contact note for you, along with LinkedIn photo and profile info.
When it comes to marketing, keeping up with countless social media accounts can become a real chore. Hootsuite makes it easy to post to all your social media networks without having to switch from app to app. The autoschedule feature lets you schedule posts at optimal times for your brand, and you can track mentions with ease.
Hate budgeting? Mint is an app that easy to install and even easier to use. The app helps you form a comprehensive plan of your finances and helps make sure you’re keeping company spending in check. It also allows you to track multiple accounts without checking different apps, and because Mint uses the same encryption and physical security that banks do, you can rest easy.
It’s no secret that networking will get you and your company far. LinkedIn is a professional networking source that lets you keep up with what’s going on in your industry, and is a great tool to keep up with your friends and colleagues’ professional life. The platform gives you the chance to create a professional brand for yourself, and allows you to keep track of connections you make along the way.
For an agency full of PR and marketing professionals, social media monitoring is imperative. Keeping track of mentions and engagement is an important task, and Mention makes sure you never miss a notification. Not only that, the app also analyzes and reports based on snapshots of your company and competitors.
Agency employees are always on the go, and TripIt helps takes some of the hassle out of travel. Organize your plans, track your itinerary, and keep track of travel points and miles all in one place. Try TripIt Pro to receive real-time flight alerts and find alternate flights.
With the nature of agency life, sometimes we’re not all in the same place at once. To keep up with employees on the go, Google Hangouts provides messaging and video calling to make sure no one misses out on meetings or what’s happening in the office. The app is versatile, and is compatible with your Apple or Android phone, and your computer.