Mobile applications are the hardworking software companions that assist you in organization and efficiency at work. Like an assistant, choosing one wisely can maximize your effectiveness, while others have design flaws that send them back to the pool. Some tools are fresh and cleanly designed, giving you substance without the complicated programming editorializing that mask a great idea. Give these a try. You will be glad you did.

SignNow
Signing time-sensitive documents on the run just got easier with SignNow, an application that enables you to keep paperwork moving even when you are traveling on a business trip or a vacation. SignNow’s dashboard lists downloaded documents with status updates, and is an effective, centralized location for business partners, a team or an individual working with contractors.

WorkFlowy

Note programs from Evernote to Pocket are making organization easy. The features in WorkFlowy, an application and website, are a simple interface that allows you to make bulleted lists, save them, and search for them. Depending on your style, this minimalist application could be the perfect organizer for your creative thoughts, to-do lists and work research notes.

Hacker News
Hacker News is a member news feed application and website that posts new, relevant business and startup news articles. The design is clean and the article selections are motivated by a pure interest in business today and the circumstances and motivations that drive it.

Square Register
Square is a shopping cart and credit card processing application that even allows you to use an iPad as a popup cash register on the run for in-person credit card transactions. Send away for the free credit card sliding attachment, or process the payments online. It charges a 2.75% fee per transaction, or if the user purchases a per transaction package, the fee is 3.5 % + 15 cents per transaction

Checking out these great tools can not only give you a better sense of what is new and emerging, but also, and more importantly, will make you more productive and efficient in your everyday tasks.

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