by Pete McCain, startup mentor at AppVelocity
There is so much buzz pouring about Apple’s innovations. The company like Apple has always managed to be in the headlines. According to the latest report from TechCrunch, “Apple Watch gets its own App Store.” By doing so, Apple Watch apps are breaking out from their previous constraints.
According to Tim Cook, “Apple builds great products that enrich people’s lives.” Being a startup or entrepreneur, if you want to make the most out of Apple’s latest innovations for your startup business, then you are at the right place.
We live in an era of automation. Why not we can’t automate things in business in order to boost efficiency? With the right apps, you can maximize efficiency and grow your business.
If you are having an Apple watch, and still not making the most for your business, we recommend you to go through with a list of must-have apps for Apple watch. By using the following apps, you would not have to hunt for Watch apps using your iPhone or toggle them on or off in the Watch app for iOS.
Here we’re sharing tried and tested Apple watch apps that you should put on your wrist now to streamline your business. Check them out.
Productivity Apple Watch Apps.
1. Evernote for Apple Watch.
“When it comes to taking all manner of notes and getting work done, Evernote is an indispensable tool.” – PC Mag
Many professionals have already discovered the abundance of benefits of Evernote app for Apple Watch. It simply allows you as a business professional to record voice notes and translates into text and synced to your Evernote account. It also makes sure you do not forget any lightbulb moments.
The best thing is the to-do’s, photos, web pages or audios are added by you are easily searchable. It allows you to organize notes as the way you want and share with anyone on the go. The Evernote app syncs across your devices so your information is always with you wherever you go.
Although the small screen limits what you can do, it provides a way to view itineraries and to-do lists.
A fully integrated audio recording and note-taking app for Apple Watch, Noted, is a must-have app for business professionals.
It allows you to stay fully engaged during long business meetings and interviews in order to boost your productivity with Noted app. You can also start recording with one tap, pause the recording and add a Time Tag. The Time Tag feature is brilliant for pinpointing the more exciting parts of a recording so you can access it later on your iPhone.
3. Clear Todos.
A remarkably productive app for business professionals. Clear Todos allows you to create to-do and reminder lists using voice recognition. When the time comes for reminders to be issues, you watch will alert you.
If you have already used Salesforce to manage your business activities, Salesforce app for Apple Watch is a great option to boost the productivity of your business. You can keep an eye on the app’s dashboard for searching reports via voice recognition or viewing analytics related to sales team efforts. With the use of Salesforce app, you can set up notifications whenever deals close, cases have been escalated, or your team has reached a predefined goal.
Information Apple Watch Apps.
Being a newbie startup, if you have been striving hard and want to top on your social media marketing efforts, Twitter is essential for your business. From the Twitter for Apple Watch, you can view recent tweets, top trends and information on new followers. Related hashtags help you to understand what’s happening in your industry.
6. Dark Sky Weather.
If you want yourself updated on the go, Dark Sky Weather app for Apple Watch is highly recommended. Dark Sky app is the most accurate source of hyperlocal weather information with down-to-the-minute forecasts. As you will know exactly when the rain will start or stop, right where you are standing. So, you will have an idea of when to schedule a face-to-face meeting with the client or organize an outside camp.
This app literally updates you to the minute if you are about to get rained on.
Finance Apple Watch App.
The winner of Apple’s ‘Editors Choice’ award, Pennies is the budgeting app, which is highly recommended for business professionals. Undoubtedly, there are plenty of apps trying to help you stay on top of your finances. Nevertheless, Pennies app for Apple watch lets you quickly tap in how much you have spent on a given budget right from your wrist.
Travel Apple Watch Apps.
Being a business traveler, if you are generally packed with business trips, Citymapper Transit Navigation app for Apple Watch is a must-have for you in unfamiliar territory. It helps you navigate around supported cities, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Singapore and more.
By using this app, you can easily locate points of interest nearby and find the best public transportation to commute where you need to go. Not only this, it will help you to provide with directions to your work address or any saved address, which you have prest in your iPhone. Ranked #3 in the navigation category, Citymapper is a quick and simple app to download for your wrist.
9. XE Currency.
XE Currency is a handy little app for those who travel frequently and want to know how much something is in a different currency. You can monitor up to 10 currencies at the same time. You can type in an amount into any of them on your wrist and it will convert it into all the other instantly. On top of that, almost every currency and metal is available on this app so if you want to be updated with the market, the app can be considerable.
Not only the current rate, but you are also allowed to check historical data.
Parking Apple Watch App.
10. PaybyPhone Parking.
Paying for parking could be a problem, especially when you are not carrying cash with you. Rather than keeping piles of parking bills, we would suggest using PayByPhone Parking app to pay parking costs in participating cities. Your Apple watch will help you keep track of how much time left on your parking situation.
These Apple watch apps can be helpful to achieve your startup goals. Put these apps on your wrist as they can help you be more productive, especially in business activities.
Pete McCain is a technology startup mentor associated with AppVelocity – Canada-based mobile app development company. He has collaborated with more than 50 entrepreneurs — over the last decade — to maximise growth and contribute to technical excellence.