With the launch of Windows 8 in October 2012, many apps have been developed that will suit your business needs. Here are a few apps that are especially developed to meet your business requirements.
Windows Store Reaches a New Milestone!
Windows 8 apps crossed the 100,000 app threshold in about eight months of its launch. When the store was launched, it had only 2000 apps, but now, it has 100k of them!
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Expectations that people have from business apps are different from those of the normal apps. These apps need to be quick, easy to use, and highly productive. If you are a business user, you will not want to waste time on an app that is difficult to even use. So, these apps need to have a highly user-friendly interface. The other aspect to consider while developing or looking for apps for business purposes is the remote connectivity. The app should be able to talk to the native workplace desktops or laptops and fetch information from them for reference. Out of many such apps that are developed for Windows 8 PC and phone users, BusinessZeal has suggested a few highly productive apps that will enable you to work smarter!
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Top 6 Business Apps
Want to keep yourself updated with the latest information in the business arena? Then, how about getting this app to read all the informative magazines, like The Economist, Newsweek, Bloomberg Businessweek, etc. You can even read these magazines offline. The magazines are not only available in English, but also in 30 different languages!
The app name says it all. People in logistics, shipping, and small businesses will know the importance of tracking a parcel. The major carriers have their individual trackers, but keeping a track of parcels delivered via different carriers is a difficult task. The app supports more than 60 global carriers, and the Bing map integrator gives information about the parcel’s last location.
My Digital Menu Boards
Gone are the days when menu cards were made from paper. Nowadays, they are digitized and stored on tablet PCs, which are then handed over to customers. If you are contemplating a transition from paper to e-format, the My Digital Menu Boards app is what you need. As its name suggests, it helps you create your own digital menu cards using images and videos. What makes this app interesting, is the number of customization options that it provides. So you don’t just get to add image and video playlists, but also dictate the appearance of the menu card by adjusting the colors, fonts, animations, and even width and height.
Creating invoices, taking their printouts, and maintaining their soft copies can be a tedious task. But, with this new app, this task has become simpler. Invoice360 has invoice templates, which can be customized as per company standards. If you have fixed the format, you can make direct entries to these templates and also manage inventory levels by using the Inventory as well as Customer Pages. These invoices can be shared via Windows 8 Share Charm, converted into PDF files, and they can also be printed.
Free Invoice360 for PC
Easy Invoice Creator
Creating invoices―and we mean creating them like a pro mind you―was never as easy as it has become courtesy, The Easy Invoice Creator app for Windows. So simply you enter information about you, the client, and invoice information. The app will process this data and create an invoice, which you can then send to your client.
EZ Opp for Dynamics CRM
The most important estimate for any sales representative is an estimated revenue, probability of closure, and an estimated closure date. The amount of time wasted to get all this data while on the move is immense. So, here is an app that allows you to update all this information by using simple touch gestures. With EZ Opp for Dynamics CRM at you disposal, you don’t just monitor your activity with the client but also create opportunities for yourself.
The likes of Android and iOS maybe taking the world by a storm, but Windows OS is not far behind. These productivity apps, which come as a blessing in disguise for small businesses, hint at this very fact.