For many of us, weekends are committed to watching college and/or pro sports. Throughout the years, technology has changed the game, from radio receivers in helmets to smart-tablets on the sidelines. And if I ever have to miss a game, you’d better believe I’m getting constant real-time updates through various sports apps on my smartphone!
Apps can also help you make a gameplan for your business by decreasing uncertainty, lowering costs, and accurately forecasting expenses. Implementing new technology can make your company the ideal “team to play for,” helping you attract and retain drivers, thus maintaining and increasing efficiency.
In this 3-part series, we’re sharing some specific apps and their benefits that are quickly making them primary tools for fleet management!! Previously we’ve covered Fleet Management and Safety Apps. Today, in the final entry, we’ll discuss Productivity Apps!
How Can Apps Boost Productivity?
- Get real-time service and troubleshooting support from Genie technical services with the TechSight app, which allows a support team to inspect vehicles via live video from a phone’s camera and offer immediate guidance for drivers or technicians.
- Optimize your routes with smart navigation. Google Maps is a proven leader in turn-by-turn navigation. Google also owns Waze, which allows users to submit instant updates on road conditions such as accidents, hazards, and traffic. Or try INRIX, which makes intuitive navigation decisions based on your observed habits and preferences.
- Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentation slides with Google Drive. Then you can share them with your team to view or edit together in real time. These files also easily convert to Microsoft Office, PDFs, and more.
- Digitalize hard-copy documents with CamScanner, which uses your phone’s camera to scan items like printed receipts or paper invoices and turn them into PDF or JPG files to be stored on your device or in the cloud.
- Get instant access to on-the-job formulas and calculations with apps like Mechanical Engineer and Convert Any Units Free.
- Listen to audio books, lectures, and informative podcasts while driving with Audible and various podcasts to continue learning on-the-go.
- Jam out to your favorite songs with Spotify or Pandora, or download a curated driving playlist for easy listening. Music can help you de-stress or can pump you up for the day, both of which are great for productivity.
By combining live-streaming maintenance, smart-navigation, document-sharing, calculations, and listening features – with all the sports updates you want – smartphone apps can help you and your drivers be more productive and sports-informed throughout the day. So take out your mobile devices, research available apps, and download the ones that will most help your business gameplan for victory!
What apps do you use to stay productive? Let us know in the comments below!
About the Author
Ethan is a Content Curator for Trader Interactive, serving the commercial brands Commercial Truck Trader, Commercial Web Services, and Equipment Trader. Ethan believes in using accessible language to elevate conversations about industry topics relevant to commercial dealers and their buyers.