Many Apple Watch apps were already available when early adopters started receiving their watches in April. With more apps arriving all the time, and only a small amount of space available on the device, it can be hard to know which ones to try or which ones you really need.
Business professionals in particular may have have set their sights on an Apple Watch. Some may want it to keep up with stocks and investments, while others just need to keep up with tasks and ongoing projects.
Today we’re taking a look at Apple Watch apps that any business person would find useful, regardless of their field or specialty.
If you like a standalone note taking app, then Evernote is the perfect choice. The app does more than keep you organized with notes and checklists. It syncs across devices, lets you collaborate with work chat and sharing options, helps you track expenses and receipts, lets you attach files and photos, and so much more.
On the Apple Watch you can create notes, set reminders, receive notifications, and search your notebooks. When you open the app on your watch you will see a brief list of recently updated notes. You can then use the microphone to create a new note or search for an existing one.
If you like to use an individual task management app, an affordable option with a strong feature set is Clear. This gesture-based task app allows you to record to-do items in separate lists, set reminders, sync across devices (including Mac version) over iCloud, and use themes for personalization.
On the Apple Watch, you can mark tasks complete, create new tasks, and set reminders. Using the microphone option, just tell Clear what to remind of you of next. You will receive your notifications and can view a Glance for upcoming items.
Tempo Smart Calendar (Free)
The Tempo Smart Calendar app finds the information you need before meeting a potential client or for meeting preparation. You can easily locate emails and other documents. Quickly obtain driving directions or flight status if you are traveling. You can also send messages if you are running behind, find an Uber, and create reminders.
On the Apple Watch, you can see your upcoming events, send messages with a tap using the preset responses, and see your agenda for the day. The colorful layout of your agenda lets you know at a glimpse when you have free time. Send messages to all meeting attendees or just one if you are running late.
If you are interested in a single encompassing app for your calendar events, tasks and to-dos, and notes, then the 24me Smart Personal Assistant app is a good choice. This app syncs with Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, Apple’s OS X Calendar app, and many others. The app does smart things like using Smart Alerts to notify you if you need to leave for a meeting early due to traffic conditions.
On the Apple Watch, you can view your schedule for the next three days and then look at details of all items. You can see the date, time, if it is set to repeat, and if a reminder was set. Plus, you can set up or edit each of these details right on the watch. Additionally you will receive your notifications and a Glance shows you a summary of your current day.
Whether you are an international business traveler or work with remote staff from another country, the iTranslate app can translate words and phrases in over 90 languages. The app has voice input and output (just in case your pronunciation is terrible), dictionaries, favorites, and a history. With the Today Widget you can translate text copied from another app without opening iTranslate.
On the Apple Watch, just open iTranslate, choose the language to convert to, and say your word or phrase. You will then see the translation in the language you picked. The app could not be easier.
If you have not invested in a paid or subscription-based accounting app or just want to track some simple spending, Pennies is a good option. You can set up one-time or recurring budgets and adding expenses can be done in just a few taps. You can also add money you received with a swipe and review your history.
On the Apple Watch, the number of accessible features are pretty impressive: You can add your expenses and income with a tap, add a note from the preset categories, check out your recent activity and delete items if needed. You can even set Glance up with a specific budget. For your daily budget, you can see how much you have left to spend for the day and your total.
It’s Business Time
It’s time to make room for the Apple Watch on your wrist, even if that means leaving your favourite timepiece at home. The convenience of having your to-do list, notes and even a personal translator within arms reach at all times cannot be understated.
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