Whether you work from home or in a mobile office that needs to travel everywhere you do, efficiency is the key to success. Limited space, time and resources can all be optimized for maximum results, thanks to a few handy programs, cool gadgets and well-chosen pieces of equipment. What are the must-have tools for the professional on the go? We’ve listed our top 5 favourites here:
1. Cloud-based storage
You need access to all your files from any device, any location. Gone are the days of messing with thumb drives and emailing files to yourself, thanks to the magic of the cloud. Whether you choose iCloud, Google Drive, Microsoft One Drive or one of the many other storage services available, you have the comfort of knowing your all your files are safely backed up and not tied to a single device. No more fearing the blue screen of death! The peace of mind that security brings, plus the convenience of accessing files from any device with internet access, is priceless.
2. Portable power
Is there anything worse than watching your battery life fade before your eyes? Stay connected on the go with portable power solutions such as the Ventev Powercell 10000+, a 2-in-1 portable battery and wall charger which can charge three devices at once. For wireless convenience, consider a portable power mat like Mophie’s wireless charging base, or the Duracell Powermat lineup.
3. Wireless scanners
Paper files are so yesterday. Plus, who has the space to store them all? Reduce paper costs, save time, simplify storage and ensure document security by going paperless. You’ll never lose an important document again and can access and share any file from anywhere by simply scanning and storing. The small size and wireless convenience of Ambir’s MobileScan Pro 500i make it easy to take anywhere. Its available Andoid and iOS apps, and instant scanning to Evernote and Google Drive functions make it a snap to use.
4. Pocket-sized projectors
Want to wow your clients with the perfect presentation anywhere, anytime? All you need to shine is your phone or tablet and a great pocket-sized portable projector. The FAVI Pico+™ Smart Projector features Android OS and lets you wirelessly showcase your favourite videos, share photos and presentations, or even stream apps like Netflix. The LG PH5550 is one of the brightest micro projectors on the market, comes with a built-in battery and allows you to connect via Bluetooth to external speakers for premium sound.
5. E-signature solutions
We may never eliminate the need for forms, applications and signed contracts, but we can easily overcome the issues of storage and security they bring, thanks to e-signature solutions. Ambir’s nForm, for example, maintains all the workflow of your standard paper forms without any of the hassle. Plug & play simplicity, Citrix compatibility, and integration turns any iOs or Andriod tablet into a digital signature pad, or use with Ambir’s own custom nForm 410x tool to make going digital a breeze.