With everyone’s favorite vacation season in full swing, board meetings and company memos are being replaced by lounge chairs and beach volleyballs. This weekend alone, over half of the US population is expected to go on vacation with family and friends. This means more people will be heavily relying on their smartphones and tablets to stay connected with work.
With summer weather on our minds and client emails in our inboxes, the challenge of going on vacation may seem a little troubling . To ease your way into a productive summer time, here are a few resources that will help you stay on top of your game while out of the office.
Creativity on the Go
For those whose creative ideas come at the most unexpected times, look no further than iBrainstorm. This collaborative blackboard app allows you to communicate your thoughts and share ideas with colleagues where ever you are. Worry less about sending emails and start sharing your creative work on the first multi-device collaboration tool for smartphones and tablets.
Work Hard, Play Hard
For quick document editing and management, try the new Google Drive. Remotely access company memos and update corporate documents as if you were still sitting in your office cubicle. And for a little more face time with clients and colleagues, take advantage of Cisco WebEx, an app that provides direct office communication services from hosting an on-the-go meeting to joining a five-way video conference. Stay connected even from the balcony of your oceanfront hotel.
Fun in the Sun
For those more focused on catching rays instead of checking your inbox, download UV Detector and Uber before jetting off into the sunset. UV Detector lets you know when you’re getting too much sun and sends push-notifications to alert you when ultraviolet radiation gets too high. And when you’ve had enough of the heat, Uber will help get you to the closest air-conditioned destination via a private driver.
Use It or Lose It
But most importantly, don’t forget to download Carat, the latest app-killing tool that will help you save that ever-important battery life while you’re off enjoying all the summer fun. Because you never know when you’ll need that extra juice to edit a document or take a call from your boss.
So, before you pack those bags and shut down the office computer, remember to download these apps. And, don’t forget to send us a Postagram of your Fourth of July celebrations too.
What apps and devices will you be using on vacation this summer?