Faster networks, smarter devices and an array of helpful apps are allowing millions of people to leave the office behind and establish a more efficient and flexible working environment. In last weeks #VZWBuzz chat, we took a look at the simple steps that can help you join this mobile office revolution!

Each Friday at 3pm EST Verizon Insider and a team of host tackle a unique tech subject during the #VZWBuzz Twitter chat. In addition to great conversation and personal experience from hundreds of tweeters, these gadget geeks provide numerous helpful resources to continue your education long after the one hour chat is over. In case you missed it, we are bringing you a recap of all we learned but be sure to join us next week!

 

Setting Up Your Mobile Office: Apps and Resources You Should Know About

Slack

Slack

Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving, file sharing and search for modern teams. Utelize channels to organize your team conversations in open channels. Make a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything— everyone has a transparent view of all that’s going on. Or use direct message to send private and secure messages to individuals. You can also drag, drop, and share your files. Not just your messages, but all your files, images, PDFs, documents, and spreadsheets can be dropped right into Slack and shared with anyone you want. Add comments, star for later reference, and it’s all completely searchable. If you use any services like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Box, just paste the link and that document is immediately in sync and searchable too.

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is the easiest way to get stuff done. Whether you’re planning a holiday, sharing a shopping list with a partner or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist is here to help you tick off all your personal and professional to-dos.You can print, set reminders, add events to your calendar and more all right from the app.

Shoebox

With shoebox you can turn receipts into data. This app allows you to scan & organize receipts and business cards, create expense reports, track mileage and more. The app has been featured on Time, The New York Times and PC Mag.

HoursTracker

 

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Hours Tracker

If you work out of the office or from home, keeping track of your hours is important. Apps like Hours Tracker easily track your time and earnings for one or more jobs. Clock in and clock out as you work or enter start and stop times yourself. HoursTracker groups your entries by day, week, or month, so you can easily see how you spend your time week to week or across jobs. Pay periods are automatically calculated, including overtime and net pay estimates.

The Cloud

Cloud services make storing, sharing and retrieving documents, photos and files easy. Check out 4 of the Best Free Cloud Services on the market right now.

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