5 Earth Friendly Apps That’ll Make Your Life More Paperless
Earth Day is here and so is the paperless movement. Offices traditionally generate incredible amounts of paper copy, but with the rapidly increasing growth of cloud solutions, going paperless is actually much easier to accomplish than many might think. Here are a five great apps that we use at Contractually and recommend for moving your office off of paper and onto the cloud.
As one of the more increasingly popular cloud storage apps out there, Dropbox is a highly intuitive solution for storing your files online. Available through a desktop client, web app and mobile app, Dropbox allows you to stay connected to your files wherever you are. Upload your files through one device and it’ll automatically sync with the cloud and update across all platforms. It even offers support for team-based cloud storage, allowing multiple team member access to one central Dropbox, allowing for ease of use when it comes to managing collaborative processes.
The quintessential project management solution, Basecamp allows for multiple teams and entire companies to coordinate projects. You can create discussions, text documents, set calendar events and upload whatever notes, resources and materials your team might need for a project. It’s a one-stop solution that provides creative teams with a workflow to efficiently and effectively work right out of the cloud.
While Dropbox simply allows you to store files online, Evernote lets you create them. It’s Google Docs but with a much greater emphasis on mobile devices and tablets. Evernote gives you the tools to create notes, take pictures and record memos, all while uploading it to the cloud. Also similar to Dropbox, Evernote has features that allows for entire teams to operate out of one notebook, letting everyone share and collaborate with ease.
Great for monitoring company expenses, OneReceipt lets you upload all your receipts online so you remain hassle and paper free. Even better, with everything on the cloud, it gives you quick and easy access to your expenses whenever you need them.
Developed by LinkedIn, this simple iPhone app allows you to scan business cards with your phone’s camera and converts them into data for your contact list. It’s a simple idea that saves hassle and time, turning your collection of cards into easily accessible information.
These are just some of our favourite apps that we want to recommend. If you have any paperless solutions that you enjoy using, share it in the comments!