6 Essential Mobile Office Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

One thing is very evident…21st century business owners have without a doubt embraced the “mobile” culture.  

The accessibility of a wide range of mobile applications and devices has made it easier for businesses large and small to work anywhere and anytime.  

It is likely that if you are running a small business, chances are you own some type of smartphone or mobile device that you can NEVER leave home without (I am definitely guilty of this). 

Mobile Office Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

That said–I am rounding up a list of 6 essential mobile office tools that you can help you maximize your productivity and become more efficient while you are working on the go.

1.  Grasshopper – If you have a smartphone, Grasshopper’s Cloud Phone System apps are a necessity.

With this application you can use your smartphone via their iPhone and Android apps as an extension of your office to make and receive calls. to your clients from your smartphone (using your Grasshopper office phone number) — and not your cell.   Additionally, you can do the following:

  • Listen to your voicemails and view faxes…
  • View a list of your recently dialed calls
  • Sign faxes & PDF email attachments with your finger (this is soooo kewl)

Grasshopper Mobile Office Phone System

2.  Skype Mobile Perfect for hosting video chat calls and communicating with your clients and members of your team via your mobile devices. Skype Mobile is available for Android, iPhone and Blackberry users.  You can also send and receive messages, photos, documents and more using the mobile app while you are away from your office.

Skype Mobile App

3.  Google Drive (Mobile)can be used anywhere that you have an internet connection to create, send and share documents from your mobile devices with your team or your clients.  How convenient is that?

Google Drive Mobile App

4.  EvernoteGosh! I can’t say enough about how much I have come to lovveeeeee Evernote.  Evernote is a smartphone application that you can download for free to your mobile devices to create notes, share them with your team members or clients, add reminders and so much more.

What I love most about this app is the ability to organize your notebooks, based on categories and interests, scan notes, and even scan website content to view at a later time.  


5.  Verizon Mifi a nifty gadget that you can use to connect to the Internet wirelessly while you are on the Go!

Verizon Mifi

6.  Box.com  another favorite that I use often (wherever there is an internet connection) to securely store and share files from anywhere in the world via an Internet Browser with my clients and team.


Are there any apps or tools that you are currently using in your business that you would like to share?  I would love to hear about them.  Drop me a line on Twitter. Thanks!

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.

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Emily Greene

Great article, I’d like to add that for a service provider, like myself using Hoodoko.com to build my brand, network with other business owners and sell my services according to my availability is very helpful. Their appointment system is great since customers can book you online and there is no going back and forth with dates and times. I would definitely recommend checking out their networking system, it’s like online speed dating for businesses all on the go. And it’s free to use, which makes it a lot better.

Sally Erickson, iPad Assistant

Hi Kim,
You’ve hit the nail on the head. New times, new methods. And some of them are even fun. Personally, I use the iPad as my personal assistant wherever I am.
Here’s an array of apps I’m using everyday: PDF Expert, Notability, Printer Pro, ToDoist, and DayOne.


Hey there Sally. Thanks for dropping by and also sharing the apps that you use in your business while on the go.I will definitely have to check out Notability & Printer Pro 🙂

Kevin Peter

Hey Kim, a quick question. Does any of these tools have a built in time management app for people like us?


    Hello Peter. To my knowledge I dont believe that any of these apps have built in time mgmt capabilities. Evernote.and ToDoist are awesome to do lisI management apps that I believe would be helpful for you. 🙂


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