5 Productivity Apps to Reduce Need for Paper


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Reducing the need for paper is not only good for the environment, but it is also great for productivity. Saving you money in the long run, as well as keeping the team on track, these mobile apps will help you reduce (if not eliminate) your reliance on paper and printed materials.  


1. Traveling

Scrambling for boarding passes should be the last thing on your mind when you are headed on a business trip. Instead of printing out your flight information, most airlines have apps so you can access your mobile boarding pass with an easy swipe. Keep all your flight info handy so you don't have to worry about flight statuses and seat assignments. Airlines such as American Airlines and Delta are just a couple of airlines that offer free mobile apps to make traveling cheaper and paper-free.


2. Traveling plus Expenses

If you want travel AND expenses all rolled into one for easy tracking, try Concur for booking as well as reimbursements. It analyzes your company spending, and creates spreadsheets to track credit card reports and travel data. Attach photos of receipts to reports so you don't have to hold on to the original.


3. Paper-Free Forms

Personalize your forms online with FormMobi, or build your own. Add CAD drawings, audio, photos, etc, for free online or with the mobile app for iPhone or Android device. There is a 30 day trial so you can explore everything this app has to offer. The best part? You can store important business papers on a cloud or export in any format.


4. Sign Documents Sans FedEX

Sign and get documents signed without the boys in brown. Use Word Docs, PDFs, JPEGs and more, to get the signature you need without overnight shipping, faxing or printing. Use SignEasy on iPhone, iPad or Android to always have your signed documents on hand. Send it and/or store in Dropbox,, or any file sharing site.


5. Task Management

For shopping, projects, to-dos, and more, Wunderlist is a free and easy to use task management app for Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone devices, and in web browser. Access it anywhere, and share it with others. If you want to say goodbye to Post-It's, this is the app for you.

How does your team stay productive without using paper? Any suggestions that were not mentioned above? Please share with us in the comments!


andy August 7, 2012

any android apps there? ­

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