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More and more people are using their cellphones as computers, and if you’re carrying a “computer” in your pocket, why not put it to work? A phone isn’t always a good replacement for a computer—good luck filling in giant Excel sheets on a 4-inch screen—but there are some ways in which phones can really simplify your work life, or just take a little of the stress away. We look at new apps that can bust work stress.
RescueTime is free with some paid features at $9 (around Rs.550) a month, on Android and browser. The iOS app will launch in February.
Talygen Business Intelligence
The app, launched last month, makes it really easy for your employee to check in on the go so that you, as the manager, save time tracking. Everything is organized on the cloud and the data can be accessed through the app. The data can also generate an advanced report which can then be exported into a PDF or an Excel file.
Talygen, $20 a month onwards, on iTunes, Google play, Windows Phone and BlackBerry.
Agent , free on Google play.
Limitless, free on Chrome.
MoID , free on iTunes and Google play.
Avoiding the boss to head to the tea corner for your daily gossip? Now you can simply send self-destructing texts and gripe to fellow colleagues. Confide is being compared to the SnapChat app, but for those in corporate jobs. Released earlier this month, Confide lets you post text, pictures, voice and video which delete themselves after being seen. The app has an additional level of security, a swiping option that prevents users from taking screenshots of whatever it is you’ve posted because it reveals only one line at a time, covering up the line before it with blocks. The app also has end-to-end encryption and the key needed to decrypt the message is only on a recipient’s mobile phone, so it cannot be read by servers. And, of course, the messages are automatically deleted after they have been read.
Confide , free on iTunes.