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20 Best Free Apps For Mobile Entrepreneurs

Mobile appsMore and more work is done on the road, either on business trips or as part of the life of a Digital Nomad. Of course, the growth of mobile technology helps enormously in allowing you to be productive when you’re away from the office.

What apps do you use regularly to stay productive on the road? My favourites include Dropbox, Evernote, and the Google suite of products (Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, Drive and Maps).

Here are some more suggested by Mike Michalowicz.

The Internet Knows More Than You Think (Infographic)

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Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Smartphones use doubles in 2012

More than half of Australian adults use smartphones, and their use doubled in the year to May 2012, according to a report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority. The report, entitled “Smartphones and tablets: Take-up and use in Australia”, also found a dramatic increase in tablets.

The key infrastructure drivers for this growth include the continued rollout of mobile network upgrades, growth in 4G coverage and the increased use of WiFi hotspots.

This is particularly significant for many Out of Office workers. The obvious beneficiaries are Digital Nomads, who can now find it easier than ever before to work from anywhere. But it also applies to many other types of workers, particularly those who travel for work or commute to work.

MOOCs: E-Learning For Out of Office Workers

GraduatesWhereas office workers might be sent on courses or receive on-site training, Out of Office workers are often responsible for their own professional education. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are to education what OOO is to work; they allow you to time-shift and place-shift your learning. In this episode, Chris shares his experience with doing an online course using popular course provider Coursera.

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Let’s Take This Offline

Shaking HandsMany online services help you to create new offline relationships and strengthen your existing relationships. In this episode, we explore a range of online tools that help you enrich your offline connections.

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How Social Media is Destroying Productivity

Social Media At Work

The Ultimate Glossary: 120 Social Media Marketing Terms Explained

If you’re confused by all the terminology and jargon surrounding social media, this handy glossary from HubSpot is an excellent resource.

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