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The Top 5 Apps Mobile Notaries Can't Live Without

Everyone knows mobile devices are essential for conducting business in today’s world. But what are the “must have” apps that make our tablets and smartphones effective business tools? The National Notary magazine reached out to Notaries across the country and posed the question via our social media channels to find out what apps you couldn’t live without. While Angry Birds didn’t make the list, it was mentioned as a nice stress reliever. Here’s what did make the list.

PRODUCTIVITY

Featured: Files Pro: Document Reader

Files Pro: Document Reader was listed among the most valuable productivity apps because of its ability to view and manage your PDF documents with ease. The app is also very useful for sending documents as email attachments to your clients or Title Companies.

Download: $4.99 on the iPhone* and iPad*

*Files: Document Reader free version is available without the ability to send documents as email attachments.

Other hot apps in this category: Evernote, Google Voice, My Lists, TeamViewer, CamScanner, Pocket Informant, Type on PDF, QR Reader

BUSINESS

Featured: Intuit GoPayment

You chose the Intuit GoPayment app and free card reader as the premier method to accepting payments on your smart phone. Intuit GoPayment is an easy way to swipe credit cards and charge in seconds. It’s also one of our highest rated partner programs.

Download: Free on the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Blackberry

Other hot apps in this category: Square Card Reader, Invoice2go, Handy Scanner, JotNot Scanner Pro, LogMeIn, Documents To Go, Facebook Pages Manager

SOCIAL

Featured: Facebook

Where else would the largest online community of Notaries congregate? Along with all of its personal benefits, Facebook provides the best platform for Notaries to develop an online presence. Facebook Pages are free, easy to set up, and can act as the primary web site for your Notary business. With over 900 million users, Facebook provides the largest audience for you to target through social ads and relatable content. Visit our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/nationalnotary and Like us. Leave a comment on our Page if you would like our social media specialist, Moses, to help you with setting up your own Notary business page in minutes.

Download: Free on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone

Other hot apps in this category: Pinterest, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Bump, Flipboard, Thirst, TweetDeck

TRAVEL

Featured: GasBuddy

This app is a bit of a no brainer for the Mobile Notary population. With GasBuddy you can find the cheapest gas on the go, locate gas stations near you and see their current gas prices. GasBuddy is a community of users working together to update gas prices.

Download: Free on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone

Other hot apps in this category: AroundMe, Swackett, Tom Tom, PayByPhone, Waze Social GPS Traffic & Gas, MapQuest

FINANCE

Featured: Mint

See all your accounts in one place with Mint. Mint automatically pulls all of your financial information into one place, so you can finally get the entire picture. Since Mint is automatically updating and categorizing your information, it suggests ways to help you save money. It even sends automatic alerts—like bill reminders—to your mobile phone or email. With over 10 million users, Mint uses 128-bit SSL encryption – the same security that banks use – and all the data is protected and validated by VeriSign and TRUSTe.

Download: Free on the iPhone, iPad, and Android

Other hot apps in this category: PayPal, Craigslist Mobile, Bloomberg TV+, Calculator HD+, Google Wallet, Tip N Split Tip Calculator

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