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Conferences and industry events, such as Practical Ecommerce’s upcoming Ignite 2015, are not only opportunities to learn from the experts, but also ideal places to network with peers. Loading your mobile device with the right apps will help to ensure you get the most out of your new connections.

Here is a list of mobile apps to enhance your networking at events. There are apps to exchange contact information, schedule meetings and lunches, take notes, discover who you need to meet, and even to help remember someone’s name. Most of these apps are free.

Apps for Networking Events

Intro. Intro is an app to send your About.me page as a digital business card. You control the information you want to share. Keep track of the people you’ve shared your card with, and cards you’ve received. Contact people directly through the app, or save the info into your address book. Price: Free.

Intro App.

CamCard. Use CamCard to capture all your business cards and manage your contact info. Exchange e-cards, manage your cards by adding notes and tagging, access your cards anywhere. Batch scan all your paper cards to cut the card clutter. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $5 per month.

CamCard App.

Namerick. If you’re bad with names, this is an app for you. Namerick improves your memory of people’s names using repetition and mnemonics modeled from memory “athletes” and studies of the human memory. Price: $0.99.

Namerick App.

Evernote. Evernote is an app to capture information on the go. Easily gather everything important. Capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to record physical and digital details. Collaborate on ideas, and easily create presentations. Price: Basic is free. Premium plans start at $24.99 per year.

Evernote App.

CityHour. CityHour helps you arrange face-to-face meetings with nearby professionals, or around other commonalities such as industry or shared objectives. CityHour syncs with your LinkedIn profile to locate contacts both in and out of your current network that are open to scheduling in-person meetings. Price: Free.

CityHour App.

Contxts. Contxts enables professionals to share their contact information and more via SMS. Exchange all of your professional information with a single text message. Rid yourself of “old school” business cards. Price: Free.

Contxts App.

Twitter. Twitter is the platform for real-time news. Use a conference or event as an opportunity to provide real-time tweets, photos, and video to your followers. Price: Free.

Twitter App.

Facebook Messenger. Facebook Messenger is an app for mobile conversations. Start a group chat, name your group, and add a photo so everyone can get back to it easily. Have video calls. Send a map of any location for a meeting spot. With a built-in camera, Messenger lets you snap and shoot moments as they happen. You can even add drawings or text. Price: Free.

Facebook Messenger App.

Periscope. Periscope lets you broadcast live video. Going live will instantly notify your followers who can join and comment. Shoot live streaming content for your followers who couldn’t make it. Price: Free.

Periscope App.

GroupMe. GroupMe is a free group messaging app that gives you a private chat room for your small group. Coordinate with your peers, and keep in touch throughout an event. Price: Free.

GroupMe App.

Salesforce1. Salesforce1 is a tool to experience Salesforce from any device and brings your Chatter, customer relationship platform, custom apps, and business processes together. View and edit files from Sharepoint, OneDrive and Google Drive. Price: Free.

Salesforce1 App.

Lanyrd. Lanyrd is an app to find professional events and conferences. See events your Twitter contacts are attending and speaking at. Catch up on slides and videos from events you’ve attended or missed. Price: Free.

Lanyrd App.

Spotcard. Spotcard is a close-proximity business networking app. Discover LinkedIn members nearby, view their LinkedIn profile and send them your digital Spotcard. Export your cards from networking events into a CSV file for use in Excel, Salesforce, and numerous other applications. Price: Free.

Spotcard App.

Foursquare. If you’re traveling to a networking event, you’re going to need places for power lunches and meetings over drinks. Foursquare gives you the best places to eat, drink, shop, or visit in any city of the world. Access reviews from local experts. Price: Free.

Foursquare App.

Google+. The Google+ app lets you connect and network on the go. Automatically back up your pictures, video chat directly from your phone, talk about the stuff you’re interested in with Communities, create events, and more. Plan get-togethers with Events. Discover places with reviews and photos. Price: Free.

Google+ App.

Bizzabo. Bizzabo is an event networking app for conferences. Connect with fellow attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors before, during, and even after events. Get suggestions for people you should meet. Interact through in-app messaging. Access event materials, and leverage social media materials. Price: Free.

Bizzabo App.

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Here are my favorite new mobile productivity apps of 2014. There are content creation and discovery tools, scheduling and networking apps, secure communication utilities, a smart keyboard, and even an app to make you smarter. Several of these are new standalone apps from large establish Internet players. All of these apps are free.

“Best of” lists are always subjective. If your favorite new app of 2014 did not make this list, be sure to include it in the comments below.



Hyperlapse. This is Instagram’s new mobile app for creating time lapse videos. It’s a terrific tool for brands to create fresh content without high cost. Using Instagram’s in-house stabilization, Hyperlapse shoots polished time lapse videos that were previously impossible without bulky tripods and expensive equipment. Available on iOS. Price: Free.



SlideShare. This is the official mobile app for LinkedIn’s SlideShare presentation app. Explore over 15 million presentations, videos, and infographics in stunning, full-screen layout. No time to read now? Save favorites to read later, even offline. Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


Paper on iOS.

Paper. Use this standalone app from Facebook to explore and share stories in immersive designs and full-screen, distraction-free layouts. Paper includes your Facebook News Feed and sections about your favorite topics. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

MS Office

MS Office on Android.

MS Office. View, create, and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents from nearly anywhere on your smartphone. Content and formatting stay intact so documents still look good when you’re back on your PC or Mac. Available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Price: Free.


Here on Android.

Here. Here is Nokia’s mapping and location application, taking on Google Maps. Search, navigate or get directions anywhere – even without an Internet connection. Save interactive maps to your phone or tablet and they’ll continue to work for you offline, wherever you are. Get voice-guided, traffic-enabled navigation. Available on Android and Windows Phone. Price: Free.


Bleep on Android.

Bleep. Bleep is a private messaging app by BitTorrent that lets you make voice calls and send text messages over your Wi-Fi or cellular data connection. Bleep is a peer-to-peer chat client, meaning there’s no central server that can see your messages or metadata.Available on Android. Price: Free.


CityHour on iOS.

CityHour. CityHour helps you arrange face-to-face meetings with other professionals around commonalities, such as industry, location or shared objectives. CityHour quickly syncs with your LinkedIn profile to locate contacts both in and out of your current network that are open to scheduling in-person meetings. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Yahoo News Digest

Yahoo News Digest on Android.

Yahoo News Digest. Yahoo News Digest provides a summary of important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented with the key information that you need to stay on top of what’s happening. Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


WeTransfer on Android.

WeTransfer. This is the mobile app for the online file-transferring platform. Simply select your files, add your correspondent’s email addresses and transfer up to 10GB. Enjoy inspiring backgrounds during the transfer. Your correspondent will receive an email with a download link. No signup. Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


Timeful on iOS.

Timeful. Timeful gets things scheduled so you can get them done. It’s your calendar and to-do list with intelligent assistance to make the most of your time. Timeful learns from your behaviors, adapts to your schedule, and personalizes the recommendations the more you use it. Available on iOS. Price: Free.


Lingua.ly on Android.

Lingua.ly. This is the app for Lingua.ly, a free online platform to learn a language through “digital immersion.” Do you like to read about science and technology? Prefer French recipes or travel magazines? Lingua.ly understands your vocabulary and finds real articles from the web to suit both your level and interests. Practice new words through fun games and quizzes. Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.

Wonder Discover

Wonder Discover on iOS.

Wonder Discover. Wonder Discover is the mobile app for Wonder Place, a video and text content platform for ideas and stories, across categories that include food, the mind, wellness, entertainment, culture, and home & family. Watch and read, share content, find additional content from creators, and utilize Shop Motion to purchase items within the content you watch. Available on iOS. Price: Free.


Storehouse on iOS.

Storehouse. Storehouse is an app to tell stories with your photos and videos. Combine photos, videos, and text into a story. Import photos and videos from your Camera Roll, Instagram, Flickr, Dropbox, and Lightroom. Embed stories on your blog or share them to other social networks. Available on iOS. Price: Free.


Intro on iOS.

Intro. Intro is a mobile app to turn your about.me page into a shareable digital business card. Share any combination of your page, phone number, and email. Keep track of the people you’ve shared your card with, and cards you’ve received. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Ginger Keyboard

Ginger Keyboard on Android.

Ginger Keyboard. Use Ginger Keyboard’s intuitive features to speed up your typing. Tap into the Ginger Page writing app to quickly review your text for grammar, spelling and punctuation. Features advanced rephrasing, translations, text reader, personal dictionary, and more. Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


SurveyMonkey on iPhone.

SurveyMonkey. Use the SurveyMonkey mobile app to create surveys and polls, send them to anyone, and monitor your results from anywhere. Manage responses, make quick edits, and improve response rates on the fly, and even conduct on-the-spot polling. App and basic plan are free. Pro plan offers unlimited polling and expanded features. Available on iOS. Price: Free.

Speaker Studio

Speaker Studio on Android.

Speaker Studio. Take over the entire production of your own podcast or radio show with Speaker Studio. It allows you to broadcast live or pre-record podcasts while adding tracks and sound effects. Upload tracks, broadcast live in seconds from mobile apps or your desktop, and share them with followers everywhere. Available on Android. iOS app coming in February. Price: Free.


Findery on Android

Findery. This is the mobile app for Findery, a user-generated travel site. Share your stories about places, discover the world around you, or explore the globe right from home. Find new places through personal stories, hidden histories, interesting facts, and local tips.Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


SideChef on iPhone.

SideChef. SideChef is a free step-by-step cooking app to make you productive in the kitchen. Created for novice and advanced chefs, over one thousand recipes are taught through photos, instructions, and voice commands. Search and browse by ingredient, keyword, diet, cuisine, or interest. Features integrated timers, easy conversions and more.Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


Elevate on Android.

Elevate. Elevate is a brain-training program designed to improve focus, speaking skills, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalized training program that adjusts over time to maximize results. The more you train with Elevate, the more you’ll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Available on iOS and Android. Price: Free.


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