People in the UK can pre-order the Apple Watch from today, 10 April 2015. The main marketing focus has centered on health and fitness – but there are also apps, already created by developers, aimed at improving productivity and efficiency for those of us running businesses.
Evernote is an application that enables you to organise and share cloud-based information with others. Their app for the new watch:
- Displays task update notifications.
- Allows users to quickly set reminders for projects and check off completed tasks
- Users can view colleagues’ progress and keep updated on tasks
- The ability to sync documents through all devices – to pick up where you left off.
The IG Trading App
For the growing number of independent traders, IG has developed an app that links to it’s award-winning trading platform. The application provides easy access to accounts and simplifies data. Features of the IG App include:
- Trading on IG’s full range of markets: forex, shares, indices, commodities, options, bitcoin and more.
- Account notifications straight to your watch.
- Access to markets from pretty well anywhere: allowing you to open, edit and close positions.
- News and updates on important macroeconomic events
Then there is an app much used by small business owners – Invoice2go. You can send and receive invoices and keep on track of incoming and outgoing revenues. The watch app is a complement to the well-established phone app. It:
- Prompts users to ‘start tracking time’ as soon as they approach a job location.
- Informs users of outstanding payments and presents data in easy to understand charts and graphs.
- Notifies users when a payment has been made.
There are 20 combinations of face and strap for the Apple Watch, ranging in price from £299 to £13,500 if you are feeling particularly optimistic about your business’s outlook!