When you start your workday, what do you normally grab first? Your computer or your phone? We’re willing to bet that it’s your phone, and it makes sense why.
Today mobile devices are performing tasks that once required desktop computers. Many professionals now rely on their smartphones and tablets for accessing information and services while on the go, no matter where you are.
In the aftermath of COVID-19 and the rise of remote work, there has been a clear trend toward integrating mobile and desktop workflows. As technology continues to evolve, the impact of mobile apps in the workplace is likely to continue to shape how we work and collaborate globally.
Here are a few key areas we’ve seen recently where mobile apps are taking over desktop work:
- Communication and Collaboration: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet. Mobile apps have revolutionized team collaboration, instant messaging, project management, and video conferencing. They keep colleagues connected and working together, no matter if you are running to the airport or sitting comfortably at your desk. While all of these have web-app alternatives, users typically prefer the native mobile apps because of the user-friendly layout built specifically for mobile devices.
- Staying Connected with Customers: Mobile apps have become a crucial component of sales and product strategies. Companies use mobile apps to reach out to customers, provide personalized experiences, and facilitate account engagement. Staying in touch with customers and users is by no means new, but the ability to do so away from the desk has allowed companies to keep everyone engaged and supported.
- Productivity and Organization: Productivity apps for mobile devices help users manage tasks, create, and edit documents, and set reminders. These apps allow users to stay organized and efficient even when they are away from their desks. Similarly, to communication apps having a web-app and mobile app option, users find native mobile apps easier to navigate and prefer using them compared to web-based apps.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that mobile devices are taking the place of desktop work. While the full keyboard and larger screen is preferred in many work types, mobile is becoming the dominant player due to its accessibility and the user-friendliness of native mobile apps.
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