23 smartphone apps perfect for PR pros

The author conducted an informal poll of his peers and discovered a number of apps that help with billing, brainstorming and more.

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With more business-oriented applications become available, I was curious to know which apps my fellow PR professionals use on a daily basis and can’t live without. So, I reached to colleagues and sent a query through Help A Reporter Out (HARO).

The most common answers were apps that many of you are probably already using—Facebook, Twitter, TweetDeck, HootSuite, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Mashable, Google, and Yelp—so I wanted to focus on the applications that fell outside of this group, some of which were new to me and I have since begun to use. Most of these applications are multi-platform with Android and iPhone, I have listed which are iPad only.

(I have no affiliation with any of the apps listed.)

Location-based services/social productivity applications

Around Me. AroundMe allows you to quickly learn information about your surroundings: find ATMs, drug stores, restaurants, coffee shops, etc.

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