The world is changing rapidly.
We’re becoming more efficient, more productive, and communicating with more ease than ever before.
A big reason for that is the advancement of technology. And much of that is centered around mobile tech and smartphone apps that are revolutionizing old technology and outdated systems.
We no longer have to deal with the clunky and expensive technology from the past. With the right smartphone apps, you can make your daily tasks a lot easier.
Today, we’ll focus in on 5 of those apps.
Here are 5 smartphone apps that are (or already have) revolutionized old technology…
If you’ve ever tried to hail down a taxi in a foreign country, you know how intimidating it can be. When you’re a tourist, it’s easy to worry about getting overcharged and even ending up in the wrong destination!
But all that has changed with apps like Uber.
Now, with Uber, you can simply open the app, plug in your current location and destination, and expect to get picked up within minutes. And the price is already set beforehand, so you know you won’t get ripped off.
This makes things a lot easier whether you’re close to home, out of state, or traveling abroad.
Just a few short years ago, you had a to find a hotel or rely on Craigslist to secure a short-term rental in a new city. Often, this caused you to pay more than you should have, or end up with lodging that didn’t quite meet your needs.
But now, with the AirBnB app, you can plug in your destination, and a ton of apartments, houses, and rentals will pop up on the app. And if you want to request a rental, you can do so with the click of a button.
There’s no question… options for finding lodging have greatly expanded in recent years, and AirBnb was one of the pioneers.
Communicating with family and friends in other countries, or back at home when you travel overseas, has always been challenging. Not to mention, expensive.
Thanks to apps like Whatsapp and Viber, it’s easier than ever before… and free!
You can video call, audio call, message, and more, and it doesn’t cost you a dime… all without hassle of trying to connect to a long-distance call service.
Email certainly isn’t outdated yet – but apps like Slack are replacing all kinds of communications that businesses used to relegate to their email inbox.
Slack communication can be instant, and it’s easy to follow the history of a conversation. Instead of searching through hundreds or thousands of emails to find a particular part of a conversation, you can do a quick search in the chat message box and instantly find what you’re looking for.
Plus, you can have conversations with your whole team, or just with one or two people. So, it’s more flexible and more efficient.
Faxing has a long history, and is an example of technology that has displayed amazing staying power.
In fact, the fax even predates the telephone.
But there’s no question that fax technology has changed. The days of clunky fax machines and thousands of pages of wasted paper are over.
With apps like FaxBurner, you can send a fax straight from your smartphone in a fraction of the time… and for a tiny fraction of the price of what it’d take to own a fax machine.
Plus, you can even receive a fax on your smartphone too.
It’s a great way to save time, save paper, and save the environment.
Wrapping Up Smartphone Apps that Revolutionize Old Technology…
The world is becoming more efficient than ever before, and part of that is due to revolutionary smartphone apps.
The apps we’ve listed here, and many others, make big improvements on old technology, making our lives easier in the process.
What are some of your other favorite apps that revolutionize old technology? Let us know in the comments below!