My Must-Have Apps: How a Cell Phone Repair CEO Uses His Smartphone to Stay Organized Apps help this CEO track appointments, send flowers to his wife and stop losing his phone.

By Jennifer Goforth Gregory

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

People feel lost without their cellphones. No one understands this more than Jeremy Kwaterski whose business CPR Cellphone Repair handles everything from phones drop in a toilet to cracked screens. One of his most memorable customers brought his cellphone with a shattered screen to the store in a panic because the number he needed to call for his meeting with Donald Trump in 30 minutes was stored in the contacts. "When we fixed his cellphone, he jumped up and down and ran out of the store," Kwaterski recalls.

With reliance on technology increasing daily, CPR Cellphone Repair has grown rapidly, from 30 locations to over 160 in just four years. To successfully manage the company, Kwaterski, who is founder and CEO, has learned a thing or two about getting the most from his mobile devices, especially when it comes to staying organized and connected for his business.

Here are three apps that he couldn't live without:

My Must-Have Apps: How a Cell Phone Repair CEO Uses His Smartphone to Stay Organized
Life Reminder
Image credit: Life Reminder

Life Reminder. In any given moment, Kwaterski might need to meet with the Operations Support team that supports the CPR franchisees, promote the brand through PR or manage his own CPR stores. Since he often travels, it can be challenging to keep track of multiple handwritten to-do lists as well as appointments and conference calls. He now uses the mobile app Life Reminder to help him schedule and prioritize his to-do list. Alerts for tasks or appointments ensure nothing gets missed and the app allows him to schedule texts and emails. "If I wake up at 2 a.m. and realize that I need to send an email, I can schedule it to be sent at a normal hour instead of the middle of the night," Kwaterski says. The app has its uses outside the office, too. More than once, Kwaterski says it has reminded him to "spontaneously" send flowers to his wife.

My Must-Have Apps: How a Cell Phone Repair CEO Uses His Smartphone to Stay Organized
Push Bullet
Image credit: Push Bullet

PushBullet. While he loves the convenience of mobile phones and tablets, Kwaterski didn't love lost time tracking down which device a specific file was stored on. Thought PushBullet, however, he can share emails, files and pictures between devices, despite the maker or operating system. "The app sits on all of my devices and when a text or email comes to my phone, it is instantly shared to all of my other devices," says Kwaterski. He says it can be a lifesaver when a battery dies or when a device gets misplaced.

My Must-Have Apps: How a Cell Phone Repair CEO Uses His Smartphone to Stay Organized
Galaxy Smart Watch
Image credit: Samsung

Galaxy Smart Watch App. Kwaterski's latest gadget, the Galaxy Smartwatch has changed how he checks emails and texts. The watch connects with his smartphone through the Galaxy Gear app so he can look to his watch when he gets new calls, texts or emails. "When you are in a meeting, it's rude to pull out your phone. But no one notices if you glance at your watch. The watch has really helped me stay connected with what is going on at all times," Kwaterski says. It's even made him less absentminded. When he's more than 20 feet away from his phone, the app either vibrates or beeps depending on the setting he has selected. "This has saved me from leaving my phone on a restaurant table more times than I can count," says Kwaterski.

#insert related here#

Wavy Line

Jennifer Goforth Gregory has over 18 years professional writing experience and specializes in writing about small businesses. Her work has been published MSN Money, FOX Business and the Intuit Small Business Blog and American Express OPEN Forum.

Editor's Pick

She's Been Coding Since Age 7 and Presented Her Life-Saving App to Tim Cook Last Year. Now 17, She's on Track to Solve Even Bigger Problems.
I Helped Grow 4 Unicorns Over 10 Years That Generated $18 Billion in Online Revenues. Here's What I've Learned.
Want to Break Bad Habits and Supercharge Your Business? Use This Technique.
Don't Have Any Clients But Need Customer Testimonials? Follow These 3 Tricks To Boost Your Rep.
Why Are Some Wines More Expensive Than Others? A Top Winemaker Gives a Full-Bodied Explanation.

Related Topics

Business News

California Woman Arrested For $60 Million Postal Service Scam

Lijuan "Angela" Chen faces two charges that each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Business News

Apple Just Unveiled Its VR Headset. What You Need to Know.

The Vision Pro is Apple's first major product launch since AirPods.


5 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Email Marketing

Abide by these simple tricks to help your campaigns gain more visibility and generate revenue in the process.


The Return to Office Movement is Causing a Mental Health Crisis. Employers Are Part of The Problem — But They Can Be Part of The Solution.

Employee mental health substantially worsened with the return to office demands, and it's causing disengagement and low morale. The solution demanded by employees is the answer.

Science & Technology

'We Were Sucked In': How to Protect Yourself from Deepfake Phone Scams.

Phone fraudsters are using AI to clone the voices of loved or trusted people to rip them off. Here's how to detect if the phone is real or robot.