Top 5 Apps for Insurance Agents

Top 5 smart phone apps for insurance agents by Woodard Cleaning & Restoration in St. Louis, Mo.

As an insurance professional, you've come to know, and love, the convenience of mobile technology. No matter where you go, smart phones and tablets keep you connected to your clients and co-workers, as well as the latest industry trends. With the push of a button, mobile applications deliver everything you've always wanted, as well as everything you never even knew you needed. Working side-by-side with today’s leading insurance companies, we've come to know just how valuable a time saving trick can be. To make your job a bit easier, we've done some digging and come up with the top 5 apps for insurance agents.

ACORD ONE

Recently launched in 2012, this handy little app provides insurance agents with immediate access to the most commonly referenced ACORD (Agency Company Organization for Research and Development) forms. From your mobile device, ACORD ONE allows users to complete, sign, save, retrieve, and email forms – no printer needed!

Availability: Android and Apple® tablets and smart phones.

Cost: All current users of Cap Dat ACORD are provided free access to the ACORD ONE mobile application.

Buffer

For the social savvy agents, Buffer is a must have. Unlike other social sharing applications, Buffer promises a personalized, and efficient, method for networking with other professionals and sharing content on your favorite social media outlets. With Buffer, your social media presence is constant because you can schedule content in advance to automatically post throughout the day.

Availability: Android and Apple® tablets and smart phones.

Cost: $10 per month

CamScanner

Have you ever been in a meeting and found yourself taking photos of important documents or articles with your smart phone? Sure you have. Not only does this make you look a bit goofy and unprofessional, but you run the risk of taking a “bad” photo and not being able to clearly understand the information when referencing it later. There’s an easier way, folks; CamScanner. This incredible little app turns smart phones and tablets into a handheld document scanner, and uses the flash feature on your camera to get the lighting just right; plus, the unique zoom tool allows you to zero in on important bits of information.

Availability: Android and Apple® tablets and smart phones.

Cost: FREE!

Claims Journal

As the only application that delivers content directly from Claims Journal Magazine and ClaimsJournal.com to handheld devices, the Claims Journal app is highly-exclusive. In addition to original content, the Claims Journal app also offers breaking news, videos, and podcasts relevant to the insurance claims industry, making it a must-have for every agent and adjuster.

Availability: Android and Apple® tablets and smart phones.

Cost: FREE!

MagicPlan

Independent insurance agents love this unique floor plan application because it allows for full documentation of a building during a walk-through. By simply taking photos, MagicPlan measures rooms and draws a custom floor plan to ensure detailed referencing and accurate estimates. The best part? Floor plans created with MagicApp are easily stored in the app’s cloud storage feature, making them easy to send and share.

Availability: Apple® tablets and smart phones.

Cost: $2.99 per floor plan.