In Pictures: 20 clever apps and services that make great use of the Cloud

Lots of mobile apps and Web services are available to help people who want all their digital content - not just documents - at their fingertips at any time. We look at 20 that are fun, useful, or both.

HotSchedules

Category: Business

Why You Need It: This Web service lets restaurant managers build employee schedules online, including availabilities, requests off, job codes, and experience levels; it also allows managers to check sales forecasts and historical trends so that they know how much staffing they'll need. Managers can push prepared schedules out and alert staff via text or email. Staffers can then view their work schedule, request shift trades, and communicate with coworkers, all from their phone or computer.

HotSchedules | Monthly subscription varies depending on number of employees and locations; mobile app is $3 | Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Web service

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