As a small business owner, your time is precious. That’s why there are so many mobile apps out there designed to make running a business easier. Luckily for you, we’ve saved you even more time by compiling this list of ten great mobile apps that will make your day-to-day business run smoother. Many of these are available in browser form as well, if you prefer to use them on your computer or tablet instead.
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IFTTT may seem confusing at first, but it’s pretty neat once you begin to learn what its purpose is. The app essentially allows you to set up custom “recipes” to allow certain things to happen between other apps of yours. For example, if you change your profile picture on Facebook, then your Twitter avatar will change as well as a result of a recipe you set up. Ultimately, IFTTT cuts out the middleman for a lot of mindless motions.
Evernote’s free version is already fantastic, but Evernote Business goes above and beyond to make organization even more tailored to the business owner. From team notes to a presentation mode, the features are great and only enhances the convenient note-taking experience.
Trello is one of the best team-based to-do applications out there, and that’s saying something because there are a lot! The best thing about Trello is that it’s free to access all the most important services. If you subscribe to Trello Gold, you have a few more customization options, but they aren’t necessary for use of the app. Trello is simple to learn and use, and creates a balance of team-based communication that isn’t overwhelming or confusing.
Div Creative loves Slack! We use it for company-wide communication. It’s easy to learn, has a great interface, and allows for private conversations, subject-specific conversations, and essentially any variety of communication you could think of, separating productive chats and fun chats as needed. We also love SlackBot, the customizable bot that responds to any coded phrase or keywords you want, and also provides help and assistance with the app.
How annoying is scanning? TurboScan is fantastic for those on business trips or otherwise in a place where they cannot easily access a scanner. Using just your phone, you can scan physical pages and save them as high-quality PDFs or JPGs. The final results won’t be as high-quality as using an actual scanner, but they’ll certainly be acceptable, and definitely better than not having a scanner at all.
Join us next week for another list of five fantastic mobile apps for your business!