Welcome to part two of our list of mobile apps for small businesses. We hope you’ve looked into some of last week’s suggestions, and also hope you find this week’s entries just as useful!
Abukai’s focus is on making obligatory expense reports as painless as possible. You can efficiently document your expenses by taking photos of your receipts, and Abukai will analyze and compile everything into an official expense report when you’re done! There’s both a free and paid version, although apparently the free version is more than sufficient for many people.
Especially wonderful for those who work in the tech industry, or in general has to spend a lot of time explaining things about people’s computers to them, this app painlessly allows you to remotely access (upon being given permission) a person’s computer. It also doubles as a flexible meeting app, with both hosting and joining capability.
Perka essentially takes all the discount or perks cards you have for the businesses your patronize and combines them into one simple app. However, this is contingent on the businesses in question being associated with the app. If they are, it makes getting your deals so much easier than interminably digging through a wallet to find an almost-full punch card somewhere. We’d love to see Perka become bigger. Right now, there aren’t a lot of businesses offering deals in Beaverton or Portland, but with rising popularity, we can see that changing, so keep your eye on this upcoming app.
addappt has been lauded as a fantastic app, and here’s why. You know how annoying it is to keep your contacts updated? People are always losing their phones, changing providers, moving, and more. Their busy lives aren’t necessarily compatible with your modern-day Rolodex. addappt keeps your contacts updated automatically. It’s convenient and one more way to avoid annoyances in your life. The app has also released a feature called Tapp, a messaging-focused service.
This is a particularly great one for business owners who have to spend more time than they’d like on hold waiting to get through to a company. LucyPhone does the calling for you, and allows you to hang up while you’re on hold, getting called back by LucyPhone once you reach a customer service agent. This saves you precious time (and annoyance!).