No matter what type of business you’re trying to run, there are many great apps that can help improve your business performance and make everything run more smoothly than it has in the past. From accounting programs to marketing apps, all these programs are designed at making your business more profitable and give yourself more free time, which, when you’re running a business, comes at a premium.
If you find yourself having extreme organizational problems or you have great ideas, but always forget to write than down, than Evernote is a must-have app. Evernote allows you to write down or take audio recordings of plans or ideas while you’re on the go. Once you have the ideas, Evernote gives you the ability to file and organize all of your thoughts conveniently.
Brewster is an app designed to keep you in touch with everyone important to your small business, from customers to suppliers. The app takes all of your frequent contacts and ranks them based on your level of contact with them. That way, it’s easy to find e-mail addresses and phone numbers for those people and companies that make your business run smoothly and maximize time efficiency.
4. Google Drive
Google Drive is essentially a free version of Microsoft Office that provides its users with a word processor, spreadsheet, and a variety of other essential programs. Google continues its mastery of covering every aspect of customer service with Drive. Aside from Drive, the company continues to expand into almost every corner of the market. If you play music at your business, streaming websites online are a definite must, and with Google challenging Spotify in the streaming music department, there’s no reason to ever leave Google.
Ah, the dreaded conference call: a half-dozen anonymous voices droning out from tinny little speakers. Half the time, you don’t even know who’s talking. There’s got to be a better way. And there is. UberConference brings a visual element to audio calls. The on-screen display shows instant profiles of all participants, with names, photos and other info pulled in from your address book and social networks. The person speaking is always displayed prominently on the top of the screen, and slick features allow you to mute, “earmuff” or hang-up individual callers, as well as record the whole conversation as an mp3.
Flipboard is a simple personalized news app that keeps you on top of the latest stories. With more than 10 million downloads, it’s a popular app rated at 4.5 out of 5 stars on the PlayStore. What makes Flipboard so great is that users can choose which topics the app should show, and then users can post their favorite stories in a “personal magazine” which can share these magazines on social media sites. With a syncing feature, users can access the news topics on any device.
Contractors, DIY crafters and countless types of businesses use Paypal for payment. Customers shopping online can trust Paypal, as opposed to a random merchant account used for payment processing. The Paypal app lets you see your balance from your phone, send money to vendors and suppliers, and choose payment options. With the addition of a small audio jack card reader, you can also accept credit cards through Paypal. Use the Paypal app while working conventions, festivals, and other locations where it’s not feasible to bring a point of sale system.