Taking care of business requires an equal dose of skill and productivity. To help boost both of those, you may need some of the best technology on the market. And since we are living in an on-the-go mobile world, those technologies should be mobile applications you can access with ease.
It’s true — the best small business accounting software and small business management software can now be found and accessed on your mobile phone. These productivity apps are the tools you need to grow and scale your business without increasing any workload or complications.
On our blog, we already discussed The Top 5 Tools You MUST Use For Your Solopreneur Business and recommended awesome tools like Google Drive and Slack to help you run your company. Now, we are revisiting that list and recommending additional business tools…but this time, we’ll list tools that also have mobile applications.
Here are the best business boosting apps that you should be uploading to your phone come 2018:
Sending emails no longer has to be a tedious and painful task. Using MailChimp, you can send out mass communication to your company’s email subscribers and connections with ease. MailChimp is an email marketing automation platform that allows you to create and send email campaigns, track account activity via their dashboard and create subscriber lists to grow your audiences. You will be able to work seamlessly from your mobile phone to your desktop, so sending email campaigns can be done wherever you are.
How many documents, images and graphics do you think you send and receive each day? Probably a lot! Digging through emails to find a specific item you are searching for is time-consuming and frustrating. That is why you should use Dropbox, where you can upload and organize all your important stuff to save you time and energy.
Dropbox functions just like another folder on your computer, but this one lets you access your files anywhere — including on your phone using the app. No more wishing you had that document, contract or project sample…if you use Dropbox on your phone, you’ll always be able to pull up what you need.
3. Scanner App
When you are constantly on the go, scanning an important document you need to send can be a challenge. With the Scanner App, you now have a personal scanner in your pocket. Easily scan, save and share any documents in PDF or JPEG format. This is also great for scanning receipts, business cards, paper notes or anything else you may want to keep a reference of.
Skype and Skype for Business allow you to host video chats and hop on conference calls wherever you are. You can share and view presentations, utilize screenshare and send out group instant messages too. Handle business like a boss whether you are in a coffee shop or about to hop on an airplane.
About to give a speech and wishing you’d created a presentation to go along with it? Fear not! If you have the Keynote app, you will be able to create a stunning and professional presentation in a pinch. If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can design your theme, add text, drop in images, and create charts right from the app. You can also collaborate with other team members at the same time.
It always seems like when you are not near your computer, there is some sort of rush for you to sign off on a critical document. DocuSign recognized the need for having an app that allows you to upload and sign documents at the touch of a button. Create and save your signature for even quicker use. And since signing on the app is legally binding, encrypted and secure, you can trust that your important documents are safe and legitimate.
Obviously, you need money to make your business run. Creating and sending invoices or estimates while also hunting down payments may be part of your role while running your small business. But it can be made even easier with the Invoice2go app, where you can create professional invoices for your clients and get paid faster. The app allows you to get real-time updates when clients view your invoices and when they have paid you.
Organize your life with Evernote! With this desktop and mobile platform, you can organize projects, create to-do lists, take notes and save things you find online that you will want to read or share later. Everything you need for personal and professional use is stored in this space for quick access. You will no longer be digging through your emails, flipping through pieces of paper or looking at your old phone reminders to find key information. This app is the hub for all your ideas, notes, and business projects — and we think it will soon become your new best friend.
What are some of your favorite mobile apps you use to manage your small business? What tools have truly helped you to grow and scale your business? Leave your recommendations in the comment section below!
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