As a business owner, you’re likely constantly on the go between meetings, the office and anywhere else your business may take you. But, you know emails and important tasks don’t stop when you’re away from your computer; if anything, they increase. We’ve compiled our list of some of the best free mobile apps you can download to help keep track of all your business needs everywhere and anywhere you go.
Quip is one of our top picks when it comes to organizing meetings notes, messages and documents. The modern app design makes sharing important items with colleagues, clients, or even yourself, simple and easy to use. The app gives you the ability to import saved files and contacts, as well as export documents. You can collaborate with members of your team in real-time via messaging and send notes and to-do’s so everyone is caught up. Your messages and documents within the app sync to any device, so you don’t have to worry about manually transferring or losing any information.
You know by now that social media is essential to your business. Whether your brand has 50 or 50,000 fans, it’s important that you have a social media presence and that you’re engaging with your market. Hootsuite offers different plans for businesses. You can start by managing 3 social profiles for free or manage up to 50 for $8.99/month. Schedule posts at peak times on different networks, view engagement metrics and manage various social streams all from the app.
Even in a technology-dominated world, printed documents and written notes are still widely used. However, digital storage, as well as the ability to easily send these documents, is practically a necessity (hence, scanners). Genius Scan allows you to scan documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. The scanner app removes any background images and lets you crop the document perfectly, even if taken at an angle. Aside from the ability to export and/or email the scanned items, you can also organize the document within the app itself via selected tags and titles.
On iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry
If you travel a lot for business, this is definitely for you. With Concur, you can keep track of all your expenses, like cab fares and hotel fees, and create a thorough expense report for each trip. You can photograph any sort of receipt, so storing information within the app is simple. Aside from expense tracking, you can also organize different aspects of your business trip, such as flight schedules, hotel bookings, and itineraries.
As a business owner, you likely have been given more business cards than you know what to do with. Sometimes, it’s easy to lose track and actually store all the contact information you need. FullContact lets you store these contacts on your iPhone or on apps like LinkedIn and Salesforce, so you always have a way to keep up with the connections you make. The contacts you add transcribe and verify the business card stored, so you can rest assured knowing you have the correct information.
What apps do you use to help juggle your business?