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Best apps for entrepreneurs

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From managing tasks to brainstorming, this list of the best apps for entrepreneurs will help kick-start your business. Finding the right apps for your business can be a daunting task. Especially when so many apps exist in the market. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best apps out there for your business.

Let’s get straight into it-

Task management

Trellois an excellent resource that helps you collaborate, manage projects and reach new productivity peaks. Some features include project boards, task tracking and sharing and conversations. That’s just the tip of the iceberg! We recommend Trello as one of the best apps for entrepreneurs.

Asanais a popular project management tool with entrepreneurs and it’s easy to see why. Features include structuring workflows, assigning tasks and communicating with team members to make sure tasks are completed on time.  They have a free basic plan for teams of up to 15 people. Great news for start-ups looking to save some cash.

Notion is for organizing every aspect of your business. It’s user friendly and full of tools to help you organise, schedule and collaborate with your team.  As their team says- “With Notion, all your work is in one place. All your projects tracked. Infinite flexibility. Better shared docs. Hassle-free wiki software. Types: Personal Free, Personal Pro, Team and Enterprise.”

Trello, Asana and Notion are the best apps for entrepreneurs who need to organise their business workflow. Next we’ll look at the best apps for increasing your productivity-

Increasing productivity

Toggl is a powerful tool that helps you track your time spent on projects. It’s an excellent investment to make if your business relies on charging for billable hours. Some of their features include reporting, project & revenue tracking and team management.

Hatch is an app for iPhone and helps you check your phone less while you work. It’s set up as a game that let’s you choose how long your focus session will last. Stay focused for the entire session and hatch a mystery creature. Check out their press video here.

TickTick is a great app to help you manage your to-do lists and deadlines. Add tasks faster and easier with TickTick’s voice input option, set automatic reminders and clarify what to do next. This app is definitely worth exploring.

As far as organising your time goes, these apps are rated the best in their niche and are a must for entrepreneurs.  The next section will provide you with some excellent resources for financial management-

Financial management

22Seven by Old Mutual makes managing your money easy. It helps you make better decisions with business insights at a glance while staying on top of your income and spending. Download the Android or Apple version by clicking on the links.

Xero’s claims that they can make small business accounting easier and fun aren’t unfounded. There are over 800 3rd party apps that can be integrated with their app. This makes them a powerhouse resource for entrepreneurs. They do offer a 30 day free trial, with payment in dollars monthly thereafter.

Wave is completely free and boasts a host of features. From accounting to invoice and receipt tracking made easy, this app is a gem for entrepreneurs. There are no set-up or monthly fees and no hidden charges. Just an app that really works.

Our next section covers the best apps for managing your documents- something that all entrepreneurs should set up on inception of their business.

Document management

Evernote is a one-stop portal that gives you everything you need to keep your documents organised. Features include note taking, project planning and easy ways to find what you need, when you need it.

Expensify helps entrepreneurs stay on top of their receipts. Simply take a photo with your smartphone, assign it to a trip, category or client and save. You’re able to link your credit/debit cars to your account which then populates charges on an expense report.

Next we’ll look at the best apps for business communication. The business world has changed dramatically since the onset of the pandemic. Virtual meetings are now an everyday thing and entrepreneurs need to know which ones are the best out there-

Business communication

Zoom has fast become a household name for good reason. Features include video meetings, content sharing, live virtual events and collaboration-enabled conference rooms. Not to mention the laughs we’ve had from some great Zoom experiences (we had to include this video of the US lawyer who had a cat filter set.)

Slack is another great resource for business communication. It offers many features including chat rooms organised by topics, private groups and direct messaging. You can view their pricing here.

Microsoft Teams is another great tool for your virtual meetings. It offers chat, meeting, calling and collaboration features. Check out their guided tour for more information.

And of course, Skype. A completely free way of setting up video conferencing and business meetings.

Be sure to bookmark this page and check back from time to time for our updated list of best apps for entrepreneurs. Looking to develop your own app? Reach out to us here and we’ll be happy to assist.

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