Being an entrepreneur is an amazing and rewarding experience. However you usually have a very hectic schedule. Apps are a great way for business owners to stay organized and on top of their daily activities. Here are 10 apps to help you stay on top of your game, always.
Evernote is an award-winning app that turns every computer and phone you use into an extension of your brain. It allows you to write and store notes within the app, which you can access from anywhere. You’re able to record audio notes, pictures and screenshots. Apart from that, whatever you save in Evernote can be shared and sent to the rest of your team. You can also enhance your notes with links, checklists, tables, attachments and even handwritten notes that are searchable. Use it to save your ideas, experiences and inspirations, then easily access them at any time from anywhere.
Dropbox is file-hosting service that allows you to stock, request and share files online. It supports any type of files such as PDFs, movies and more. It is seen as the digital equivalent of a flash-drive, but with more benefits. Wohoo! Some of its functions include: hosting files, sharing files, requesting files and recovering deleted files.
Skype is a telecommunication tool that works with text, voice and video, making it simple to share experiences with your contacts. You’re able to celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues. You can use Skype on your Phone, Desktop, Tablet and more. You can even use group video with the latest version of Skype. It’s main features include: calling, messaging, video and sharing files. Other features include: Skype Manager, Skype Connect, Skype for Outlook.com, Contact Me Button, Skype Translator as well as a Skype Extension for your browser.
PayPal is a service that allows customers to pay, send money, and accept payments without ever revealing their financial details. It is very useful if you’re dealing with a lot of freelancers. It’s also a good way to do transactions for anyone with a website or e-commerce store.
Dashboard for Google Analytics
Dashboard for Google Analytics allows you to bring conversions, revenue or metrics to your iBaby and allows you to monitor your website performance anytime, fast and in real-time states Google Partners. This app focuses on conversions and provides a clever and customisable dashboard with over 80 reports and real-time graphs. You can quickly access and track your KPIs through this service, while it’ll give you a nearly real-time view of your site’s visitors and activities while you’re out and about.
A local South African favourite – SnapScan started as a small local startup that combined with one of SA’s biggest banks – Standard Bank. Whether you’re an established shop or a small market vendor, a service company that needs to send invoices via email or SMS, or any store with an online shop – Snapscan has you covered. They have over 25 000 merchants and a big network across SA. The app supports credit and debit cards from any local bank, as well as 3D Secure-enabled international bank cards.
LastPass is a password management service that stores encrypted passwords in private accounts. LastPass is standard with web, but also includes plugins for different web browsers and apps for many smartphones. As a password manager their first priority is safeguarding your data. Making use of strong encryption algorithms, local-only encryption and two-factor authentication you’ll never have to remember passwords ever again.
Genius Scan allows you to have a scanner in your pocket. You’re able to quickly scan documents on the go and export them as jPEG, or PDF files. This app’s scanning technology include smart page detection, perspective correction and image enhancement. You can do ‘batch scans’ which lets you scan multiple pages in a matter of seconds. Genius Scanner also offers powerful tools to organize and safely export your documents.
Slack allows you to connect your conversations with the tools and services that you use to get the job done. It creates alignment and shared understanding across your team, making you more productive, less stressed and generally happier. Furthermore Slack has messaging services, archive and search options and well as helping you streamline your workflow.
GDrive for Google Drive
Google Drive for work gives you access to unlimited storage for files, folders, backups and anything important you’ll need to manage your workflow. It allows you to sync all your business files, including Microsoft office files, across your computer, phone, and tablet to access your work whenever you may need it. You’ll also be able to create create Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, which allows team members to view/comment/edit on your work in real-time. And finally you can access your Gmail as well as calendar and more.