If your business is looking to increase its productivity and efficiency, these apps might be just what you need.
With apps becoming more powerful and prevalent, small business owners can now rely more on these savvy tools to help their businesses grow and run more smoothly.
Here are some web and mobile apps that can get you super-organized, connected and visible, contributing to your business’ success.
1. Keep Track of All Your Brilliant Ideas
The basic version of Evernote, which is free, allows you to clip bits and pieces of information from the web, tag them for easy searching and, if necessary, alter them by adding to them or condensing them or embedding photos, tables, audio and video. It can also be used for organic notes, journaling, to-do lists, contacts and even storage for emails that you want to keep handy.
2. Track Where Your Time is Going
The Toggl timer tracks where every second of your time is going in just one click. It is ideal for those who need to log billable hours as you can track as many projects or clients as you want, allowing you to define priorities and assign focus.
Toggl is free for up to five users while its Pro version allows unlimited users and adds billable rates, subprojects and other features for US$9 a month.
3. Stay on the Same Page as Your Employees
This is basically a checklist app that allows projects to be tracked visually. You can reprioritise tasks, chat with team members, assign due dates, attach documents and files and choose notifications to receive. The app integrates with a slew of other services including Evernote, Google Drive, MailChimp, WordPress and Zendesk.
The basic version of Asana is free for up to 15 users while its premium version for an unlimited number of users is priced at US$8.33 a month.
4. Make an Impression by Managing and Tracking Your Customer Relationships
If your business uses Gmail or Google Apps, Streak is an app that integrates with both, helping you keep track of where you are in your business relationship (from just starting a pitch to completing the project). Streak allows you to view emails associated with each client directly within Streak, while a newsfeed keeps your team updated on the status of everything. Best of all? Streak’s basic service is free for up to five users.
5. Get the Perfect Shot – Source, Connect and Book Photographers All on One Platform
Searching for a photographer to take your corporate shots, event photographs or more? KODAKIT is a service connecting businesses and consumers to photographers. Users can select the type of photography they want, review available photographer portfolios and customer ratings, book a photographer, pay and receive their images in a private cloud — all via the KODAKIT platform.