As many people may have got a new phone or tablet for Christmas we thought we would look at the best apps for small business owners. Here are 15 that you should try.
Evernote can replace the notepad and pen that you carry around. You can write notes, take clippings from websites, save PDFs, store photos, and much more. It seamlessly syncs across your devices, and is one of those apps that you use more and more once you get started.
A well designed app that makes recording your expenses quick and easy.
Asana is a project management tool that makes it easier to manage groups of people, regardless of geographical location. You can assign tasks, deadlines, permissions, and much more.
This is an oldie, and many other apps now offer similar services, but Skype remains one of the mostly widely used chat and video call apps available.
With Viber you can send text messages and make phone calls over the internet, so they don’t cost you anything. It is similar to Skype, but is used more for phone calls and texts rather than video calls and chats.
LinkedIn is a social network focused on business, so is essential for all small business owners.
To make the Chromecast app work you will need to buy a Chromecast device, but it is inexpensive. The device plugs into the HDMI port of any television and allows you to send whatever is on the screen of your phone or tablet to your TV, making it a useful tool for presentations.
Google Drive and the two alternatives listed are cloud storage solutions. With most of them you will get an amount of space for free before you move into premium plans, but even the premium plans don’t cost a lot of money. The benefit is access to your documents wherever you are as they synchronise across all your devices.
Edit and create documents, spreadsheets, and more.
Dashlane is a password management service. It is not free, but these types of services are becoming increasingly necessary given the importance of online security, and the amount of user accounts that we all now have. Dashlane stores these in one location, manages them for you (so you don’t have to remember passwords), and ensures that all your passwords are complex and random.
Hootsuite is a social media management tool that has a lot of features. One of the most important is that it allows you to manage multiple social media accounts in one dashboard. This means you can, for example, write a post and publish it on Facebook and Twitter at the same time.
More and more businesses in Ireland accept PayPal as a method of payment. It is also useful to have on your phone to make payments.
The RTE app is an excellent choice for business news and other news stories. It is one of the slickest news apps available – in Ireland or anywhere.
Androvid is just for Android devices (on iOS iMovie has similar features). It is a quick and easy video editor that lets you trim, cut, add music, etc to your videos. Free and low-cost premium versions are available.
The final suggestion is a simple app, but it helps with something that many of us do on an almost daily basis – calculate percentages.
These apps will help you manage your time and run your business but if you want more detailed or specific business or accountancy help please contact a member of the team at Gilroy Gannon.