September Update – Useful Apps

Why Your Business Needs a Mobile App?

More and more small and midsize businesses are following the mobile trend, understanding that an effective mobile strategy involves more than just a mobile-friendly website. These days you’ll notice that many small businesses you interact with in your everyday life have their own dedicated mobile app. These companies are ahead of the game when it comes to taking their marketing to the next level.

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Here are 7 reasons of why your business needs a mobile App.

Speaking of apps, here are some of those we have found useful. Perhaps you rely on others. Please post yours in the comments.

Everyday Useful Apps

  • Chirr App – Chirr App makes it easy to publish Twitter threads. Twitter threads allow you to express longer ideas by splitting up a lot of text into multiple tweets. Also, Chirr App is free, and open source.
  • Slack – The hub for your team and your work. Slack is a place where your team comes together to collaborate, important information can be found by the right people, and your tools pipe in information when and where you need it. We rely on Slack for member to member communication and much more.
  • Trello – Lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way. This task management app gives you a visual overview of what is being worked on and who is working on it. It used the Kanban system, which was developed in Toyota as a system to keep production levels high and maintain flexibility.
  • Kiwi for gMail – Kiwi for Gmail 2.0 enables companies to use all the great functionality of G Suite apps in a better way. We make Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides look and feel as much like Microsoft Office as possible, while preserving the cloud computing benefits of G Suite. This is available for a free trial.
  • ZoomZoom is flawless video, clear audio and instant sharing. This provides remote conferencing services using cloud computing. Zoom offers communications software that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration.
  • iMeet (An alternative to Zoom) – iMeet is an all-in-one web, audio and video conferencing solution that gives you the tools to communicate and collaborate more effectively. Quickly share presentations or files from an integrated, cloud-hosted file cabinet using any device. This is a cloud-based video conferencing platform built in HTML 5 and Adobe Flash. iMeet allows up to 125 participants to communicate using traditional landline audio or VoIP audio and to video conference through webcams.
  • Zencastr – We have found Zencastr the easiest way to record your voip podcast interviews in studio quality. This high fidelity podcasting can record your remote interviews in studio quality and you can simply send a link and receive a separate track per guest.
  • Asana – This is a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work. Asana helps teams manage projects and tasks in one tool. Teams can create projects, assign work to teammates, specify deadlines, and communicate about tasks directly in Asana. It also includes reporting tools, file attachments, calendars, and more.

The 19 Best Small Business Apps of 2018

Here is the list of some immensely helpful apps to have in regular rotation as a small business owner. You can get more information by reading this article.

Small business apps for accounting, billing and payments

  • Square Point of Sale
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Xero
  • Zoho Books

Small business apps for documents and pictures

  • Dropbox
  • HelloSign
  • PicMonkey

Small business apps for inventory and shipping

  • ShipStation
  • Shopventory
  • Shyp

Small business apps for communication and employee management

  • Homebase
  • When I Work
  • TSheets
  • Expensify

Small business apps for organization

  • Evernote

Related Links

We thought readers might be interested in these articles covering additional apps as well.

We reviewed some useful Apps which we are familiar with (and we use many of these). We also focused on the small business apps of 2018. We hope you find these resources useful. We always look forward to your comments and feedback (whether you are a member or not). Don’t forget to add the apps you find helpful in the comments.

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