When you are a small business owner, time is the last thing you have to spare. To set yourself up for success, focus on staying organized and maximizing your productivity. Lots of apps promise to turn you into a commerce powered superhero, but navigating your app store can be a bit like trekking through the jungle. Here are our 5 favorite apps that every business owner can take advantage of.
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We are putting our best foot forward with this app, as it’s the best one of this list. Slack is ‘team communication for the 21st century’. Integrate all the tools you use online to get all your notifications, have access to all your files, emails, and share access with your employees & teammates across all your devices in one place. Did we mention you can search all your content (even within documents) and your chat logs? This app will elevate your management to a new level of organization, and empower your team to collaborate more fluidly. Their free subscription will suffice for smaller teams, but they do offer paid memberships to support large teams.
Google apps offers one of the best alternatives to the Microsoft Office product suite. A free membership gives you 15GB of storage which you can upgrade for a small fee. If you haven’t already checked this suite of apps out, all you need to get started is a free google account.
3. TIMETUNE (Android) / SCHEDULE PLANNER (iOS)
With a bit of planning, these apps will help leverage the most productivity out of every hour of your work day. They go beyond a traditional calendar app by helping you plan your week, then making sure you are on track to hit all of your appointments and complete all of your tasks. You don’t have to be missing meetings to want to manage your time more efficiently.
Trello’s website describes this app as ‘the free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone’. Trello has the unique ability to adapt to any team or project’s workflow by visually representing todo items in lists. If you’re a fan of organization by post-it you should check out a free account.
Evernote is a virtual workspace that allows you to write, collect, collaborate and share with others. Access your account from any device to pull up your notes and content, make edits and share your ideas. Evernote is one of the most widely recommended productivity app that you can get access to today for free.
What apps are you using to boost productivity and stay organized?
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