Mobile apps can help you run your business more easily in and out of the office. The sheer number of mobile apps available for business can be overwhelming, though. If you’re not sure where to start, here are the top nine mobile business apps that should be on your smartphone and tablet.
You’re probably using this cloud-based note-taking app already. But do you use it for business? Whether you use it at the office, at home, or on the go, this app makes it easy for you to gather ideas, set reminders, and clip web pages.
2. Banking App
All major banks offer nowadays a banking app that lets you send money and pay for bills more easily. You can check your payments, view transaction history, and use checks, among others. Keep in mind though that the quality of banking apps varies from bank to bank.
3. Smart Contact
This powerful contacts organizer draws on multiple sources including Google contacts, your Apple address book, and social media accounts like LinkedIn, to create a complete contact list for you. It gets a thumbs up for letting you easily search for contacts.
Other notable mentions include Google Contacts (built into most Android devices nowadays), Covve, and ContactBook.
4. Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a no-brainer if you use Android devices, but it’s also available on iOS. Its simplicity and accessibility make it stand out from other similar apps. In particular, Google Calendar benefits from its vast integration options, including Zoom, Calendly, Trello, and other G Suite apps.
A convenient group messaging app, GroupMe lets you communicate with your employees without being limited by the character limit of text messages. What’s great about it is that it can send messages as SMS even to people who don’t have smartphones, making it a powerful communication tool.
Still the most popular video conferencing service around, Skype helps you communicate with your managers and employees with ease wherever you are. If for whatever reasons you’re looking for an alternative to Skype, you can try FaceTime for the iPhone and iPad.
Storing files in the cloud rather than on hard disks is convenient, since you can access the data from anywhere as long as you have Internet access. It’s also cheaper, allowing you to cut down on hardware costs. Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage services out there: it’s fast, reliable, and accessible.
8. Google Drive
A good alternative to Dropbox, Google Drive comes with document editing and collaboration options for Google Docs, something that other cloud storage services don’t offer. If you use Google Docs, you’ll love Google Drive.
A social media accounts manager, Buffer supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social networks businesses often use for marketing. By allowing you to access all your social pages from one app, you can manage your online presence faster.
There are many other great mobile apps for businesses out there. Head over to the Apple App Store or Google Play to discover them all. And don’t forget to check our other tips for small businesses.