10 Apps That Can Help Organize Your Business

10 Apps That Can Help Organize Your Business

Running a business is tough work, whether you’re the head of a big one or a sole proprietor just trying to get by. For many business owners, staying organized is one of the most difficult things to do, especially when their calendars are overflowing with important activities.

While technology can’t run your business for you, there are some apps that can help you stay organized and work more efficiently. Below, you’ll find a run down of 10 apps that might be exactly what you’ve been looking for:

  1. Yammer

Yammer is a social network platform used for businesses. The site is used for private communication for an organization and members must be invited to join groups. The apps is a great way to keep communication consistent within an organization and the format of the app is similar to that of Facebook’s so it is an interface most people are already familiar with. You can use the site to upload and view files by other members so sharing files with everyone in your organization is made easier while on the go. The app is also a great way to send alerts for last minute business meetings or just reminders to employees.  The app and the service is free so business can have a new way to communicate more privately and in a manageable format.

  1.       Dropbox

Dropbox is an incredibly simple, yet powerful app that lets you quickly share filesphotosvideos and documents with anyone. Dropbox isparticularly useful for individuals in the media industry because file sizes aren’t an issue, making this app more convenient compared to many other popular email providers.

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  1. Evernote

Evernote is an easy-to-use free app that helps you organize everything going on in your business across different mobile devices – something that more and more business people are getting used to with the advance and popularity of tablets.

  1. Wunderlist

Wunderlist is sort of like a notepad for your mobile devices, but instead of just a blank screen, Wunderlist can help you make all sorts of charts and lists that can be synchronized and timed. Wunderlist only works for Apple devices as of 2013.

  1.        Expensify

Expensify is an app that helps you manage business-related receipts and expenses while you’re on-the-go. By snapping a photo using the app, you can even sync your receipts to QuickBooks so you can balance your budget or write up a quick report when you’re back at the office.

  1.        EZ Balances II

While Expensify can be helpful, EZ Balances II is better equipped for small business owners who don’t turn in receipts at the end of the day – they make sure the business is running on a reasonable budget. EZ Balances II can even be used to track project budgetsdebit and credit card spending and help you transfer your totals to a spreadsheet via a CSV file.

  1.        Cyfe

    Cyfe is a brilliant app that lets business owners see and monitor all of their essential business data from one central app. With Cyfe, you can monitor everything from social media stats to historical sales data all from your mobile device.

  1.       Sprout Social

    Social media is important to most businesses, but keeping track of it while on the move is nearly impossible. Sprout Social is an app that can help you stay on top of your social media communications by aggregating updates and publishing on multiple social outlets all at once.

  1.       WhatsApp

    Designed to help on-the-go professionals track their text-based communications, WhatsApp allows users to group chatshare photosshare files and even export and log chats for notes later on. If you do business via text message at all, WhatsApp can be a lifesaver.

  2.      Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is a simple app that allows you to speak your text messages or emails instead of typing them – something that’s ideal for many people that move around all day. Dragon Dictation even has an editing feature that helps to better identify your voice and speaking style so it makes fewer mistakes the more you use it.

These 10 apps are just a few of the thousands out there, but they are some of the most popular and of the best. You may not need them all, but adding a few to your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device could give you a leg up and help you get your work done faster and more effectively.

Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer and online marketing professional from Southern California who specializes in social networking, search marketing, and green web hosting. As a business owner herself, she utilizes a multitude of apps to help her better manage her company, Gryffin Media.