It’s predicted that 2.5 billion people will use smartphones in 2019. While the tiny device can order your favorite supreme pizza – hold the pineapple – and book the last spot in your morning yoga class, your smartphone can actually do much more. With faster speeds, a crystal clear picture, and the ability to recognize when you’re pulling into the office, it’s no surprise that your phone can help you run your business.
Whether you’re on the go for a few days and just need to check in, or you’re a startup rockstar who’s launching a new product or service onto the market, you can do it with a click of your phone button. Here are the best apps to allow you to run a business from your phone.
Google’s G Suite
Develop a professional email address, store and send files, and share calendars with employees and partners. Google’s G Suite can easily help you grow your business with live video conferencing, real-time collaboration on documents and spreadsheets, and ample cloud space to host your documents.
Asana is an online project management tool that helps organize your tasks, assign portions of the work to specific team members, and then track their progress. With the Asana app, you can create to-do lists, organize work projects, set reminders for upcoming deadlines and more. This all-in-one office app is your go-to for scheduling your work week activities in a list or board layout.
Another project management app worth the download is Slack. Since Asana integrates into the Slack platform, there’s no reason you can’t have both. Set reminders, mark items off your task management list, and take notes. You can also send messages to yourself to act as reminders and future tasks.
Manage your social media content with Hootsuite. Post status updates, read responses, view your social statistics, and much more through the Hootsuite platform. The tool allows access to more than 35 social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and your WordPress blog. Save time on your social media marketing with this app.
If you happen to hate accounting but need to keep track of expenditures and revenue, FreshBooks is an easy-to-understand version of accounting 101. Even users with a particular disdain for Excel spreadsheets will find this app user-friendly. The dashboard is simple and the visualizations help you understand how (and why) to use each feature.
We’re always on the go! When you need to correct verbiage on a marketing email, answer questions from Facebook fans or ensure your team is on track for an upcoming deadline – your smartphone is all you need. There are more than two million apps in the Apple App Store today, so choosing the ones that make your daily tasks easier will not only save you time but it will also help you grow your business, even on the go.
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