Help Organize Your Business: Go-To Apps

Running a small business involves wearing a lot of hats on most occasions. But if you’re looking to increase productivity and organization, a good app (or a handful) might be just what you need. By having some easy to use resources at your disposal, you can keep your business more organized and also maximize your time. From collaborative tools, managing and tracking hours, communication, and tracking expenses, apps can be an incredibly beneficial piece to your business – especially if you make it part of your regular team process. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of some of our favourite apps to get you started on the right track.

Communication

Slack: Slack’s instant messaging platform is incredibly user friendly and you can organize your team’s conversations into separate private or public channels based on teams or departments. You can also send a direct messages and tag members in conversations. The app also makes it easy to drag, drop and share images, PDFs and other files. There’s also no limit to how many users you can add on one company (or business) account, which is an area that many communication apps fall short.

Scheduling

Hours Time Tracking: This app enables users to keep track of time spent doing work and tasks with reminders and reports. “A user can easily switch between running timers to keep track of various tasks at once.”

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Tracking Expenses

Expensify: This app makes creating and distributing expense reports easy. You can capture receipts, track time or mileage and create expense reports quickly from this app.

Time Management

Clear: Clear is a gesture-based time management app that is superior at being user-friendly in a fresh new way. The user can easily adjust items by pulling them down the screen, pinching them, and finally swiping them off the screen once they’re completed. “Not only can you create and manage separate lists, schedules and reminders to organize daily tasks, but you also can sync them among your Mac desktop, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod Touch. It costs $4.99 for iOS devices and $9.99 for desktops."

Must-Haves

Dropbox: If you don't know this app already, it is the most popular platform on which to store and share files on the cloud. It has an impressive following with over 500 million users worldwide. Not only do they have a free option, but they are an extremely easy-to-use tool for sharing files, photos, and videos, and syncing them among your devices. You can also use Dropbox to back up files and access them from other computers and devices. If you require more space, no problem! 

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MailChimp: This email marketing app aids in building and managing your mailing lists, while also easily creating and sending newsletters. You can also build and customize email templates and view performance reports about your emails. These tools help in sending more relevant newsletters and email reminders to your subscription lists.

There are some great bookkeeping apps, but if you want to get the best and most secure experience out of managing your businesses’ finances, we recommend having a certified bookkeeper. Having a team that supports you and the tools necessary to succeed are two pieces that will set you up for success.  If you have any questions, please do not to hesitate to contact us!

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