Mobile apps are truly aplenty in today's tech savvy society. It's difficult to pinpoint just how many apps are available for download, as new ones are being developed daily, but conservative estimates put the total at well north of 1 million - and that's just in Apple's App Store.
Grouped by category, app choices are especially plentiful under the business banner, providing both everyday consumers as well as professionals with tools that can help them organize. And when you own your own company, organization is absolutely essential for the multitasking that business owning so often entails.
The following are apps that you might want to consider downloading to your mobile device to keep your business operating smoothly:
There are over 28 million small businesses in the United States, virtually every one different from the next. But one thing that they all have in common with each other is expenses. As it's name suggests, Expensify aims to keep expenses simple so number crunching doesn't leave you numb. For as little as $5 per month, the app performs a variety of functions that are especially useful for frequent travelers, like keeping track of miles traveled, uploading receipts to financial reports, as well as cataloging any credit card data your company uses to pay off expenses.
Speaking of credit cards, just about every consumer owns one, providing greater convenience for buyers. However, not every business accepts credit cards. All that can change with Square. This app allows users to accept credit cards from virtually anywhere, even in places where an electrical outlet isn't readily available. Food trucks swear by Square, as do other mobile-based businesses who don't have the means - or the desire - to lug around bulky credit card processing stations.
Don't deny it: You've checked your work email away from the office before. Just about everyone has, as it doesn't take long before the inbox gets backed up. If this sounds like yours, AwayFind is your new letter carrier. After setting up the appropriate filters, AwayFind allows you to separate the wheat from the chafe, where via text, you're informed of the important emails to reach your inbox.
Think of Evernote as your own personal secretary. Compatible with various mobile devices, laptops and desktops, Evernote assembles all the notes you've jotted down - through a variety of means - so that they're all together. Furthermore, it also catalogs other important notations you've made that are in the non-written form, such as videos, pictures and recordings. You can send recorded data to colleagues for their reference as well.
There's only one of you, so you can't be everywhere at once, though surely you've tried. That's why time management is absolutely critical when you're a business owner. While the RescueTime app may not give you superhero-like omnipresence, it will keep track of how much time you spend doing various activities in a given 24-day period. Then, it will offer tips on how you might want to apportion your time in the future so that you can make the most out of your day.
Check out Nerdwallet as well as Kabbage for a few other apps to add to your mobile library.