10 Cool Apps For Small Businesses

As apps become more widespread and powerful, small business owners and entrepreneurs are depending on these savvy tools in helping their businesses grow and operate more smoothly.

Here is a look at the 10 cool apps that can get you connected, organized and visible, which will likely add to the success of your business.

1) Evernote
Evernote is a business app that ensures that users “remember everything”. When entrepreneurs allow users to store, manage and share photos, voice notes and text, they can easily follow all their dazzling ideas. This popular app has garnered 166 US dollars in funding and obtained startups Penultimate and Skitch to add to their increasing features list.

2) Google Drive
Google’s new Drive app builds on Google Docs to allow users flawlessly port and edit documents from PC to tablets to smartphones. Besides being an entirely-featured office suite, this software acts as a complete cloud drive as well, allowing you to store any type of file through a web interface or virtual drive app.

3) Bump
This is an innovative networking app that lets entrepreneurs to do away with traditional business cards and adopt the virtual ones. The users can trade photos, files and contact information simply by “bumping” two smartphones together.

4) FormMobi
FormMobi is called a “virtual clipboard” and lets experts in the field to easily gather and share data on any mobile gadget. The app has hearty functionality and it is a solid tool to file forums on the move. Some features include ability to take pictures, record audio, create CAD-quality sketches and collect signatures.

5) Tripit
This is an app that lets business travelers get different travel means by tracking trip arrangements in a unified place. Tripit also gathers maps, directions and weather updates to make travelling easy. This way, travelers are able to plan their trips effectively.

6) Expensfy
If controlling travel is hard, controlling expenses can be almost impossible. Expensfy is a business app that tracks mileage and business expenses while allowing users to scan and upload receipts. With this app, users can even file receipts by travel and present expense reports to their employers only with a button click.

7) LocalVox
This is a web advertising app that lets brick and mortar businesses build their brands online. This service enables business owners to publish news, deal and events announcements with one click across various online channels including websites, social media, email newsletters and local directories.

8) Asana
This is a simple and instinctive alternative to complex work management software. Asana lets users manage work projects as well as personal events and projects in a single easy-to-navigate interface.

9) Square
This app is transforming the manner people transact by empowering anybody with a tablet or smartphone to accept credit card payments easily. There are no monthly or sign-up fees- instead, the service takes 2.75% of every transaction.

10) InDinero
InDinero was created in 2010 by 2 university students, Andy Su and Jessica Mah. It is a simple way of keeping track of your business cash flow and managing everyday finances. This app syncs to credit cards and bank accounts and helps business estimate future cash flows in regard to past cash flow tendencies.

Jonathan is a big enthusiast about sports, technology and business. In his work hours, he works alongside INX Software (a OHS Software company) based in Western Australia.