The Best Apps for Business Owners

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These are my top apps to assist with task and time management. They have allowed me the ability to customize what I need and keep track of the important things.

Some of these apps offer lots of bonuses with their paid versions but most all of them are free. (I think Airmail is a one time fee of $25).

These apps will save time, stress, hassle, and work super well on both your phone and computer. Great for my business buddies out there that are always on the go and need some help organizing their thoughts.

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Trello

https://trello.com

What the app does:

This app is all task management. You can create checklists, cards, comments and so much more.

Why I like it:

The checklist is mostly what I use it for but that’s not even the best part. This app allows multiple people to be on boards or just single cards. One Trello board I’m in has a card for each client, and within that client’s card, we have checklists, documents, recordings from planning meetings, inspirational pictures and notes, things to be aware of, and important dates. I also use it to keep track of upcoming blog posts, and ideas for future blog posts. I love organization so I have different cards for different thoughts like marketing, branding, client care, creative ideas and so so much more. It’s pretty amazing for people who like to keep tight track of every thought they have! I thought I would never stray from constantly having a notebook but this has completely changed that.

Later

https://later.com/

What the app does:

Scheduling for Instagram. (Their paid versions offer Pinterest, twitter, FB and other app scheduling features).

Why I like it:

The layout is simple and it makes sense to my brain. I mostly use it from my computer but the app is just as good on a mobile device.

Wave

https://www.waveapps.com/

What the app does:

Financial tracker

Why I like it:

Incredibly user-friendly and great support for when you need help. You can add all your bank information if you like but even if you don’t it still works great for keeping track of expenses. If you need a really big system because you have a lot of money going in and out and multiple employees it might not work as well/in-depth, but as an independent business owner with the occasional contracted employee, I find it greatly helpful. I’m able to create invoices for clients from my phone, send it, get paid, and then send a receipt right back to the client in seconds.

Airmail

https://airmailapp.com/

What the app does:

Email

Why I like it:

I know lots of people just use the default email systems or Gmail but I’m a huge fan of my airmail. I, unfortunately, have 4 different emails and this app makes it so easy to see who emailed what email all in one place. I have multiple subfolders to keep different email chains organized and everything is colour coated. I’m totally aware that lots of other email services offer the exact same thing but the flow of Airmail is so clean and incredibly customizable which is why I am so biased.

I have mine customized to exactly the way I like everything to be organized, which makes me little baby OCD heart sing!

Toggle

https://toggl.com/

What the app does:

It’s a time tracker. It will keep track of your time and if applicable your employees time.

Why I like it:

Although this is technically a plug-in for your browser it does have an app for mobile that works well and is constantly syncing to your computer. You can keep track of your time spent on specific projects/clients/jobs and give different tasks different colours or tags to be able to easily refer back to it. After using it for half a year I’ve started to realize how much more time I’m spending on my clients and how I’m not charging for that time. Which is something every business owner should be very in tune with because you can adjust your services/workflow accordingly once you know where your time is being spent.

It’s also just great to make sure that you’re up to date on tasks. It’s really simple and if you use Trello you can sync Toggle with your Trello checklists. While in Trello hit the Toggle key beside a checklist task and it’ll record you working on that task! For all my over organizers, you’ll love it. You can also have employees tracking their time for you to reflect on and use for payment.

Linktree

https://linktr.ee/

What the app does:

Creates a landing page with multiple links for your Instagram.

Why I like it:

Instead of having to go into Instagram and update your bio link every time you have a new blog post or something to share, you can create a little landing page where people can choose which direction they want to go.  That way instead of just directing people to your website you can direct them to your contact page, latest blog post, and portfolio. They can choose what they’re most interested in seeing and go straight there instead of having to navigate themselves.

With the premium account, you can schedule links and see statistics!
This is beneficial for me because I hate updating my IG regularly. I always have 1-2 months worth of blog content in the queue, scheduled to come out. This means that when I create all this content and schedule it out I also add the link to Linktree, set the week it’ll be up for and call it a day.

Enjoy!

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I’m sure there is a lot of amazing business apps out there that I missed, so comment below with your favourites for others to try!

Thanks!

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