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The 10 best free mobile apps for business that will actually make your life better

Apps can make your life easier, just with the touch of a screen you can nearly order anything, you can call a cab, order from your favorite restaurant, schedule an appointment while talking live to a person. Apps make the personal lives more efficient, also making the business lives more functional and productive.



When you run a business, you’re often pulled in several directions and all at once. Not only you have to handle day to day operations, but also have to take care of payroll’s, employee issues and anything that comes to you. There are thousands of applications that can help you do everything in from neat to do list to appoint tasks to your employees. Also, if you’re looking to increase your organization, or thinking to make your life easier and better as an entrepreneur, a good app might be what you need.
You work hard running your business (whether it’s a small one or a multi -national company), so let your smartphone or tablet help you by downloading the right apps. Desktop apps keep you on top of the things, but why to stick to that chair when you  have a powerful PC right in your pocket.

Also divided into various categories, like finance and accounting, communication, time management, payment, organization, these apps can help you stay organized and in charge.

Finance and accounting

Ø  Gusto- It offers nationwide payrolls and worker’s insurance. Provides benefits and compliance services for the employers in the U.S. Formerly known as ZenPayroll, streamlines company’s entire payroll, tax, and benefits. Gusto automatically hires the new reports to the government, handles all the local, federal, state tax filings. Automates deduction for benefits and workers payments, and e-mails, digital pay stubs to the employees. Currently, serves more than 25,000 clients and benefits are available in California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington, in more states soon.

Ø  QuickBooks- Its accounting software helps you run your business and provides a full company’s financial health. You can use the app to track your business sales and expenses, view the financial statements, such as profit and loss statements, pay your employees and vendors, unpaid invoices can be tracked and much more. Also, connects to thousands of accounts- including bank account, credit cards, PayPal, and uploads data from them seamlessly, makes doing your business taxes easily as it tracks your expenses and you can easily upload the receipts with your phone. With QuickBooks online, you can easily access Quickbooks on your Android phone, Tablet, iPad, iPhone. It’s free to download with your QuickBooks subscription.

Ø  FreshBooks- This app gives business owners and freelancers a simple way to manage and track invoices. Allows you to create a personalized, professional looking invoices and accepts credit cards on your mobile device. Other features that are useful include the ability to track and organize the expenses anytime, anywhere  and also create business reports such as business profit and loss statements. The Mobile App is available for free on Android and iOS devices.

Communication

Ø  Addappt- App gives your business associates, friends, and family,  ability to update their contact information in your respective address book if they also use Addappt. You can also organize contacts into the group and send messages via the app which is free for android and iOS users.

Ø  Fuze- This app is a video conferencing app that hosts meetings online for all devices and operating systems, including the new versions for iPads and Tablets. It offers HD quality video and crisp audio, that is easy to set-up and free to download.

Ø  Pushover- Pushover app is a game changer for well-connected business owners with more than one phone or device. It sends push messages to any smartphone, also organizes notifications and messages at one common space in your phone. You can send up to 7,500-8000 messages each month and receive unlimited notifications on your Android smartphone, iPad, iPhone, Tablets, Apple Watches and all PC’s as well.

Ø  Skype- Once competitors tried to throne its Video conferencing feature, but the app remained effective and popular, with more than 500 million reviews on Android’s Google Play. You can use it to send multiple photos, files, share your computer screenshot, call a group of up to 25 -30 people, and send text messages. The app integrates with Microsoft Office and allows you to handle meetings via video call. The app is free to download and works on all devices and operating systems.

Time management

Ø  Clear- This app is a task management app that prides itself on ease of use, so you can easily adjust the items by pulling them down, pinching them and finally swiping once they are completed. You can create and manage separate lists, schedules, and reminders to organize the daily tasks, you can also sync them to your Mac desktop, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and iPod Touch.

Ø  RescueTime- This app automatically tracks the time you have spent in all your activities and sends you daily detailed reports based on your activity, giving an accurate picture of how you spent your day. RescueTime app comes with some added features including alerts, ability to block disturbing websites, more detailed reports, and filters. It works for Mac, Desktop, Android and, Linux.

Ø  TripIt- This app organizes your travel plans into a single, master itinerary that you can access anytime and on any device, regardless of the website you used to purchase your ticket. You just need to forward all your travel details to TripIt and the app does the rest. You can also check the departure times and delays, find all the directions available to the airport and also the weather reports. The app works on iPhones, iPads, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Macs, and PCs.

These are must mobile apps for business that you must download. Also, there are many other applications to download, like-

PayPal- From this application, you can link your credit, debit and other bank accounts from your PayPal account, making paying people and getting paid quickly. PayPal’s service plan is free that allows you to accept Credit cards and PayPal on the site and in the store. The app also comes with the added features like the ability to host and customize online checkout.

Expensify- The app makes keeping track of your expenses when on a business trip. You can link your credit and debit card accounts to your Expensify account so that the app will place charges directly on an expense report. If don’t want to do this, then you can directly take the pictures of the receipts from your phone and Expensify will automatically extract the information, you can then make an expense report yourself. The app works on all phones Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Windows phone, and on all PCs.

Proven- The app helps you in organizing your hirings, that allows you to post all your job postings on various job portals with only a click on your smartphone. More than 1000s of businesses currently uses this application. Proven is free to download on iOS and Android.

Looking to start or grow your business, and need help with financing? We can help you out in this. If we missed any of the best business apps to download, tell us about them in the comments below.

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Varun Kumar Works for LatestOne.com as Content Writer. It is the e-tailer Company known for bringing the Mobile Covers|Smart Watches|Bluetooth Speakers|Power banks models from all major manufacturers at best discounts. The company has a fully operational office and warehouse maintained to make timely deliveries across the nation 

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