TeXocial TOP TEN Tuesday: There’s an App For That

A new year offers fresh perspective for business owners, all hoping to dominate old records and continue to grow their successful business. Depending on your goal type, whether it be to grow your business, stay motivated, or become a better leader, there’s an app for that!

  • 1Password

    As a business owner, you are logging into hundreds of websites on a weekly basis. With basically every website you visit now requiring an email login, forgotten passwords can end up taking precious time (that you already don’t have) out of your day, until now. 1Password gathers your passwords from your website sign ins into in one place and secures them with ONE password. All of your passwords unlocked to you only with one unique password. B-E-A-utiful!

Cost: $2.99 per month

  • Focus Booster

    This app uses the Pomodoro Technique, which makes you work in 25-minute blocks and then takes a short break (usually around five minutes). They do make the option of a longer session (up to 90 minutes) available as well. Besides that, though, Focus Booster dives deeper into where your time spent working is going. You can link meetings and projects with your Pomodoros so you can gain a bird’s eye view of where your work is going.

Cost: $0 – $5.00 per month

 

  • Hootsuite

    Don’t have the funds to hire an outside company to manage your social media accounts but understand the importance of a social media presence? Let us introduce you to Hootsuite. Users create content for social media updates and schedule posts ahead of time so you are not pressed to make a post on a day to day basis. Besides the social media helper, it also has amazing insights to your posts and comments that you can view at any time.

Cost: $0 – $99.99 

 

  • MailTime

    Email threads… messy, hard to read, making it kind of annoying after the 3rd person responds in a group email… With MailTime you can view your emails as text conversations, not threads!  The content parsing engine cuts out annoying metadata to display emails in clean bubbles. Works with Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook, IMAP Mail, AOL, Microsoft Office 365, Hotmail, MSN, Mail.ru, QQ, 163, 126, Google Apps Mail and more!

Cost: Free

 

  • Neat

    Life as a business owner is already hectic. Who has time to sift through receipts to enter into excel? That gives us a headache just thinking about it. There are plenty of apps that are especially meant for scanning and saving receipts but Neat takes it to the next level. Neat extracts the key information from your receipts and documents (total, tax, date, store, payments method), integrates with popular accounting and business software, and simplifies how you work.

Cost: $6.67 – $20.83 per month

 

  • Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides

    The ability to not only view and edit documents, spreadsheets, and slides on the go but also create new ones is a must for a business owner who is likely in 10 places at one time. Downloading the apps for Google Docs and Google Sheets will allow you to collaborate with team members on the go just as if you were in front of your computer.

Cost: Free

 

  • Square

    Although being able to take credit cards is an obvious must, Squares are more than a credit card reader. Credit card processing is just the start. The free Square Point of Sale app has tools to help you manage every area of your business.

Cost: Free software with purchase of reader

 

  • Gluru

    Gluru is a fascinating spin on the to-do list genre: it claims to use AI technology to dig into your email and productivity apps, and create tasks for you, predicting what you will need to do next. It’s early days for this technology, but it is worth a try.

Cost: Free

 

  • FlightStats

    For travelers of all kinds, but especially business travelers, knowing flight information before getting to a gate is extremely helpful. Delays could potentially impact a business meeting that has been scheduled for months. Having this information in your phone and in real time is really a tool that some can’t live without.

Cost: Free

  • Sleepfulness

    This app made our list because we know that lack of sleep and being a business owner do not mix from first hand experience. This app aims at getting you your desired hours of sleep per night with a collection of audio tracks designed to help you drop off, including (via in-app purchase) extra packs for specific issues such as anxiety and pain.

Cost: Free

 

Happy downloading!