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Useful Apps Every Small Business Should Try

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A correspondent, problem solver, accounting expert, creative director; running a small business demands you to get your feet wet with different roles. If you want to amplify the productivity of your company — or just to simplify your tasks as an entrepreneur — getting your hand on the right app can make a different. In a deeper-than-ocean sea of apps, finding the much-needed app is time-consuming. Here we have created a collection of helpful apps that will help you excel in your business no matter how many hats you have to wear.

  1. Pushover:

It is a game-changer for businesses that are required to be well connected. It enables the users to send push messages to any device (smartphone, tablet or desktop) and organize notifications and messages in a single space. It has a message limit of 7,500 messages per month. Unlimited incoming notifications can be received on Androids, Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads, and PCs. It offers a free trial for 7 days and then you have to make a one-time payment that is $4.99.

  1. Evernote

Evernote allows its users to clip chunks of valuable information they come across over the internet. They can put tags on the information for better browsing, and edit the data, or embed different sorts of media, including images, tables, audio, video, and so on. Evernote has also proven itself to be really effective in organizing notes and journaling, recipes, contacts, to-do lists, and even saving the tweets or emails that you want to use later.

  1. RescueTime

Smartphones are a great time killer, but it can cost you a lot when you start wasting time on digital, unproductive distractions such as Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and so on. This is where RescueTime comes to help. The app analyzes where your time is being spent the most. It allows you to adjust your productivity goals. The paid version of the website allows you to block certain websites, set notifications or track offline activity.

  1. Basecamp:

It is one of the most popular apps used for project management. It is user-friendly and appealing with the streamlined and intuitive interface. You can also invite collaborators, chat within projects, create the checklists, attach files, and track the progress. Using helpful workflow calendars, the users can easily keep every collaborator on the same page.

  1. Square

If your business involves frequent transactions and you don’t have enough budget for a dedicated payment system, try Square. Just plug a mini card reader in your smartphone and you can now swipe debit or credit cards and process payments similar to any established retailer.

Internet is not a must for it! You can send receipts via email or text messages, and the system can even let your customers leave a tip that can be 15%, 20%, or 25%. No monthly fees is required, rather it charges 2.75% of every transaction and sometimes more when you have to manually type in the payment information in place of swiping.

  1. Zendesk

The wonders of live chat for a business are no news. Many businesses are actively using live chat software to keep their customers happy. The software comes with multiple features like ticketing system, phone support, IT help desk, knowledge base to name a few.

To wrap up:

Technology has simplified how companies do business; it has streamlined my processes that were once considered as the most time consuming tasks. There are apps for every category, project management, finance and accounting, communication, security, as well as customer satisfaction.

Besides live chat software, businesses are also outsourcing online chat agents from different offshore companies. It is a great way to keep your customers happy. Moreover, these services are easy to afford too.

Alice Watson is a creative writer; she works in an IT house. Alice loves researching new trends and share them in her writing pieces. A writer by day and a party animal by night. Alice holds a dual degree in Creative Writing and Marketing.

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