It’s crucial for startups to reduce their, seemingly endless, daily work loads by streamlining processes and automating, well, just about everything. Here’s our list of 7 brilliant (and free!) mobile apps almost guaranteed to cut any startups to-do list in half:
Meet the king of productivity apps. Evernote is the perfect tool for managing to-do lists and keeping research, notes, reminders, photos, and more in one easy to use, easy to navigate app. Evernote makes it effortless to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet, and/or the web. Keep everything in sync, remember things you like, share notes, collaborate on projects with colleagues, and keep all travel itineraries, confirmations, and scanned documents all in one place. This app makes it extremely easy for you to locate and manage anything you need, at any time, on any device – How cool is that?
Need to close business deals faster? Reduce errors and cut costs? Secure documents? Look no further. SignNow is an intuitive eSignature app that expedites your contract signing process. The action of reviewing, revising, and signing paper contracts can be an impediment to closing sales. Not to mention scanning, faxing, and keeping editable and read-only versions of each document is a pain. Implementing an eSignature product is a great solution. With SignNow you can collect signatures, safety archive all documents, and automate workflows directly from your mobile device.
If you work for a startup, you know that multiple page long to-do lists and managing several initiatives at once is the norm. No matter how many projects you have, or how many people you have working on them, Basecamp keeps everything organized. Every project is labeled, discussions, decisions, and feedback are centralized, and every draft, idea, and concept is saved securely on Basecamp. The best part? It’s so easy to use! Download for free and manage all your projects from your handheld device.
By now, everyone has heard of Skype. Skype is a great way to communicate with anyone, anywhere in the world, quickly and cost-effectively. Skype puts it best – “Wherever you are, wherever they are – Skype keeps you together.” On a business trip? Out of the office? On the go? Skype helps connect coworkers and colleagues anywhere, at any time.
5) Genius Scan
This clever app turns your phone into a pocket-sized scanner. Unlike other scanning apps, Genius Scan includes smart page detection, perspective correction, and image post-processing. Basically, it enables you to quickly scan documents on the go and email them out to employees, colleagues, or business partners with the click of a button. Still not convinced? Genius Scan has over 10 million satisfied users (and counting). This app also integrates seamlessly with several other popular platforms, including Dropbox, Evernote, GoogleDocs, and Expensify, enabling you to easily scan documents and send them straight from your phone to any other application.
Manage expenses quickly and painlessly with this ingenious app. Shoeboxed lives by the mantra “Paperwork to paperless.” All you have to do is snap a quick picture of your receipt and let Shoeboxed take it from there – they’ll have your expense report generated within seconds. This app also provides one-click, hassle-free mileage tracking for when you’re working on the go. Expense reports have never been this easy.
If you’re not on social media, you’re doing it wrong. Social is an important piece of the marketing puzzle for any startup. Buffer provides you with a better, more efficient way to share on social media. It allows for custom scheduling, analytics, insights, and more. This app is perfect for all your social media marketing campaigns and initiatives. With Buffer, you can share pictures, videos, links, and infographics across one or all of your social networks.
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