If you’re having issues with anything from time management to coordinating remote workers, you can rest assured there’s almost certainly now a mobile app for that. Here are five popular ones that you may find helpful in 2016.
There’s no shortage of apps that will let you manage either discrete tasks or entire projects virtually. But Asana is the one heavy hitters, such as Uber and NASA, have embraced. It doesn’t cost anything, as long as you have no more than 30 employees and contractors using it. Plus, without having to resort to email, team members can provide updates on projects, as well as add notes, comments, attachments and tags.
Clear can’t guarantee you’ll manage to cross off every item on your to-do list but it will make updating and monitoring that list a lot easier. Over 2.5 million people are now using this handy app to create separate lists for different aspects of their business. Features such as iCloud sync, reminders for crucial tasks and a simple, gesture-based design ensure you’ll remain focused on meeting your most important obligations throughout the work day.
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Taking a leaf out of Apple’s iWork book, this clever app allows you to access and manage your Microsoft Office files from your mobile (or tablet) when you’re out of the office.
Away from your office computer and need to invoice a client, record your business travel expenses, reconcile bank and credit card transactions or peruse the balance sheet? That’s no problem at all if you have the QuickBooks Online app on your mobile phone or tablet. New features on the app make it even more enticing: bank feeds have now been added, you can make multicurrency transactions and add or edit accounts and products on the go. You can even trial it for free for a month before committing.
Price: The app is a part of your QuickBooks Online subscription and plans start from $15 a month depending on your needs.
Not every much-hyped small business app will be relevant to your situation. Nonetheless, it’s well worth investing a little time and possibly money (although many apps are either free or offer free trials) in trialling apps which allow you to make more efficient use of your precious time and energy.