Our top 10 free apps for budding and seasoned entrepreneurs

There are millions of apps out there that can help you hire faster, communicate better with employees and clients, and grow your business’s impact and revenue. But with these millions of apps out there, how do you find an app that works best with your business? We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite apps that you can use for improving your business.

  • Trello: Trello is a project management app that organises all your projects into boards. It allows you to see what is being worked on, what stage it is at, and who is working on it. You can use it to batch all your projects together and make your projects visible to you colleagues so that everyone know exactly what is going on. It’s a great app to ensure that all your projects are going as planned.
  • Asana: ‘From chaos to clarity’ is their slogan and it is all too true. This app allows you to create tasks and assign them to yourself or to your teammates, keep track of tasks and even start a chat with your teammates on certain tasks. It is a great way to avoid the clutter of using a diary and to view your and your team’s task in a clear way.
  • Mailchimp: If you have ever had the stress of sending out an email to more than 100 people then mailchimp will make perfect sense to you. It is an email marketing service that allows you to create email campaign with a variety of features. You can set up email automation campaigns with different triggers. So if your business is sending our bulk emails mailchimp will save a huge amount of time through automation and allowing you to create templates on the app to be used whenever.
  • Google Drive– This is a must have for small business owner. It is a free web-server that allows you to store any files so that you can keep track of your photos, documents, stories, designs and much more. You have access to all your Drive from anywhere, so if you at an important meeting and need a file, you don’t have to panic. You can also share your files with your team so that you can work collaboratively on projects. Google Driver minimises the hassle so you can focus on what is really important.   
  • Canva: If you need a leg up on graphics for you business then canva is the app you need. Use canva to easily create beautiful presentation  and social media designs and documents. They offer millions of images, photo filters, free icons and shapes and hundreds of fonts. And most of all; it is easy to use.
  • Hootsuite: As the importance of social media market grows and our time gets less and less, hootsuite become more valuable. Hootsuite is a social media management tool that allows you to schedule post to all your social media platforms, open and reply to messages and track your influence in the social media world.
  • Hubstaff: Hubstaff is a time tracking software designed to help business keep track of employees productivity and workflow. It is especially useful if you have remote employee. The platform comes with a variety of features such as proof of work, through taking screenshots as well tracking mouse and keyboard activity.
  • Calendly: Finding a time for a meeting that suit everyone can involve a back-and-forth on the phone and can be time consuming. Calendly makes organising your meetings seamlessly by coordination your availability with others’.  The app runs perfectly with Google Calendar, Icloud calendar and Office 365. It is time-zone intelligent allowing everyone to be on the same page and allows you to be control by setting buffers and preventing last minute meetings.
  • Evernote: Evernote is a digital notebook app that helps you to organise your life and pursue your goals. It can store, capture and index just about any type of data, all the while syncing to the web and across all your devices. Never forget anything again!  
  • Hiver: Hiver is a web based software that allows people to collaborate their email inboxes, so they you can share conversations and work together on projects. The app allows you to assign an email sent to a share inbox to anyone in your team, measure your team’s performance and response to email with shared drafts.
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