30 Apps for A Better and Effective Business

30 Apps for A Better and Effective Business

The best thing about having a computer and digital gadgets are that their functions are seemingly limitless. Constant innovation in digital technology encourages more applications to develop for businesses where users would only have to install and sign up to make use of their functionalities. Some are free while others require monthly subscription. But one thing is for sure—they help amplify and leverage the functions of human beings to get the job done efficiently and effectively.

You are probably at the verge of your business now but you feel that coffee is about to spill down and things just can’t go bad. It’s really going to be roller coaster ride but what if there is actually something that can save that business and make it more efficient at the second time around. Well, here we have 30 apps for a better and effective business that can hopefully bring back the “light bulb” that you have been looking for.

Most of theme are free but be prepared to pay when your work demands you to rely more one or a bunch of these applications.

  1. Google Drive

Google’s Drive app allows users to effortlessly save and edit files from PC, tablet or your smartphone. It’s not only a fully-featured office suite but the software also acts as a full cloud drive that allows you to store any file type via virtual drive app or a web interface and you get a 5GB of storage for free.

  1. Todoist

Todoist is a task management application both for personal and professional use. It allows users to manage and filter their tasks by label, date or priority from a smartphone, tablet or computer. The app is free for basic features but if you wish to use its additional features you have to pay for it. To help motivate users, every completion of tasks results in “karma” points which are then awarded to the user.

  1. Genius Scan – PDF Scanner

Genius Scan makes your smartphone a scanner. A simple user interface, in just a snap your documents and emails are converted to JPEG format. Posts process your scanned items with color or black and white then your scans are ready for share or print; you choose. It’s completely free but an upgrade to the premium version removes the ads, unlocks the ability to import PDFs and an option to save to cloud storage.

  1. Skype


Skype is one of the best applications for communicating. Doing things together is the better. Skype’s communicating activities helps you connect with people that matters to you, wherever they may be. In the workplace, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done.

  1. One Note


One Note acts like an electronic notebook that was designed by Microsoft. Its main purpose is to help in gather information or even note takings. What amazingly users can do is save a typed or handwritten minutes, drawings, screen clippings and even audio commentaries.

  1. Chrome Remote Desktop

Chrome Remote Desktop is an application that allows you to access your computers from your mobile device.  In order to remotely access the desktop, you still have to install the other Chrome Remote Desktop to your computer. Indeed, this innovation deserves to be a part of your business.

  1. Expense Manager

Expense Manager is very helpful and useful in managing your daily or weekly expenses. They call it the “e-wallet”. Well, it’s actually a budget planner that keeps track of what you have spent or how much is still available in your pocket. It can also serve as your personal accountant who manages the flow of your cash, credit cards and even gift card expenses.

  1. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is not your typical a social network. Its service is mainly the information about your achievements and experience as a professional. It can be your previous title job, seminar and conferences attended or where and what you graduated; Yes, you may call it your online resume.

  1. Sunrise

Sunrise is probably one of the best-looking calendar apps. It’s not just the user-friendly interface but how fast and effective this tool for managing your schedules is the reason why this app needs to be part of your business.

  1. Basecamp

Basecamp is an easy service that organizes task and also easily assign task to people. It is an application that manages the workflow, keep everyone in contact with each other and keep track that everyone is working on what they supposed to do.

  1. Slack

Slack is going to be your best cloud-based software team collaboration tool in which it means to bring all your communication together in one place. Spend less time in meetings and reduce mail but getting things done.

  1. Pocket

Pocket is like an enhanced bookmark in which you can access your saved pages and websites whenever you want with or without internet connection. Need that topic you saw website then just hit pocket then you’re ready to go.

  1. Dropbox

Dropbox is one of the best online based storage that keeps sync and easily shares your files, photo, docs and video. Say goodbye to those flash drives and bring your files using dropbox anywhere you want without losing a single file and stay on top of your work.

  1. Any.Do

Any.Do is your daily planner. This is a powerful to-do-list where you can put your daily task as well as an organizer. Capture everyday tasks, organize big projects and share lists with the people around. From planning to organizing the next big project, now it is easy to keep your life in order.

  1. To:Day

To:Day is an event based task manager. This is much like a to-do list where it counts and lets you manage and plan you important upcoming events. Count on how many days are left before your grand business opening and be able to do your tasks before it’s too late.

  1. SHAREit

SHAREit lets your transfer files, photos, contacts, docs and videos more easily to another device. This helps you transfer information rapidly between devices that have downloaded the same app on their mobile devices or tablets and even faster than your Bluetooth.

  1. Producteev

Producteev a task management software for teams and is more powerful than any to-do-list in which it can manage work with faster and better results. Manage tasks, assign task and get real time updates on your PC, Apple or Android devices and never miss a task again.

  1. Flow Tasks

Flow Tasks is your team’s communication, clear, and organized app. This works great with their related app Flow chat. Now managing your team’s day-to-day tasks is the next closest thing to your ideal task management setup.

  1. Captio Expenses

Captio Expenses captures your receipts and process your expenses reports automatically. Transform your smartphone into the perfect tool for your corporate travelers to unburden themselves from paper works. Use this to automatically generate your reports like receipts, bills, mileage, and other travel expenses.

  1. Soulver


Soulver is really worth the pay. This revolutionary calculator helps you work things easily. Faster that a spreadsheet and smarter than any traditional calculators. Also great for back-of-the-envelope calculations, currency conversations and many more; instant answers as you type no need for equals.

  1. Inkboard

Inkboard is the fun way to do your note takings. Draw on pictures or blank canvas with life-like creative tools. Here, topics from your business meeting will never be boring again.

  1. Day One Diary + Journal + Notes

Day One Diary is your way to journal your daily activities and even your meeting details. This app smartly keeps its interface streamlined but adds a wealth of new features that is immensely valuable to every single person especially to the working individuals and even teams.

  1. Tiny Scanner

Tiny Scanner is an app that scans almost everything; from printed documents to your last meetings’ board notes. Batch mode lets you combine multiple scans into a single PDF file. As easy as 1 2 3.., your captured photos will be one of your important documents perfectly good for your compilations.

  1. Hangouts

Hangouts is your alternative messaging app from Google. Keep in touch with every updates through video calls or voice calls, whatever it may be hangouts is there for you. Get notified and send messages wherever you are. Your next important info will surely be delivered to the right receiver.

  1. Clear – Task’s, Reminders & To-Do Lists

Clear is a paid app but don’t startle. Save up and start to de-clutter your life with Clear now. This revolutionary to-do and reminder app make you even more productive than ever. Easy to use and once you start organizing with it you can’t imagine how to manage everything without it.

  1. Evernote


Evernote is another note taking app where you change the way you organize your personal and professional projects. Take notes, create to-do lists, and save things you find online into one. They will sync everything between your phone down to your tablet and computer automatically.

  1. WPS Office: FREE Mobile Office + PDF

WPS Office: FREE Mobile Office + PDF is the next big thing. This is your all in one office suite where it allows you to do almost everything you need for your school or work. If you wish to try another type of Microsoft Office then here it is, just almost the same.

  1. Captio – Email yourself with 1 tap

Captio lets you send a note to yourself in just one tap. Yes! It’s that simple, reliable and fast. Notes are delivered to your email inbox and is stored temporarily on your device while your offline. Capturing the idea to task as fast as possible with minimum distraction is the main reason for this app.

  1. Scanbot – QR & Document Scanner

Scanbot lets you create free and high quality PDF or JPEG files. This is your next premium mobile scanner for documents or even as QR codes all in one.

So there it is! Although there are few apps in the list that needs to be payed but surely they deserve that space on your smartphone. Now if you still have enough storage on your devices try to maximize your chance of deliberating all other apps. Don’t worry they’re going to be safe for your dearest.

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