When you own your own small business, you need to make the most of your time. Investing time and effort into apps for your smartphone only to have them work poorly is frustrating and wastes your valuable time. We’ve rounded up the best of the best here for you to make your life more productive.
If you’ve ever been out and about and needed to make a quick change to a Word Document, this app is for you. QuickOffice Mobile Office Suite allows you to be truly mobile by offering the functionality of your computer wherever you go. It includes Word, Excel, image viewing, and pdf viewing—everything you need to make your smartphone perform to its greatest capacity.
Owning a small business means having lots of different accounts—banks, credit cards, bills, and investment accounts. Keeping track of all of this data is sometimes overwhelming, but PageOnce is here to help. It allows you to securely:
- Track all your money and bills in one place
- Receive bill due date reminders
- Get important account notifications
- Protect your account with real-time alerts
- Monitor credit card & bank transactions
Purchase Order by Canvas (free)
Being able to create a purchase order on the fly can really be a life saver. Purchase Order by Canvas has the features you’ve been looking for in a mobile app: it allows you to enter shipping addresses, shipping methods, descriptions, quantities, prices, and totals. The completion screen for the order is very clear and allows you to sign right in the app. You won’t find a slicker purchase order app out there.
Every small business owner could use a personal assistant; for those of you without the budget to pay one, Informant fills in the gap at an affordable price. With a great calendar feature, a multifunctional “to do” tab that links to the calendar, and multiple reminder systems, you’ll never forget a vital appointment or task again. Why trust your memory when you can let Informant remember for you?
With FileMagnet you’ll finally have access to all your files, all the time. It allows you to easily copy files from your computer onto your smartphone and you’ll be able to view all the popular file formats, including PDF, Microsoft Office, RTF, and iWork ’09 (even when you’re offline). Files are transferable via iTunes or wirelessly using a free program available for both Mac and Windows. It also gives you the option of opening email attachments directly in FileMagnet so you can view your files quickly, and it allows you to set passwords so that your documents are secure.
Using technology to its greatest advantage is vital for all small businesses, where margins run tight and competition is fierce. These apps will help you make the most of the time you have, and maybe even allow you to take more time off!