If you’re a small business owner it’s likely you’re always on the lookout for savvy tools that make your business – and life – run a little more smoothly. Hover realises that sometimes all you need is a simple app to help with planning, organization and communication. Here are our picks for the best apps that make day-to-day activities of small business a lot easier:
What it is: Shoebox is a receipt tracker and reader for iPhone and Android. Turn huge piles of receipts into digital files for expense reporting, accounting, bookkeeping, and tax preparation.
Why we like it: This app will save you hours of looking through paper receipts. Better yet, it’s great for tax season because all your information is ready for you.
Price: Free (Premium for $45/year)
What it is: Never forget something on your to-do list ever again! Save all your ideas, to-do’s and notes across your devices. You can even upload photos and record voice reminders.
Why we like it: You can access your notes anywhere, from multiple devices. This makes it easy to add notes on your computer and then access them from your phone while on the road.
What it is: Mint organizes your spending into categories. You can see all of your spending in one convenient place on your computer or phone. Mint helps keep your budget on track with email and mobile alerts as well as bill reminders.
Why we like it: Mint not only helps you budget but also aids your business with its goals. By setting your financial goals, Mint will give you advice on how to get there, step-by-step.
What it is: TripIt allows you to organize and share your business and personal travel. Just hit forward on your flight, hotel and rental car confirmation emails and TripIt turns that information into one convenient itinerary.
Why we like it: TripIt allows you to share your itinerary meaning your colleagues will always be in the loop. Admins can also create trip itineraries for other travellers!
Price: Free (Upgrade to Pro plan for $99.99/year for 100GB)
What it is: Take your documents with you with 2GB of free storage, right on your phone, tablet or computer! Any document you save to your Dropbox will automatically save on all of your devices, making it easy to share with your colleagues.
Why we like it: Because everything is saved to the cloud rather than to your devices, you can access your documents anywhere you have an Internet connection whether it be at the office or at home. Even if you lose your phone, you’ll know your stuff is secure.