If you run your own business, you’re probably always busy, and any way in which you can save time, in ways big or small, is always welcome. Mobile apps are a great way to do this, because you can use them no matter where you are and everything you need is kept together, right in the palm of your hand. “Handy”, right?
Here at Phebys, accountants in Cambridgeshire, we’ve compiled a list of ten apps that will keep you organised, boost productivity and make day-to-day life that little bit easier for the average busy businessperson.
FullContact takes managing your contacts a lot further than the default contacts app on your phone. For starters, it enables you to store additional information about your contacts, such as company website addresses and social media profiles, which allows you to create a full profile for each contact. Additionally, whilst still creating one main contacts list, the app allows you to separate your contacts into categories based on groups, businesses, projects and so on.
In today’s environment, many businesses have employees in remote locations that still need to be in regular contact with each other. Appear allows group video conferencing for up to 12 people at a time, allowing collaboration for even the most dispersed of teams.
Speaking of business communication in today’s world, with hacking on the rise, it’s growing ever more important that we communicate with our coworkers, clients, etc. in a secure manner. Apps like WhatsApp offer end-to-end encryption, allowing users to send messages, make calls and transfer files safely.
Shift allows you to manage multiple email accounts and inboxes without the need to constantly be signing in and out of your various accounts. The app can also send you notifications about what is happening in each inbox, so none get forgotten.
Evernote is a fairly well known app, but it’s great for note-taking. It allows users to write notes, or clip them from the web, compile to-do lists and, importantly, sync all of these notes between their devices, meaning that they’re accessible from anywhere.
KanbanFlow allows you to manage your employees’ workloads from anywhere. You can set tasks, schedule deadlines and upload documents from anywhere and the app’s clean layout provides a great visual representation of employee workflow.
TripIt is an app designed for managing travel, which makes it perfect for business trips. Users simply forward their travel emails to TripIt and the app creates an itinerary for the trip. The basic app is free, but at an additional cost, users can subscribe to TripIt for Teams, which allows the itineraries to be viewed by multiple users. This is perfect if your whole team is going on a business trip and you want to keep them organised.
8) Adobe Scan
Adobe Scan is a portable scanner, perfect for organizing documents on the move. The app allows you to use the camera on your phone to scan any document (receipts, forms, business cards, etc.) and convert it to a PDF, wherever you are. Your mobile phone is a lot less bulky than a traditional scanner and the quality is just as good.
Accountancy services are becoming more and more cloud-based, and Xero is testament to this. The Xero app allows you to reconcile bank statements, send invoices, create expense claims and so on, all from your mobile.
The Phebys app is great for keeping track of your finances, whilst also providing a whole host of other nifty tools. There’s an income and a receipt manager, as well as all the tax information you could need, from tax tables to a calendar containing all the key tax dates. There are extra tools, such as a calculator, currency converter and mileage tracker, which would prove especially useful for business owners, and there’s even financial news, as well as a stock market and precious metals overview. It’s everything a business owner could need, right at their fingertips.
Phebys – Accountants in Cambridgeshire
If you’re interesting in trying out our fantastic app, you can download it here. It’s not just our app that’s great for business owners, though. Our accounting services are too. If you would like to find out what we can do for your business, feel free to call us on 01480 896267, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to speak with you.