Every business owner wants to increase efficiency for their business. Luckily, there’s an app (or apps, we should say) for that. Below is a list of the top 10 apps to boost productivity for your business:
Every business owner knows the importance of social media. For some companies, managing social media is a full-time job. Buffer makes that job ten times easier. This app lets you easily manage your LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts – and provides you helpful analytics to boot.
How it improves productivity: Stress-free social media presence.
If you’re a visual person, this app is for you. Inkflow works best on a tablet. It’s a great brainstorming tool that allows you to draw, write, or doodle your ideas without a pen or paper. Plus, studies show that brainstorming and doodling improve your memory.
How it improves productivity: You no longer have to scramble for a pad of paper or look for a white board to jot down ideas.
Need a little extra push to get things done? Carrot is the app that combines your to-do list with reminders to actually get those things done. If you really put a task off, the app even gets “mad” at you.
How it improves productivity: Keep track of what you need to do. Do what you need to do. Don’t disappoint the app.
Evernote is a great go-to app when you are doing some research. Whether it’s checking in on the competition or keeping track of industry trends, Evernote lets you save notes, documents, and articles for offline reading. Of course, all paper-free.
How it improves productivity: Waste less time trying to remember those articles you read.
As you begin to scale your business, delegation becomes key. Producteev is the perfect app for task management. It allows you to assign different projects or jobs to your team. It also has an accountability factor, allowing you to set deadlines and priorities.
How it improves productivity: Producteev provides an easy way to improve employee collaboration by having relevant projects stored in one secure place. That also means less clutter for you and your team.
Ah yes, the shameless humblebrag. What kind of company would we be if we didn’t think our own app could make the top 10? Decisely works with small businesses to save time and money when it comes to HR administration and benefits. Our licensed brokers find the most cost-effective benefit plans and our tech platform simplifies each step throughout the employee lifecycle.
How it improves productivity: Benefits management, HR administration, and payroll get done in a snap thanks to great service and great tech.
This app has time in its name – and that’s exactly what it does. RescueTime keeps track of how you spend your time, specifically on the web. It sends you a weekly report of which sites you browse most and how much time you spend on each of those sites. This can be helpful because most of us don’t realize how much time we spend on Facebook or other sites irrelevant to our jobs. RescueTime also gives you an option to set productivity goals. Its handy dashboard keeps track of everything for you.
How it improves productivity: You’ll know how much time you actually spend working – and how much time you don’t. (And you can take next steps to improve the situation from there).
Focusbooster utilizes The Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique seeks to reduce mental exhaustion and employee burnout. In a nutshell, you alternate between 25-minute working blocks and short breaks. Focusbooster has an easy-to-use interface and is the perfect timer if you want to try out The Pomodoro Technique.
How it improves productivity: Increased efficiencies with the necessary breaks to keep your mind at its freshest.
TrackMaven is the app to use to stay ahead of your competition. The app provides data on how to optimize your content and take advantage of marketing opportunities. Plus, it keeps track of what your competitors are doing, too.
How it improves productivity: You get the who? what? when? where? why? answered for content.
Lastly, we all know how important finances are when running a business. However, not all of us are the best at keeping track of the situation. Mint is the answer.
This app helps you track your finances and provides a summary of your financial resources, no matter the size of your company.
How it improves productivity: A mini accountant in your pocket. (Or in your phone).