Tired Of Running a Business On Your Own? These 6 Apps Will Assist You!
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Small business owners and employees may have a hard time collecting ideas, managing projects and executing them. If you’re not the Superman, that’s quite normal! Running through all the projects at the same time is tiring and ineffective. But, don’t worry, you’ll have your own assistants in a minute!
If you are in a team play like we are, both desktop and mobile apps can be real life savers.
With these 6 easy-to-use apps, you’ll save time while increasing your team’s productivity. Of course, some of them can be used also individually. What we like here is that all apps are available to use within a group of people.
Time to meet your new personal assistants! They are here to ease your game, so that you can play even more. Remember, you can do it, too!
1) Evernote – One workspace for all!
Evernote is the place to keep your business -and your mind- organized. From short lists to lengthy research, Evernote is designed to improve your writing experience. It is there for you to gather everything in your mind. Clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, and snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times.
With easy synchronization, you can reach your notes from all of your devices. You can share your notebooks with your coworkers and even chat with them about your projects.
Membership: Free / Premium / Business
Available On: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac OS
2) Basecamp – Finish your projects!
Basecamp will be your ultimate project manager. Many brands are already proudly benefitting from it. It’s an easy to use web-based application for you and your team members.
Basecamp makes it easy for people in different roles with different responsibilities to communicate and work together. It’s a place to share files, have discussions, collaborate on documents, assign tasks, and check due dates.
Membership: Free Trial / Monthly Packages / Annual Package
Available On: Web Browsers, Android, iOS
3) Google Apps – Leave everything to Google!
If you’re working as a team, Google Apps will be your safe house. The apps are specifically designed for work, including e-mail, storage, chat, calendar and more. All you need in one place!
By using the famous Drive you can keep files, save email attachments and back-up photos online. You can also work together with Google’s other applications like Docs, Slides and Sheets. It’s quite easy to create your documents and share them with your colleagues. Drive is the best way to store everything about your team’s projects.
Hangouts will let you chat with coworkers quick and easily. With Calendar, you’ll schedule meetings for the team. It goes without saying that e-mail service helps you to have a professional look. You’ll be able to have business e-mails for your own domain.
Membership: Free Trial / Basic / Unlimited Storage
Available On: Web Browsers, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac OS X
4) HipChat – Talk to your teammates!
HipChat is simply team chat for business. The service makes working more fun by custom emoticons and bots, animated GIFs, Instagram feeds, and Twitter notifications. It’s possible to create several chat rooms with different privacy settings. The best part is that you don’t have to follow long chains of e-mails anymore. If you want to mention someone specifically in a group chat, you just add “@“ before their name and they will be notified!
HipChat has additional features like drag & drop file sharing, easy screen sharing and many integrations. You can customize your notifications and even choose to be notified via SMS. You should definitely give it a chance, even the “Plus” version is $2 monthly!
Membership: Free / Plus
Available On: Web Browsers, Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android
5) Skype – Did someone say conference?
You may have been using Skype for personal conversations, but have you tried it for your team yet? Skype would be the perfect fit for you, especially if you are a remote worker. Other than regular instant messaging, you can create groups, make conference calls, transfer files and share your screen with others.
Skype’s power is not only limited to computers or mobile phones. You can use the service on your home phones, TVs, Xbox, and even on PlayStation! If you recall, we’ve recently announced that Skype is ready to launch also the web version of its application.
Remember that you can save money by using Skype credits for your phone calls!
Membership: Free / Business / Subscription Options
Available On: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Nokia, Amazon
6) Dropbox – Work and share anywhere!
Dropbox is a storage service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox for Business, on the other hand, is designed to help your team work smarter. According to your purchasing plan, you can get as much as space you need for your team!
Dropbox is a widely used and highly trustable sharing service. With Dropbox for Business, you’ll be able to collaborate securely with data protection. Dropbox’s partnerships also let you integrate many services and save even more time!
Membership: Free Trial / Monthly Subscription
Available On: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle Fire