When it comes to handling your business on the go, or after hours, it’s not always easy to know which apps are worthwhile. Should you invest in a software set that has a mobile option? Or are there tried and true mobile apps that can do the work you need?
Business apps are great for owners who want important data available 24/7, wherever they are. When it comes to scheduling meetings, managing finance, and team collaborations, these are the top android apps which your small business should use.
With free options, as well as paid for tiers, Trello is ideal for those who seek organisation options and project management tools that they can use at home or at the office. Trello has some great lightweight features including organising multiple projects alongside each other. Other great features include allowing other users to collaborate on ongoing projects, such as assign tasks, attach files from Google Drive, upload relevant media, and comment on projects in the works.
Zoom is one of the top choices when it comes to one-on-one meetings with business associates or team members. Zoom has both free and paid for tiers. With the ability to have transcripts of meetings available, record and replay options available, and it’s scalable for businesses of all sizes, it’s easy to see why it may be worth paying for some of the perks.
If you need to have lists to keep organised, then Evernote is the app for you. In short, it’s the combination of an online scrapbook, personal diary, calendar and meeting scheduler, and more. Web notes can be clipped and included, along with videos and pictures. Different notebooks can keep your personal and professional lives separate, and lightweight project management tools include the ability to scan documents with your camera, and search handwritten notes. The app syncs between desktop and mobile options, and continually adds new features. It’s well worth considering if you need something free to start out with, before considering the paid features.
Considered to be the messaging app to use, Slack is a free chat app that’s ideal to keep your team focused on the project – especially if they’re spread out. Channels can be segregated by topics or members, and video calls can be hosted directly via the app. Other perks include being able to drag and drop files and do direct messaging. Paid for features come with more perks, including collaborating with people outside of your business. The fact that can easily integrate with numerous other apps, including Google Drive and Dropbox, as well as Trello and Salesforce make it a key communications component for many small businesses.
While having a credit card option is a necessity for making sales, having Google Pay available for both yourself and your business means you’ve just opened the door for another easy-payment option for clients. It also ensures you can keep track of your sales while on the go. Google Pay allows customers to make easy, contactless payments to your business, without the need to physically present their cards. While this may take some getting used to for some customers, those who are using the app are loving its hassle-free features. It’s worth investigating and seeing if it’s right for you and your business.
With the amount of Android apps available for small businesses and even for mobile NZ pokies, this list is a good starting point. Especially since it will help ensures you can keep an eye on what’s going on, on the home front, while you’re on the go.