The best entrepreneurs must learn to master efficiency if they plan on staying ahead of the competition. Whether you’re a startup founder, small business owner or other entrepreneur, you know the value of a helping hand.
Thankfully, there are several highly useful, user-friendly, comprehensive and feature-rich applications that hope to do just that. These apps will save you so much time, money and headaches, you won’t believe you ever lived without them!
Check out these 7 indispensable apps for entrepreneurs:
1. HUMIN @HUMIN
This is the #1 app you need if you’re an entrepreneur– or even just a person with a phone. In fact, once you install it, I bet you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. Humin is an application for your phone that basically replaces your default phone, contacts, and voicemail with a seriously improved version. Humin thinks about your contacts the way you do– by where they’re from, what their relationship is with you, where you met, and other key details. The app also acts as a digital business card, so you can collect all the info you need about a new contact seamlessly while allowing you to choose what information you would like to share with each new contact. You can also set up Humin to remind you who will be in a given meeting or connect you with friends when you travel.
“Humin is a ground-breaking app and the one I use most on a daily bases.”
— Adam Buschbacher, Founder and CEO of SuccessFastlane.com
2. IFTTT @IFTTT
Nearly anything that you want to get done, you can do with IFTTT (If This Then That.) This revolutionary app lets you create “Recipes” or “simple connections between products and apps.” IFTTT allows you to “program” your life through your mobile phone, without any actual “programming.” For instance, you can set your phone so that every time you post a picture to Instagram, it saves that photo to Dropbox or posts it to twitter or shares it on Facebook. The possibilities are absolutely endless, making this app my top choice for productivity!
3. COACH.ME @COACHDOTME
Is there a goal you really want to reach? Coach.me makes it easy to create goals and track, analyze, and celebrate your progress. Coach.me also has a great online community where you can connect with others with similar goals, or go pro and get 1-on-1 advice from the experts.
4. EVERNOTE @EVERNOTE
Evernote is a multitasking app that functions as extra storage for your brain, so you can clear your mind while staying on schedule. Away from your laptop? With Evernote, you can take down a note from your phone and easily add audio or a picture. Set reminders, save articles, create presentations and write notes with Evernote’s powerful workspace, and you will never have an excuse for forgetting again. The app even comes with a handy search and discovery feature making everything you’ve collected easy to find.
5. MINT @MINT
Does thinking about organizing your finances give you a headache? Managing your cash flow, payrolls and checks can be a difficult task, especially if you’re not an accountant. That’s where Mint comes in. Mint is an application used by thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide that allows you to manage your finances on-the-go. From organizing savings plans to creating budgets, Mint makes it easy for even the busiest entrepreneur to record all of their expenses instantaneously.
“The application (Mint) is perfect for busy entrepreneurs who are always on the go, yet who want to have full control over their money at all times.”
— Mark, Ecigsopedia
6. TRACKMAVEN @TRACKMAVEN
How do the most focused entrepreneurs keep their eye on competitors? Enter, TrackMaven. TrackMaven is another app that is incredibly handy for entrepreneurs who are looking to stay a few steps ahead of the competition. Especially useful during marketing campaigns, TrackMaven can help busy entrepreneurs when raise brand awareness and diversify target market. Keep the insights and information on the activity of the competition right at your fingertips with TrackMaven!
7. RESCUETIME @RESCUETIME
RescueTime is an app that can be used on both mobile and desktop devices to help you understand your daily habits so you can focus and be more productive. Working in the background, the app tracks all of your time spent on applications and websites, to offer you an accurate picture of your day. It then creates reports based on your habits to show you where you’re wasting time so that you can improve in the future.
What are you waiting for? Download these apps today and upgrade your workflow. It’s time you let technology take over the tasks that every entrepreneur struggles with. Be sure to let us know about your favorite app for entrepreneurs in the comments below!