If you run a business from your home, it’s more than likely that your days are full. For this reason, it’s critical for you to have apps that allow you to remain in control of everything. Here’s a quick look at a few apps that every home business owner needs to be using.
Evernote is fantastic when it comes to organizing all those notes you’ve jotted down regarding your business, and even your to-do lists. It automatically syncs all of your data from both your desktop and your mobile devices – and even integrates your Google Drive notes in the Premium and Business versions. As far as the business version goes, it makes it easier to store even more media, allowing you to quickly clip or scan articles and images on the web. The free version can be used on 2 devices and gives you 60 MB of storage. The paid versions begin at 1 GB and $34.99 per year.
This particular app is quite helpful when it comes to bookkeeping and accounting needs. You can use it for both your personal finances and for your home business. It includes tools that are robust enough to track all of your sales and expenses. Most of the users enjoy the fact that they’re able to use their mobile devices for things like sending invoices and even accepting payments through their email. If you happen to have an accountant, you can share access with them so that you’re better prepared when tax season rolls around. The business version offers a free 30-day trial. After that, for the Self-Employed package, the cost is $5 per month and the Plus package is $20 per month.
When it comes to your pictures and documents, Dropbox is a great app for keeping them synced, safe, and ready to share. It’s an amazing collaborative and organizational tool for teams (if you have one). The files will only be downloaded when you get ready to share them or access them, which means that it won’t eat up your available storage. Many businesses across the planet use this app for storing and sharing files, and that includes businesses such as Hyatt Hotels and Pinterest that utilize the paid version. The basic accounts are free and come with 2GB of space for storage. However, if you need more space, you can get a full Terabyte for only $9.99 each month.
This is a massive time saver when it comes to shipping merchandise. It features a batch creation for labels and connects right to the top shipping carriers. The system is web-based and is actually hosted right in the cloud. It allows you to process fulfillment orders, track shipments, print labels for shipping, and process orders. The Starter package will run you $9 each month and allows up to 50 shipments. You can get unlimited shipments with the Enterprise package for $145 each month.
As you can see, with these apps, your day might be a bit better organized and a lot simpler. Give them a try today.