Let’s face it, our smartphones rarely stray from our sides. We’re all tied to our phones, whether it be to text, call, or email. What are we using our phones for the most? Apps. There is an app for everything. What’s the best part? There are multiple options for every app. Don’t see an app that suits exactly what you need? You can either build it, or there is probably a team of tech gurus that is already putting the app through Beta testing. Apps are there to simplify our lives, and make it easier to connect, whether it be to our social lives or our work lives. For the on-the-go entrepreneur that never has a quiet day, having the right app can be a lifesaver! The right app can be the difference between completing a simple task and having it not get done or get done in a sloppy manner. However, with all the choices in iTunes and the GooglePlay, it can be difficult to find the right app.
To help you load up your smartphone with the best of the best, we’ve compiled our picks for the Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017!
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – 1Password.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you hate having to remember a password for every app when you’ve been logged out? An 11, right? 1Password solves your problem with a safe solution. All you need to do is remember one password. Your other passwords and important information, like credit cards and bank accounts, are protected behind this master password. Concerned one password is too easy to hack? Don’t worry, 1Password has your covered.
“Your data is protected behind your one Master Password, which only you know. Strong AES-256 encryption protects your sensitive information at all times. Unlock 1Password on your mobile device with your fingerprint or a PIN code,” says 1Password.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Accompany.
Entrepreneurs are constantly networking and meeting new people. This is great, however, it can be difficult to keep up with who’s who. Besides, who has the time to dig through a massive amount of emails or go through endless social media profiles and articles to jolt your memory about who someone is? Accompany is a changing the way we prepare for meetings. All you do is sync Accompany with your Google or Microsoft account, your calendar, and your social media profiles. The app will then prepare an informative, readable summary of your contacts and connections.
“Accompany is built on a proprietary data platform that scours billions of pages on the web and uses intelligence and machine learning to provide the richest, most real-time profiles in the world for hundreds of millions of people and tens of millions of companies,” says Accompany.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Google Drive.
Have you ever wanted to send a document, but have to go digging through your Gmail to find an attachment? You then need to go through the extra step of eliminating text on a previous email, change the subject, etc. Wouldn’t it be easier to simply upload the file to a new email? Of course, it is. Google Drive solved your problem and you need to jump on it. While cloud apps are often overlooked, they are a staple in any entrepreneur’s phone.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Pocket.
See an interesting article online but don’t have the time to read it? Forget to download some reading material for that long plane ride? Never have that happen again with Pocket. This app allows to you save videos and articles that looking interesting into your Pocket. It’s easy to use. The best part? You can access your articles and videos later even without internet access.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – SoundCloud.
Looking for music interviews, or a new Podcast? Download SoundCloud. You may think it’s just a music app, but it is so much more than that. More and more businesses are creating an account to enhance their digital marketing platform. It gives you a new way to connect with your audience, through streaming interviews or speaking on topics of interest to you and your business SoundCloud also has a podcast extension, which happens to be one of the highest recommended sites to use to start a podcast. What is the added bonus of SoundCloud? You can listen to music or interviews for leisure, to help you stay motivated, or take a break.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017– MobileDay.
Entrepreneurs juggle a ton of meetings. While a lot of people would like to meet in person, the fact is, this can be difficult. A business associate or new connection could be across the country or halfway around the globe. Conference calling is becoming practically a daily routine for most business owners, no matter if it’s a small business or a large corporate. Getting into a conference call can be a pain, you need to enter a pin and make sure you have the right number. This is even harder to do on a smartphone. MobileDay has a great solution.
“With MobileDay’s one-touch dialing app, you’ll never have to mess around searching for misplaced conference call PINs or passcodes again. MobileDay auto-syncs with your iOS or Android calendar, so you’ll get into your meetings on time and unflustered. We validate all your call information ahead of time so that you can rest assured that you’ll get into your meeting without any hassle. Let MobileDay do the dialing, and you can focus on being a meeting Rockstar,” says MobileDay.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Buffer.
We’re in the digital age and it is no secret that social media is a business’s bread and butter. How do you know if you’re making the most of your social media? With Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and more, it’s more important than ever that your content is seen by your audience and continues to grow your business. Did you know that the best time to post on Facebook is the afternoon? On Instagram, did you the best time to post is in the morning and again at night around 2 AM? Allow Buffer to take over this duty.
“Buffer is a simpler and easier way to schedule posts, track the performance of your content, and manage all your accounts in one place. Fully manage all of your social media accounts in one place. No more wasting time, no more logging into multiple social accounts. Whether you’re browsing the web or on the go, you can easily add content to your queue with our browser extensions and mobile apps. Save time and get more done by working from anywhere,” says Buffer.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Salesforce1.
To key to staying in business is making sales. What do you need to get repeat sales? Happy customers. Every business needs a customer relationship management, or CRM, system. Salesforce is one of the top choices for CRM systems among not only businesses and corporations but also many governmental organizations. The best news yet is that they have a mobile app, Salesforce1. This allows you to connect to your customers and maintain a grasp on your company when working from a smartphone.
“Get all your vital information anywhere with a fast, feed-first design. View your day at a glance with the new Today app. Improve decision time and forecast accuracy with Dashboards and Custom Reports. It’s easy to customize the Salesforce1 Mobile App. Add Custom Actions that complete common tasks in a fraction of the time. Drive sales, align your team, and keep all your CRM data current from anywhere. Manage Leads, Contacts, Accounts, and Opportunities right from your phone. Collaborate with your team instantly, and tackle your to-do list with Tasks. Keep going, even when you’re offline,” says Salesforce1.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Newton.
We hear people complaining about emails all the time. Entrepreneurs, in particular, get bombarded with emails ranging from social, sales, contacts, all the way to annoying spam. People are trying harder than ever to make sure their inboxes are being managed. However, this is easier said than done. Newton is looking to solve this problem and take your email to the next level.
“Newton is our humble attempt at modernizing email. Read Receipts comes baked in with Newton, with all your sent emails tracked without you having to do anything. You can also choose to get notified as soon as someone reads your email. With Send Later, you can schedule emails to land in the recipient’s inbox at just the right time. Tidy Inbox helps you stay clear of newsletters and social media updates. Snooze allows you to temporarily remove an email from Inbox, and get it back at a more convenient time. Sender Profile simplifies your research, giving you the sender’s job title, organization info, LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter profiles in a single click. Undo Send lets you pull back an email you accidentally sent, before it’s too late,” says Newton.
Top 10 Apps for Entrepreneurs in 2017 – Wave.
Entrepreneurs have a lot to keep track of, especially when it comes to finances. You need to track receipts of all purchases, ensure the accuracy of invoices, and secure payments. It’s a lot to handles, especially if you’re an entrepreneur on the go. That last thing you want to do is lose an important piece of financial information and upset a customer or hold something up in production. Let’s be honest, you also don’t want to lose any sort of proof for a tax deductible. Never fear, Wave has got you covered an about to be your favorite app.
“We’re changing the way millions of small businesses make money, spend money and track money. Wave delivers innovative financial services and award-winning free software to small- and micro-businesses around the world. By providing access to capital (Lending), improving cash flow (Payments), delivering money to employees (Payroll), helping businesses get paid (Invoicing), preparing for tax time and providing business insights (Accounting, Receipts), Wave covers the spectrum of a small business owner’s financial life, and helps businesses grow and thrive,” says Wave.