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10 Smart Phone Apps for Small Businesses

By on September 7, 2012
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Managing a small business is no easy task–and with so many things to juggle at once, staying on top of it all can prove to be a challenge. Whether you need to improve in the area of time management or you just need to get more organized, there are a variety of smart phone apps that can come to your rescue. Highlighted here are 10 that your small business will benefit from.

Orchestra To-DoThis popular iPhone app takes the ordinary to-do list to a whole new level. Using your voice you can delegate tasks to employees and receive updates regarding task progress–all in real-time. What’s even better? This app is completely free.

ExpensifyiPhone users looking for an easy way to track expenses in order to create an expense report will find that and more in this app available for free download at iTunes. Track business spending automatically either by syncing accounts or using the app’s scanning feature, enter in mileage expenses, create and send expense reports, and even get compensated for money spent simply by linking your checking account.

Package Tracker ProThis Android app allows businesses to track shipments–and the list of carriers that are supported by Package Tracker Pro is an impressive one. Using this app you can view tracking details on packages, receive mobile notifications, share tracking information, and sync tracking numbers from a PC so you don’t have to type in numbers manually.

EvernoteIf you want to get a better handle on organization and time management, this iPhone app will help you do just that. Take notes and organize them for future browsing, share notes, make multiple to-do lists, take snapshots of receipts or any other documents in order to eliminate clutter, create voice reminders, and much more.

CamCardYou’ll never misplace another business card again if you use this handy app for the Android. When someone gives you a business card, simply scan it in and the app will add the card’s details to your contacts for you.

Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker and Receipt ReaderThis iTunes app from Shoeboxed.com is a virtual shoebox of sorts for storing all of your business expense receipts. Photograph a receipt using this app and all information needed for your expense reports will be automatically extracted for you. You can also create and deliver expense reports or have stored information sent directly to a bookkeeping program if your business utilizes one.

DropboxAvailable for download on the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry, Dropbox makes it possible to access or share your important files at any given moment right from the palm of your hand. All files stored on Dropbox are sent to the other devices you use and backed up to the Dropbox website so that you’ll never have to worry about losing them.

TodoImprove your time management skills with this useful iPhone app and you’ll become a master at multi-tasking. Use it to create to-do lists, set reminders, stay ahead of important deadlines, manage contacts, and more.

Tungle.meThis app for Blackberry users takes the hassle out of scheduling appointments and meetings. Clients can set up appointments with you by visiting your Tungle.me public profile and choosing an open slot on your calendar and reserving it. This app allows you to reply to requests and sync appointments to your mobile calendar so that you don’t double-book yourself.

Dr. TaxesBe prepared for tax season with this informative app available for download on the iPhone. Providing up-to-date information directly from the IRS, you can get answers to many of your tax questions so that you have all of your ducks in a row when it’s time for your small business to file.

Guest post from Andy Granger. Andy writes for BusinessInsurance.org

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