Starting your own business is no easy task, especially if you’re going it alone. So how are you going to get everything done without losing your mind in the process? Well, there’s an app for that.
From managing your finances to creating a click-worthy site, these are the best apps to have in your arsenal.
Aspiring entrepreneurs understand that knowledge is power. When you come across an article or video you want to read, put it in your Pocket for later.
This app works offline and will highlight the best and most relevant content in your list. Upgrade to premium to back up your saved web pages and ensure they’re always on demand.
Organize your thoughts and keep all your brilliant ideas in one place with Evernote.
This handy app syncs to all your devices so you can take notes, organize project ideas and keep track of to-dos on the go. Update to premium for $7.99 per month or $69.99 per year.
Track your spending and save for your startup with Mint. Manage all of your finances in one place.
Check balances, check your credit score, create budgets and more when you sign up for free. The app will even send you reminders to pay upcoming bills, so you never miss a payment again.
Struggling with an overflowing inbox? Get SaneBox and restore your sanity. This app uses AI technology and smart algorithms to block annoying senders so you can focus on the messages that matter.
It can also help with decluttering, snoozing, notifications, follow-up reminders and more.
Streamline your social media marketing strategy and download the Buffer app. Grow your audience with this publishing, analytics and engagement platform and easily build your brand into something grand.
Visually plan and schedule social media campaigns, drive engagement and get answers to common questions from entrepreneurs like yourself.
You need to be in a meeting right now, but you can’t find the Zoom pin. Skip the chaos, not the conference, with MobileDay.
This life-saver of an app syncs your calendar and lets you access calls with one click, so you never have to search for a pin or log-in info again.
There’s no need to print or scan documents when you can sign them on the go. Use HelloSign to send, sign and collect signatures in seconds.
Enjoy custom branding, templates and integrations with DropBox, Google and similar cloud storage services.
Are you ready to say goodbye to accounting and bookkeeping stress? FreshBooks has your back. Easily log and organize expenses, log your work hours and collaborate with fellow self-starters through the app.
Plus, you’ll receive payments up to 11 days faster when you accept credit cards online in FreshBooks.
Once your business is up and running, you’ll want to cater to as many customers as possible. Accept more payment methods with Square.
This must-have app comes with a small card reader to connect with your mobile phone. Store payment details for your regulars, send invoices to your customers in seconds and seamlessly integrate online and offline sales.
Video content rules social media right now, so making quality videos is key if you want to connect with a broader audience. Create content with Videoshop and stand out from the crowd.
Use text, voice-overs, eye-catching transitions, stickers, animated titles and more. This app is available to iPhone and iPad users only as of right now.
Of course, you’ll still want to create intriguing infographics and promotional posters. In this case, you’ll want Canva.
This app offers hundreds of thousands of free templates and more than 100 design types so you can make presentations, social media posts and more. Add members to your creative team and collaborate on designs in real time.
Creativity may help you design new products and connect with customers, but developing an engaging website is all about strategy. If you want to boost your click rate and web traffic, you must back up your genius ideas with search engine optimization.
That’s where Frase comes in. This AI-driven app practically eliminates research time and makes it simple to create content that ranks first on Google.
Download Before Diving In
As an aspiring entrepreneur, you probably have some things to learn about management, networking and industry trends. Let the apps above lend you a helping hand and download them before starting your business.
Once you have a good understanding of how they work and why they’re integral to your growth, you can consider setting up shop and opening your doors to the public.