Top 5 iPhone Apps for Small Businesses
Sunday, July 2, 2017
With only 24 hours in a day it can sometimes seem impossible to get what you want out of it. Small businesses in particular can find themselves being extremely time poor and constantly on the look out for ways to operate more efficiently. Fortunately you need only cast your eyes to your iPhone to find a plethora of apps committed to helping you manage your time better as well making common office hassles less mundane.
1. Pomodoro Time
Based off the internationally renowned Pomodoro Technique, this time management app is designed to improve mental agility and productivity. The app is simple, you enter in tasks you want to achieve and then it times you to work in 25-minute segments, which are separated by short 5-minute intervals. Simple in design yet intriguingly effective at keeping you on task, this app is definitely worth trying.
CARROT is the self-proclaimed to-do list with a personality. While at first you may be fooled by the minimalist design into thinking this is just another lacklustre productivity app, you’d be wrong. The app addresses the biggest issue facing this category, which is incentive to keep using them. Every time you complete something on your to-do list you will receive points that will unlock comedic rewards and boost CARROT’s happiness. However, should you start slacking off you will feel the wrath of CARROT’s sentient programming. As long as you have a sense of humour, this app may prove to be the most engaging productivity app out there.
Although this app’s been out for a while it’s one of those essentials that should be in everyone’s smartphone. As the name suggests, CamScanner allows you to take a photo of documents/notes then uses smart cropping techniques to produce a clear and sharp image indistinguishable from a real scanner. You are then able to send it on to anywhere you’d like in common formats such as JPEG or PDF.
4. Receipts by Wave
Running a small businesses is already enough to give you a headache without factoring in the accounting. Fortunately app developers around the globe have been working on ways to take the burden out of the books. One of the most refined and highly praised apps is Receipts by Wave. It allows you to take a photo of your receipts, have the information interpreted and then catalogued for easy access, effectively removing the paper clutter.
By this point in time you’d be hard pressed to find an editorial that hasn’t raved about the merits of Evernote and there is good reason for this. The app combines all the best features from other productivity apps and turns it into one central hub for all your notes, reminders, sketches and more. Additional features such as cross-platform syncing and Apple watch integration enhance this. Sample it for a week and see how much more organised you become.