Technology has made a lot of things easier to accomplish nowadays. It is quite amazing to think that just a couple of decades ago majority of people were still using typewriters and pagers in running a small business. These days, you can run and manage your small business even from your very own smart phone or mobile device.
The number of small business owners who are using their smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices in running their business has doubled over the past five years. It is expected to increase even further as mobile technology and apps continue to become indispensable in managing your small business.
Check out the list below for 6 of the best mobile apps for small business owners that can be used to effectively run and grow your business.
Dropbox is a free app which lets you take office documents, photos, and video files with you wherever you go. You can easily access these files even if you are on the go and away from your desktop computer.
You can store important files for your business which you can quickly access or share with other people from your mobile device. Download Dropbox for your iPhone or iPad here or for your Android device here.
Mint is a convenient and easy app that you can use to track and manage your finances from your mobile device. You can easily see all of your financial accounts, and Mint can automatically categorize your transactions as well as help you track your budget and cash spending.
Mint is safe and secure, as you will be provided with a password for your account. If ever you lose your mobile device, you can just log in to your Mint.com account and easily deactivate device access with a simple click. Get Mint for your Apple mobile device here or for your Android device here.
Evernote is a very popular and free mobile app which can be used to help take note of everything that happens with regard to your small business. You can easily organize your ideas, take important notes and even take photos and make voice recordings.
The great thing is that all of these can easily be accessed by you across various computers and mobile devices so everything can be at your fingertips even when you are on the go. Download Evernote for your Android device here and for your iPhone or iPad here.
4. Splashtop 2 – Remote Desktop
This paid mobile app allows you to access your Windows or Mac desktop computer even if you are miles away from your home or office. You can quickly interact with the files and documents that you use in your small business conveniently from your mobile device.
It can also stream video and audio files that you may need from your desktop. You can buy the Splashtop 2 – Remote Desktop app for your Apple mobile device here or for your Android device here.
5. Quick Office Pro
If you are ever in a pinch and you need to edit Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, then Quick Office Pro is the app to use. It lets you work on the files that you need for your small business such as a business proposal or a letter to your client from your mobile device.
You can also access or share documents and files from Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, and Box easily. You can buy the Quick Office Pro app for your Android device here or for your Apple mobile device here.
Skype is becoming one of the more popular social networking apps that are being used not only by individuals but also by small businesses. You can easily make voice and video calls to anyone on Skype for free. You can even make calls to landlines and send SMS for a low cost using it.
Getting in touch with a client or having a conference call with members of your staff is easy and convenient on your mobile device even if you are far away. Download Skype for your Android mobile device here or for your iPhone or iPad here.
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Paul Bac writes for Business Aid Centre – a registered Australian independent research company that provides small business grants in Australia. You may also find them on G+ at Business Aid Centre.
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