The Ones That Got Away: 5 Business Apps You’ll Regret Not Trying

Today, instead of reminiscing over what you may have missed out on, these five business apps are tools that you will regret not trying.

Photo: Erica Nicole, Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine
Photo: Erica Nicole, Founder and CEO of YFS Magazine

There’s a common misconception that when it comes to talking about romance, we’d only be referring to the tragedy of parting ways with a significant other.

But let’s get one thing clear: This kind of emotional distress is by no means limited to romantic relationships. All of my fellow entrepreneurs out there know that longing after a certain “something” from afar, whether it be a dream client or the latest productivity app, can be an equally dramatic experience.

Well, today instead of reminiscing over what you may have missed out on, these business apps are tools that you will regret not trying.

Here’s a look at 5 business apps and tools causing us sartorial heartache. We’re certainly not going to make the same mistakes twice.



Calendly is by far one of the best automated meeting scheduler apps for letting others schedule meetings with you. As much as we all love a slew of back and forth emails and phone tags to confirm one meeting, this app makes scheduling hassle-free.

It’s 100% free, with available upgrades to unlock additional features. Some of our favorite features include:easy calendar integrations, a personalized Calendly link (e.g. calendly.com/janedoe), unlimited events, and a sleek minimalist design.



Smart marketers are data-driven and rely on analytics to support their hunches. When it comes to online marketing and productivity, you need a reliable link management platform to create, measure and manage short URLs.

At the intersection of great branding and link management is a quasi-new kind of link: Branded short URLs (like this one: yfsmag.com/female-founders). Most URL shortening services now offer branded links, however, Rebrandly is excellent for small businesses. They offer an attractive pricing structure with features that include keyword branded links (SEO friendly), retargeting capabilities, real-time rolling 30-day analytics and more. If you want to track and optimize the links you share and boost CTR, rebrandly is at the top of our list.



Conversational marketing and chatbot marketing are the latest buzzwords in marketing circles these days. If you want to leverage the power of AI for your business and you’re not a “techie”,  Tidio Live Chat is the perfect solution. Tidio allows you to communicate faster with customers by combining live chat, chatbots and automations to increase online conversions.

While we love “human” brands, a mix of the right technology can make you a smarter human. Thanks to chatbot AI (Artificial Intelligence) bots can read customer queries and act based on them (e. g. answer “Where is my package?”). They can also save your abandoned carts, offer discounts, generate leads, and much more –– 24/7, even when you’re offline. Tidio is incredibly simple to setup and compatible with your favorite apps.



Susan: “Can you fax that to me?”
Me: “Sorry, I can’t fax from where I live.”
Susan: “Where’s that?”
Me: “2019. I live in 2019, Susan.”

This scenario literally plays out in my head, and generally slips out of my mouth, when someone asks me to use a facsimile machine (i.e., send a fax). If you’re a fan of simplified document workflow, you’ll love Dochub. Users edit, send and sign PDFs online –– for free. Best of all, you can markup PDFs online, annotate pages, create templates and more.

Most importantly, PDFs signed in DocHub meet all requirements of the US Federal ESIGN Act which established that electronic signatures are just as legally binding as handwritten signatures on paper. DocHub streamlines document signing, distribution and form completion for those of us that live in 2019 and beyond.



Show of hands. Do we have any list makers here? If so, you’ll fall head over heels for Any.do, an award winning app that helps people stay organized and get more done. Any.do is a to-do list that you would actually want to stick to. It is designed to help you get organized, achieve your goals and never forget a thing.

Access Any.do on mobile, laptop, tablet and even your watch. Your tasks are always in-sync across all your devices so you’re always in control. If you need to organize your life and business, try this powerful and nifty app.


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