6 Productivity Apps for the Busy Startup

6 Productivity Apps for the Busy Startup

As a startup or entrepreneur, you know what it’s like to have a workload that seeps into your weekend and a schedule that tends to overlap. You begin to find ways to add more hours into your day just to get everything done. Regain your time and sanity by incorporating a bit of tech in your life. These 6 productivity-boosting apps are to help you remain on track.

1. DropBox

Drop Box enables the sharing of photos, documents and videos with and laptop or mobile device through the free cloud-based file storing service. Instantly connect with your team and others and easily share files. Take your documents anywhere, keep your photos safe, work on slides together, and much more. Users can sign into their DropBox account from any device to view their saved files. Get away from the back-and-forth emailing, and conveniently share everything with your team.

2. Evernote

Evernote’s freeware version is available for The Web, iOS and Android making it a great notebook tool for users to stay organized across all their devices. Sync files, save Web pages, capture photos, create to-do lists and record voice reminders. You can also search your tasks on the go.

3. Any.Do

Known as the “ultimate app for getting things done,” Any.Do allows iPhone users to add tasks either by speech or typing. You can even share tasks with your contacts if you are logged on to your Facebook account. Easily add an alarm to tasks, and highlight it so that it takes precedence over other tasks. Place your added notes into a personal or work folder, and sync with other devices to stay on top of your schedule.

4. Expensify

Expensify is a great tool for the traveling entrepreneur. Instead of keeping a folder of loose receipts to claim office expenses, keep your receipts all on your smartphone. By using your phone’s camera, you can take pictures of your receipts as a digital record in a chronological order. Expensify also lets users log mileage, meal expenses, and other business-related travel costs. Handle your expenses in real time.

5. Skype

Effortlessly stay in touch with your team with Skype. We use Skype ourselves and rather than sending an unnecessarily short email, we simply drop a little note on Skype for an immediate response. Skype has become an office norm for instant communication and connectivity. With its app version available for iOS and Android devices, the app allows businesses to schedule and attend important conference calls on the go, and easily stay in contact with team members.

6. Recruiterbox

Building your startup can be cumbersome. You want to hire the best possible people for your app business without wasting too much time scanning through resumes. Recruiterbox can help you sift through the applicants. The app helps you manage the entire hiring process to allow you to spend more time hiring instead of doing manual paperwork sorting out resumes. It is an online app, so it receives all resumes in one place and tracks each applicant’s progress through application stages.

Finally, streamline your workflow, communicate more effectively, and save time and money all without completely overhauling the way you do business!

 

Myranda Cate

myranda@phdlabs.com

Myranda "Coach" Cate is a wordsmith by day and a volleyball extraordinaire by night. When Myranda isn't using her writing degree skills to blog on Nerdy Talk, she spends her spare time shaping young volleyball champions. Coach love's meeting up with friends at Esther's Taco House always with a Dos Equis Amber in her hand.

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