5 of the Hottest and Best iPhone Apps for Small Business Owners

Author: Fundbox Team | December 23, 2013

Mobile applications provide business owners with the tools they need to be more productive and better organized in their day-to-day operations.  In addition to streamlining tasks, apps provide immediate access to many tools people use to keep tabs on their social media account, payroll, and invoices. If you’re the type of business owner who hates wasting time, is technologically savvy, and wants to minimize the number of menial tasks you do throughout the day, you’re going to want to make sure that you have access to the right small business iPhone apps.  A majority of the selections listed here are free or less than $10 each – which is a steal considering the costs of software programs or additional labor. Here are some of the hottest and best iPhone apps for small business owners:

  • Launch Center Pro ($4.99) If you’re the type of person who hates to waste time and loves to multitask, this new app for your iPhone or iPod Touch is essential.  You can take advantage of shortcuts that allow you to email a client or customer, search Twitter using Tweetbot, access your website, and pull up Instagram’s camera instantly. You can even customize icons for easy recognition. The list of supported applications grows daily so it’s worthwhile to refer back to the app website often.  (Fantastical 2 and Mileage Log+, which we listed below, can be used with this app.)
  • Soulver- The Notepad Calculator ($2.99) Equal parts notepad and calculator, this app allows you to write out whatever problem it is that you’re trying to solve and add, subtract, multiply, and divide numbers with ease.  You can sync it using iCloud or Dropbox and send attractive HTML emails of your calculations.  If you’re trying to figure out payroll or how much a bonus check should be based on a percentage, you’ll find the $2.99 price tag a real value.
  • Fantastical 2 ($2.99) Consider this app your virtual assistant.  It schedules and sends reminders to you after you’ve typed it in or spoken to it.  You can create alerts with short phrases like “remind me tomorrow at 3 PM” and “task”.  Birthday reminders and Facebook event viewing and management are also optional with Fantastical 2.
  • Mileage Log+ ($9.99)Designed with IRS compliance in mind, this app allows you to keep track of your mileage, sort, filter, and search trips, and email or sync your reports to Dropbox.  Incredibly easy-to-use, the price of the app is higher than some mileage keepers but eliminates the hassle of searching high and low for the last report you created.
  • Analytics for iPad (FREE) Show potential business partners how well your website is doing with this incredibly clean app.  With over 100 reports to choose from, you can find out all the details needed to keep your day-to-day operations running smoothly.  The app can be used in Landscape or Portrait Mode on your iPhone or iPad.

In today’s business world, there are countless tools that add to your success as a business owner.  By staying on top of trends and utilizing the newest applications, you can reduce the amount of time you waste doing menial tasks, keep better tabs on overhead costs and other expenditures, and gain valuable feedback about your products and services in a way that only your customers can tell you about them. Regularly visiting app stores will help you identify potential timesavers.  With new apps being introduced to the marketplace daily, it can benefit you to update your phone and tablet on a regular basis.  Review and assess the effectiveness of the applications you currently use and remove and replace the ones that no longer serve you.

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