What are the best apps for business management?

asked by Sara Hardcastle
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27 solutions
  1. 33

    #1Expensify

    Expensify
    Expensify is a mobile application that keeps users' expenses, receipts, and finances tracked and regulated. It is for anyone that doesn't want to waste time on dozens of documents and prefers gathering all the information in one place.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Scott Johnson
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Am the kind that loves order and I have been able to manage my business for the last one year by the use of this business app called Expensify. With it am able to track all my expenses,receipts and control them as well.The best part is that am able to gather information in one place without using many documents."
  2. 30

    #2Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Willie Barrett
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "I've been using Google Drive for the past three years now and I have to say it's been a great way to sync all my files and data from my phone to my laptop to my workstation, both at work and at home. It's nice to be able to snap some photos and have it sync immediately to my other devices. So by the time I get home, or to work, all my files are there for me without the hassle of having to send it off, upload it manually, or use another cloud share program. I also like the fact that Google Drive lets me share on the fly too with family, friends, and coworkers. It's the best addition to any kind of productivity whether work, leisure, or hobby. "
  3. 30

    #3HubSpot

    HubSpot
    HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers. Among other services, it allows you to set up, track and measure UTM Campaigns.
    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Helen Powell
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "I've used HubSpot before, andI didn't really like the website too much. I wasn't able to find anything that was too helpful, and it felt like one big advertisement."
  1. 29

    #4FreshBooks

    FreshBooks

    FreshBooks is simple and intuitive, so you’ll spend less time on paperwork and wow your clients with how professional your invoices look. Automate tasks like invoicing, organizing expenses, tracking your time and following up with clients in just a few clicks.

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- $50/month

    Andrew Owens
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "I need to maintain a large list of invoices and I wanted an app that could help me maintain it better. I found FreshBooks through a google search and it has helped me immensely."
  2. 27

    #5TripIt

    TripIt

    TripIt is a travel organizer that creates a full itinerary for your trip. It tells you the nearest transport options, provides you with real-time flight alerts and can even share your plans in an instant. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ryan Coleman
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "I really like the features of this app and just how easy it is to import my travel plans.I also like how easy it is to share any specific plans that I have."
  3. 25

    #6QuickBooks

    QuickBooks

    QuickBooks is an app that lets you create invoices, manage your expenses and cash flow, and view your profit and loss. This way, you'll be able to manage your own business without being an accounting expert.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Gregory Smith
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Hands down the best app to help manage your business is QuickBooks. It is simple and easy to create invoices, track your expenses and stay on top of your cashflow. No need for an accounting degree."
  4. 24

    #7Zenefits

    Zenefits

    Zenefits is a powerful tool that allows human resources professionals to access insurance information, check benefits and time-off balances and connect with co-workers. Is especially useful for small business.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Keith Wells
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "It is very useful, and has two plans which makes it easy to decide on what you need. The website contains a lot of information which is useful in deciding on if it will be useful to your specific business."
  5. 23

    #8Deputy

    Deputy

    Deputy is an app to organize the work of all team members. Now you can manage your team from anywhere. The app also allows you to communicate with the team.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Julia Medina
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "This is a great app for managers to keep track of what their employees are working on! Its great to see exactly what they are working on, and be able to make schedules right on the app. Great idea and great app!"
  6. 21

    #9Bamboo HR

    Bamboo HR

    Bamboo HR is an easy-to-use human resource software for small and medium businesses. Employees can request time off, view the company calendar and track their holiday/ sick days. Managers can approve time off and see time off reports.

    Software

    Windows

    Price upon request

    Charvi Sen
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "this looks to be a very helpful tool for employees"
  7. 19

    #10Hootsuite

    Hootsuite

    Hootsuite is an online platform for managing social media accounts. With Hootsuite, users can monitor keywords and manage Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Ping.fm, WordPress, and etc. It is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac.

    Online Tools

    Free- 1 month. Free trial available

    Austin Long
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "good one to use for app business management Hootsuite manage the social media and all appliances to gather a possible information and develop the domain as online activities or to share some domain ranges between develop the solution."
  8. 18

    #11Sprout Social

    Sprout Social

    Sprout Social is a leading social media management software that provides engagement, publishing, analytics, and team collaboration tools. Their website has a blog with digital marketing information, as well as social media tips and more.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Kevin Mitchell
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "its a powerful social media software which provides a good quality of service,i like it"
  9. 17

    #12Evernote

    Evernote

    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Peter Schultz
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "the business management app grow the youngsters hard work i like app i didn't see any difficultly in this app so i like this "
  10. 17

    #13Salesforce

    Salesforce

    Salesforce is an on-demand customer relationship management company that helps organizations to build more meaningful and lasting relationships, and connect with their customers across sales, customer service, marketing, and more.

    Websites

    Varies by plan

    Kathy Lee
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "This app is wonderful and so great for how I manage my business. Everything I need is in one place. I especially like the fact that I can use it everywhere. That has come in very handy as I travel a lot for work. It is great for when I have to collaborate with my team members too. "
  11. 15

    #14Ring Central Office

    Ring Central Office
    RingCentral is a publicly traded provider of cloud-based phone systems for businesses.
    Websites

    $24.99- Standard. Varies by plan.

    Anthony Williamson
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "This app let me organize and keep in contact with all of my business connections. It was really easy to use and really easy to show to my employees. "
  12. 14

    #15Zoho CRM

    Zoho CRM

    Zoho CRM is a web-based CRM which empowers small to large-sized organizations with a complete customer relationship lifecycle management solution to manage organization-wide sales, marketing, customer support, and service. 

    Online Tools

    Free- Free trial available

    Christina Hart
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Zoho CRM is a business software tool to help manage sales, marketing and inventory. I found to many cons to this software. You cannot customize so your locked into a clunky and annoying interface. It's buggy and the customer support is terrible. i would run as far away as possible from this, there are way better options"
  13. 12

    #16Zoho Projects

    Zoho Projects
    Zoho is a productivity tool facilitating collaboration and task management among people.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jennifer Ross
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Managing tasks has never been easier. Zoho helps you organize and collaborate in real time with other workers on your project. It really helped me out with my team on killing deadlines before Christmas break."
  14. 11

    #17Zoho Docs

    Zoho Docs
    Zoho is a cloud-based Office alternative that resembles Google Docs. Its tools include a word processor, a spreadsheet, and presentation builders, and the ability to add comments or input mathematical equations.
    Websites

    Free

    Samantha Garza
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This would be very useful!"
  15. 9

    #18Mailchimp

    Mailchimp
    Mailchimp is an easy-to-use marketing automation platform that lets you create, run and track effective and customized email and ad campaigns. Mailchimp offers various templates and customization options to choose from.
    Websites

    Free- $199

    Aaron Bishop
    Written on December 11, 2017
    "Mailchimp is a fully integrated marketing tool that will take your company to the next level. You can use this on all social media platforms. The program also interfaces nicely with just about any of the currently used sales force programs. An extremely robust application."
  16. 8

    #19SurveyMonkey

    SurveyMonkey

    SurveyMonkey is a tool that allows you to easily do surveys, from simple polls to more advanced investigations. It is trusted and used by various Fortune 500 companies across the world to conduct some of their own.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Lori Coleman
    Written on December 5, 2017
    "This is good, and I love Survey Monkey, but putting it in a category of best for business management is a little far fetched. It is good for developing surveys but beyond that there is not much "management" for it to do for a typical business."
  17. 8

    #20Trello

    Trello

    Trello is an effective task management system that lets you customize your list of items, so it's easier to drag, drop, modify or assign tasks. This is ideal if you are involved in projects with other people.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Harold Ramos
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "This was a little confusing in my opinion. I couldn't figure out how I wanted to customize all of the projects I am managing. They should try to simplify this app, or maybe they could offer a tutorial to utilize it better. Maybe I'm not that tech savvy, or maybe it takes some time to learn how to work this. I'm new at business management so that could be it too. But the idea in itself looks like it could be an efficient way to figure out how to assign tasks in a complex project for businesses. The app just needs some tweaking maybe."
  18. 6

    #21TSheets Time Tracker

    TSheets Time Tracker
    TSheets is a free app focused on track and schedule your employees' time. It also allows you to know where the employees are. This app was developed by TSheets.com for Android and iOS devices.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Beverly Stewart
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "What a great app for small business owners who have people outside the building and on the jobsite. They can clock in and out on their phone so they get paid correctly. I sent 2 guys out to install a fridge and they don't get paid till they hit the jobsite. So they clocked in and out when they were there. No fuss no muss. A great tool for people who have to go outside the building."
  19. 5

    #22Citrix Receiver

    Citrix Receiver
    Citrix Receiver lets you work from any place you are and whenever you need! Among others things, this useful app allows you to access your email and others applications.



    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Christina Davidson
    Written on December 4, 2017
    "I wanted to be able to do some work from home. I downloaded Citrix receiver on my table, and phone. It makes it really easy to log into your work server and get to work. It has saved me many times when one of my children were sick, I was able to still work while taking care of them. I can get my work emails and notifications. Its a real life saver"
  20. 4

    #23ClickMeeting Webinars

    ClickMeeting Webinars
    The app of ClickMeeting allows you to schedule or participate in online events. You can schedule live webinars, synchronize your events with your calendar and control interaction with audio modes.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Patrick Alvarado
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "A well-known app for business management with plenty of positive reviews out there. The only issue is it's pretty glitchy and doesn't offer many fixes. It's a pretty decent app if you're willing to overlook some of the problems."
  21. 2

    #24Zoho Invoice

    Zoho Invoice

    Zoho Invoice is an invoicing software that helps you craft beautiful invoices, automatically send payment reminders and get paid faster online.

    Software

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Navya Singhal
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "Zoho Invoice keeps up with all I need in a management app. With the ability to track time, projects and create invoices I can do it all on the go."
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    #25Timely

    Timely

    Timely is a time tracking app specially developed for companies and enterprises to get an auto tracking of their workers. Its simple and clean interface allows you to focus on what really matters: the time tracking of your company. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Vincent Gonzalez
    Written on December 6, 2017
    "This app is amazing. I was always procrastinating everything before I had this, but now I get everything done in time."
  23. 0

    #26Shoeboxed

    Shoeboxed

    Shoeboxed is a tool which allows you to track and organize your receipts in an easy way without the manual entry of data. Through this, you only have to snap a picture and Shoebowed will get everything. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Ricardo Venegas
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I found this app really hard to use. I couldn't seem to get a photo that wasn't blurry. When I did take a clear picture the app didn't recognize it most of the time."
  24. 0

    #27eVoice

    eVoice

    The eVoice service allows you to add a second phone number, which you can use for business or personal purpose. Make and receive calls, separate your work and personal voicemails, create speed dial shortcuts and check your missed calls in an easy way.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Amy Cruz
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I wanted to like this app a lot. I have a great need for it because I'm always switching phones for work. Going back and forth is frustrating. I found that this did help consolidate to one device, but it was just as confusing. "

Summary

Best What are the best apps for business management
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ExpensifyApps 33 Free
2Google DriveApps 30 Free
3HubSpotWebsites 30 Free
4FreshBooksSoftware 29 Free
5TripItApps 27 Free
6QuickBooksApps 25 Free
7ZenefitsApps 24 Free
8DeputyApps 23 Free
9Bamboo HRSoftware 21 Paid
10HootsuiteOnline Tools 19 Free
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