What are the best essential software for business laptops?

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    CyberGhost VPN is a private internet connection on both Wi-Fi and cellular data that offers a safe online transaction and a fully encrypted internet. It also provides access to restricted websites, and blocks malicious content. 


    Web, iOS, Android

    Free- 1 month

    Yang Lee
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "There will be times when I bring my work with me on the go. I need to connect public Wi-Fi when I need to go online and I always have this software installed for protection, privacy, and peace of mind. VPNs are pretty much a given for essential software for business laptops or any PC for that matter."
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    #2QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2019

    QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2019

    QuickBooks Desktop Pro helps you organize your business finances all in one place so you can be more productive. Stay on top of invoices, manage expenses, get reliable reports for tax time and import your data from a spreadsheet.



    $299.95- Free trial available

    Matthew Martinez
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "This will be all that you will need and one of the best software for business laptops to start with. It has hundreds of templates to choose from. It does invoice, time tracking, accounts payable, and even your taxes. It does it all for a reasonable price."
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    #3Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office

    Microsoft Office is the office suit from Microsoft used by Windows and Mac and is aimed mainly to desktop PCs and Macs. It includes text editors, spreadsheets, presentations, wordarts, and many other features.


    Windows, Mac

    $149- Varies by plan

    Johnny Stanley
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "The ubiquitous Microsoft Office suite also happens to be one of the best productivity software suite that you should install on your business laptop. From standard work processing to creating presentations, and doing some number crunching, it does it all and being the most common software suite on most PCs, you won't have compatibility issues."
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    #4TurboTax Self-Employed

    TurboTax Self-Employed

    With TurboTax Self-Employed, you get features such as expense tracking and an “It’s Deductible” feature that can help you out all year long, and the “SmartLook” feature enables you to talk to a tax expert in real time if you run into a problem.


    Windows, Mac

    $119.99- Free trial available

    Christina Russell
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "It used to be called Home & Business before being renamed to Self-Employed. This has been my go-to software for preparing my tax returns and one of the essential software for my business laptop."
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    #5Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus

    Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus

    Avast Business Antivirus Pro Plus is an anti-virus suite for businesses that offer data, and identity protection as well as extra features such as a password manager, VPV, Browser Cleanup, and WebCam Shield.


    Windows, Mac

    $74.99- 1 year. Free trial available

    Ryan Ford
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "As important as using a VPN service is, you will still need a good antivirus for your business laptop and this anti-virus is a good choice. It has all that your business will ever need and it is priced quite reasonably as well. Give it a try. "
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    Wrike is a productivity and project management software enhancing communication, transparency and accountability to achieve team results.

    Web, iOS, Android

    varies by plan

    Frank Bishop
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "This is a good software to install on your business laptop especially if you work on a lot of projects with other people. Wrike is a project management solution and is one of the best in the market with multiple tiers to choose from."
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    Slack organizes team conversations in open channels. It allows users to create a channel for a project, a topic, a team, or anything in between. It also gives everyone a transparent view of all that's going on.


    Web, Windows, Android, iOS, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rachel Zhao
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "You have Skype for your internal company communication but you will need something better for when you need to communicate and collaborate with clients. Slack fits the bill quite well. It has plenty of tools and customization options. It also integrates with a lot of collaboration and office tools."
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    #8Zoho Books

    Zoho Books

    Zoho Books is an online accounting software built for your business. It helps you manage your finances, gets you tax ready, automates business workflows, and helps you work collectively across departments.

    Online Tools

    $9- 1 month. Free trial available

    Dennis Schneider
    Written on March 7, 2019
    "Think of this as a toned-down, more affordable alternative to QuickBooks Pro. It's still a great accounting software to manage your finances and preparing your taxes. "


Best What are the best essential software for business laptops
1CyberGhostApps 1 Free
2QuickBooks Desktop Pro 2019Software 0 Paid
3Microsoft OfficeSoftware 0 Paid
4TurboTax Self-EmployedSoftware 0 Paid
5Avast Business Antivirus Pro PlusSoftware 0 Paid
6WrikeApps 0 Free
7SlackApps 0 Free
8Zoho BooksOnline Tools 0 Paid

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