For many of today’s business leaders, smartphones have become an essential tool, allowing them to run their companies from virtually anywhere. In fact, according to a recent survey by RingCentral, 34% of business professionals at small- to medium-size companies use smartphones more than their computers for business. And a whopping 83% said they would rather give up their morning coffee than their smartphone.
After the shock of finding out how many of you are willing to give up caffeine wore off, we wanted to hear from our EntreLeader Facebook community about the business apps they’re using. Just a head’s up: we’re not endorsing any of these products, just sharing the opinions of our Facebook fans. Here’s what they had to say about their favorites.
“Mint.com helps track all finances, personal or business. It allows me to quickly track expenses and see where my money is going. I can create, edit and track budgets electronically. Sadly, I can’t keep everything in envelopes.—Nick
“BizXpenseTracker: What’s not to love about this app? It’s a great way to keep up with my expenses, mileage and time, with as many categories as I want/need! My favorite feature? I can photograph my receipt and export it.”—Vickie
“Square allows our small business to take debit cards (on a smartphone) without the large processing fees. It’s 49 cents per debit.”—Anita
“WorldCard Mobile allows me to take pictures of business cards, and then it saves the images and syncs them to my contacts.”—David
“HoursTracker: I have many clients that I bill by time. This app keeps track of my time. I can also export my hours to Excel and e-mail from it. There’s a clock in/out button, and it even keeps track of my revenue by day, week, month or job. I love it!”—Amy
“I travel all of the time, and TripIt keeps all my itineraries in line.”—Bryan
“iThoughtHD on my iPad: I use it for mind mapping and creative thinking. It allows me to deductively think through an idea, problem, project, etc. It’s compatible with Mindjet’s Mind Manager, which I have on my iMac desktop.”—Alan
“Mapquest: Now, I never get lost!”—Darlene
“GetPaid!: I can create an invoice on location and e-mail a client within seconds of a job’s completion.”—Kevin
“Definitely Dropbox, for having my files when and where I need them, and Join.me for free web-conferencing for up to 250 people.”—Chris
“I have a few that are my favorites: Square, Evernote, Sign-N-Send, Dropbox, Wunderlist, Dragon Dictation.”—Matt
“Habit Streak keeps track of my progress on daily goals and activities. It tells me how many days in a row I did what I said I would do.”—Michael
Question: What’s your favorite app?
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