6 Best Apps Every Entrepreneur Needs This Year
Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day for everything you need to do. From making new connections, to keeping ideas flowing, a new challenge is always just around the corner.
Help is at hand. These six apps won’t do all your work, but they’ll let you free up time so you have more of it available to concentrate on the things that really matter.
Wherever you are in the world, you need to stay in regular contact with your team. Whether it’s sharing important documents or bouncing ideas around, communication is key and Slack facilitates that connectivity.
As a nifty combination of email, instant messaging and file sharing, Slack puts all your conversation streams in one place, giving productivity an all-important boost.
It also has an impressive search function, meaning that vital nuggets of information are just a click away whenever you need it. Pin files or comments to a channel to make sure you can find important information whenever you need to.
Like all the best apps, Slack also syncs between your devices, so if you start using it in the office and have to leave suddenly, you can pick up where you left off with the mobile app.
Anyone on business in a new city will tell you one of the trickiest things to get your head around is unfamiliar terrain. Public transport often makes things more difficult, and only knowledge like a local will gain you access to the quickest routes.
Citymapper aims to give everybody that insider information by acting as your personal guide to navigating a slew of major cities across the world.
Simply type in your destination and it’ll tell you the best route, the cost, how long it’ll take, and even give you real-time updates on where you’re likely to run up against delays.
Never again will you be late for an important meeting, no matter where it is in the world.
Sources of inspiration don’t always come at the most opportune times, so we need some way of keeping track of those little light bulb moments.
That's where Pocket comes in. Whether you’re scrolling through Twitter, reading your favorite newspaper or even watching the latest viral video, Pocket allows you to save anything to be accessed offline later.
With one account, you can save anything from one of over 1500 apps Pocket integrates with, and access it across any one of your devices at your convenience.
The layout is clear and intuitive, and once you start using it you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life.
In business, you have to meet new people all the time. Whether your meeting is pre-arranged or a casual conversation at a networking event, it pays to be in the know.
Charlie arms you with all the facts you could possibly need at the touch of a button. Just type in the name of the person you’re about to meet, and Charlie will give you the information you need.
From mutual interests on social networks, to the lowdown on what’s happening at their company, it’s indispensable in helping you make the right impression.
The most effective writing is clear and makes an impact, and this is as true in business as it is anywhere.
The last thing you need is ideas getting lost in a fog of confusion, so to aid you in clarifying your message there’s Hemingway.
Named after the novelist Ernest – famed for his succinct and stark writing style – it highlights overly long sentences, common errors and complicated phrasing, and helps you to improve whatever you’re writing.
Not only will it make your pitches, sales reports and client letters better, it’ll upgrade you as a communicator too.
When you’re travelling across the globe, trying to juggle clients, meetings and your usual workload, the last thing you need is a lost travel document.
With TripIt you don’t need to worry about that, because it puts all travel plans into one, easy-to-navigate itinerary.
Whether it's flights, car rentals, hotels, or even directions, all you need to do is email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll work their magic - just open up the app, and it’s all there.
Your info is even available offline, so you can check on vital details even while you’re in the air.