Living life as an entrepreneur can be a whirlwind of excitement and endless possibilities but at the same time, it can be STRESSFUL. Attempting to stay organized and on track can be a challenge at times but luckily we live in a world where technology is continuing to make our lives easier with one touch of a button.
Every entrepreneur I know has a smart phone or tablet to conduct their business with when they are away from their computer, so they are quite familiar with apps and utilizing them to make their lives easier. I LOVE finding new apps that simplify my life because let’s face it; sometimes we need a little help.
I wanted to share with you just a few of my favorite apps that I love and use on a daily basis. Hopefully you already use them and if you don’t, you will start!!
GroupMe is a private chat room for you and your friends, business partners, potential customers, etc. You can use GroupMe to connect with people without having to worry about the hassle of a group text message. A couple of the greatest features that go along with GroupMe are the group calendar within the app and the sharing of photos. Anyone who is in the group can add an event to the calendar and everyone will be able to see it. This makes for scheduling meetings a BREEZE with my business partners. Also when someone shares a photo to the group, it is saved within the group photos so you can reference back to just the “photos” if you are looking for a certain one. This app is by far one of my favorites and I highly recommend trying it out.
If you find yourself constantly on the run and not much time to text, Voxer is the app for you. You can stay connected to people by sending them voice messages rather than text messages. I find it much easier to just say what I’m thinking rather than having to stop and type it all out. This app saves me so much time when I am communicating with my assistant!! You can also “star” recordings within the app in case you need to go back and listen to them later.
Mint is an app that helps you keep your finances in order without having to look at every different account you have or writing down your expenses on paper. This app ties it all in together so you can keep track and budget all in one place. This app will give you ideas on how to save more money and shows you where you are spending too much.
If you have difficulty thinking of and remembering, the tons of unique passwords that you need for all of your accounts, then this app will create and remember them for you. You can log into the app and then into your chosen account with just a couple of taps.
This app has probably been one of the most useful and time saving apps that I have ever purchased. Like I said above, life as an entrepreneur can be very stressful and something that I hate wasting time on is printing and scanning documents. That can be the biggest waste of time when you are as busy as I am. This app allows you to sign any document with the touch of a few buttons. It stores your signature within the app so anytime you receive a new document to sign, you just have to tap where to sign and click “my signature” and voila you can now sign without having to print and scan. You can also use this app to fill out a complete document on your phone if you are not at home to do so.
Think of all the things you can get done in the amount of time you are going to save if you utilize some of these apps. These are just a few of my favorite, but there are so many more that might benefit you and make your life easier!! If you have an app that you love, please share it with me!! I am always looking for new ways to improve my business.