Here’s Our Roundup of 5 of the Best Apps You Should be Using for Your Business

By the small business content developers at

As we enter the fourth quarter of the year, we’re in the groove when it comes to being productive in our businesses. Still, there are always new apps and software platforms popping up, so it’s a good time to check out the best and incorporate them into your well-oiled machine.

  1. LastPass

Whether you’ve got your passwords jotted down on a Post-It or in a spreadsheet on your computer, it can be a time-consuming pain-in-the-you-know-what to retrieve those passwords whenever you need them. LastPass remembers passwords so you don’t have to, and you can set up profiles for your credit cards to easily pay for purchases online.

  1. FreshBooks

If you need accounting software, nothing’s easier than FreshBooks. There’s also a mobile app version, which has the features of the full software, including the ability to invoice clients, as well as a time tracker and a tool to take photos of receipts so you can log expenses on the go.

  1. BaseCamp

If you manage projects — and just about every business does, in one form or another — using project management software like BaseCamp will make your work so much easier. You can assign tasks to employees, keep a calendar of due dates (or use it to track your blog content schedule), and share files with team members.

  1. ScheduleBase

If you manage employee work schedules, paper versions are so 2010. Now you can use ScheduleBase to see your staff’s availability, create the schedule, and then email or text it to your staff.

  1. Zapier

Less of an app and more of a connector, Zapier automates whatever you tell it to do. For example, you could set it up so that every time you make a sale, Zapier adds that new customer to your email marketing list. Or posts all your new YouTube videos to Facebook.

These are just a handful of the myriad of small business tools out there. Try them out, and see what other apps and programs help you be more productive in your business.

By Andrew Patricio

September 30, 2015