10 time-saving apps for small business owners

Posted on May 05, 2017 by Canada Post in Marketing solutions

Time is a valuable commodity, especially when you’re a small business owner. It’s always beneficial to have a helping hand and in many cases, apps are able to provide assistance. Find out how 10 of our favourite time-savings apps can help you with communication, organization, accounting, and daily business tasks.

Dropbox

Dropbox

Looking for a tool that allows you to easily share documents, images, videos or music with your team? Dropbox is one of the most popular platforms that small businesses use to store and share files on the cloud. Securely preview, edit and share files directly from your mobile device. Add shared files to your favourites and easily access them even when you’re offline.

Evernote

Evernote

Keep your small business organized and stay on top of daily tasks with Evernote. Create a personal or team workspace for projects and ideas. Save time when you’re easily able to access your saved notes, documents, texts, emails, photos, and voice memos. This multi-platform tool allows you to access your notes offline and sync all notes on your desktop and mobile devices.

Expensify

Expensify

Need a user-friendly expense reporting tool? Expensify can help your small business simplify the way your employees report expenses. Link your credit or debit card to your Expensify account and charges will appear directly on an expense report. This app can also extract expenses from photos of receipts.

HootSuite

HootSuite

View all your social channels from one platform with the HootSuite app. Save time when you schedule future posts, manage and review your social media accounts in HootSuite. This tool is compatible with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social media channels. Multiple users can access the tool, enabling your team to work together to update your social media channels. HootSuite also provides complex analytics reports to help you build on your followers, interactions and engagement.

LucyPhone

LucyPhone

Never want to waste time on hold? With the LucyPhone app, you can enter a phone number, press the star key several times when you’re on hold, and hang up. When an agent answers your call, the app will trigger your phone to call you back, so you and your employees will no longer have to spend time on hold.

MailChimp

MailChimp

Manage your mailing lists with the MailChimp app and create your digital newsletters. This email marketing tool helps your small business build email templates and view performance reports about email campaigns. Save time when you integrate your MailChimp account with CRM services to combine your data. Use the app to launch your campaigns and automate emails to targeted segments of your audience. You can target based on behaviour, preferences, sales history and more. Take advantage of the app’s detailed reporting insights to increase the reach of your email marketing.

OmniFocus

OmniFocus

Stay on top of all your important assignments and due dates with this task management app. OmniFocus can track your tasks by project, place, person, or date. The app also syncs your phone and desktop, so you can easily stay organized when working across different devices.

FreshBooks

FreshBooks

Manage your accounting with Freshbooks to easily create invoices, send messages, and monitor updates. This accounting software app can sync your phone and desktop. It also allows you to capture expenses from photos of receipts to help you track your finances.

Slack

Slack

Send direct messages using Slack’s instant messaging platform and organize your team’s conversations into private or public channels. There’s no limit to how many users your business can add. This app makes it easy to share images and documents. It also automatically archives your messages, notifications and files. You can initiate group calls, open guest access, and integrate Slack into other apps.

Trello

Trello

Track your team’s progress and workflow with this user-friendly project management app. Create cards that represent projects and tasks on your Trello board. Attach notes, add comments, files, or checklists to provide context. You can also add labels or playful stickers to your cards. Add members to your cards and Trello will notify them when any changes are made. This app easily integrates with other apps on this list, including Slack and Evernote. You can send Trello cards directly to a Slack channel or associate a Slack channel with a Trello board.

How can you save time with the Canada Post app?

Track your packages, prepare your customs forms, or find rates, post offices and postal codes directly on the Canada Post app. Save time when you can easily access and manage your bills, pay stubs and financial records with epostTM. Download the Canada Post app on iTunes or Google Play.

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