Which are your favourite apps that help you run your biz or life in general?

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Rebecca Carroll-Bell

Rebecca Carroll-Bell at

Hi Hannah,

As well as social media apps (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn are the main ones I use on my mobile) and Hootsuite, I have a few favourite productivity and organisation apps.

I use:

Evernote for capturing ideas on the run, saving websites or articles to refer back to later, and writing lists.

Harvest for time keeping/time recording.

Genuis Scan for taking photos of documents and converting them to PDF.

CollectMORE is a new app designed 0ot help you recover unpaid fees and debts. It's free to download and use and takes the worry out of what to say when chasing a debt.

I recently started using What's App because my best friend uses it and wanted to contact me on it.

IMDb is a favourite for looking up tv shows, films, actors and others in the entertainment industry - whether its to see how well the film I am considering was rated, or to work out where I have seen that actor before, I use it at least twice a week.

For creating images and quotes to share on social media I have Kwote and Photo Grid.

Oh, and Uber, for getting around.

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Christine Mendros

Christine Mendros, Team Member at

Great answers!

I use Canva a lot and designing is made easier especially if you are a newbie. It's worth every penny for its premium features. Just recently I started using Evernote and I found it very useful in keeping track of my tasks along with ASANA. 

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Steven Freeman

Steven Freeman at

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Fantastic app to write your grocery shopping list:

https://www.ourgroceries.com/

Does away with written lists quite neatly.

Yee Trinh

Yee Trinh, Cofounder at

Significantly better than using a notes app?

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Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

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Some of my most frequented apps are the following:

Social Media

  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Instagram

Communication

  • Slack / Google Hangouts / Skype
  • Gmail

Freelance Gigs / Workers

  • Fiverr

Project Management

  • Trello
  • GitHub

Learning

  • Primer (by Google)
  • Coursera

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Jessica Osborn

Jessica Osborn, Marketing Coach & CEO at

My favourite apps that help me run my business, reduce my time spent on manual tasks are:

Calendly for clients to book their sessions
LastPass for password keeping (this is AWESOME! and has an iPhone app too)
Lumen5 for quick video production
Zoho Books for automated bookkeeping
Endorsal for customer reviews
Active Campaign for email marketing and funnel automation
Vimeo for video streaming (so you don't get YouTube ads on your website)
GSuite for business email
Zapier for automating everything between platforms
MailMunch for easy online subscription forms

I have so many more but these would be my top ones! 

Yee Trinh

Yee Trinh, Cofounder at

I have to get onto a password management app soon!

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Celia Harding

Celia Harding, Director at

Mailtrack - for anonymously being able to track who has read my emails, clicked on links and not responded.  An absolute gamechanger for me. 

Whatsapp desktop - so much quicker talking to clients and saves my inbox

Canva - I can't design anything so this is a life saver

Skrapp - for being able to get contact details from Linkedin for free 

Snapgrab - great scrolling screen capture 
 

Yee Trinh

Yee Trinh, Cofounder at

Do you have to be connected with them before you can use Skrapp, Celia?

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Melanie Gray

Melanie Gray, Managing Owner at

I use my calendar on my iPhone.

Set More - Free online booking system https://www.setmore.com/

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Yee Trinh

Yee Trinh, Cofounder at

I use a lot of the above but one I really appreciate is CamScanner. Being able to use your phone to "scan" documents for signing or otherwise. Incredibly handy!

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Jane Jones

Jane Jones, Manager at SavvySME

I use Slack, Trello, ASANA, GSuite, Zoom, Calendly, Canva, Scannable (for scanning docs on mobile phone).  There's so many to choose from. You just have to do a bit of testing to see which platforms you like the most. For me they have to be easy to use and not overly complicated or it goes in the too hard basket. Thanks for sharing @Rebecca Carroll-Bell @Steven Freeman @Jef Lippiatt @Jessica Osborn @Celia Harding @Christine Mendros @Melanie Gray @Yee Trinh 

 

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