Running a business is a tough job these days. Although technology has made is simple offering business apps, but finding the best fit is tricky. You may have to struggle to consider the variables it offers. This may include team size, business size, how well the app scales to demand, and various other stuff. There are some universal all-around options, though, here is the list of top 5 business apps to try out his year.
1. G Suite
Price: Free / Varies
Google offers a suite of office apps under the G Suite umbrella. It supports documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDFs, notes, images, and a whole lot more. It also offers a team messaging service packed with for texts, calls, and video calls facility. They all are also cross-platform i.e. they work on both mobile and computer. As Google Drive itself is a cloud storage app offering 15GB for free, it also integrates into Gmail and Google Calendar. The G Suite facility of Google is specifically for businesses. It is one of the best mobile apps for business purpose.
Price: Free / $9.99 per member per month
Asana is a must-try business app for everyone. It’s a to-do manager feature that allows you to assign tasks to all of your people. You can add as many subsections as required, assign tasks, and add comments as along with attachments. It is free to use with basic features for up to 15 people or you may also pay $9.99 per month per person for the premium package. It is great for small and medium-sized teams. It also works for larger teams but may get expensive that way.
3. Microsoft 365 Business
Price: Free / $5-$20 per user/month
Microsoft also offers a suite of apps just like G Suite. You can have stuff like Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on both mobile and on the web. You also get a chat service with text, video, and voice communication. On subscribing Business 365, you get cloud storage on Microsoft OneDrive along with additional tools. It has Office Lens, which is a scanner app meant for business use. You can get paid options separately for enterprise and business use from the usual consumer stuff. Both Drive and Microsoft Office have their pros and cons. It depends on your needs.
4. Google My Business
Google My Business can help your businesses visible on Google Search and Google Maps. It is a great potential source for business. This app lets you update facts about your business like your work hours, name, and address. You can also handle multiple locations if required. These features makes it one of the important business apps for small businesses, new businesses, and in fact, all types of business without a web presence also.
5. PayPal Apps
Price: Free / Fees vary
PayPal is one of the better business apps, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. A ton of businesses uses PayPal to manage transactions and invoices. Sometimes, it’s also used to pay employees. You can set up a business account that simplifies both sending and receiving money. The mobile version comes with fingerprint support, the ability to check your PayPal (and PayPal Credit balance), and more. PayPal Business is PayPal’s app specifically for business use. I recommend both.