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Top 10 mobile apps to help run and grow your business

By June 19, 2013 August 20th, 2016 2 Comments

If you’re running a business, or a department, your smartphone is probably your best companion when you’re on the go. It is for us, and research shows that we’re not alone. Actually, U.S. consumers spend an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day on smartphones and tablets. 80% of that time is spent inside apps. That’s why we came up with a list of 10 mobile apps to help run and grow your business when you’re away from the office. Here they are!

1. HipChat

HipChat is a service that makes it easy for companies and teams to collaborate. You can download HipChat on your desktop, laptop and mobile devices and you will always be in the loop because the service will alert you of any new updates across all devices. Share text, code, and files with individuals or teams in real time. HipChat makes it easy to get more done.

Available on: iPhone, Android

2. Dropbox

Dropbox makes it easy to store, share and manage all of your important files. Photos, documents, and videos can all be added to Dropbox and accessed anytime on your computers, phones, or any other devices. In addition, you can give others access to specific folders on Dropbox for easy collaboration.

Available on: iPhone, Android

3. Bump

Bump is a fun, efficient way to share contact information, photos, videos and files. Simply bump two phones together and POOF! The information is magically transfered between devices. You can also sync information with your computer.

Available on: iPhone, Android

4. Zendesk

Zendesk is a cloud-based customer service software that helps you build successful customer relationships. Zendesk simplifies your workflow by organizing all the information you need into one workspace. Additional features include automatic actions, group conversations, search capability, customer access and more.

Available on: iPhone, Android

5. CardMunch Business Card Reader

CardMunch is a free app that turns your stack of business cards into contacts. The technology is very easy to use. All you need to do is take a picture of a business card with the app and the card is converted to a contact automatically. As a bonus, the app will also display your contact’s LinkedIn profile information and connections you have in common.

Available on: iPhone

6. Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader allows you to interact with PDF files on your mobile device just like you do on your computer. You can open and view PDF’s, fill out forms, sign documents, and make comments right from your mobile device of choice.

Available on: iPhone, Android

7. Square Register

Square Register is a great app for mobile transactions. The Square Card Reader plugs directly into your smartphone and allows you to accept credit and debit payments from anyone, anywhere. Your customer can add tips, sign receipts with their fingers, and receive electronic receipts via email or text. Payments processed through Square Register will be delivered to your bank account within 1-2 days.

Available on: iPhone, Android

8. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media management system that makes it easy and convenient to manage all of your social profiles under one dashboard. The system integrates with key social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ Pages, YouTube, Flickr, Tumblr and more.

Available on: iPhone, Android

9. Odometer

Odometer is a great app for road warriors and leisurely travelers alike. This simple technology helps you accurately track the date and number of miles traveled for business or pleasure. You can also view trip history, as well as all of your past activities!

Available on: iPhone


Mint makes it easy to understand what’s going on with your personal or business finances. With Mint, you can view up-to-date information about your business accounts, check your budgets, and edit transaction info. This is a great app that helps you make money decisions you feel good about.

Available on: iPhone, Android

Do you have a favorite app you can’t live without? Please share!

Join the discussion 2 Comments

  • Vlad Weber says:

    Many people want mobile apps but think it is too hard to create them. Fortunately now there are quite a lot of useful online services which allow building apps without programming skills and in hours. I am using SnAPPii at the moment and really glad I can feel like a mobile app developer and make apps on my own. Both native and HTML5 apps can be created.

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