Sometimes you come across a life-saving app that you think was designed just for you. The really good ones save you countless hours, keep your sanity in check, and travels with you wherever you are, whether you are grooming at the barn, out hiking with your dog, or at your computer.
Here is my top 3 list of life-saving apps for a busy entrepreneur:
- Asana – Asana is the only way I can keep all my to-dos in one place. I manage everyday task such as my workout routine to business leads, social media calendars, collaborative team efforts, and so much more all within this seemingly simple system of task, projects, and teams. Best of all, the free entry level version is perfect for small teams or individuals. By setting up one team with as many projects as you like, Asana can keep track of all the constantly moving parts. Their new “board” feature is great for visual thinkers. Also, with email forwarding, you can be sure to never miss an important action item. The mobile app is great for shopping lists or reminders. I can’t say enough good things about the app. What are you waiting for? Try it!
- Quickbooks Self Employed – One of the hardest things about being self-employed is making sure you are managing your personal and business expenses accurately and preparing for tax season. This Quickbooks Self Employed (QBSE) you can sync your bank accounts with the app to easily manage your bookkeeping. With a simple swipe right or left you can categorize your expenses as personal or business. You can track your mileage in the background using their mobile app without draining your battery so you never forget to record a trip. Also, you can snap photos of receipts in the moment to attach a digital record of your business purchase. Best of all when using Quickbooks you have a better sense of how much your deductions and income taxes will be. Do yourself a favor and take control of your financial well-being with QBSE.
- 1Password – Another can’t live without app is 1Password. How do you possibly keep track of all the passwords that are required of you these days? It is too risky to use the same login at every site. You could write your passwords down but what if you are not at home and you end up in a desperate act resetting your password and then not recording it. Or you could use an app that protects all your important data in one place and with one master password. 1Password also has a useful feature where it will promote you to reset vulnerable passwords if they are not long enough or on sites that have recently been hacked. The mobile app lets you take your passwords with you on the go. Buy yourself an early Christmas present and a peace of mind.