Technology has made it easier for entrepreneurs to accomplish things, right? Items like; daily routines, tasks, managing time more efficiently, and keeping track of something far more effectively. Now, apps and technology can have downtime, which is always frustrating. But, overall, they have helped us tremendously.
We still love the ‘old-fashioned’ pen to paper in some cases, but managing schedules (from people to content) has been GREAT! Additionally, some phenomenal photo apps can take your images from dark and dull to bright and branded in no time.
Are you working with other people? A large team or organization? Technology becomes the MVP when managing ongoing projects and/or collaborations – especially when distance may be a factor.
We’ve also learned that …
Not all entrepreneurial APPS are created equal.
The best tools allow you to work your business on the go by leveraging the power of your mobile device. We have tried many network marketing apps over the years, but the ones on this list are tried and true and give you the most for your money – especially the free ones.
Graphic Tools are Among our Favorite Apps
This app makes content creation not only easy but fun.
This simple graphic design software allows you to easily create beautiful images. They can be for social media, presentations, e-books, and more. You can choose from thousands of pre-designed layouts. And designs to make your content look consistent, clean, and professional. This app is best accessed from a desktop or laptop computer but is mobile-ready for many features.
They have both a free and paid version, and in our experience, you can have everything you need without having to upgrade to a pro account (at least for now). You can share templates with team members, create projects, and share seamlessly online or download them to your computer.
This is among our most valuable apps and one of our most used ones for images.
You can create beautiful custom text layouts that typically take up minutes – even hours – of your time in seconds. They have plenty of already-designed layouts and designs to use for inspiration and easy-to-use features to swap out their images or colors with your own.
This app can take your once boring images, help you overlay text, and help personalize your pictures.
Communication Apps go without Question!
With dozens of communication apps, this one is our go-to in our organization.
If you are like us and are building International teams or serving clients abroad, Voxer has been a lifesaver. It can be used on mobile devices and on the web. It acts like a walkie-talkie, allowing you to send voice notes worldwide to other Voxer users.
They do have a free plan for individuals. However, their monthly pricing per user is super affordable and a great option as you continue to scale your business. They are perfect for group chats with up to 500 people and ideal for one-on-one communication.
The most common of the apps you will see on this list.
And although the most common is also one of the most underused (effective) for business. Between the 2 of us, we have acquired new customers and team members with simple, effective, and relationship-driven conversations on this free application. Facebook Messenger can be used on just about any mobile device to share conversations with people around the Globe.
Like many apps, the notifications can begin to feel overwhelming for some. We suggest turning them off until you are ready to tackle the messages or are intentionally online for your business.
Among our favorite video conference apps, hands down!
We love seeing our sponsors, downlines, and prospects in real-time using video conferences with Zoom. We can hold team training, product or opportunity presentations, mastermind conversations, and more through Zoom. Zoom also possesses tools to create, collaborate, and organize documents and screen share options.
This mobile and desktop-friendly app has a great free version for limited time slots or participants. Truthfully, though, their paid options are reasonably priced when you are also looking to scale. People can connect via audio and/or video, and as a meeting host, you can limit what people can and cannot do. Zoom also allows you to record meetings, videos, etc., which is an excellent bonus if you create content for courses, training groups, etc.
Content, Sharing, and All Things in Between
One of the current top apps for document sharing and, user friendly.
DropBox is one of the most popular cloud storage apps for professionals. This app is excellent for storing your files, documents, photos, presentations, and anything else business-related. In addition, Dropbox allows you to share content with team members and prospects easily without worrying about downloading and sending large presentations or content one email at a time.
DropBox has a ton of storage included in their free options, and to date, we have never had to upgrade. In addition, you can use this application online and via mobile device, both with equivalent capabilities, which is super nice.
Storing content for later has never been easier.
We call this app the ‘save it for later‘ one. It allows you to file away helpful articles, engaging videos, and any other content that you want to hang on to for future use. Then, when you find something you want to view later, put it in your Pocket, and you will be able to access it from your phone, tablet, or computer, even when you don’t have internet access.
Please think of how many awesome things you encounter while scrolling online and forget to jot them down to use later. Or, you need help finding the page, and so on. Probably the best of the apps on the market for this very thing!
Adding and using any of these apps to your daily business routine will make things much more manageable. Whether it be to help you with content creation, communication, or even time management, these are the go-tos! Let us know which apps you love the most and which ones you plan to implement from this list!