Technology can revolutionize the way that you work. For example, with the right phone apps, you can free up lots of time and produce higher quality work. Everything from email filtering, project management, content marketing, and Google Ads management has an app these days.
While working from your phone is never really the ideal situation, it can be a great way to use your time when you want to check something, update a colleague quickly or when you’re stuck in a queue at the grocery store. What’s more, all the apps featured will marry up with a tablet, laptop, and desktop device.
Many useful apps are available for free, and you can learn how to use each app quickly, usually by watching a YouTube tutorial for 10 minutes!
This article will look at the best apps for solopreneurs. Business owners looking to streamline your workflow, work efficiently, and produce the best standard of work possible – keep reading!
Asana is free for teams smaller than 15 people, and it’s also touted by many as the best project management tool there is!
With Asana, you can track all of your tasks in a list format, or you can use a ‘board system’ to drag your projects to different stages.
You can create projects, sub-projects within them and add and remove people from each project. You can also have conversations with colleagues and freelancers etc., on the actual project board or list item.
You can also easily add documents and files from DropBox, Google Drive, and pretty much every other cloud-based storage. Alternatively, you can upload files straight into Asana.
You can easily share, organize and collaborate on documents using Google Drive. Entrepreneur Jason Whaling has an excellent YouTube video that outlines a great way to use Google Drive to get organized and create an intuitive “filing system.”
With Google Drive, you get a terabyte of storage, and you don’t have to pay for each user. It also integrates perfectly with the other Google products – Google docs, slides, and sheets.
Ideas often come to us at random times of the day. If you have ever tried meditating for the first time, you’ll have lots of creative ideas and random thoughts, even though you are actively trying not to think about anything!
If you have any great ideas while you have your phone with you or are on your computer, you can use EverNote to note your idea. For example, you could be working on one project, and an idea pops into your head about a marketing campaign – make a note of it with Evernote and then get back to the project!
Evernote has a YouTube and WebClipper. This clipper allows you to take notes from blog posts and websites that you have found interesting. At a later date, you can look at those “clippings” and use them to create your own content.
Answering unnecessary calls is annoying. Distractions and interruptions are a productivity killer and a profit killer if you are a business owner.
With this in mind, it may well be a good idea to invest in a phone answering service or app like those on offer with Moneypenny.
In the UK, Moneypenny has a small business phone system that acts as a professional switchboard. You can also opt for a dedicated receptionist to answer any of your calls (as dictating by the app interface). There is even a 24/7 service. With round-the-clock service, you will have your main, dedicated receptionist answering your calls during regular office hours and a small team of additional receptionists taking calls during evenings, early mornings, and weekends.
Some of the new mobile phones in 2021, to be fair, have their own fantastic video editors built-in as standard. However, if you are using an older phone, fear not, as InShot, is a great free app that will allow you to create and edit amazing videos.
If you are posting a video to Facebook, Linkedin, or Twitter, it is always a good idea to add a transcription or at least some text notes to the video so that it can be watched while muted. InShot allows you to do this very quickly and easily.
It’s also great for adding different clips together into one video and using transitions between them all. It is quick and easy to learn; search on YouTube for an Inshot tutorial.
Instagram is where it’s at! Depending on your business niche and sector, Instagram may be a significant channel for branding and traffic referrals. If this is the case, consider using the UnFold app. Once installed, you can drag and drop pictures into the interface, and you can format and create beautiful Instagram stories.