HubRunner Picks: 3 Web Apps to Improve Your Business
You don’t need to be a tech genius to understand just how essential the web is for business. Without it, business would be conducted on a much smaller scale and ambitions would be limited. Thankfully, we’re well into the web age, but you’d be surprised by how many businesses don’t utilize web apps.
Web apps, for those you aren’t in the know, are pieces of software which provide a specific function. And a whole industry has sprung up around designing apps which can improve your business.
It’s always crucial to be at the cutting edge of technology, so anything that can help you reach your goals and targets more effectively should be embraced. Let’s take a look at three web apps which will boost your productivity and make your business life much simpler.
Evernote is an incredibly powerful web app which allows you to take notes whilst organizing and archiving. Now, these notes can take a number of forms, so what are they?
Notes can be as simple as typed sections of text or can be vast, rich pieces of text with embedded audio, video and pictures. And, once these notes have been created, they’re saved to your Evernote account and they can be accessed no matter where you are and which device you’re on.
This all makes for a nice app, but how does Evernote differ from the endless swathes of note taking apps? Well, one of its main features is the ability to share notes with fellow users. This means that if you’re working on a group project then you can collaborate easily and quickly with who you need to.
Managing customer relationships and evaluating task management can be tricky tasks due to the number of processes and stages involved. However, with Insightly, your business can start taking control of these tasks by managing them effectively.
Insightly takes your contacts and helps to organize them by using simple tags to categorize them and link these to social network profiles. This is a fantastic feature which allows you to monitor leads you’re working on and evaluate which stage you’re at with specific clients.
And when it comes to task management, Insightly can be used to define tasks for team members. Users are given the choice of either pipelines or milestones help indicate how a particular task is progressing. Both of these options use visual aids to record exactly where a task and what’s required to complete it.
Not every business needs an accounting system capable of competing with Wall Street accountants. Sometimes, the accounting needs of a business can be relatively straightforward, so this is where FreshBooks comes into play.
At the heart of FreshBooks is a focus on functionality. Invoices can be created and dispatched, payments can be accepted by credit cards and your expenses can be tracked. All of these features are simple to get to grips with thanks to their simple, visual aesthetics and this allows your accountancy tasks to be completed quickly and hassle free.
And FreshBooks also offers a fantastic level of integration with other web apps such as PayPal and Google Apps. This helps to establish FreshBooks as a one stop shop for all your financial needs.