The Top Ten Business Apps

With hundreds of business and productivity apps to choose from, picking the right one for you can be harder than it seems.

This list of the top ten business apps saves you from trawling through the app store, in order to find the app that is going to boost your business’ productivity through the roof.

Whether it’s a simple, task managing app you need or something to assess your finances with, the App Store will aways have something to offer.

However, with ratings and reviews from unhappy customers to users who think the app they’re using is the best thing since sliced bread, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.

Ignore all the ratings and don’t waste your time reading the reviews, follow this list which is complied with some of the best grossing apps, and you’ll find the app you need in no time.

OmniFocus 2

A simplistic yet stylish task manager app makes OmniFocus 2 one of the top grossing apps on iTunes’ productivity page. With the ability to manage and organise your tasks with a few clicks, this app is perfect for juggling your jobs wherever you are. However, for £29.99, there are apps out there which are just as good, for a fraction of the price.

Invoice2Go

An app which is the only one of its kind, Invoice2Go lets you send professional invoices on the go from your iPhone, iPad and now, Apple Watch. No matter which platform you draw your invoice up on, this app syncs all your data across all your devices, in order to create a seamless invoicing process.

Costing absolutely nothing, this app is perfect for tracking reports to see who owes you money, receiving payments and creating top quality invoices in minutes.

Shift Worker

Designed for the employee rather than the employer, Shift Worker is the ideal tool for managing your shifts. An attractive layout makes it easy to see when you’re working just from a glance.

Combatting the painstaking task of adding your shifts into the traditional iPhone calendar, this app makes the experience quick and seamless, making it possible to add a whole months of shifts into this calendar in seconds.

Pennies

Assessing your finances can be a boring, time consuming chore at times. However, Pennies acts as a personal finance manager, making it quick and easy to budget and manage your accounts.

With one of the most beautiful user interfaces on the App Store, Pennies allows you to view how much you’ve spent and how much you need save, as well as automatically adjusting your budget if you spend a little too much. At only £2.29, Pennies is the best finance managing app on the market.

ScannerPro

The days where you would have to lug all your documents over to a printer and scan them in one by one are over. ScannerPro transforms your iPhone or iPad into a portable scanner.

Simply take a photo of the document, and use ScannerPro’s special algorithms to remove shadows, make scans sharper and make them as readable as possible, before sending and printing the document with ease.

Keep a track of all your scans and access them at the touch of a button, just in case you need to send another copy urgently. There are plenty of other apps available which offer the same service, but at £2.29, ScannerPro gives you the best quality scan on the market.

Things

Task managing made easy, ‘Things’ is the equivalent to a personal assistant in your pocket. Tag and organise your tasks and prioritise them to maximise your productivity, before seeing what else you have planned for the day. Schedule appointments and add due dates to plan ahead so that not one minute is wasted. Having scooped up a number of awards, Things is one of the best business apps out there, and is definitely worth purchasing for the price of £7.99.

Notability

Edit and annotate your documents and projects easily with Notability. Listed as one of the App Stores Essentials as well as being Apple’s App of the year, Notability lets you drag documents into your library and enables you to draw in sketches and diagrams. Students, teachers and business professionals use Notability daily to take notes, sketch ideas and record lectures. Its unique design has been specifically tailored to take notes quickly and easily, and for £4.49, it is an absolute steal.

Pinterest

A social media site that is perfectly suited for businesses of a creative nature. Pinterest gives you access to thousands of images that you can draw inspiration from. With hundreds of categories and customised searches, there is almost an image fro everything.

Create mood boards and collect and group your images accordingly, and share them with the world. With a gorgeous design, Pinterest is enjoyable to use, and with it being free, there is no surprise that it is listed as one of the App Stores ‘essential’ collection.

Wunderlist

A beautiful mix of simplicity and efficiency, Wunderlist is the king of To-Do lists. Designed to be as simple as possible, this app enables you to add a task to your to do list quickly, so that you can carry on with the rest of the day.

Whether you’re sharing your shopping list with a loved one, working on a group object or planning a holiday, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone.

Critically acclaimed by The New York Times and The Guardian, Wunderlist is the perfect right-hand man for any busy day.

Evernote

Quite simply brilliant. Evernote was one of the first task managing apps released on to the App Store and has remained one of the top grossing apps on the site ever since. Allowing you to log ideas as well as take notes and create simple to-do lists, Evernote knows no boundaries.

Whatever it is you need to do to during the day, Evernote will help you get it done quicker. Write up notes and checklists, organise web articles, share your ideas with other users in the app, there is nothing this app cant do.

With a friendly user face, Evernote acts as the perfect workspace, and is a must-have for any business owner or employee. Used by over 100 million people worldwide, it is no wonder that Evernote tops the list as the best business app out there.

Charlie Atkinson
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