Mary Taylor

5+ Smartphone Apps for the Busy Business Owner

How much time do you spend a day on your phone or computer? We can’t always be at our computer so having our business needs accessible on our phone is important. 

Social media apps you should be signed up to and have downloaded on your phone: Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Page Manager, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Don’t forget to download the scheduling app you use for these platforms too. If you like managing your FB business page from your phone, do yourself a favour and get the Facebook Pages Manager app! It has more features and allows you to respond to business page messages from your phone.

Apps for creating graphics and images: Canva, Pexels, Lightroom, Instasize, Photo Grid and Google Photos. Some of these apps are for creating graphics/documents and some are for prepping your photos to be used on your social media pages (like editing and resizing them - which you can also do in Canva).

Project management and document storage: Google Drive, Dropbox, Google Docs, and Google Spreadsheets. These apps are great to use whether you have a team, clients, or for your own work. They will help you stay organized!

Emailing and communication apps: Mailchimp, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Slack, Zoom, Skype and whatever other communication apps you use. Perfect for the busy business owner who spends time away from their computer, these apps will help you effectively with your clients and/or your team!

Which of these apps are you using on your phone? Did you learn about a new app that you don’t already have? Let us know on Instagram! 

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