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Essential Apps for Managing Your Own Business

When you manage your own business, the clock never stops. You need to stay on top of appointments, schedules, inventory, and customer needs. Whether you own a brick-and-mortar company or a digital business, this collection of apps is for you.

Manage Your Appointments

If your business is based on appointments, make sure that you are always on top of them. These apps can help you be on time and ready to go when your client or customer arrives.

Square Appointments

Square Appointments

Square, Inc.

Square Appointments

For those who want an appointment manager that lets clients book online.

With Square Appointments, your clients can book online anytime. You will receive an alert and your customers will receive reminders. The app works with Square Register, so you can send invoices and accept payments too. The service also lets you request prepayment online and see multiple schedules if you have employees.

Why we love it

Square Appointments is a great tool for managing appointments booked online with alerts for you and reminders for your customers.

BooksyBIZ: Track Your Business

BooksyBIZ: Track Your Business

SensiSoft

BooksyBIZ: Track Your Business

For those who want an appointment manager with marketing and client management tools.

BooksyBiz lets you manage your appointments with ease. View your calendar, manage your clients, generate reports, and take online payments with one simple app. You can also engage with customers and social media with the marketing tools. BooksyBiz is designed for iPhone and subscription-based after the free trial.

Why we love it

For more than just appointment management, BooksyBiz gives you features for marketing, point-of-sale, and client management.

Set Up Schedules

Employees always want to know when their next shift starts. Plan ahead so that they can too by using a handy shift planning and scheduling app.

HotSchedules

HotSchedules

HotSchedules

HotSchedules

For those who need a shift scheduling app that offers sales data compared to scheduled labor.

HotSchedules offers a ton of features for business owners and their employees. For managers, you can view the schedules, send messages to employees, set up notifications, manage trades and time off requests. The app also provides snapshots of sales and labor data for a comparison with actual schedule. Employees can sync their schedule with their calendar, create notifications, check out open shifts, and contact coworkers.

Why we love it

HotSchedules provides a nice array of features for both manager and employees. Everyone can stay on top of the schedule, time off requests, and communications with others.

When I Work Staff Scheduling

When I Work Staff Scheduling

When I Work, Inc.

For those who need a shift scheduling app that lets you set up an employee time clock.

The When I Work Employee Scheduling app lets you view schedules from anywhere. Create, edit, or cancel shifts, notify employees with emails and alerts, monitor shift trades, and review requests for time off. Your employees can view their schedule, clock in and out of shifts, ask for a day off, and trade shifts with coworkers.

Why we love it

For creating and viewing employee schedules and monitoring trades and time off requests, the When I Work Employee Scheduling app is a handy tool.

Check Your Inventory

If it is products you sell, then keeping a close watch on your inventory is essential. These apps can help you be sure that hottest selling item is in stock.

Inventory & Sales Manager

Inventory & Sales Manager

iCubemedia Inc.

For those who want an inventory management app with PayPal support and minimum stock alerts.

The Inventory & Sales Manager app gives you the features you need to keep your inventory up to date and much more. You can make or receive PayPal payments, import and export data, get minimum stock alerts, and scan product barcodes. In addition, the app offers cost tracking, pricing models, inventory forecasting and optimization.

Why we love it

Inventory & Sales Manager lets you take care of inventory, PayPal payments, customer and supplier history, and more, from your iPhone or iPad.

Inventory Now

Inventory Now

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Inventory Now

For those who want an inventory management app with unit pricing and customized filters.

Inventory Now offers a simple way to manage your inventory. The app provides an overview screen with sorting, filtering, and searching options. You can use the unit pricing, barcode scanner, import and export features, and snap photos. The customized filters and helpful reports let you stay on top of your products.

Why we love it

With Inventory Now, you never have to wonder about how much product is in stock. Check the overview screen for a quick snapshot or pop open the report for further detail.

Pick a Point-of-Sale System

If you are taking your product on the road, make sure you have a point-of-sale app that works for you. These options are as easy to use as hitting a button on a cash register.

Square Point of Sale (POS)

The app for Square users

Square Point of Sale (POS)

Square Point of Sale (POS)

For people who love to use Square as their credit card processing service

This app gives you everything you need to run and grow your business. You can accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express cards with the free swipe reader, or upgrade to the chip-card reader for even more secure card support. Customers can pay, tip, and sign right on your device, and you can even record gift cards and other forms of tender. Send and track invoices, track your products, and access real-time sales data. It truly is an all-in-one point-of-sale system.

Why we love it

Square revolutionized credit card processing for small businesses, and the company continues to set the bar higher and higher. With support for chip cards and more, Square Point of Sale is an all-in-one system for running your business with ease.

PayPal Here : Mobile Point Of Sale (POS) System

The Point-of-Sale system for PayPal businesses

PayPal Here : Mobile Point Of Sale (POS) System

PayPal Here : Mobile Point Of Sale (POS) System

For PayPal businesses that want to get paid anywhere

With PayPal Here and a card reader, you can fully support point-of-sale transactions. You can allow your customers to pay how they want, whether it's directly from their PayPal account or using a physical way to pay. PayPal Here supports credit and debit cards and even checks. With the optional PayPal Chip Card Reader, you can accept NFC payments like Apple Pay, magnetic swipe cards, and even chip cards. Payments are processed and transferred to your account within minutes, and the PayPal Debit Card gives you immediate access to the funds most of the time, plus cash back.

Why we love it

PayPal makes it easy to get paid, and their chip reader is state-of-the-art. Pairing your PayPal account with the company's debit card makes it easy to get access to your funds right away, or you can transfer the money to your bank account.

Provide Customer Support

When your customers need assistance, be prepared so that they do not have to wait. Customer support apps can keep you in contact with them and make sure the ball is rolling on their request.

Freshservice

Freshservice

Freshdesk

Freshservice

For those who want a customer support and ticket app with a service catalog option.

Freshservice is a support and ticket app with push notifications so that agents can stay on top of requests. The app offers the ability to merge tickets, change their priority, or mark items as spam. You can also choose from nine ticket views or create unlimited custom views. Pop in canned responses, attach files, and give requesters access to your service catalog.

Why we love it

With Freshservice, you and your agents can manage requests from anywhere, keeping tickets moving and customers happy.

Send Out Invoices

When you need to get an invoice out the door, why wait? Creating invoices on your mobile device when you are on-the-go means that you can get your cash quicker.

QuickBooks Accounting

QuickBooks Accounting

Intuit Inc.

For those who use QuickBooks and want an invoicing app with additional accounting options.

The QuickBooks Accounting app lets you take care of your business’s accounting on your mobile device. Send and track your invoices, view your expenses, manage your sales, and review connected bank statements. If you use QuickBooks online, the app is free and is a must-have for business owners.

Why we love it

The QuickBooks Accounting app is the ideal app for sending invoicing and managing finances, especially for existing QuickBooks users.

Invoice 2go Invoice & Estimate

Invoice 2go Invoice & Estimate

Invoice2go.com

Your dashboard

For those who want an invoicing app with templates and real-time updates.

For a solid invoicing app on your device, Invoice 2go has the features you need. Choose from invoice templates, upload or create a logo, and match your company color scheme. The app provides real-time updates and offers weekly, biweekly, and monthly invoice options to cover your invoicing schedule.

Why we love it

When you need to send an invoice on the go, you need Invoice 2go. The app gives you professional invoice options and real-time updates.

Keep up with Payroll

Just like you want to make money from your business, your employees want to be paid for their efforts. Don’t disappoint them, grab an app that keeps you on track with payroll wherever you go.

Online Payroll for Employers

Online Payroll for Employers

Intuit Inc.

For those who want a payroll app that includes tax filing and direct deposit pay options.

With the Online Payroll for Employers app, you can create paychecks, pay workers via direct deposit, and view previous checks. File and pay your taxes and get reminders for upcoming pay days and tax deadlines. The app works with Intuit and QuickBooks products for easy access wherever you go.

Why we love it

Make sure your employees are paid on time. The Online Payroll for Employers gives you reminders and lets you pay workers using direct deposit.

ADP Mobile Solutions

ADP Mobile Solutions

ADP, Inc

ADP Mobile Solutions

For those who use ADP for their company’s payroll and time sheet management.

The ADP Mobile Solutions app lets you approve time cards and time off as well as view your team’s calendars. Your employees can view statements, time off requests, clock in and out, manage time sheets, and review benefit information. The app works with ADP products such as Workforce Now, TotalSource, Vantage, and more.

Why we love it

ADP Mobile Solutions is the payroll access app you need if your company uses ADP.