Handy business Apps that may make a significant contribution to your productivity

by | Oct 23, 2020 | Free Resource

I constantly search out and test business apps looking for better efficiency. I have listed out a number of these below (not in any order) and they are worth testing to see how they fit into your processes. The ones at the beginning are apps that I am using now, some are free and some require a subscription.

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P.S. If you have suggestions please let me know as I would love to share them with other like minded business people.

Apps that I use

PDFescape – this allows you to import a pdf file and make simple changes. It is free and easy to use. It can be a bit clunky but that comes with its price.


A simple time tracker and timesheet app that lets you track work hours across projects. I have only started using the free version of this in recent weeks but it is simple and easy to use. https://clockify.me

A Cloud based app that contains a CRM system and project pipeline with all of that stats you need. I have been using the paid version of this and I love it. Easy to use and the ability to integrate emails, notes and calendars makes it an all rounder.


Dropbox is a modern workspace designed to reduce busywork-so you can focus on the things that matter. Simple and easy to use and I use the paid version. https://www.dropbox.com

Rev provides a web-based transcription editor that you use to capture all audible English speech in an audio file Fast, I use this for my videos and you only pay for what you need. https://www.rev.com

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. ZoomRooms is the original software-based conference room solution used around the world in board, conference, huddle, and training rooms, as well as executive offices. I use the paid version of this and find it great and easy to use. www.zoom.us

Exchange money with no hidden fees. I just love this and so does everybody I know. Convenient and easy to use, however, I keep a small limited amount of money in each currency as it can be topped up in seconds if I should need it. https://www.revolut.com/

Enable your mobile device to accept cards and contactless

payments with PayPal. I pay for all online products and services using this. It adds an additional level of security and helps with refunds when you do not get what was promised. https://www.paypal.com/

This is a handy free time tracking app. https://clockify.me/

Apps that I have come across but yet to test in any detail

The #1 pre-accounting tool for accountants and bookkeepers. No more data entry . No more paper. https://www.receipt-bank.com/eu/

A cheaper, faster way to send money abroad. https://transferwise.com/ieower costs. Help business.

We make modern point-of-sale (POS) products designed to simplify every workday. Take payments and track every sale, all in one place.

Capsule is a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) SaaS web application and mobile app. https://capsulecrm.com

monday.com can help your team run an entire marketing strategy from 1 dashboard. Even from your iPad or Android device. https://monday.com/

Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics, or whatever else you come across while browsing. With one click, Instapaper lets you save, read, and manage the things you find on the Internet. https://www.instapaper.com/

Save all of the interesting articles, videos, cooking recipes, song lyrics, or whatever else you come across while browsing. With one click, Instapaper lets you save, read, and manage the things you find on the Internet.

Build stronger customer relationships, make more sales and save time. https://capsulecrm.com/

Time Trackers

Millions of smart people and businesses trust RescueTime’s award-winning tools and courses to help them become more focused, productive, and motivated.


Easily track your time and earnings for one or more jobs. Clock in and clock out as you work or enter start and stop times yourself. HoursTracker groups your entries by day, week, or month, so you can easily see how you spend your time week to week or across jobs. Pay periods are automatically calculated, including overtime and net pay estimates.


Transcription Services

Generate rich notes for meetings, interviews, lectures, and other important voice conversations with Otter, your AI-powered assistant. I have been told it is a great way to write a book through recording your voice.

Temi’s free transcription editor lets you edit your transcripts online in minutes. https://www.temi.com