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The best apps for small businesses

The best apps for small businesses

ABBYY Business Card Reader

Business cards are surprisingly still alive in our digital world, but you can make them a little more 21st century with this app. Simply photograph a business card with your smartphone and it will automatically transfer the details into your contacts, making the information more accessible. The app is available for Android, iOS and Windows.

Buffer

Allowing you to schedule social media posts and analyse their performance, the Buffer app is a must for small businesses looking to make the most of Facebook, Twitter and more. See our social media for businesses guide for more tips.

This app is available for iOS and Android.

Skype

With Skype, you can make cheap international phone calls and conduct free video chats – perfect for conference calls. It’s available on the vast majority of devices.

Dropbox

Dropbox is a secure cloud storage provider that offers 2GB of free space upfront, allowing you to access documents, images and more from pretty much any connected device. You might want to invest in a Dropbox for Business account, which offers 5TB for up to five users for £55 per month. You can sign up for a free 14-day trial here.

With the mobile app and an internet connection, you can easily access your files while on the move – perfect for getting work done during the morning train commute.

Evernote

Designed to ensure you never forget a good idea again, Evernote is the perfect tool for jotting down thoughts, saving images and clipping web articles for future reference.

Download for your Android, iOS, BlackBerry or Windows Phone device here.

avast! Antivirus & Security

When logging into work accounts and sharing confidential information using your smartphone or tablet, it’s vital that you protect yourself from digital attacks and data loss. Look out for well-reviewed apps from trusted brands such as avast!.

LinkedIn Pulse

One of the things professionals love most about business-orientated social platform LinkedIn now has a dedicated app. Pulse, available on Google Play and Apple’s App Store, brings together content relevant to your business, and allows you to join the conversation on LinkedIn – a great way to network.

What apps do you use for business? Let us know in the comments below!

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