In a digitally transforming world which is full of thousands of apps and websites it’s hard to know exactly what resources can help you grow your business and keep your team’s wellbeing safe.

Our latest blog explores some apps we think are the most useful for businesses and their teams. Here are our top 10 apps for business owners.

Apps for wellbeing

  1. Enhance mindfulness with Headspace‘s tailored meditation program to reduce stress, boost focus, and improve sleep, enhancing overall productivity for you and your team.It’s only £9.99 per person, per month for a rolling subscription with a 7-day free trial or £49.99 per year paid in advance with a 14-day free trial
  2. Form positive habits with streaks. Steaks is a to-do list that helps you to form good habits and holds you accountable to all of your goals. You can track up-to 12 tasks that you would like to complete each day and the goal is to build a streak of consecutive days. Whether it is going for a run, reading a chapter of a book, or quitting smoking – Streaks can help you keep track of these tasks.

Apps for workspace efficiency

3. Stay on top of your Social Media Management with Hootsuite which helps you to Create, schedule, publish, and manage your content and ad campaigns across social networks from a single dashboard supporting you to maximise the impact for your social media marketing by providing you with real-time insights so that you are able to focus on other areas of your business.

With the added benefit Hootsuite academy you have access to a ton of free courses and resources to develop your knowledge and strategy.

4. CRM software isn’t just about contact management. HubSpot has free tools for everyone on your team including contact, deal, and task management; email tracking and engagement notifications; email templates and scheduling; document sharing, meeting scheduling, live chat, and sales quotes. It starts from as little as £26 per month for individuals and small teams, including just 2 paid users or £729 per month for larger teams.

5. Level up your graphics with Canva. Pictures grab the attention of your audience.

Did you know that businesses who feature visual content grow their traffic an average of 12 times faster than those who don’t?

Our brains were built for visual information, we love to consume and share pictures, infographics, and videos. Canva is free to use, allowing you to create picture collages and pre-formatted social posts across the most popular channels.

Whether you opt to begin with one of their templates or upload your personalized elements, Canva excels in crafting visually appealing graphics.

While the free version is functional, opting for the Pro version at less than £100 per year provides additional tools, resources, and stock imagery for enhanced capabilities.

6. Need to edit a PDF but don’t have Adobe? PDF24 allows you to access everything you need to manage PDFs online and be more productive – completely free.

7. Take notes like a pro with Evernote. Evernote: Sync notes across devices for convenient access to crucial information on the go. It’s one of the most impressive note-taking apps in terms of search.  Evernote makes losing notes a thing of the past by backing up to your computer. The search function is accurate and fast which lets you find exactly what you’re looking for when you need it.

8. Stay informed about your team’s progress with Trello, a task management app. Its strength lies in its card system, allowing you to track, manage, and share task details effortlessly with other team members.

This includes checklists, due dates, attachments, notes, and color-coded tags.

9. Spotify for your audible learners. Spotify, renowned for music streaming, is increasingly popular for podcasts—a valuable resource for non-readers among your team.

10. Finally, keep up to date with all the latest industry trend and market news with Economist Espresso.
Effortlessly explore daily world event abstracts, focusing on topics relevant to you and your business. A great way to spend 10 minutes over your breakfast or morning commute.

There you have it, our top 10 apps for business owners. Explore top apps effortlessly with our latest blog, saving you hours of research.

Do you have any apps you recommend that haven’t made it to our list? Let us know.

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