10 best mobile apps for your small business

By Nirav Shastri

Mobile apps are changing the face of business as they are becoming more prevalent and powerful. Mobile apps help businesses run daily operations more smoothly. Being an owner of the small business, if you want to improve the daily operations and organize your ideas, there’s an application for that.

Yes, you read it right; there is a business app for everything from streamlining the business process to handling payroll, employee issues, and anything else that pops up. Today, business apps category are one of the most popular category in the Apple App Store with share of active apps. In August 2018, business apps were the second-most popular category with a share of 9.77% of active all apps being business apps.

Here are 10 successful business apps that will help you to manage your small business.

G Suite: Everything you need in one page

Today, G Suite is the most popular business application, allowing businesses to port files among PC, tablet and smartphone. Using this complete G suite, all you need to do your best work is together in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet.

The standard package of this suite comes with approximately 30 GB of online storage per user with options to upgrade to unlimited. Moreover, the G suite eases the creation of docs, presentations, spreadsheets, drawings and more.

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Asana helps you in organizing team projects whether you are between meetings or in the queue to buy Starbucks coffee. Make use of Asana to instantly capture tasks, to-dos reminders and ideas.

This project organizing application allows you to get daily updates from teammates, organize tasks and projects for work or manage a to-do list for the day. With Asana’s mobile application, you can stay updated about your work from anywhere and anytime. One of the best things about this app is that it is available for free.

Slack: Communicate with your team

Slack is a one-stop solution for bringing team communication and collaboration at one place, allowing businesses of all sizes to get more work done.

Using this application, check your to-do list and move your projects forward by bringing together the right people, conversations, tools and information that you need. Moreover, the application is available on any device, allowing users to find and access team and work irrespective of the place.


If you are running a small business and it depends on point-of-sale purchases, but the problem is you have a limited budget for payment systems, Square is the best application to opt for. You just need to plug in a small card-reader to your smartphone or tablet, and you can also swipe credit cards and process payments just like any established retailer.

There is no need to be connected to the internet; you can easily use text messages in order to send receipts to your clients. It even allows your clients to leave a tip of 15%, 20%, or 25%. The best thing about the app is that there is no monthly fee; instead, you just have to pay 2.75% per swiped transaction.

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Irrespective of the type and size of your business, you can use QuickBooks Accounting application to create invoices, manage your expenses and cash flow, and check profit and loss on daily basis. Using this application, you don’t need to be an accounting expert to manage your small business bookkeeping organized.

Easily create an invoice and keep track of it with different invoice management tools. Moreover, you will always be able to check where your business stands with a number of financial reports available.

DocuSign: Upload & sign docs

DocuSign is the most popular eSignature and Digital Transaction Management platform; it has more than 50 million users across the world. The application provides unlimited free signing and upgrade options for your business requirements. The app will change the way you do and handle your business.

Import files to prepare and send out for signature directly from your device. Just make sure to prepare your documents with “Sign Here,” letting the recipient know where to sign, initial or add additional information. For multiple signers, you can also set the signing order and workflow.

Toggl: Time tracker & timesheet

Toggl is the time tracker and timesheet management application for tracking work hours. Using this application for your business, you can use the timer to log task times and get reports based on the time usage.

All the time logs are synched to the cloud and you can track also in the web version, desktop app, Chrome extension and with an Android watch. All your data is safe and securely stored under one account.

Invoice by Wave

Easy invoicing on the go for freelancers, consultants, contractors and small business owners, allowing them to send unlimited customized, professional invoices free of cost. Invoicing by Wave allows users to add optional credit card processing in order to get paid faster and easier.

Across the world, more than 2 million customers are using Wave’s award-winning cloud software and application to manage the business finances. Create and send customized invoices with your business logo and your choice of template and receive notifications when you have been paid.


When you will use this application, you will realize that life happens outside the office too. You can take all-in one HR anywhere with Zenefits application. You can easily access your insurance information, request time off, clock in for your shift and check your flex benefits.

The app has also made it easy for you to connect with co-workers all from your phone. Available on both iOS and Android platform, the application gives you complete access to full data on traditional benefits, termination, compliance and stock option modules.


Expensify is the number one tool for managing expense report, tracking receipt, and business travel. Users of the app just need to click a picture of the receipt using SmartScan and the app will take care of the rest things.

Moreover, Expensify is designed for small businesses, accountants, and individuals, who are wasting time on spreadsheets. Expensify application will also streamline expense reports for business travel and taxi compliance.

Summing it up

There are various other business applications on the web to help you streamline your business processes, and simplify business finances. If you are aware of any other business app that can help small and mid-sized businesses, you can share with us by commenting below.


Nirav Shastri is a Sr. Digital Marketing Strategist at Space-O Technologies that is a Mobile App Development Company. He has 7+ years of experience in the information technology industry that inspires him to share his knowledge and experience through articles. He also spends his time reading about new technology and watching motivational videos.

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