Best Apps of 2017 for Small Business

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Calendars

Google Calendar is often the app of choice for sharing and online scheduling, it’s free and you can stay in sync with teammates from any location or device. It is accessed through your Google Account once you are signed in.

UpTo gives you a complete view of everything coming up, and you can discover important events ahead of time and plan accordingly. Individual activity can be tracked in real time and you can even add this calendar to your website. upto.com

Notebooks

Evernote is the perfect app to help you remember everything. It’s free to sign up – install it on your computer and download it on your phone. Once you’re synced you’ll never lose another piece of important information again. evernote.com

Google Keep uses card-based notes to keep all your ideas, lists, images and audio clips in one place. These can be shared with teams and any changes made are automatically synced to all platforms. The app even has a voice memo feature, so you can record yourself a quick audio message for times when typing is inconvenient. google.com/keep

Graphics

Canva allows you to create basic social media graphics and has pre-designed graphics with templates for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Pinterest. You can purchase stock photos and add effects to your images as well as customize your graphics to match your brand. canva.com

PicMonkey is an online photo editing and design service which allows businesses to easily edit or touch up photos and design social media graphics as well as create collages. picmonkey.com

Video

Videolicious is an app that can create business-quality videos in minutes, it’s easy to edit and add logos and watermarks. You can create a video business card, thank-you notes, and it even has a teleprompter to film perfectly scripted videos. videolicious.com

Socialcam is an app which allows you to create videos with no length restrictions. You can use an assortment of filters and post to social sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Signing up through Facebook allows users to get the most social experience out of the app and it doesn’t have a time limit. You can even add music, themes, and filters. Find it on GooglePlay.

Social Media Posting

Hootsuite is one of the leading social media management platforms. You can manage multiple social networks at the same time and engage with customers through the app without having to sign into each individual platform. Businesses can also track social media campaigns to improve ROI and growth. hootsuite.com

Hubspot is a customer relationship management system with a marketing and sales hub which allows you to not only publish and monitor but also to get closed-loop reporting data. It allows you to gain insight into every contact so that you can build deeper relationships with your customers and help them succeed. hubspot.com

By Moira Gale

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