This year has been quite different. With Covid-19 and lockdown we’ve had to adapt to the new, what is now considered, normal and change the way we work. Many big organizations moved to working from home and many small businesses and solopreneurs had to adjust to an online presence.
With so much on our shoulders, we have to be more organized and manage our time in the most efficient way. Many people had to become tech-savvy and learn different apps and software to continue being productive and keep themselves and their businesses on the right track.
I’m one of these people. I’m not going to lie, I love working from home but adjusting my routine and moving online was not easy at first. I’ve tested many apps and found the ones that suit best for me and my business. If you want to get organized and manage your business in the most efficient way, these 5 entrepreneur apps are perfect for you. Stop scrambling and start growing your business and moving forward with confidence and ease completely for free.
Zoom is an essential tool for organizations and businesses of any size. It’s one of the leading cloud-based video conferencing apps that allows you to virtually interact and chat to other people, especially when meetings in person are not possible. Zoom can be used for online meetings, training, catch-ups, Town halls, marketing events, webinars and phone calls. Through its built collaboration it allows you to split into smaller groups and use breakout rooms for specific discussions or training.
Free version: unlimited 1:1 meetings, 40 minute maximum group meetings, host up to 100 participants.
Calendly is an online appointment scheduling software that helps you to schedule meetings on the go without the hassle of calling and emailing. It allows you to connect your calendars to automatically check your availability, set buffer times before and after your meetings, send automated confirmation and reminder emails and cap the number of meetings that you would like to schedule per day. It can also be integrated with Zoom so that every participant receives a personalized access link for their meeting and your website for easy scheduling.
Free version: 1 calendar per user, schedule unlimited events, 1 event type, personalized Calendly link, automated event notifications
MailerLite is a user-friendly email marketing platform that allows you to create advanced marketing campaigns, work flow automation and surveys, design popups, landing pages and newsletters, track campaign results and manage subscribers and unsubscribers. The software is very easy to use and it has a huge help database and a live chat that is very handy if you need quick assistance.
Free version: 1000 subscribers, 12,000 emails per month, video tutorials, 24/7 email support, up to 5 landing pages
Canva is graphic design platform that is used for creating graphics for social media, education, marketing, business and personal use. It helps you to create professional images and designs, keep your brand consistent by setting fonts and colours and save time when it comes to resizing and scheduling your social media posts. You can also invite your team members and collaborate seamlessly while working on one design. It’s worth mentioning that this app has a PRO subscription that gives you extra tools for only £107.88 per year.
Free version: 250,000+ templates, 100+ design types, hundreds of thousands free photos and graphics, collaboration with team members, 5GB of cloud storage
Asana is an app that is designed to help individuals and teams to organize, track and manage their work, tasks and projects online. It brings your and your team’s goals, files, tasks and plans together in one shared space and allows you to be more strategic and proactive rather than reactive by building project plans, coordinating tasks and hitting deadlines. Its features include setting goals, tracking progress, building charts and timeline, monitoring the progress and status of the projects, managing workload of your team, automating processes and reducing errors.
Free version: unlimited tasks, projects and activity log, unlimited file storage, collaboration with up to 15 team members, assignees and due dates, 100+ integrations with other apps