Gone are the days when Play Store apps were limited to social media and games. Today, you can find scores of business-ready apps, built to serve the needs of freelancers, small business owners and side-hustlers. If you are a small to medium-sized business, then these 5 apps on Android definitely deserve your attention.
Asana is light yet smart, project management solution on Play Store. Apart from the usual reminder and to-do-list creation tools, the app lets you add colleagues, due dates, task instructions and comments on specific items, and share files to and from Google Drive.
The app can simultaneously track the progress of multiple projects and displays all that information in a visually appealing manner. With its all-powerful search feature, you can pull up all kinds of project-related data.
Designed specifically for small businesses, FreshBooks is a cloud-based accounting service geared towards the non-account businesspersons. Primary features include expense tracking, invoicing, time-tracking, business report generation and even manage credit card payments.
This app integrates well with other services like WordPress, MailChimp, PayPal etc to further extend business productivity. FreshBooks is cross-platform and cloud-based, translating to seamless access from your phone or computer, without ever worrying about backups.
Think of G Suite as a one-stop solution for your basic office stuff. On the productivity side, there is support for documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, notes, images etc that you can create, share and modify on the go.
Its team messaging service has support for text, voice and video calls. Additionally, you get 15GB of free cloud storage via Google Drive with Gmail and Google Calendar integration for your email and scheduling needs.
Slack is a chat app specifically designed for businesses. Sporting a clean and simple user interface, it lets you open multiple channels; share documents; make conference calls and employ a chatbot wherever necessary.
Slack scales pretty well, and it will work as a chat app just fine without forcing you to subscribe to its other features. Plus, you can integrate it with all of the apps mentioned above.
Square Point of Sale
A no-frills PoS (Point-of-Sale) app, Square empowers even the tiniest of businesses to accept credit card payment. Upon downloading the app, and signing up, you are sent a credit card reader dongle by mail.
Simply plug the dongle to your Android device, and you have your mobile PoS machine all set up to accept card payments from customers.