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The 75+ Best Apps for Small Business: The Ultimate List (Updated for 2018)

The Ultimate List of the Best Mobile Apps for Small Businesses


Best Apps for a Small Business The Ultimate Guide

There are a ton of great apps out there that can help your business hire faster, communicate with your employees easier, and even generate more revenue for your business.

But within this enormous sea of apps, as a small business, how do you even know where to start?

To solve this problem, we have done all the legwork for you and compiled this list of the 75+ best apps for small business.

The Ultimate List of the
Best Mobile Apps for Small Businesses

The list is broken down by category so you can jump to the section that most interests you.


Accounting Apps


New to the app, but so far it is great! Especially when coming from doing everything manually with spreadsheets and boxes of receipts.


The QuickBooks app allows you to run your entire business from their cloud accounting solutions. Quickbooks makes accounting, billing and payments a breeze.

Reviews: 2,924

Cost: Free with IAP

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Great app easy input for tax time. Easy for business seasons to see performance.


FreshBooks is a cloud accounting app that allows users to send invoices and get paid online, capture expense receipts, categorize spending, track billable time and much more.

Reviews: 705

Cost: Free with IAP

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I use Expensify almost every day. Works great and I never have to carry receipts around anymore!


Expensify makes creating and distributing expense reports easy. Capture receipts, track time or mileage and create expense reports quickly and easily from Expensify.

Reviews: 1,729

Cost: Free

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I’ve been using this app for several years and it is so easy. It works so well for me.


Kashoo is a cloud accounting and bookkeeping app that gives you control over your bookkeeping from wherever you are, whenever!

Reviews: 365

Cost: Free with IAP

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I can upload my receipts with a photo and even recon my accounts. Nice interface and love the Touch ID support!


Xero helps you manage your business while on the go. Reconcile, send invoices, create expense claims and record receipts with this easy-to-use mobile app.

Reviews: 112

Cost: Free with IAP

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Great app faster and easier than PayPal, it’s simple and fast, we use it for our business. If you want to save from CC fees, that’s what you need!


Use Dwolla to safely pay or request money from anyone in The United States using their email address, phone number or Dwolla ID. Use Dwolla and pay no transaction fees!

Reviews: 103

Cost: Free

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Receipts by Wave

I LOVE Wave Receipts! It was what allowed me to get rid of clutter in my household, as I used to save ALL paper receipts you can imagine and have them everywhere in the house. Not anymore!


Wave makes accounting for small businesses easier than ever! Use Receipt by Wave to easily track and categorize all of your receipts and connect them to your account with a few simple clicks.

Reviews: 212

Cost: Free

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Communication Apps


I started using this for my small business and it is so easy to share messages, lists, pictures, and files between all of the people in the group!


Slack brings all of your communication together in one place. Slack is a team messaging app that makes working life simpler, more pleasant and more productive.

Reviews: 1,548

Cost: Free

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How did I ever live without this!? Super easy to use and a great piece of mind while living in this cyber world.


Burner acts as your “other number” when you do not want to give out your actual phone number. Use Burner when you need to be in touch but free to disconnect. Users often use Burner for Craigslist, Etsy or online dating.

Reviews: 1,968

Cost: Free with IAP

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I recommend it to all my friends. Best of phone and texting combined.


Voxer is a free messaging app that combines the best of voice, text, photo and video messages with walkie talkies in one messaging app.

Reviews: 58,291

Cost: Free with IAP

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Skype allows me to call Thailand, Burkina Faso and Sudan basically for free


Use Skype to stay in touch with free video calls, voice calls and messaging. Use Skype to stay in contact with all your friends and family, to send photos, video messages and more.

Reviews: 368,368

Cost: Free with IAP

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Must have app!! Surely it may replace mail in this mobile world.


Avaamo is a secure messaging app built specifically for businesses. You can group chat with your internal and external teams for enhanced productivity. You can also engage in 1-1 chats.

Reviews: 23

Cost: Free

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Loving the ease of use of this app. Quite slick.

@joinme allows you to stay connected anywhere with audio conferencing, superior screen sharing and mobile whiteboards. Host meetings, present documents and share whiteboards all with one touch.

Reviews: 1,019

Cost: Free with IAP Screenshot


I use fuze for presentations and other meetings with clients from around the world. It just plain works and does everything I would want to do if we were in the same room.


Fuze allows anyone to attend meetings for free and allows its users to host multi-party HD conferencing with up to 12 video feeds.

Reviews: 1,356

Cost: Free with IAP

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Simple, clean, and efficient. The perfect tool when you are the road and need to participant in a conference call the required more then voice.


GoToMeeting allows users to meet wherever they want. Join, host or schedule a GoToMeeting from any device.

Reviews: 2,689

Cost: Free

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I absolutely love this app. Keeps my contacts updated without me doing it manually. Has lots of other cool features too. Everyone should have this app.


Addappt is an always up-to-date address book that updates instantly when friends change their contact information on their phone. Addappt remembers when you last communicated with contacts and when your contacts change their information.

Reviews: 141

Cost: Free

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Ring Central

I like the text feature where I can text using a business phone number without disclosing my own cell number. I am planning to use the iPad as my business phone on an upcoming trip.


RingCentral allows users to manage their phone systems from their devices. Take your business calls, voice messages and business text messages from anywhere!

Reviews: 7,776

Cost: Free

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CRM Apps

Wisely for Restaurants


Wisely for Restaurants is the best way to get recognized and rewarded at the restaurants you love. Earn VIP benefits, get priority reservations, and invitations to special events at your favorite restaurants with Wisely.

Reviews: 0

Cost: Free

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Facebook Pages Manager

App works as advertised. The ability to view the pages feed would be of great help.


The Facebook Pages Manager helps admins connect with their audience and keep up with activity on multiple Pages all from the app. Access and reply to messages or comments, post updates or photos and view the latest Insights from your Pages.

Reviews: 53,691

Cost: Free

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Pretty fantastic how I know have a window into my entire business. Can’t believe how robust, easy to use and complete this app is.


Salesforce1 brings all your Chatter, CRM, custom apps and business processes together in a unified, modern experience for any Salesforce user.

Reviews: 1,921

Cost: Free

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Contacts journal CRM

I manage twenty four employees, and I have found this app to be an integral part of documenting their performance.


Contacts Journal CRM is a powerful tool that will transform your business and personal relationships. Use it to save notes about important meetings, set follow-ups, create customer fields and attach important documents to each of your contacts.

Reviews: 894

Cost: Paid $19.99

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Straight to the point and easy to follow and setup. You can get your sales team up quickly.


Pipedrive allows you to stay on top of your sales pipeline. It helps you focus on the right contacts and gives you more control over your sales results.

Reviews: 146

Cost: Free

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The perfect app for managing your streak pipelines. It does a fantastic job of that – easily see what’s in each stage, move items between stages, reply with your pre written responses. All good.


Streak allows users to manage customers or deals right inside Gmail. Streak can be used for CRM, sales, email support, hiring, product management, fundraising, event planning and more.

Reviews: 68

Cost: Free

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Nimble is the only CRM that I’ve found which completely leverages the new social networking landscape. It has so many automated features it’s practically does your job for you while you sleep. I love it.


The Nimble app is the only relationship manager and personal agenda tool you need! Nimble combines your phone’s contacts and calendars with their rich company insights. View all of your present & upcoming events & tasks in a clear and concise view.

Reviews: 61

Cost: Free

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Makes my life so much easier when on the go. I can just pop in and check on my cases or help our customers. A+!


The Desk app allows users to stay on top of customer issues, collaborate with their team and track responses to cases. Never lose touch with your customers, even when you are on the go.

Reviews: 102

Cost: Free Screenshot


Insightly was the perfect fit for our needs; price and features. I really love the light project management and email capabilities.


Insightly, with over 900,000 users worldwide, is a great CRM & project management app for small and growing businesses. Insightly is loved by sales teams, marketers and entrepreneurs due to its ease of use, power and affordability.

Reviews: 149

Cost: Free

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Documents Apps


Great app and easy to use !!! Would def recommend it to people all the go!!!!


SignEasy helps you sign documents securely and legally from your device or your desktop. Trusted by almost 3 million users, SignEasy is the simplest and fastest way to sign and fill out forms from your mobile device or smartphone.

Reviews: 9,917

Cost: Free with IAP

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Quick. Easy. Useful. This app is a must have for anyone who needs to securely sign documents and doesn’t have time to chase down a fax machine or scanner.


DocuSign provides a simple and secure way to electronically sign documents and collect signatures. Eliminate the hassle and security of collecting signatures, printing, faxing or overnighting important documents.

Reviews: 11,660

Cost: Free with IAP

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Scanbot is a perfect app for scanning everything, editing the scanned files, and uploading to cloud services.


Scanbot is the leading document and QR code scanner complete with cloud upload for iOS and Android. Just position your device over the document and Scanbot will detect it automatically.

Reviews: 1,699

Cost: Free with IAP

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Scanner Pro

Love this app, use it all the time. You can basically run your office from your phone now, plus simple to use.


Scanner Pro turns your device into a portable scanner. Just point your device’s camera at the document and you will be ready to go! The application will remove shadows, make scans sharper and correct perspective for you!

Reviews: 23,754

Cost: Paid $2.99 with IAP

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This is a great app. I’ve centralized my whole life onto this drive.


Dropbox allows users to share and store photos, documents, videos and other files. Access these files from any device and easily share them with others, even if they don’t have a Dropbox account.

Reviews: 47,036

Cost: Free with IAP

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This app stores all my work documents in an easy to utilize, organized, and simple interface. I recommend it to everyone!!


Box allows users to safely store, manage and share all files with 10GB of free cloud storage. Access and share your files from any device or from our desktop.

Reviews: 11,641

Cost: Free with IAP

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Google Drive

File storage? Organization? Ease of Use? File sharing? Seamless integration? It’s all there and so much more. Love this app.


Google Drive allows users to access their files anywhere with their secure cloud storage and file backup for all photos, videos, files and more.

Reviews: 39,704

Cost: Free with IAP

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Microsoft Word

This app is great for on the go jobs! I use it daily and have never had any issues with it!


Use the Microsoft Word app to read Word documents for free. Images, tables, charts, and Smart Art footnotes look better than ever on the app. Users may also unlock the Word experience with an Office 365 account.

Reviews: 31,132

Cost: Free with IAP

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I love this app. Never need to use a real scanner again.


TurboScan can turn your device into a full-feature scanner for documents, receipts, notes, photos, whiteboards and other text. TurboScan allows you to quickly scan your documents and send them as PDFs or JPGS.

Reviews: 21,895

Cost: Paid $3.99 – $4.99

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Hiring Apps

Proven Hiring

Super fast, intuitive, to-the-point app that makes my recruiting team win a ton of the time.


The Proven Hiring app is the first hiring app to support job post distribution to all major job boards. You can import existing job descriptions from the Proven website, your email or dropbox. The app also provides handy job description templates to get you started.

Reviews: 15

Cost: Free with IAP

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Hiring by Smart Recruiters

Hiring should be a collaborative process, and the SmartRecruiters app enables hiring teams to work together and make great hires.


SmartRecruiters Hiring App allows SmartRecruiter customers to manage and respond to candidates on the go, get real time updates on your team’s hiring activity, review and rate candidates, quick access to details on all upcoming interviews and make use of many other helpful hiring features.

Reviews: 38

Cost: Free

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CareerBuilder for Employers

Great app! Very easy to understand and use! David Lorea Farrington


CareerBuilder for Employers allows businesses to access candidates from their applications or CareerBuilder’s Resume Database from anywhere, at anytime through existing CareerBuilder accounts. Receive the latest candidates, review their resumes and contact them directly from your iPhone.

Reviews: 33

Cost: Free

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LinkedIn Recruiter

If you want a tool to quickly check in on the status of your recruiter account, reply to a message or two, and review projects that you put together during the day, then this app is perfect for you.


LinkedIn Recruiter allows users to access their favorite LinkedIn tools on the go. From the app, an employer can view candidate’s profiles and contact them via text, email or InMail.

Reviews: 66

Cost: Free with IAP

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Snagajob for Employers


The Snagajob for Employers App allows employers to find the right applicants faster and easier. Employers can screen applicants with Visuality, access their ATS system and get the most applicants with 1-click apply.

Reviews: 0

Cost: Free

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Hired for Employers

Being able to review Hired’s list of top-tier candidates and send interview requests directly on my mobile phone is awesome!


Hired connects employers to talented knowledge workers. Hired gives employers access to a pool of tech and sales candidates. Hired features “the full picture” upfront by featuring the candidate’s preferred compensation and all other outstanding offers.

Reviews: 6

Cost: Free

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Invoicing Apps

Invoice 2go

Excellent app, AAA+++ I have 4 years using the app, never had a problem, almost 2000 invoices with no problem at all


Invoice2go is an invoice app allowing small businesses to create and send professional invoices from any device. Stay organized and save time with this cloud-based invoice app!

Reviews: 2,759

Cost: Free with IAP

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Powered Now

I can now do my paperwork in the truck. Love the way it works when I am offline, so many other apps like this don’t do that.


Powered Now is a cloud-based invoicing app that allows small businesses to manage invoices, quotes, appointments and diaries all securely stored to the cloud.

Reviews: 22

Cost: Free with IAP

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Billings Pro

I have been a Billings customer for many years now, and the iOS app is an extension of their great desktop software.


Billings Pro helps businesses create professional invoices and track time, expenses and payments from any device. Billings Pro allows businesses to send estimates and collaborate with colleagues from the app.

Reviews: 94

Cost: Free with IAP

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Marketing Apps


Interface is good … Nice job mailchimp!


The MailChimp app allows you to manage lists, add new subscribers, send campaign drafts and view your reports. Create an email marketing campaign on your desktop and send it from your mobile device.

Reviews: 499

Cost: Free

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If you’re a social media power user, there’s nothing better as far as I’m concerned.


The Hootsuite App allows users to schedule posts for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts all from one app. View and manage all of your favorite social networks from one place.

Reviews: 21,061

Cost: Free

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This app is easy to use and I love it


Perka is a customer loyalty app that lets you earn reward at your favorite businesses. Visit a participating location, introduce yourself and earn rewards.

Reviews: 233

Cost: Free

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Miscellaneous Apps


Absolutely love this app! I lost count of how many gorgeous graphics I’ve made. My business website & social media has been elevated because of it. I can’t rave enough!


Canva allows users to create beautiful designs from over one million layouts, stock photographs and illustrations. Use Canva’s stunningly simple photo editor using tools to adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, blur and more.

Reviews: 2,266

Cost: Free with IAP

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My company adopted Bonusly more or less on a whim, and we now count it among the most impactful and indispensable software tools we use.


Bonusly is a fun, personal recognition and rewards program that enriches company culture and improves employee engagement. Make recognition more impactful by connecting it to your company’s core values and giving visibility to everyone’s contributions.

Reviews: 200

Cost: Free

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This app is wonderful and was long awaited!


The Google AdWords app helps you stay connected with your ad campaigns from anywhere using your device. You can view your ad’s performance from anywhere with this simplified companion to your desktop account.

Reviews: 32

Cost: Free

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Excellent app, works flawlessly even better than the desktop version


The LogMeIn app gives subscribers remote access to PCs and Macs over Wi-Fi or mobile data. Use the LogMeIn app to remotely access and save your files, access and transfer photos, email attachments and much more.

Reviews: 23,771

Cost: Free

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Easy 5 stars. Simple, clean, and useful UI.


Deliveries is a package tracker that helps you keep track of all your packages so you always know when they’re going to arrive. Deliveries supports dozens of services, including UPS, FedEx ,USPS, DHL, Amazon, Apple and more.

Reviews: 4,402

Cost: Paid $4.99

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Is that a normal traffic jam on the highway……or a massive delay? Now you can find out before it’s too late!


Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road information to save time and gas money!

Reviews: 257,964

Cost: Free

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I am in love with Podio and this app.


The Podio app allows users to run their projects and collaborate with their teams from anywehere. Use Podio to customize and manage deadlines, responsibilities and to share content and discuss ideas.

Reviews: 937

Cost: Paid $89.99 with IAP

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Love being able to mail in hundreds of receipts at once. So satisfying when you see them processed.


Shoeboxed allows users to snap a picture of receipts. Shoeboxed will then extract the vendor, total amount, payment method and date.

Reviews: 3,791

Cost: Free with IAP

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TapeACall Pro

Very happy with this app. The sound quality is excellent.


TapeACall allows users to record incoming and outgoing phone calls for an unlimited amount of time. The recordings can then be easily downloaded to your computer, uploaded to Dropbox, Google Drive or Evernote.

Reviews: 1,763

Cost: Paid $9.99

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I was hesitant at first to allow an app access into my email. But this app is amazing. It tracks my shipments and spending in 1 place.


Slice is a package tracker for an online shopper. It will give you push notifications on the status of your package, monitor for recall alerts and even help you get a refund on items with a low price guarantee.

Reviews: 7,569

Cost: Free

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Networking Apps


Was impressed by this app. Solid way to network with relevant people


Caliber connects employers to the right people. Its powerful search features allow search by professional experience, skills and places they have worked before.

Reviews: 60

Cost: Free

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Great useful app for individuals looking to network


Weave connects job seekers with local businesses and entrepreneurs to create and grow a professional network.

Reviews: 123

Cost: Free

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Own It

Met other people like me and got questions answered from self-employed and business owners in my area


OWN IT is a trusted network of small business owners and the self-employed supporting one another in growing their businesses.

Reviews: 7

Cost: Free

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LinkedIn is perfect for the business world.


The LinkedIn App makes it easy to connect to the people and things that matter in your professional world. Use it to find people and jobs, get updates from your industry and events and to grow your network.

Reviews: 65,327

Cost: Free with IAP

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Point-of-Sale Apps

Square Register

Definitely in love with it! Easy and fast


The Square Register App gives you everything you need to take payments and run your business. Use the Square app to keep track of sales and inventory in real time, manage employees and view analytics about your business.

Reviews: 15,744

Cost: Free

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PayPal Here

Love it. Love it. LOVE IT!!!


PayPal Here accepts credit card payments from anywhere with the card reader. Accept credit and debit cards, send invoices and track cash and check payments with the PayPal Here app.

Reviews: 2,607

Cost: Free

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QuickBooks GoPayment

Better than sliced bread, I’m so glad to retire the knuckle breaker and love the mobility.


Accept credit card payments anytime, anywhere with QuickBook’s GoPayment and the Intuit Mobile Card Reader.

Reviews: 4,902

Cost: Free

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Spark Pay

Love this app. Easy to use works well for my business!!!


Spark Pay is a merchant service solution for small businesses to accept credit card and debit card payments. Use Spark Pay to process payments, manage transactions, track inventory, review sales analytics and more.

Reviews: 85

Cost: Free

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Shopify POS

Excellent app, highly recommend!


Shopify POS allows you to accept credit cards instantly, manage your online and in-store inventory, integrate with hardware from the Shopify store, track sales and use apps to help with marketing, shipping and accounting.

Reviews: 73

Cost: Paid $40.00 with IAP

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Vend POS

I’ve tried every POS on the market. Vend is by far the best for any serious retailer.


Vend is a cloud-based point-of-sale and retail platform for small and medium businesses. More than just a POS, Vend comes with inventory management, reporting, and customer loyalty features to help you run a thriving retail business.

Reviews: 12

Cost: Free with IAP

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I am really pleased to be able to efficiently process my customer payments with no monthly fees, paperwork or maintenance.


PayAnywhere allows businesses to accept credit card payments on their mobile devices.

Reviews: 3,078

Cost: Free

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POS by Kounta


Kounta is a cloud-based POS system that combines ease of use with a robust set of features in order to power businesses of all sizes. Kounta integrates seamlessly with many accounting, payment, inventory and loyalty apps.

Reviews: 0

Cost: Free

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App is very easy to use and has a lot of key features. Not profit I am treasurer of picked flint for its processor for its low fees and good ratings


Flint allows businesses to accept credit card payments with a phone. Without needing a card reader, Flint allows instant payment.

Reviews: 557

Cost: Free

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Productivity Apps


The best! Phenomenal…….totally organizes my life.


Evernote allows users to effortlessly organize and sync notes between all devices. Write notes, clip notes from the web, message with others and create slide decks- all from the app!

Reviews: 157,613

Cost: Free with IAP

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What I love about Grammarly is that I can write anything without having worries about my spelling or grammar.


Grammarly’s Mobile Keyboard is the personal editor you can take with you wherever you go. With hundreds of checks and features and seamless integration, Grammarly helps you type with ease in any app. Whether you’re sending an urgent email, important LinkedIn message, or essential Facebook post, you can write from your phone with confidence.

Reviews: 1,800

Cost: Free

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This app is easy to use. It keeps me organized and on schedule! That’s huge for me.


Sunrise is a calendar app that connects with all your favorite apps like Facebook, Evernote, Foursquare, Tripit, Todoist, Trello and more. Sunrise automatically syncs between your phone, tablet and computer so you can access your calendar from anywhere.

Reviews: 18,277

Cost: Free

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Trello has become my reminder, encourager, nagger, helper, planner, rewarder, manager, and silent friend.


Trello makes sure you are organized and on top of everything. Use Trello to create boards to organize anything you are working on. Use checklists to keep track of things to do, comment on the status of projects and much more.

Reviews: 2,033

Cost: Free with IAP

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Basecamp 3

App works great, just like the site. A++


Basecamp 3 is a project management app that features a unique blend of tools for everything a team needs to stay on the same page for whatever project is in progress.

Reviews: 49

Cost: Free

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I use this app for my business and my family. If you’re a micromanager like I am, you will appreciate and love this app.


Asana is the easiest way for a team to track their work and get results. Asana helps teams get through tasks, projects, conversations and notifications with their powerful, easy-to-use tools.

Reviews: 2,282

Cost: Free

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OmniFocus 2

Omni focus works perfectly for me. Getting to my lists, and adding items is seamless, which is essential for an app that interfaces with a desktop companion.


OmniFocus 2 is an extensive project management app. Use it to do everything from keeping track of your to-do lists to syncing and sharing files.

Reviews: 832

Cost: Paid $39.99 with IAP

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It just makes things easier. It sends me the weather via text, turns lights on, and my fav- mutes my phone when I get to the office and turns it back up when I leave. It just makes life easier.


IFTTT or If This Then That allows users to create simple connections between apps like Facebook, Dropbox, Instagram, Twitter, Gmail and more. You can also connect it to devices like your iPhone, Nest Thermostat, Fitbit and Philips Hue.

Reviews: 5,625

Cost: Free

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Clear is exactly what I needed. Clear is the best and most simple to-do app on the App Store.


Clear is the revolutionary to-do and reminders app that makes you more productive. Use Clear to organize your life with lists and reminders that can be synced across devices.

Reviews: 7,247

Cost: Paid $4.99 with IAP

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For all those times that you see an interesting article at work, but don’t have time to read it. Pocket delivers. Clean interface, easy accessibility, fun tagging, it’s my go-to app when I’m commuting and want to read up on something.


Pocket allows users to save articles, videos or links to read or watch later. Pocket will sync across phone, tablet and computer so that a user can come back to their media whenever they like, even when offline.

Reviews: 20,064

Cost: Free with IAP

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Fiverr gives users access to millions of people offering millions of amazing services starting at $5. Fiverr is home to a vast community of freelancers who can do anything from designing a logo to composing music!


Fiverr gives users access to more than one million freelancers who specialize in hundreds of services. Fiverr’s marketplace offers all kinds of services, from logo design to video animation starting at just $5 per assignment.

Reviews: 2,700

Cost: Free

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Great for team coordination. Thanks.


Producteev helps teams to be more productive with its simple yet powerful task management app. Use Producteev to create to-do lists, assign tasks, set due dates and reminders and get real-time updates on your devices.

Reviews: 1,438

Cost: Free

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This is a rock-solid app to protect and fill in passwords–one of the best apps on my mobile and desktop computers. They all sync seamlessly.


1Password remembers all your passwords and other sensitive information so that you don’t have to! Keep your digital life secure, available and safe with one password.

Reviews: 15,910

Cost: Paid $9.99 with IAP

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WunderList is by far the best list app I’ve used, and I’ve tried them all. Thanks for a great app guys 🙂


Wunderlist is a simple to do list and task manager app that helps you get stuff done. Wunderlist syncs instantly between your phone, tablet and computer.

Reviews: 50,885

Cost: Free with IAP

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It is my ‘go to’ translator and great resource to make up new words for commerce by combining different international meanings.


iTranslate is a free translator and dictionary app. Use iTranslate to translate voice and text to English, Spanish and 90+ languages.

Reviews: 116,429

Cost: Paid $6.99 with IAM

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This is really the best email client for iOS. I would pay for it, so I’m glad it’s free.


Spark is an productivity app that helps users to go through their emails and inbox faster than ever before. Sparks is powerful, smart and easily customizable.

Reviews: 3,752

Cost: Free

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Seriously, I don’t know what I did before I found Pushover. Instead of sending everything to email, or writing my own apps just to get notifications, I can easily integrate all my services with Pushover and get streamlined notifications all from one place. Plus, did I mention the price? Five dollars. Forever.

Pushover is a simple push notification service that integrates easily into web apps like IFTTT, network monitoring systems, shell scripts and anything else that needs to send alerts to your iPhone, iPad, desktop and other mobile devices.

Reviews: 223

Cost: Free with IAP

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Scheduling Apps


Very good app. Does many things well. I employ about 16 people. The app gives me a record of my employees’ gps location when they clock in/out.


Deputy is a scheduling app that allows you to run your work life from your phone. Find out when you are working, communicate with colleagues and see upcoming shifts and/or tasks.

Reviews: 16

Cost: Free

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I really love this app, it’s great for switching shifts and seeing your schedule.


HotSchedules is the #1 rated employee scheduling app. It is the fastest and easiest way for employees to communicate about work schedules or anything else.

Reviews: 3,054

Cost: Paid $2.99

HotSchedules Screenshot

Square Appointments

This is just what I’ve been looking for!


Square Appointments allows you to manage your business anywhere. Clients can book appointments online and receive appointment reminders to reduce no-shows. Square Appointments also allows businesses to keep track of their calendar and receive payments.

Reviews: 82

Cost: Free

Square Appointments Screenshot

Hours Time Tracking

Gorgeous UI. Easy and quick to use. Thank you.


Hours Time Tracking enables users to keep track of time spent doing work and tasks with reminders and reports. A user can easily switch between running timers to keep track of various tasks at once.

Reviews: 605

Cost: Free

Hours Time Tracking Screenshot

When I Work Employee Scheduling

Keeps me up to date with my schedule no more memorization. No more weird computer programs.


When I Work is employee scheduling software built with hourly employees in mind. Save time, communicate with employees and reduce absentee employees with When I Work!

Reviews: 1,175

Cost: Free with IAP

When I Work Employee Scheduling Screenshot


Really handy for payroll, syncs with Quicken.


TSheets is the only time tracker app that offers an intuitive experience when clocking employees in and out, changing job codes and performing other time tracking and management actions on-the-go. It makes reporting time easy with daily and weekly totals.

Reviews: 41

Cost: Free

TSheets Screenshot


Tracking time is super easy with Toggl. The app syncs with the site so it’s easy to start in one and finish in the other. All the reports are perfect. This is easy to use and flexible enough to modify times when you forget to turn it off. It will also send you reminders when you leave a task running for an unusual amount of time. Super useful!


Toggl is the most popular cloud-based time tracking tool for accurate and transparent client billing, simple employee time management and for increasing personal productivity.

Reviews: 130

Cost: Free

Toggl Screenshot


Excellent. Easy to figure out. The flexibility or adaptability is excellent.


OfficeTime is an intuitive time tracker. OfficeTime balances special features with ease of use to track exactly what you do each day.

Reviews: 383

Cost: Paid $7.99

OfficeTime Screenshot


This application is exactly what I was looking for. It works great for tracking my employees hours!


Boomr is a modern time tracking solution that keeps employees connected to each other in real-time. This app also syncs shift data with a variety of payroll and billing software products.

Reviews: 157

Cost: Free

Boomr Screenshot


I love the clean design and interface. Especially with the Apple Watch support.


Timely is a time tracking app that tracks your time spent on tasks and projects. Timely also allows users to schedule time ahead for certain projects.

Reviews: 109

Cost: Free with IAP

Timely Screenshot


I use TripIt for all of my travel. It’s a great way to keep all my travel information in one place, from flights to hotels to concert tickets.


TripIt allows users to organize all travel plans in one place. Simply forward your confirmation emails to TripIt and it will create a detailed itinerary for every trip!

Reviews: 28,697

Cost: Free with IAP

TripIt Screenshot

If you made it this far, pat yourself on the back because that was a huge list of great small business apps!

This list of the best small business apps is by no means comprehensive, so if you feel a great app is missing, please leave a comment and suggest one.  If your business specializes in ecommerce, you can also check out this list of great Shopify apps.


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Sean Falconer

Sean Falconer is Founder and CTO of Proven. He is a proud Canadian and reformed academic. He is passionate about making hiring for small business simple, streamlined and frictionless.

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  1. If people that write articles cared more about writing great material like you, more readers would read their content. It’s refreshing to find such original content in an otherwise copy-cat world. Thank you so much.

  2. QuickBooks on line gives actual double-entry accounting with adequate reviews and a robust chart of bills, as well as customizable invoices, inventory abilities, payroll assist, multiple currencies, and over 200 integrations. quickBooks Online is a good fit for your business.

  3. Thanks for this Sean. Starting my own business now and even though there are tons of software out there I started using some from your list. Wanted to add my two cents here as well. Since I drive for my business I needed to track my mileage and ended up finding Everlance ( This can be really helpful for anyone else looking to keep the mileage expenses organized.

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