Being a founder or member of a growing tech startup simply requires yourself and the team to be multi-tasking almost all the time.
Whether it’s coding, writing content or even sometimes handling sales all by yourself, your work isn't going to be easy.
That's why most founders who have been at it have a repertoire of tips and tricks to get more done. Here are some of the favorite services from our community to kick start your productivity as a founder.
Now keep track of expenses, invoices and even scan and organize receipts, all from your phone. Also generate reports,you can link the work you’ve done on Expensify to your regular accounting package seamlessly.
It is particularly useful during your marketing campaign, when you try to raise brand awareness, to diversify your target market and to be one step ahead of your competition. All the valuable insight into the activity of your competition is literally at your fingertips.
If your business demands you transfer money - and if you're hoping to make money one day, it will - you're probably getting dinged with delays and high fees by your bank. Due aims to cut time and cost with a free digital wallet that lets businesses transfer large sums (up to $1 million a year) with minimal costs. The fee starts at 2.7% for all card types, but if you can find a lower rate, Due will beat it!
As an entrepreneur on the go, you want to be able to quickly and easily access your files, photos and videos on any device, at any time. Even if you don’t have an internet connection, Dropbox allows you to mark files as favorites and still work on them offline. Plus, by storing your files securely in the cloud, you don’t have to worry about costly and disruptive data loss.
This one’s a bit more of a practical app that means you can sign documents on the go with nothing more than your finger or stylus and your phone’s touchscreen. Adobe can also link with services like Google Drive and Dropbox to allow you to send documents to other people for them to sign and send back digitally.
This free mobile app makes conference calls easier than ever. Simple, visual, and free to use, you can easily set up and join free conference calls without PINS. UberConference also gives you the option to record calls for future reference.
Slack and Asana are platforms for team communication: everything in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go.
Managing your cash flow, payrolls and your finances in general can be a challenging task, especially if you do not have in-depth accounting knowledge. Mint is a finance managing application that is used by thousands of entrepreneurs worldwide, as it allows them to manage their savings plans, to create budgets as well as to record all their expenses within seconds, from their smart phone.
Hootsuite’s social media relationship platform combines multiple social networks into one integrated dashboard.
Unroll.me is undoubtedly one of the most helpful smart phone applications for every entrepreneur. Very easy to use and to update, Unroll.me is the perfect choice for cluttered e-mails.
It has happened to all of us to get lost amongst unread e-mails, and if you are an entrepreneur, then the chances are that you receive tens of them on a regular basis. You can now count on Unroll.me to help you manage your e-mails as well as your subscriptions.
11. Pocket Analytics
Pocket Analytics (an iOS) pools data from several of the Web's largest analysis sites, letting you customize your dashboard to keep track of all the analytics.
What's your favorite productivity app?