My 7 Favorite Productivity Apps for Business Owners

The following productivity apps aren’t what most of us would call sexy. A few among them, as far as apps go, aren’t my favorite at all, mostly because I find them confusing or inconvenient to use. Some of them, strictly speaking, aren’t even productivity apps. I’m blogging about my most-used apps because, for whatever reason, these apps are the ones I use most frequently and that have made the biggest practical difference in my life.

As a business owner, I find I don’t need the flashiest apps, I just need apps that work — for me. The art and a science of app-making determines both the popularity and the functionality of a given app, while app selection, in a wide world of choice, is based ultimately on personal preference. At the end of the day, the best apps are the ones that you use to make your life as a business owner easier.

Here are some of my favorites:

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Primer

Eventbrite

Instagram

Capture

Uber

Handy

Consider These Criteria When Choosing Productivity Apps

Beta than before. If you have an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a beta app that you like, at least in theory, sign up. If it converts to a paid app, you could be grandfathered in. Just remember, if you aren’t using it, it’s not worth the digital real estate it takes up in your life and on your phone.

Useful or entertaining. The apps you end up using most will be useful or entertaining. If an app isn’t making your life better, you’ll know. How? Because it will just sit there looking pretty on your phone waiting for you to remember why you downloaded it in the first place.

The take-home? Good productivity apps practically choose themselves.

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This article was originally published at colibridigitalmarketing.com and republished here with permission from Anna Colibri.

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I work to make the web a more beautiful, accessible, and functional place. I use dreams as a form of planning. And I play because it’s fun.