Apps Ev­ery En­tre­pre­neur Must Have

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Get­ting things done can be chal­leng­ing for ev­ery­one, but en­trepreneurs find things es­pe­cially hard. In order to suc­ceed in the in­dus­try, you need to be more pro­duc­tive and work ef­fi­ciently, and hav­ing a mil­lion things on your to-do list is not en­cour­ag­ing at all.

This was the sit­u­a­tion that Mo­hammed Ladan found him­self in, to­wards the end of 2017. His busi­ness was re­cov­er­ing af­ter a slug­gish start and he sud­denly found that he was ei­ther leav­ing many im­por­tant things un­done or mix­ing up ap­point­ments. He knew he needed help to start 2018 on the right foot­ing.

For­tu­nately, there is a so­lu­tion to this prob­lem. Tech­nol­ogy has been as­sist­ing en­trepreneurs for over a decade now, and the ad­vances make it eas­ier and eas­ier to tackle all tasks in an ef­fi­cient man­ner. Start­ing from apps for time or­ga­ni­za­tion to those that keep you fo­cused, there is ba­si­cally an app for ev­ery­thing.

Here are the top 10 choices of apps for en­trepreneurs that want to make their lives eas­ier:

1. Ac­com­pany Also called the 'vir­tual chief of staff', this app will help you re­duce all that time spent do­ing re­search when prep­ping for im­por­tant meet­ings. This amaz­ing app can be the se­cret helper who will email you a brief­ing be­fore a meetingand pro­vide you with all the in­for­ma­tion you need to close the deal. Just down­load the app and con­nect it to your email ac­count, as well as the mo­bile cal­en­dar and Face­book ac­count. It will go through a va­ri­ety of in­for­ma­tion and data on­line to cre­ate a sum­mary of your con­tacts.

2. Ever­note Ever­note is one of the most pop­u­lar tools and not only in the world of en­trepreneurs. Ac­cord­ing to an HR man­ager this app 'saved his life more times than he could count'. He says: 'Ever­note should make it on the top of ev­ery app list out there be­cause of one sim­ple rea­son: it al­lows you to stay or­ga­nized and fin­ish ev­ery­thing in time.' The free­ware ver­sion of Ever­note is avail­able for An­droid, Web, and iOS. This al­lows you to syn­chro­nize all your de­vices and files, cap­ture pho­tos, save Web pages, cre­ate to-do list and even record re­minders. If you have troubles sched­ul­ing your tasks, this is the first thing you should down­load.

3. Au­di­ble Ever won­dered, 'How can those suc­cess­ful en­trepreneurs con­stantly find great ideas?' The an­swer to this ques­tion sim­ply can­not lie in high pro­duc­tiv­ity or mo­ti­va­tion, since no one can re­main mo­ti­vated and pro­duc­tive at all times. Any suc­cess­ful en­tre­pre­neur will tell you the same thing – you get ideas by read­ing. You read on the go, dur­ing your free time, and dur­ing breaks in be­tween tasks. To help you with this,... ...to be con­tin­ued next week Culled­from http://blog.wps.com/top-10-pro­duc­tiv­ityapps-that-rock-en­tre­pre­neur-world/ and adapted

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