Pakistan is a rising star in entrepreneurship. With a majority of the country aged between 25-30 years, Pakistan is brimming with new and exciting ideas gushing with fresh blood. Tech entrepreneurs are setting shop in Pakistan due to this youth bulge, and investors all over the world have their eyes fixed here.
What does Every Entrepreneur Need? Our 16 Best Start-up Apps!!
Slack is a group messaging application which helps people communicate faster. Slack has pre-organized groups like administration, finance, engineering, etc. which can help businesses direct discussions to relevant groups. Private conversations and project-based groups can also be formed. It has lessened the dependence on conventional email system because it enables sharing all sorts of documents, images and files and is also integrated with various social networks. It is downloadable on desktop and mobile, free of cost.
Trello is another business communication application. It brings workers on board where they can share updates about on-going, upcoming and finished projects. Trello helps maintain checklists, add labels and due dates and it also enables attaching files from your computer, Dropbox, Box, One Drive and Google Drive.
Trello is free but it has Trello Gold and Trello Business Class with advanced and tailored features which require a payment.
Startups are usually so occupied in their product management and service delivery operations that they don’t have time to keep track of their day-to-day payments and receipts. It is quite possible that they miss out a few receipts or are unable to maintain their credit card records. ExpenseBot saves them off this burden. It allows them to simply capture their receipts, match them with credit card charges and generate a reimbursement report. The app is available for iOS and Android, both.
Yaldi is a complete business management app which helps start-ups define Key Performance Indicators, track revenues, sales, etc. and integrates with Quick Books (accounting software) and other software for data input. Yaldi also provides valuable business advice when KPIs are integrated.
This app is not available for android as yet but it costs $9.99 per month.
When involved in business activities, entrepreneurs don’t want to hassle about their travelling or project meetings in different cities. Tripit takes the burden off their shoulders and arranges everything from the beginning till the end of their business trip. From train, airplane to hotel bookings, Tripit arranges everything for them. If there are any delays in flight or any problems at the hotel, they inform you well before time.
This App is available on App Store and Google play.
6. Office Suite:
Office Suite brings Microsoft office in your mobile. It enables businesses to create their presentations, spreadsheets and Word files along with PDFs which can be easily shared on various networks. Office Suite also gives the option of adding on ub reader, Photo suite, PDF Scanner and Oxford Dictionary.
The basic application is free but it allows you to go premium with improved features like exporting PDFs, printing files, electronic signatures, etc. with a certain payment.
Start-ups which require effective communication with associates and employees over a distance need video conferencing and clear audio systems. Fuze is best for such organizations. It offers products like Global Voice, Conferencing and Collaboration, Contact Center and Insights. It provides HD video conferencing facility and High Quality audio which is easy to set up. Fuze can bring up to 125 employees together at a time.
A 30-day free trial period is offered initially but after that Fuze Pro plan has to be purchased.
Periscope brings the concept of live TV in the palm of your hands. You are able to capture and stream live scenes from any part of the world. This can be effective for start-ups which are studying target markets or which want to know about different places. It is also helpful while promoting your idea or conducting seminars and conferences.
Periscope is available for iOS and Android users.
Gusto assists small business in tax filing and calculating insurance and health benefits of employees. It can be a great assistance in finance and HR activities of start-ups. Gusto comes with a two months free trial package but after that it charges $35 per month for each person in the company. It eases the enterprise off the burden of calculating, filing and paying their and each employees taxes and creating a payroll.
Gusto is integrated with xero, FreshBooks, Quick Books, and many more software.
Making a to-do list, taking notes, adding reminders, etc. are all day-to-day tasks of anyone who starts a new enterprise and is bombarded with small tasks and projects. Evernote helps arrange and manage all these things. It not only allows users to take notes but also enables them to share them.
Evernote basic is free which gives a 60 MB space to its users. However, Evernote Plus and Premium charge $24.99 and $49.99 per year respectively. Plus comes with more space and a working offline feature and Premium is more advanced with a space of up to 10 GB and many other enhanced features.
Evernote is downloadable on Android, iPhone, web, iPad, Mac and Windows.
11. Square Register:
Square Register is an app important at the Point of Sale. It helps businesses in accepting payments through their smartphones and issuing digital receipts to its customers. Users need to sign up and request the company for a free square reader which is a device attached to the smartphones and helps in swiping the card through. Then they can use the app in their phone and tablet to sync all the receipts and payments and issue receipts to customers to.
This App is available for iPad, iPhone and Android users.
Start-ups are new to the market and therefore need to stay updated about the do’s and don’ts of the market. They need to study the trends and strategies so that they can plan ahead and for this there is an App like Audible. Audible allows you to download audio books which save a lot of time and the hassle to carry a hardcopy with highlighter, sticky notes and pens.
This app is compatible with both, iOS and Android.
13. Davinci Virtual:
It is a complete virtual management solution for a business. Davinci provides services like virtual receptionist, virtual offices, live web chat and auto receptionist to its clients. It is available in 30 different countries with 40,000 customers till date. Start-ups can save a lot of cost by outsourcing tasks like customer care, assistants, etc. to Davinci Virtual.
The App is available on play store for Android users.
This app enables businesses to manage its human resource. Planning shifts, payrolls, keeping track of the employees’ shifts and the tasks they’ve undertaken during that shift can be hectic. This app does it for start-ups and businesses. These schedules can be created and shared with other employees over the smartphone with specific locations, tags and other advanced features. The app has 30 days trial period after which a payment is required for further use.
This app is compatible with iPhone and Android.
This app teaches you all this for free and is available for both, iPhone and Android.
Dropbox helps store data on the cloud and allows easy sharing between users and non-users due to its integration with various platforms. Dropbox has a wide user base which is able to store files on computer and access them offline too. It enables them to share videos, images and documents over the cloud with just a click. Dropbox business is for teams and business with unlimited storage space and enhanced security for just $15 per user per month.
Dropbox is available for desktop and mobile phones at both, App Store and Play Store.
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