In the day to day operation of your business, it can often be the small things that make the biggest difference in your overall success. This is very much the case with your phone apps. Here are 4 Android apps that are more than just novelty items on your smartphone. If you take advantage of these tools you may find them to be an indispensable part of your entrepreneur’s arsenal:
The importance of analytics software for your website cannot be over-emphasized. If you sell anything online or if your clients find you through your website it is imperative that you are able to track and analyze traffic on your site. Many small businesses use Google Analytics because it is free and powerful. Although Google offers its own app for this service, GAnalytics is a more user-friendly and accessible app for your smartphone.
The tagline is “Evernote turns your Android device into an extension of your brain” and we agree. This app allows you to record your thoughts and ideas immediately as text, photos or voice. It keeps track of where you are when these things are recorded and creates a searchable database so that you can easily retrieve and visualize the information. You can also easily share all of this across various platforms.
This app allows you to take a picture of a business card and automatically save it as indexed searchable data as well as an image. It’s the most accurate card reader we’ve seen and it has a very intuitive interface. This ‘Lite’ version allows you to save up to 20 cards without registration and 2 more every week.
Square allows you to accept credit card payments on your phone. It’s free to install and the company will send you a free card reader to plug into your phone. They take a 2.75% commission on every credit card swipe. This app is ideal for small merchants and those who need to able to sell anywhere