If you’re like most entrepreneurs, your to-do list is ever-growing. From conducting market research to engaging with employees to keeping track of the company’s budget, there’s a lot on your plate. And that isn’t even half of it!

Looking for a little help to make your workdays less hectic? The good news is that there are plenty of apps that can do just that. Even better, most of these apps are highly inexpensive.

Here are the top 7 apps that every entrepreneur needs to have to work effectively and efficiently.

1. Pocket

Ever come across a helpful article that you want to save for future reference? Are your browser favorites bursting at the seams? If so, Pocket may be a useful app for you.

Pocket is perfect for that content that you want to keep for future viewing. Pocket allows you to file away videos, helpful articles, and other types of content that you want to refer to in the future. Whenever you come across something that you want to hold onto, all you have to do is put it in your Pocket. You can access the content from your phone or a computer.

The best part? You can access the content without having internet access!

2. Buffer

There are only so many hours in the day, and marketing is a part of business that requires constant attention. Unless you’ve got a dedicated marketing team, you’re in charge of building buzz and interest around your startup.

With Buffer, you can streamline your social media marketing campaign. The app allows you to schedule content to be posted to social media. This means content can be posted at optimal times to ensure it is viewed by as many people as possible.

One click and your content can be posted to Facebook, Instagram, and more.

3. Evernote

Evernote is the digital notebook you’ve always dreamed of. This app can be used to manage your schedule, track company expenses, and to create slideshows.  You can use text or pictures to keep track of important information. Remember that note you wrote down on a random piece of paper? With Evernote, all you have to do is snap a picture, upload it, and add it to your notebook. Gone are the days of endless sticky notes!

The app also allows you to tag content. You can search for notes from weekly meetings or phone numbers for a potential business partner.

4. Slack

Slack stands as the fastest growing business app. The app creates an on-the-go ecosystem for your business team. Is your business team spread around the country? Do you want the ability to continue working, even when you’re on the go? Want to ensure everyone can access conversation archives? If so, Slack is a worthwhile app.

With Slack you can:

  • Use centralized collaboration
  • Build apps
  • Automate tasks
  • Streamline workflows

The app seeks to create alignment and ensure collaboration among your business team. This builds productivity as well as efficiency.

5. FiLMic Pro

Want to create an explainer video like those created by Square Ship? Looking to use more exciting forms of digital media to showcase your company?

If so, consider downloading a video marketing app like FiLMic Pro.

This app offers excellent video quality as well as other must-have features. With this app you can change exposure, focus, and white balance. With video marketing growing in popularity as well as effectiveness, now’s the time to put videos to good use.

6. HelloSign

Wouldn’t it be nice if work stopped the minute you left the office? As an entrepreneur, you know this just isn’t the reality of things. There will be plenty of times when you have to do work things from home. For example, you may need to sign a contract or an agreement. To do this, you’d have to drive to the office, which can be highly inconvenient.

Thankfully there’s an app that lets you sign on-the-go. Meet HelloSign. The app allows you to digitally sign without having to step foot inside the office. The app also reduces your startups carbon footprint by reducing paper waste. With just your fingertip you can digitally sign a PDF

7. Motivation Daily & Positivity

As an entrepreneur, you’re bound to hit rough patches along the journey. When an investor falls through or your marketing campaign isn’t as successful as you hoped, it can be hard to keep a positive outlook. The Motivation Daily & Positivity app will keep you on track to achieving your goals and dreams. A simple quote each day can keep you focused on the prize. We all need a little inspiration sometimes!

Conclusion

Running a company requires a lot of time, effort, and energy. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, check out these apps to see how they can help!

Do you use any of the apps listed above?

Which one has been most beneficial for you?

Let us know in the comments!