If you are an entrepreneur, the first thing you should know is that phone apps are going to be your new best friend. When you are starting a business, you need to be on top of it 24 hours a day during the whole week. Having the right apps to manage it will make your life much easier.

Nowadays, we live in a world where people regularly depend on computer technology. The learning curve associated with IT can be time-consuming, if not frustrating. But once you learn how to use these tools correctly, you can spend less time working against your devices and more time working with them.

The best thing about business apps is that there is one available for every need you can think of. You can stay organized, manage the workflow of your business, arrange and categorize tasks, keep in contact with your co-workers, and more!

That said, let’s take a look at the top three business apps we have come to love:

1. Trello
If your main goal is to have everything organized, then this is the right app for you. It is the perfect project management tool that allows you to designate tasks to your team and check in with them whenever necessary.

Trello allows you to break down every task in the way you want, based on its board system. You can organize boards by team members, specific projects, or even one-time tasks.

Once you invite a co-worker or employee to a board, you are able to designate the task to that specific team member. Select a due date and tag it depending on how important or urgent that task is. The team member assigned will have all the notifications they need to stay on top of whatever it is that they need to do!

2. Skype

We love using Skype to keep in touch with our team. It is currently the #1 app used around the world for team communication across multiple devices. If your team is working remotely, or if everyone is in the same office, Skype allows you to stay connected, regardless of where anyone may be.

What makes Skype the perfect app is its multi-functionality. You can chat via instant messaging, audio call, and video conferences, all from one platform.

3. G-Suite

G-Suite is the perfect place to save your documents online. G-Suite acts as the single platform that ties communication tools like Gmail, Hangouts, Calendar, and Google+ together. It also allows you to tie together Google Drive for storage – as well as Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and Sites.

If you are looking for an app that blends cloud computing, productivity management, and collaboration tools into a one-stop platform, G-Suite is the right one to use, without a doubt.

Those are our top 3 apps, but you might have one that we have not mentioned or do not know about. If so, let us know about your favorite app by explaining how useful it is and why you love it!

by: Charles Jackson,
AFEUSA President

Charles Jackson President AFEUSA