Apps to get you started
They say, Startup is like running a marathon at a sprint pace. It is probably because starting a startup can be at once rewarding, challenging, terrifying and exhausting. There are innumerable articles and books that can guide you through how to cope up with this marathon and enlighten you with secrets and knowledge through out your startup journey.
We want to be a part of your startup journey too. Hence, we have compiled for you a list of apps that can smooth out the processes like marketing, accounting, and team management.
Slack- Business communication
Slack is a cloud-based proprietary instant messaging platform developed by Slack Technologies. It is a chat room for your whole company, designed to replace email as your primary method of communication and sharing .
Its workspaces allow you to organize communications by channels for group discussions and allows for private messages to share information, files and more, all in one place. Plus, stack integrates with a host of other apps so you can manage your entire workflow through one platform
Evernote- Notes organizer, Daily planner
Evernote is an app designed for note taking, organizing, task management, and archiving. IT is developed by the Evernote Corporation, headquartered in Redwood City, California. The app allows users to create notes, which can be text, drawings, photographs, or saved web content.
Notes are stored in notebooks and can be tagged, annotated, edited, searched, given attachments, and exported. It is free to use with monthly usage limits, and offers paid plans for expanded or lifted limits.
Kickstarter- Discover creative projects
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising. Everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology.
Kickstarter is full of ambitious, innovative and imaginative ideas that are brought to life through the direct support of others. If a project is successfully funded, Kickstarter applies a 5% fee to the funds collected for creators.
LinkedIn: Network & Job finder
LinkedIn is a social media platform geared to professionals. It enables you to network and to build your professional portfolio, but you can also go out into the world and look for a new job. Professionals who’ve been in business for decades use LinkedIn and so do newly minted college grads. It is also used by employers and recruiters who are looking for job candidates.
Timely: Fully automatic time tracking
Timely is a new time tracking app for iOS and the web that promises to do away with the pain of filling out timesheets and other related paperwork by allowing users to schedule how time will be spent in advance.
With the Timely app, you can create project time blocks for each day, drag and drop blocks throughout your calendar and time how long each project takes you. The free version of Timely only allows for 1 user and 5 projects.
OmniPlan is designed to help you visualize, maintain, and simplify your projects. Break down tasks, optimize the required resources, control costs, and monitor your entire plan- all at a glance. Collaborate with your colleagues and share every detail, update a calendar with your days off, or mix and match. Accept and reject changes one-by-one or all in one go.
OmniPlan provides features like Gantt charts, network diagrams, schedules, summaries, milestones, and critical path highlighting to let you manage projects that are as simple or complex as you need them to be- without the complexity.
The Clear To Do list app for iPhone was created to make lives easier and more productive. Clear takes the fullest advantage of the iPhone’s multitouch interface of any to-do list app tested, using swipes and pinches to not just control the screen you’re looking at but not also navigate through the app, and feels the most like it offers a workflow designed specifically for the iPhone.
Invoice2go Easy invoice Maker
Invoice2go is a mobile and web app founded by Australian entrepreneur Chris Strode. Invoice2go is a simple invoicing, expense-tracking, and reporting tool for micro and small business owners. The application is cloud-based and sold by subscription, based on quantity of invoices, clients, and account managers.
Invoice2go’s service plans are available at three tiers- Starter, Pro, and Enterprise.
Scanner Pro:PDF scanner app
Scanner Pro is an app for scanning and saving a digital version of a paper document. Scan any papers, ranging from a receipt to multi-page documents. Scanner Pro will automatically detect borders, correcting distortion and geometry. Share email and upload your perfect scans. Use OCR to convert any scan into a text.
Advanced color processing algorithms remove shadows, correct perspective and distortion, making your scans as readable as possible
LogoScopic- Logo maker
LogoScopic is a powerful logo design studio that will help you visualize and communicate the value and reason behind your brand without the need of prior design experience.
LogoScopic’s comprehensive resources are powered with a set of advanced editing tools and a seamless workflow that makes designing a logo a piece of butterscotch walnut cake.
MindNode 6- Mind Map
MindNode is an award winning visual brainstorming and mind mapping app that helps you connect your thoughts and clarify your ideas. With MindNode capture your thoughts and organize your ideas, anything you want to get down on paper, then style your mind mind map and share your vision.
MindNode will let you stay productive wherever you go.