By the end of 2013, 6% of the global population will own a tablet, 20% will own PCs, and 22% will own smartphones. This is according to a BI intelligence report, the subscription service offered by Business Insider, one of the world’s leading business blogs.
With that many people in the world connected at all times, who have the facility to use mobile apps on a consistent basis, the market for mobile applications has never been bigger. For many companies, apps for business have become a regular part of office life. Trends show companies are looking at Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) to work, increased interest in cloud computing and complete overhauls of the traditional office tools.
Here we profile some of the best small business apps that you really need to know about if you want to get ahead in your business. From the best business app for tracking brainstorming sessions, to the best business app for customer service. We look at the best business app to help with cash flow, to the best that will track your courier packages.
We’ve even got you covered when it comes to large scale file sharing and what to use for your email newsletter and management campaign. Travel much for work? We know the app that will do it all, so you don’t have to. Trying to find time to monitor all of your social media? Need to know how to measure all that online chatter? We know which app can do this all for you in one simple dashboard.
Got a chunky rolodex sitting on your desk? Too many business cards lying around? We know the perfect app to catalogue them all. We also break it down so you know they key features and USP, what the app actually does, what platform each one is compatible with and how much it is going to cost.
Cathal Greaney is Managing Director of IrishApps.org, a mobile app development company based in Ireland. He regularly blogs about app development, technology and business.