Good time management is essential for every business—but especially when you’re a solopreneur.
Here are 20 apps that will help you do more in less time and make the most of those 24 hours in each day.
Email Management Apps
Email can easily eat up most of your day if you let it. Fortunately, there are many apps that will help you get a grip on your inbox and manage your email more effectively. The following apps work with multiple email accounts, pulling everything into one place, which makes it easy to quickly scan, organize and act on your email. Simplify things even more by looking for an app that integrates with other productivity tools you use, such as note-taking or calendar apps.
Task Management Apps
Juggling everything you have to do for your business and everything you have to do in your personal life isn't easy. Task management apps that integrate business, family and personal to-dos, deadlines and appointments help you keep everything straight without losing your mind.
Project Management Apps
You may be a solopreneur, but you probably rely on outside contractors, freelancers and partners to help you handle your business workload. Keeping track of what everyone's doing can be complicated—especially when you’re not all in the same office. Project management apps can help. Going above and beyond task management apps, they typically integrate calendars, email and/or instant messaging tools, collaboration tools and task assignments to help you keep everything (and everyone) on track.
Paper notebooks get lost, misplaced or accidentally left behind at the office when you rush out for that important meeting. If you use an app to take notes, however, you’ll always have them with you, because your notes are synced and stored in the cloud so you can access the latest version from anywhere. Note-taking apps go beyond jotting down words—they let you save everything from websites to articles, photos or sketches and more.
Whether you need to chat with an independent contractor who’s helping on a project, or meet with a client halfway across the country, videoconferencing tools let you talk or meet face-to-face without the time and expense of travel. Make sure the app you choose has the features you need, whether that's the ability to share screens during a conference, annotate a presentation in real time, host a webinar or record your meeting.