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Must-have apps and internet resources for Entrepreneurs

Must-have apps and internet resources for entrepreneurs


There are a large number of apps out there for the budding entrepreneur, but as always there are some who stand out and can be a real asset to your enterprise. What´s even better is that most of these assets are free of charge, or are quite inexpensive at the very least. While all of them might not be a perfect fit for you and your company- check them out and see for yourself if you have overlooked any of these must-have tools.

1. Google Docs. Google docs is an inspiring piece of software, from a company that has virtually flooded the market with inexpensive and useful software. While it has many potential uses the single use I prefer the most is that several people can conduct work on the same document at the same time, regardless of where they are situated. Perfect if you find yourself divided geographically from your co-workers. A masterpiece when you are travelling. You can access your team-work anywhere, anyplace and all it takes to be productive is an internet connection.

2. Dropbox. There are a number of companies that offer free data storage accessible from anywhere. For some reason I quickly grew accustomed to dropbox and the software has been a brilliant, reliable and loyal companion of mine ever since. Dropbox is ideal for file sharing, but you can also use it for backup and as a mobile storage center for all your information and work. Forgot a document? No problem. The cloud is accessible from anywhere. Your laptop crashed? No sweat. Dropbox has you covered. The pricing structure is pretty straightforward. You get a decent amount of space for free, and you need to pay a subscription for additional storage capacity. I got dropbox on all my computers, my iphone and my ipad. It doesn´t get any easier to access files across different platforms than this.

3. Evernote. I use Evernote for so many things I can´t even begin to describe how useful i find this software. I keep my todo-list here and update them along the day. I do this on different devices since I have evernote installed on all of them and the program updates new input automatically across all platforms. I do voice memos or just quick notes when I get a great business idea I want to examine later on. When I find interesting stuff on the internet I use Evernote to save it for later use and reference. I also store some important paperwork and PDF:s in my account, for quick and easy access. I haven´t tried to share evernote yet, but I have heard it is a powerful tool for team-based efforts, much like Google docs. Standard version is free of charge, premium version will cost you a few bucks a month. Try the free version. If you love it as much as I do it´s easy peasy to go premium.

4. Jump Desktop. A good way to be able to access your computer remotely. Basically this app let´s you use your computer asif you were in the same room. All it takes is internet access. While I don´t use this handy software nearly as much as I use some of the other items on this list, there have been times when this application has saved the day. Priced around $ 20 it is a keeper for those of you who want remote control capabilities literally in your pocket.

While there are plenty of useful resources out there these are some of those I consider to bring the highest value at the lowest possible cost. To me, most of these are no-brainers, and if you for some reason haven´t checked them out yet, you definitely should. The freemium model that most of these companies employ lets you try before you buy. There is simply no more excuses. Just go get them and try them out. Enjoy!

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