Being an entrepreneur and integral part of your startup can be an extremely rewarding experience, but becoming successful is never easy. An often demanding and around-the-clock job, it can be difficult to balance both your personal and work life.
Thankfully, the little rectangular objects that live inside most of our pockets on a daily basis include powerful features, to help busy entrepreneurs manage their daily routines and inspire success.
You might be thinking, why do I need all of these apps when they just add extra baggage to my busy life? Fortunately, many apps are designed with people like you in mind so that they only take up a few minutes of each day. Take a look at five apps that every busy entrepreneur should have on their smartphone:
Checking and writing email is fundamental part of any entrepreneur's daily routine, although usually time consuming. CloudMagic for iOS and Android is an email app that features full push notification support, a unified inbox and connections to other productivity apps such as Evernote and Salesforce with "Cards".
Todoist is a todo list app that syncs tasks across almost every mobile or desktop device imaginable, through the cloud. Busy users can take advantage of filters, recurring tasks, labels and notifications to make sure you don't miss anything important. If you're a Gmail user, you can even add your emails as tasks.
For iOS, Android and desktop, 1Password helps you manage all of your passwords, software licenses, payment card information and other sensitive information. 1Password for iOS features Touch ID support, and you can use iCloud or Dropbox to sync passwords across multiple devices. $9 and up gets you additional features.
Audvisor is an app for Android and iOS, featuring quick three-minute audio tips from over 100 experts, including Seth Godin and Guy Kawaski. There are currently 1,000+ audio clips covering over a dozen topics, ranging from marketing to entrepreneurship.
Sending and signing contracts is not particularly what you would call a fun part of the job, especially if you don't have a computer or scanner handy. SignEasy allows you to securely sign and collect signatures on Android, iOS and even BlackBerry. It's one of the most affordable document signing apps of the bunch - the first three documents are free and 10 additional documents are $5 each.