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What are the best apps for smartphone entrepreneurs?

10 October 2018

Did you know that the average person checks their phone over 80 times per day and that a huge 70% of internet traffic now comes from mobile phones and tablets? With those stats in mind, it is no surprise that many small business owners effectively run their organisations from mobile devices.

Below is a list of the apps that we believe are best suited to help the ‘smartphone entrepreneur’ manage their business on the go.


QuickBooks has a range of features for small businesses, offering both basic and advanced features to suit your business at any stage. It is affordable and allows business owners to quickly generate reports that allows them to see the financial situation of their organisation in real-time.


If your business needs to be able to accept payments via credit or debit cards, iZettle may offer the solution you’ve been looking for.

iZettle card readers sync with an app on your mobile device via Bluetooth, and there are free and £20 per month options. The £20 package provides users with personalised sales reports for different staff members and offers evening and weekend support should something go wrong.


Expensify is an automated tool for expense report management, receipt tracking, and business travel. Offering a slick user interface, Expensify seamlessly syncs and connects with cloud accounting software.

Expensify saves business owners hours of manual entry with one-click expense reports in real-time.


Slack allows co-workers to work together on projects, and enables work to be divided based on teams, clients, or in whatever way necessary. Employees can join and leave the ‘chats’ as they see fit so that they do not have to be subjected to in-depth conversations that are not relevant to them. It also has a handy video feature which allows you to speak to members of your team face to face no matter where they happen to be.


Trello recently announced that they’ve surpassed 25 million users worldwide. With the likes of Google and the Red Cross adopting it as their ‘go to’ productivity and project management app, it is no surprise that it is fast becoming one of the most popular apps out there.

But how does it work? Trello is basically a visual stream of every task for every project in your business, allowing you to easily plan and execute new projects. It was designed for anyone to use, not just project managers – making it accessible for smaller teams of three-ten employees up to SMEs with 250+ employees.

This is just the start. There are thousands of apps out there suited to meet the needs of all businesses. To discuss the apps that can help you run your business more efficiently, please contact your usual UHY adviser.