LET'S TALK ABOUT APPS BABY
Can you remember a time before apps? It seems like a million years ago, and now it's like we can't live without them. Every entrepreneur has a stable of go-to apps, their online toolbox that helps them optimize and organize their business lives. Thanks to the explosion of mobile devices, even being on the go doesn't stop us from getting stuff done thanks to apps.
I can pretty much run my entire business from the palm of hand, but it’s not without some help from crazy creative tech developers. I mean hell, how else do you think I take a month off and keep things running. An amazing team…and some f*cking killer apps.
Here are some of my favorite apps - the ones I rely on every single day.
As the name suggests, Hashtags generates Instagram hashtags for you based on criteria you enter. I use the free version as it does all I need it to do. Right now you can only find it for the iPhone…sorry android users. This has quickly become my fav app. It literally generates a set of 30 hashtags for you to post on Instagram based on what you type in. No need to spend hours on searching for relevant tags and then having to switch them up again. Snag it fast.
This fun little app lets you create social graphics with stylized text with a few taps on your phone or mobile device. Available for both iOS and Android. Need some quote graphics on the go. BAM! Here you go.
Unsplash is the iOS-only partner app to Unsplash.com, the free stock photo site. With this app you can download gorgeous, high resolution photos uploaded by professional photographers and available for both personal and commercial use. Their collection is growing every single day. It’s seriously an online business owner’s dream come true.
I have a bookkeeper, but when it comes to adding on-the-go daily purchases, this app is a lifesaver and keeps everything organized and on track. Available for iOS and Android. Trust me, when tax season rolls around, this is a MUST! You want those write-offs bosses.
Stitch together videos and images, add text and even music with this amazing iOS/Android HD video editing app. It's fantastic for creating short videos - it even works with Instagram Stories and IGTV. Plus you can add some jazzy music. Super affordable and fun app.
This very cool iOS-only app records your videos and, with the tap of a button, automagically adds stylized captions of everything you say. How many of you actually turn on the volume when you are scrolling through Instagram Stories? I know I rarely do.
I love the desktop version of this to-do list software, but I really love being able to add items to my to-do list when I'm on the go, getting them out of my head and assigned to a date! Available for iOS and Android.
This is my go-to app for scheduling my own social posts or checking up on things I've scheduled for clients. If you want to save a ton of time each day, take a look at Buffer for iOS or Android. We personally schedule hundreds of pieces of content a month here and sometimes I need to check in on what’s going in and out.
As you might expect, through this app, I can pay and send invoices and set up new links - just about everything I can do on the PayPal website, in the palm of my hand. Available on iOS and Android.
These are the apps I use on the daily, and I have to admit I'd be lost without them. For better or worse, we're living in the Age of the Apps, and it makes being an entrepreneur a hell of a lot easier, and maybe even a little more fun. Even if you haven’t quit that 9-5 yet, I sense you are a hustler. I like to be out and about during the work day, plus I’m a mom and military wife. If I’m waiting for my car to washed, you bet I’m answering emails and doing things. I adapt my workflow to my life and I love it.
Do you have apps you can't live without? Hit me up in the comments and let me know what they are!
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