Looking for a low cost business app?

Look at our top 10 low cost apps which dramatically improve communication & productivity for businesses more dependent on cloud technology & mobile.

Evernote

The buzz of the app world, Evernote allows you to bring together all your notes, links, images, clippings, files and reminders. Store them, organise and collaborate directly from the cloud meaning you can access them from anywhere on any device. It links up to third party apps too. A handy example is Scannable which allows you to scan documents using the camera on your mobile device.

iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows

ETA

Set your most visited destinations as favourites and let this app calculate the time it will take you to get there. ETA takes into account the level of traffic, and can redirect you based on the time it will take to each of your destinations from your current location. Choose your office, your clients, even the gym and sync the app with your diary so you're never late again.

iPhone and iPad

Google Drive

Google have long been setting the standards in cloud services and Google Drive (originally Google Docs) has been the favourite amongst businesses and personal users alike for some time. Drive allows you to save, view, download, share and collaborate on all of your documents online. Your files are saved on the Google servers so you can access from any portal.

iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry

Google Analytics

View your Google Analytics account on your mobile device. Access real time reports to keep up to date and relevant for every meeting. The app also has a new function which allows you to create custom reports using the data so you can discover new insights and customer perspectives whilst on the go.

iPhone, iPad and Android

Tweetdeck

Tweetdeck is a long-term favourite platform for anyone who manages multiple social media accounts. If you're looking to co-manage the monitoring of tweets and schedule your social network accounts from one place while customising your feeds and performing real-time searches, Tweetdeck does it all.

iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry

Skype

There may be newer and trendier apps for communicating via the internet but none that are as established, widely used or professionally viewed as Skype. Not only can you make internet video calls, voice calls and conference calls but the instant messenger and 'drag and drop' file sharing functions make it useful even if you are in the same room as the recipient!

iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows

2Do

Still using the tasking function on Outlook? Well try this dedicated app that features custom prioritising and grouping by projects or due dates, multitasking, calendars and alerting, attachments to tasks, sharing and many more. Fully customisable, robust and visually, very pleasing.

iPhone, iPad and Android

MobileBiz

This app will create and send custom invoices, receipts and statements. You can also create estimates and quotes in several languages, track your payments and customers and extract reports on your activities. If you're out quoting and invoicing in the field this is a no-brainer. Whilst there are many apps for this service MobileBiz is one of the few that comes complete as a one off payment rather than via a monthly subscription.

Android, iPhone and iPad

Linked In

Find, manage and share the professional identities of your colleagues and clients as well as a few inspirational business gurus. You can also create and manage your company page from the app; update your followers on new developments and share useful content to show your enthusiasm and knowledge of your market.

iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Blackberry

Concur

Concur is an all in one business expenses management app. You can book your trains, hotels and even flights, manage your car mileage claims, create and submit expense claims and photograph and attach your receipts. You can also plan your travel itinerary all from the same interface.

iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry