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By Edward Denegre
Here are some free resources to help your business grow and develop. As a new startup, you are pinching pennies every step of the way. There was a time when people said “nothing in life is free.” Well, lucky for you, the Internet’s changed that. There are many free apps that will help you run your business. Here are some to make your life much easier.
Being a Photoshopper is great, but if you can’t afford it, you can be a Fotoflexer. The website lets you edit images for free online with a vast array of functions. You can cut out images, combine pictures, change colors. With a little bit of practice, anyone can learn the online application’s learning curves.
Buffer is a free app that lets you post content to all of your social media platforms at once. Social media is the best free way to promote your business, but it can be hard to keep track of posts to Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Why not post that picture to all of them at once?
Adobe Photoshop Express
You can use Photoshop free, on your smartphone! The mobile app has many of the features as the classic computer program. Edit pictures right on your phone and upload them without even having to use a computer. If you wish, email yourself the picture after you edit.
Any.do is an app that goes beyond helping you organize. With it’s smooth, easy to read interface, Any.do manages your day. It comes with a smart “assistant,” a robot you can text to carry out certain tasks. For example “please order new coffee beans.”
Document 5 lets you edit documents on your smartphone. Not only that, you can view most media and files stored on your cellphone. Easily share the documents back and forth between a computer smartphone. Remember an edit you were supposed to make- but you’re at the park? No worries.. Document 5 has you.
That lazy team member isn’t going to be happy about this one. The Startup Team plan is free. It helps team leaders dictate and follow out tasks. You are able to assign tasks to your team members, and become updated with all new activity and developments. It will also send you reports so you know what’s being completed.
Having trouble remembering your three Gmail passwords, Amazon password, and social media passwords? With Lastpass, you only have to remember one password. The app stores all the rest. With the one master password, you are able to log into any account.
With Instapaper, you can read articles and save links. It will change the layout of the article so you won’t be bugged by all of the advertisements. If you become overwhelmed by all of the extra pictures and ads on a website, this can help by preventing that sensory overload. You can also use it offline, meaning you can save articles beforehand and read them on the subway.
Zipbooks is invoicing software. This is completely free bookkeeping software. You can alter the rates, track teams, add project managers. Time tracking, expense tracking, credit card software. Instead of shelling out money for fancy accounting software, why don’t you first try this completely free online system?
Some say money isn’t everything, but with a business, it’s more than everything.. Track your balances, accounts, and bills for free with this app. It’s easy layout lets you see all your spending habits by category.
These tools will help your business flourish. You won’t break your bank on software you don’t understand. Why are you wasting money on over hyped expensive products when there are free alternatives that are as good and in some cases better?