6 Mobile Apps Every Entrepreneur Must Have on Their Smartphone

Updated on March 4, 2019
karthikkash profile image

I am an entrepreneur and a research analyst by profession, a blogger and traveler by passion.

Entrepreneurship can be a challenging task to start with. With all the little details that need to be personally managed and supervised, entrepreneurs are the ‘super-managers’ of today’s businesses. However, an entrepreneur is more than even a super-manager. An entrepreneur lays the foundation of the company and builds it up from there.

Since entrepreneurs take up the initiative to think something different, their job of managing everything can be a very tedious task. Managing a start-up may become a big headache for several entrepreneurs as they are mostly on their own and have little sense of how their newly appointed team will perform.

Fortunately, there are several apps that can help an entrepreneur or would-be entrepreneur to manage their start-ups. Here are a few apps we would like to recommend.

Evernote

This is undoubtedly the top app in the whole list. Evernote provides a plethora of functionalities and utility. You can create digital notebooks for each task you require and start jotting down every detail. It is like maintaining a folder of everything but in digital format. Evernote offers simple note taking, to-do lists and much more in a very reasonably small app. It does come with some money upgrades which add much to the utility and are worth trying. Evernote, however, is fully free and you can avail of its core benefits for absolutely zero costs!

Dropbox

Dropbox is a free uploading cloud-based platform where you can upload some of your necessary files and documents in digital format in your fully customized Dropbox folders. The app is extremely simple to use, works similar to iCloud or Windows Drive and is absolutely free of cost unlike a lot of other cloud-based platforms. No wonder why Dropbox is so popular not just among new start-ups but in large organizations as well. You can download Dropbox easily through Appstore or Google Play Store. Initial storage of 1GB comes free with your first account. You can later upgrade to higher storage capacities by paying a certain amount of money. Dropbox is a relatively new application and still evolving, so you can expect a lot of improvements in the future.

LISTEN

Many people may have not heard of LISTEN, a wonderful app developed by RealNetworks, LISTEN is an auto-replying application that proves very useful when you’re in the middle of a meeting or managing a crucial task. It supports automatic call responding, auto SMS reply capabilities and much more. You can also customize your calls and SMS replies for each contact to give it your own personal touch. The app allows your callers to hear music or listen to status messages specifically chosen for them. You can save both formal messages for a formal contact such as a colleague or a business partner as well as an informal message for a friend or family member.

Humin

This little app is a no-brainer when it comes to managing contacts and your history with all your partners and colleagues. Being an entrepreneur demands you to constantly build your network and maintain contact with several business partners, plan meetings with them and manage the way forward. Humin allows you to truncate your contact list and make it uncluttered and simple. Differing from the usual contact list that is saved on your mobile, Humin allows differentiating each contact and saving it to your Humin list. So, the next time you want to call one your crucial business partners, open Humin list and call immediately, rather than looking up in your entire contact directory. Humin also allows for customizing history details, where and when you met with which business partner, the time and place details and all the crucial details that can prove very handy in the future.

Letterspace

Although an iOS exclusive app, those of you who do use iPhones, Letterspace is an excellent note-taking app with a very easy to use interface and neat, seamless visuals. It once used to be free but now has a price tag to it, considering the utility it provides for quick note-takers. One of the best features of Letterspace is its cursor that sits directly above the keyboard which you can simply drag with the help of the cursor line. This makes note-taking and editing comfortable and without the hassles of pressing the cursor where you want.

Instapaper

As an entrepreneur, you would appreciate those thousands of millions of articles and quotes that will keep you moving ahead. This is where Instapaper comes to the rescue. This app allows you to save several web pages in your Instapaper directory and allows you to read them in a readable format as if you were reading a PDF or a page from an e-book. It also allows for e-book readability. This app is definitely worth downloading and saving.

Which of these apps do you already use or intend to use? If not these apps, what other apps do you use? Please let us know through your comments below.

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment
      • karthikkash profile imageAUTHOR

        Karthik Kashyap 

        2 months ago from India

        Thanks a lot for the comment, Doris :)

      • MizBejabbers profile image

        Doris James MizBejabbers 

        2 months ago from Beautiful South

        Interesting article because sometimes I just need a little push. I've been using Evernote and Dropbox for years. As an editor, sometimes I worked weekends from home and Dropbox became a necessity before we started a network that we could access at home. I don't remember why I used Evernote. Letterspace and Instapack look interesting to me. As a retiree who sometimes freelances, I don't see a use for Listen. thanks for the suggestions.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, turbofuture.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://turbofuture.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
      ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)