In this post, we will take a look at some of the best apps for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Before you start up, it’s important that you hone the following:
- Domain knowledge (Your startup field)
- Project/Work management
- Money management
- Time management
- Communication skills
- Networking skills
- Latest industry trends
So, the apps discussed here are thoughtfully curated to help you master the aforesaid skills.
It’s like doing homework before starting up.
Using these apps, you should be able to improve a few skills required to be successful in business.
So, let’s dive in!
LIST OF BEST APPS FOR ASPIRING ENTREPRENEURS [ANDROID + iOS]
The pocket app is all about “Save now. Read later”. So, if you find a great web content & want to read it later, then that’s where the pocket app comes handy.
The web content can be in any format like articles, videos, social media posts etc.
The app gives you a beautiful dashboard where all your content is saved topic-wise. And, the best part is that this app syncs well across devices like phone, tablet & computer.
Last but not least, the app also suggests you the best of web content (curated by other app users & editors).
As a wannabe entrepreneur, you can use this app to:
- Save great content on entrepreneurship & startup
- Educate & train your mind
- Discover ideas & strategies
Link to the pocket app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ideashower.readitlater.pro&hl=en
Link to the pocket app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/pocket-save-read-grow/id309601447?mt=8
As an aspiring entrepreneur, ideas can come from anywhere. Therefore, you need an app to record & organize the same.
Evernote app does exactly that. Using it, you can create & save ideas as notebooks, memos, checklist, to-do lists etc.
The app supports various formats like text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs & web clippings.
This powerful app also syncs well across major devices. And, you can share your content with your friends or colleagues directly from within the app. Further, comments are also allowed (for collaboration).
As a going-to-be entrepreneur, you may use the Evernote app to:
- Brainstorm & jot down ideas
- Collaborate project with your co-founder or colleagues
- Prepare & execute a startup plan
- Save & organize various important documents like contracts & business cards
Link to Evernote app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.evernote&hl=en_IN
Link to Evernote app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8
3. Motivation 365
Entrepreneurship isn’t for faint-hearted ones. It’s normal for an entrepreneur to feel stressed most of the time. Therefore, we entrepreneurs need a daily dose of motivation to stay ahead in the game.
The Motivation 365 app exactly does that. It helps you to stay motivated with its hand-picked motivational content. The motivation content is in various formats like wallpaper, quote & story etc.
As a wannabe entrepreneur, this app can help you to:
- Stick to your startup plans (since motivation results in focus & confidence)
- Feel confident & trust yourself
Link to Motivation 365 app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.raunak.motivation365
As an entrepreneur, you need to constantly be in touch with your co-founders or colleagues. This activity is also called ‘Work Collaboration’.
The Slack App exactly does that. It helps in work collaboration & communication. Think of it as a ‘social network for business’.
Using Slack, you can communicate & organize your conversations with your team members. Also, you can create groups & set rules for them. And, the best part is that you can share & edit documents directly within the app.
As a prospective entrepreneur, this app can help you to:
- Communicate & collaborate with your startup team
- Manage the startup project effectively
- Stay productive
Link to the Slack app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Slack&hl=en_IN
Link to the Slack app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slack/id618783545?mt=8
I must confess that Flipboard is my most used app. Yes, I am kind of addicted to it. Why?. Because it’s a simple yet powerful article (& news) aggregator.
Once you sign up for Flipboard, you will be asked to choose the topics of your interest. Based on your interest, Flipboard will aggregate the latest articles or news from best sources.
So, if you are interested in the topic “Entrepreneurship” then Flipboard will feed you with the best entrepreneurship content everything time you refresh the dashboard.
As a wannabe entrepreneur, Flipboard can help you to:
- Stay updated with the topics like startup & entrepreneurship
- Gain knowledge from the best sources on the internet
Link to the Flipboard app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=flipboard.app
Link to the Flipboard app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flipboard-news-for-our-time/id358801284?mt=8
You probably know about LinkedIn. It’s a professional social network primarily for employees & employers.
But, LinkedIn is also used as a platform to connect with like-minded professionals.
Using the LinkedIn app, you can follow people & companies. Also, you can share articles there. And, they support groups as well.
As an aspiring entrepreneur, the LinkedIn app can help you to:
- Find a co-founder
- Connect with third-party vendors
- Connect with industry influencers
- Find employees for your prospective startup
In entrepreneurship, you need to network with the right people at the right time. LinkedIn exactly helps you do that.
Link to the LinkedIn app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.linkedin.android&hl=en_IN
Link to the LinkedIn app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/linkedin/id288429040?mt=8
7. Google Calendar
For most entrepreneurs, time is money. Therefore, the same needs to be managed effectively.
The Google Calendar app helps you to plan events, set goals or reminders. And, it syncs well it the all-popular Gmail app.
For example: If you have a flight ticket in your Gmail inbox then the Google calendar app will automatically add a reminder or event to the travel date.
As an aspiring entrepreneur, the Google Calendar app can help you to:
- Set appointments & reminders
- Set goals & track the progress
- Plan events & block dates
- Be productive
Link to the Google Calendar app in Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.calendar&hl=en&showAllReviews=true
Link to the Google Calendar app in iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-calendar-time-planner/id909319292?mt=8
It’s normal for a business owner to travel, a lot in fact. Therefore, you need to manage your travel like a pro.
With the TripIt App, you can organize your travel confirmation numbers, reservations, contact info & directions. All at one place.
And, the app syncs well across all major devices & apps like Google Calendar. The free plan also supports storing of all your travel documents.
As a prospective entrepreneur, the TripIt app can help you to:
- Plan & organize your travel schedules
- Store your important travel documents
- Get travel reminders & notifications
Link to the TripIt app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tripit&hl=en
Link to the TripIt app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tripit-travel-planner/id311035142?mt=8
Before you start up, you need to learn how to manage money. Without, proper money management, a startup is destined to fail.
With the Mint app, you can manage your money at one place. Specifically, the app can help you to keep track of your spendings, create a budget, track bills etc.
As an aspiring entrepreneur, the Mint app can help you to:
- Instill the financial discipline mindset
- Save money
- Plan the finances of your startup
Link to the Mint app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mint&hl=en_US
Link to the Mint app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mint-personal-finance-money/id300238550?mt=8
Wrike is by far the most powerful work management app I have used. And, Wrike is trusted by some of world’s leading companies like Google for a reason.
The Wrike app helps to create & manage workflows, manage people & tasks, create & execute projects etc.
Truly, a one-in-all work management app.
As an aspiring entrepreneur, the Wrike app helps you to:
- Plan & execute your startup
- Collaborate & communicate with your team
- Create & manage workflows
- Manage work files
- Resource allocation & management
- Create & implement an internal control system (Proofing & approval)
Link to the Wrike Cloud app: Wrike
Link to the Wrike app on Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wrike&hl=en
Link to the Wrike app on iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wrike/id890048871?mt=8
While apps aren’t everything, they can help you to become a better entrepreneur.
Using these apps, you can become better at managing your work & people. And, not to forget the knowledge that you can acquire from some of these apps.
A few bonus app suggestions that couldn’t make into our top 10 list:
- Blue Mail
Further recommended read: The Best Entrepreneur Motivation Speech (Video Format)
What do you think of the aforesaid list of best apps for aspiring entrepreneurs?. Please comment below.