9 Productivity Apps That Every Small Business Owner Needs To Know About

The smarter the apps, the smarter the business. And with the Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN you’ll have access to tools like ReceiptMatch℠ that can help make for a more efficient work day.

1. Card Munch by LinkedIn:

The folds of your wallet can only take so many extra business cards. But take a photo of one using Card Munch, and it will be stored in one handy place forever.

2. HootSuite:


Managing your company’s social media can be a full-time job itself, but HootSuite aggregates everything beautifully, is accessible anywhere, and offers integration with Google Analytics.

3. TripIt:

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Are you a milage junkie? Stop digging through your inbox for flights that were booked months ago. Because no matter how scattered the details, TripIt organizes it all: flight schedules, hotel confirmations, maps, directions, etc.

4. MailChimp:


So you have all these customer e-mail addresses—now what do you DO with them? Mailchimp helps you tame the e-mail beast. It’s free if you have fewer than 2,000 subscribers (you can send up to 12,000 emails per month), and there are plenty of other useful features: segmentation by location, reports that monitor subscription activity, and even Eventbrite integration to plan your events.

5. Dropbox:

E-mailing a 2.3GB attachment will always end in disaster. Dropbox lets you share documents, pics, and videos with incredible ease.

6. Delivery Status:

Delivery Status keeps track of all of your outgoing and incoming packages, so the only thing you have to worry about is answering the door when the delivery guy shows up.

7. Square:

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“Cash only” is a thing of the past when tablets and smartphones become your cash register. With Square, you’ll pay just 2.75% per swipe of all major credit cards (or a flat monthly $275).

8. ZenDesk:

ZenDesk is a customer service product that lets your reps solve issues through a mobile dashboard. There, you can swipe to inform the actions to take on individual tickets and answer common questions with a click.

9. Evernote:

Evernote helps you keep every idea about your business in one place. While you may forget your own brilliance, this app keeps track of voice notes, documents, and snapshots.

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With the Enhanced Business Gold Rewards Card you can have access to productivity apps like ReceiptMatch℠.

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