5 Smartphone Apps for Efficient Entrepreneurs

5 Smartphone Apps for Efficient Entrepreneurs

Smartphone Apps

Photo by: Sebastien Wiertz

Smartphones are powerful little tools that can help you escape from reality or create your reality. If you are like the average person, you may check your smartphone 150 times a day. However, if you spend the majority of your work day focusing on business productivity, you are more likely to be a more efficient, rock-star entrepreneur or small business owner. Here are our top 5 favourite smartphone apps for efficient entrepreneurs.



Social media can be a curse and a blessing. If you are focused, you can find quality content for your business and self-development, but other times you may find yourself distracted watching a video of a white German Shepard called Shadow that has adopted a baby goat. (It really was a moving video.) The good news is you can save time and focus by making quality information come to you – for free. Check out Feedly, the news aggregator which lets you subscribe to your favourite business or industry websites and access them all on one webpage. It takes about 3 minutes to set up, and you will wonder how you ever lived without it.


Sleep Cycle

Research shows that if you wake up during your lightest sleep phase, you are likely to feel more refreshed and well rested. This is a better way to start the day than waking up exhausted, stubbing your toe on the way to the bathroom and cursing your way through traffic all the way to work. So what is the secret to amazing sleep? Try Sleep Cycle – one of our favourite smartphone apps. Simply place it beneath your pillow while you sleep, and it works as a bio-alarm clock to sense your movement waking you during your lightest sleep phase.



Are you scrambling for a scanner or a passer-by’s iPad every time you need to sign a document? Look no further as the SignEasy app is super simple to use and takes seconds to setup. Sign up and use your finger to sign documents on your iPhone and email or message the documents straight from the app.



If you are trying to get the word out about your small business by attending events, you are likely to accumulate a large stack of business cards. Unless you have a gigantic wallet and a lot of patience, you will thank the makers of CamCard. Simply take a photo of a business card, and the handy app will convert the photo into contact data in your address book.


TinyScan Pro

TinyScan Pro is a great way to avoid a trip to the scanner to scan a variety of documents such as invoices, receipts, and photos. You can combine multiple scans into a single pdf and protect your documents with a passcode. It is like having a mini scanner at your fingertips and will stop you having to improvise with not-so-professional smartphone pictures of documents.


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