7 Free Business Apps Essential for Any Business Owner in 2020

Here I'll present 7 first-rate apps for small business owners mandatory for growing any business at any time. These apps will save your time, budget and give essential data regarding your business cashflow, spendings and improve your productivity.

Let's dig into it!

Being a small business owner is stressful and risky. Everyone uses smartphones and today's apps have a big impact on increasing your productivity and time managing. In this article, I'll give you 7 necessary and affordable apps to help grow your business.

Because every business owner is different and has different requirements I've chosen a single or maximum couple apps that will suit best (in my opinion) for a business category.

An Essential Apps for Small Business Owner from sectors:

  • Accounting
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Finance Organization
  • Productivity
  • Social Media
  • Others

Free Accounting App for Small Business Owner:



Thanks to Wave you can easy track sales and expenses, manage invoices, pay employees and also it lets you scan receipts and generate accounting reports. The user interface is clean, easy to understand and looks nice.

Wave is fully compatible with Mac and Windows OS.

So if you don't have an accountant then this app will let you issue an invoice that can be paid through PayPal or using Credit Card which is very handy for small business owners.

Price to Download: Free
Learn More About Pricing: https://www.waveapps.com/pricing

Free Communication App for Small Business Owner:



Slack lets you communicate with another member of your team within a few seconds. Slack has been used worldwide and it's an essential application when there is a project to do and you have a team to work on it. It also works flawlessly well when you need to communicate with a single customer. Slack has a friendly UI allowing you or invited person to share images, PDFs and other files right in the chat.

Price to Download: Free
Learn More About Pricing: https://slack.com/intl/en-ie/pricing?eu_nc=1

Free Time Management App for Small Business Owner:



There's no better time management app in terms of simplicity than Todoist. This software allows you to add a task to do, create a reminder and group different projects filtering by categories that you can create in a few clicks.

Price to Download: Free
Learn More About Pricing: https://todoist.com/premium

Free Finance Organization App for Small Business Owner:


Spending Tracker

Would you like to know how much you spend each day, week or month? Would you like to save some budget? Then you need to try this app as fast as possible even if you don't own a business! yes, it's built also for casuals!

The Spending Tracker is a freemium app giving you the ability to track down expenses and incomes. You can create own categories with colors and icons and see how much do you spend in the chart/diagram.

The Budget Mode allows to set a fixed budget amount to help you meet your spending targets and it carry over any remaining budget to the next period. Pretty useful, huh?

Price to Download: Free
Premium Cost (no ads) 3.49 Euro

Free Productivity App for Small Business Owner:



Evernote is a powerful note-taking app to store photos, notes, PDF files, voiceovers, etc. It's a must-have for anyone looking to increase productivity. The main feature that Evernote has is flexibility because you can sync the files from mobile to desktop without any problems in a few seconds.

Price to Download: Free
Learn More About Pricing: https://evernote.com/compare-plans

Free Social Media App for Small Business Owner:


Followers Track

85% of businesses that are on Facebook use now Instagram. Instagram became one of the most influential and popular social media in the last decade. If you would like to know how the Instagram algorithm works read my previous article here.

Because Instagram is a serious player in today's Social Media you, as a business owner should know who doesn't follow your account. This application gives you a view of your followers. You can find out who unfollowed your account or who still follow your account. This app integrates with your Instagram so you can manage followers in an easy and efficient way.

I've been using this app for around year and my account never been hacked, despite the fact you need to put your Instagram account and password there.

Price: Free
Premium Version (no ads): 1.99 Euro

Free Other App for Small Business Owner:


Google My Business

I would say this is self-explanatory but Google My Business mobile app is an essential software application for small business owners allowing them to view analytics, find out keywords and respond quickly on reviews. Personally, I think that every business owner should have this application installed on the smartphone.

Price: Free

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