In the business world, we are constantly looking for courses, workshops and tools to make us more productive. With the invention of the smartphone, comes hundreds and hundreds of apps – many created for the sole purpose of making the busy professional and business owner’s lives a lot easier.

So what apps do you need to have?   We’ve found six apps from six separate categories that we believe will be of great benefit to every business owner.

Email Management

Mailbox – a smart mailbox app for your phone that clearly implements the best-practice solution for managing your emails. Mailbox helps you to DEAL with it immediately, Defer it, delegate it or delete it.

Time Management

Mynd – As a small business owner, you may find yourself running from one meeting to the next. Mynd ensures you are always on time for meetings by finding the place of your event and letting you know how long it will take to get there. It can also recommend when to leave for your meeting based on current traffic conditions.

Note Taking

Evernote – the only app you will ever want and need for note-taking. This product works across all devices, and helps you organise your life as well as your business. The app lets you dictate or manually enter notes, snap photos and create to-do lists.


Skype – Whether you’re speaking with colleagues or overseas business partners, Skype makes communicating incredibly easy and stress free. The app remains incredibly effective, not to mention popular.


HP ePrint – Ever needed to print a document from your smartphone and have instead had to wait until you’re on your laptop or desktop? This app makes printing from your smartphone easy, whether you are at home, in the office or on the go. Connect via WiFi to send the document to your printer ready to be picked up when you’re next in.

Tracking expenses

Expensify – a great app if you travel for business regularly. Expensify helps you easily log expenses, capture receipt images and manage reports. It also gives you the ability to link your credit or debit card to your Expensify account so that charges are directly placed on an expense report.

The Quinn Group supports small business and is always on the lookout for tips to help the busy professional. If you are after accounting, tax or legal advice for your business, call us on 02 9223 9166 to arrange an appointment. Alternatively visit