What Are The Most Useful Apps For Business Professionals?


The app market is huge. So big in fact, that this market is predicted to reach a revenue of $77 billion by the end of this year. There are many variations of apps, which gives users a choice of what will be most useful to them.

If you’re a business professional, chances are you are using a device to communicate and store important information.

So, while you are using this device, why wouldn’t you make the most of it, by downloading apps that will improve your work-life?

We put together a list of apps that we think will be most useful for business professionals, ranging from two categories.

Make Collaboration Count

Collaborating with colleagues can sometimes be challenging in an office setting. These apps make communication transparent and effective.


With over 500 million users, Dropbox is a business tool that permits users to share and store files on mobile devices, laptops or desktop computers.

Dropbox has eliminated the use of hard disks, by creating “Smart Sync”.

“Worry less about local hard disk constraints with Smart Sync. See all your files and team folders right from your desktop, and they take up virtually no space on your hard disk until you need them. Free up space easily by sending files to the cloud and you’ll still see them on your desktop.”

Dropbox also protects files by backing them up and protecting them with up to 120 days of deletion recovery. This saves businesses time and headaches if accidents happen and important files end up in the trash.

This app increases collaboration among team members because files can be easily accessed by all users with the unique account. Shareable content and feedback is also an important feature.

You can try Dropbox for 30 days free, and then download if you are pleased!


Slack is known for making “team communication for the 21st century.”

This tool provides channels, messaging, calls and sharing files. All of these features are synced and can be accessed on multiple devices, such as iOS and Android.

Slack divides teams according to departments, so the proper people are getting relevant information.

“Slack is a great tool to use as an alternative to email for internal communications, and is particularly effective when working remotely, or for users wishing to get a head start on work while commuting.” Fliplet reports. 

If you are worried about your important files and security breaches, don’t worry, Slack is determined to make sure its services are secure. It specializes in features such as:

  • Data encryption in transit and at rest
  • SAML-based SSO –  stands for “Security Assertion Markup Language” which is a data format used for exchanging authentication and authorization data.
  • SCIM provisioning – automates information between users and identity domains or IT systems

Slack is free for small teams and ranges up to $12.50 a month for larger teams. Try it here. 

Manage Your Expenses

Managing expenses is a priority for all businesses, in order to effectively budget and spend the proper amount of money. Let’s look at some tools that you can use to make this process a little easier.



“Acumatica ERP delivers adaptable cloud and mobile technology with a unique all-inclusive user licensing model, enabling a complete, real time view of your business anytime, anywhere.” Acumatica reports. 

Acumatica is a cloud-based platform that enables users to activate financial information anywhere wifi is present, or you can download the app from any Ios or Android device.

This tool can run expense reports, purchase orders or time cards with the help of trusted partners that vary depending on what industry you are in.

These partners provide services such as training, support, consulting, customization and much more.

“Through our worldwide network of partners, Acumatica provides the full suite of integrated business management applications, including Financials, Distribution, Manufacturing, Project Accounting, and CRM. There is only one true Cloud ERP platform designed for mid-sized customers – Acumatica.

There are much more apps on the market for business professionals, and Digital Diary will continue to investigate them, in order to deliver you with the most insightful, up to date information.


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