Our 10 favorite apps for small business (and why we like them)

Search through any online app store and you’ll find so many choices it can take hours to find the best. To save you time, we found ten apps that can help you be more efficient and have more fun while running your small business.

We searched for apps that had visual appeal, high ratings by other customers, and were geared towards work instead of play.

Windows Phone Apps

The number of apps for Windows Phone has greatly increased in recent years. Here is a short list of apps that can help you as you manage your small business day-to-day.


Need to travel by car for your company? Use GasBuddy to find the lowest prices in unfamiliar areas. This highly rated app is now available for the Windows 8.1 phone.

Translator One

Traveling for business can be stressful, if you don’t understand the local language. Take Translator One along. You can use it to translate over thirty languages, plus dictate in five. It will also read sentences in ten languages.

Tomato Productivity

Ever wonder where the day went, and frustrated about not getting things done? The Pomodoro (Tomato) Technique is a time management method that uses a timer to break work into 25-minute intervals, separated by short breaks. Tomato Productivity is a graphically appealing app helps you follow the Pomodoro Technique.

Favorite built-in apps for your Windows phone

Lync 2013 for mobile clients

This app is a lifesaver, or at least can save you from missing a meeting if you’re running late or grabbing a latte. Join meetings with Lync, chat with your co-workers, add video and audio to the chat, and change your status on the go. And it’s also available for iPhones, iPads and Android.

Office Mobile

With Office Mobile, you can create, access, view, edit and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations on your mobile devices using the familiar Office experience. Office Mobile is also available for iPad.

Dynamics CRM

This super useful app will help you get notifications with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Activity Feeds. Activity Feeds show important activities that take place around the people, accounts, contacts, leads, and opportunities that are important for your business. You must have Dynamics CRM.

Shopping list for Windows apps on your tablet or PC

Apps aren’t just for smartphones anymore. They can also help you get more done for your business on your PC, tablet, or laptop.

Grapholite Diagrams Pro

Design flow charts, floor plans, network layouts, UI mockups, UML diagrams, mind maps, organizational charts, Venn charts, office layouts, web-site structures and wireframes, technical drawings, and much more. Grapholite is designed for tablet devices, but still has a rich set of built in themes and features.

Receipt Manager

A simple, easy to use receipt manager to keep track of expenses. Upload a picture or key in the details of each receipt. The app will store your receipts for reference and retrieval as needed. Sort and search by date, store, total or item. Use the Simple Receipt Manager Application for personal budgeting, tax returns, warranty tracking, expense report referencing or for recalling purchases without the paper trail. With the simplicity of the app, you’ll be easily recording your receipts in no time and can retrieve them instantaneously.

Speech Timer

Are you preparing a speech, elevator pitch, or client presentation? Speech Timer will help you practice giving your speech within time limits that you choose, and will give you visual indicators to guide you!


PitchCastr is a unique app that helps you create a pitch for your business or idea, and share it with the people who matter. PitchCastr is not a funding platform—it’s a connection platform designed to bring the right entrepreneurs and qualified investors together. PitchCastr requires Windows 8.1.To find more apps, learn how to search for and purchase or select apps from the Windows store.

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