These business apps can keep you on track

There are many steps to running a successful small business. One of the more important? The owners of small businesses need to be organized. It’s too easy to otherwise miss an important task. Fortunately, the iPhone — a tool of choice for many small business owners — features several apps which can help business owners organize their time more effectively. The Web site Business News Daily highlights some of the best.

A new calendar

All iPhones feature a default calendar app. But this app is limited. You can’t say that about Fantastical 2, a $1.99 calendar app that can help make business owners more efficient. The app boasts several features, according to Business News Daily. But the most interesting feature? You can tell Fantastical 2 what you need to do — such as saying, “I want to meet Sue for dinner on February fifth” — and the app will automatically schedule your appointment in your calendar. How’s that for a time-saving feature?

Scheduling made more powerful

The Schedule Planner app is free. That’s good. It’s also easy to use, helping you to quickly plan out your day. As Business News Daily reports, you can also color-code tasks according to their category. For instance, you can color work activities blue and free-time activities red. The app will then create charts that show you precisely how you’re spending you’re time. You can then make changes to become more efficient.

The new to-do list

To-do lists are crucial for business owners. But pen-and-paper lists are, of course, limited. The free app changes this. This electronic to-do list has its own set of unique features designed to help business owners operate more efficiently. For example, you can add tasks to four categories: today, tomorrow, this week or someday. This helps users keep track of immediate tasks and long-term goals as well.

Posted on: 03.19.14