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Best apps: for organising and planning

Best apps: for organising and planningThanks to online tools and mobile apps, it has never been easier to organise all aspects of your business life. Here are some of the business apps that can help

Apps for your to do lists

Remember the Milk

A very popular app for organising your to do lists. You can prioritise, set reminders and plan the best way to get things done.

Evernote

Take notes, grab a screenshot, record some audio or copy a link - Evernote captures all this information and then organises it, indexes it and makes it searchable.

Omnifocus

Omnifocus records and organises all your to-dos and syncs them so you can get an up to date state of play wherever you are.

Apps to track income, expenses and tax

Free Agent

A record-keeping app to help small firms, start-ups and the self-employed track income and expenses. Costs start from £19 a month for sole traders; free trial available.

Sage Record Keeper

Sage Record Keeper is a free iPhone app aimed at self-employed people and SMEs for keeping quick and convenient control of cash records and CIS deductions - helping you to estimate and complete your tax return.

Xpenditure

Take photos of your receipts and manage your expenses on the go with this popular mobile app.

Quickbooks

If you use Quickbooks for your accounts you can download the free app so that you can track income, expenses and tax payments on the go from your Android mobile, iPad or iPhone.

Xero

Manage your business on your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone, including sending invoices, adding receipts and monitoring expenses.

Apps for your passwords

Dashlane

This app lets you automatically generate and save new passwords and you can store IDs, credit cards, and other personal information for autofilling on any website.

LastPass

LastPass remembers your passwords and other information and stores it securely in a 'vault', which syncs with any device automatically, so you have access to your passwords wherever you are.

Apps for your files

Dropbox

Dropbox allows you to sync your files online and across your computers. Access your files from wherever you are and share your files and photos with others.

SugarSync

Automatically syncs files and folders across multiple computers allowing you to access documents, photos and music wherever you are. SugarSync also offers automatic, continuous backup for all of your files.

Google Docs

Google Docs allows you to view, share and edit documents, spreadsheets and PDFs from other computers or from your mobile phone.

Apps for tracking your parcels

FedEx

The FedEx app allows you to track packages while they are in transit as well as locating the nearest FedEx office wherever you are.

Deliveries

Deliveries allows you to track packages from UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, TNT, and more. You can also track orders from Amazon and Apple, even before they even ship. See your package’s location in Google Maps.

Apps for organising your thoughts

iMindmap

Mind-mapping software that can help improve the way you think, plan, study, create, present, organise.

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