Five Apps Recommended by Top EntrepreneursThere’s a smartphone app for just about everything these days, from creating documents, assigning tasks, hosting conference calls, scheduling meetings, to processing purchases - you name it, it can be done on a phone.

But the large number of mobile apps out there can be overwhelming. Before you waste time and money trying apps that aren’t right for you, reach out to your peers for recommendations.

Fast Company editor Erin Schulte told contributor Leo Widrich, “One of the problems that crops up is a lot of people respond with “I love Twitter, Dropbox, and Evernote!” Those are great tools, but might not add that much value for our readers.”

So Wildrich asked top entrepreneurs for their favorite, but perhaps lesser known, tools they use to simplify everyday tasks.

Five Useful Apps for Entrepreneurs

Clicky is a real time web analytics tool. “It helps you monitor, analyze, and react to your website’s traffic. It uses Google Analytics, but presents the data in a more useful manner,” says Michael Hyatt, author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World.


Buffer is an efficient tool to help you share on social media. It schedules content you find, and posts it automatically throughout the day. “Buffer makes that process of sharing information to audiences so much easier,” says Jay Baer, social media consultant and president at


TINYpulse captures anonymous feedback from your team to reveal insights and trends, as well as opportunities to improve company culture, retention, and overall results. Rand Fishkin, CEO of SEOmoz says, “It’s an incredibly valuable way to get honest, direct feedback about how things are going culture/team wise.”

 Keynote Presenter View

This is a great tool when you deliver presentations. While your presentation appears clean on the main display for your audience, you’re able to see the current and next slides, your slide notes, a clock, and a timer. “I can’t imagine giving a fluid talk without it,” says Seth Godin, author and public speaker.


Do you find articles or videos you want to read or view but don’t have the time? Then this is a great app for you. You can put pretty much anything into Pocket. Add directly from your browser, or from over 300 other apps. Everything you put in Pocket will be on your phone, tablet, or computer. “Pocket helps me stay focused by deferring things I want to read until later so I don’t break my flow,” says Dharmesh Shah, CTO of HubSpot.

Today, mobile apps allow business owners to manage their entire operation from their mobile devices. Everyone has a favorite, but it’s crucial to find the ones that make a difference to you and your business.

What is your favorite app?

Thanks to Gustav H for the image.

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