It’s 2019 and everything can be outsourced.

We’re not talking about outsourcing through Upwork or Fiverr. We’re talking about outsourcing to data analyzing websites, content curating apps, and graphic design platforms.

What if your entire business could run fluidly while you focused on the day-to-day actions that moved you towards your KPIs?

That’s the goal of this article. We want you to walk away with at least three new apps that could change how you run your business and how you’re going to scale in 2020.

Here are the 25 best business apps for small businesses.

Best Accounting/Financing Apps For Small Businesses

#1: QuickBooks

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Quickbooks.com

According to Quickbooks, small business owners can save an average of 42 hours per month using this app. Quickbooks connects to your business, or personal bank account and/or credit card, and let’s you systemize transactions as personal or business income or expenses. They’re also partnered with TurboTax so you can see how much you owe in quarterly taxes based on your current income (minus expenses in real-time). The app features project tracking, bill management, mile tracking, income and expenses, invoicing and payments, contractor management, and employee payroll.

QuickBooks Pricing Plans:

Simple Start Plan: $10/Month

  • Income and expense tracking, capture and organize receipts, maximize tax deductions, invoice and accept payments, run basic reports, send estimates, track sales and sales tax

Essentials Plan: $17/Month

  • Simple Start Plan and manage bills, track time, and have up to 3 users

Plus Plan: $30/Month

  • Essentials Plan and up to 5 users, track project profitability, track inventory and manage 1099 contractor

Advanced Plan: $60/Month

  • Plus Plan and up to 25 users, smart reporting, accelerated invoicing, customer user permission, premium care with priori
  • Up to 25 users
  • Track project profitability
  • Track inventory
  • Manage 1099 contractors
  • Smart reporting powered by Fathom
  • Accelerated invoicing
  • Customer user permissions
  • Premium care with Priority Circle

#2: Expensify

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Expensify.com

Expensify is receipt and expense management app for businesses that don’t need the full suite features of Quickbooks. Expensify features include one-click receipt scanning (SmartScan), next-day reimbursement that delivers money to employees within 24 hours, automatic approval workflows to automate expenses, and automatic account syncing for real-time finances.

Expensify Pricing Plans

For Individuals:

Track Plan: $4.99/Month

  • Unlimited SmartScans
  • Automatic mileage tracking
  • Store receipts indefinitely

Submit Plan: $4.99/Month

  • Track Plan and submit expense reports for reimbursements

For Groups:

Collect Plan: $5/Month

  • Unlimited SmartScans
  • Auto-categorize expenses
  • Auto-export to accounting software

Control Plan: $9/Month

  • Collect Plan and corporate card management and owerful reconciliation functionality

#3: DocuSign

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Docusign.com

Docusign is an e-signature platform for small businesses that send and receive contracts regularly. The app allows small business owners to prepare, sign, act on and manage all documented agreements. Docusign is partnered with Salesforce to help users create agreements like non-disclosure agreements, quotes, proposals, and invoices.

Docusign Pricing Plans:

Personal: $10/user
Annual Option: $120

  • Single user only
  • Send 5 documents for eSignature per month
  • Basic fields: Name, date, signature, initial, company, title, and email
  • Mobile app for sending and signing on smartphones

Standard: $25/per user, per month
Annual Option: $300

  • Send unlimited documents for eSignature per month
  • Basic fields
  • Mobile app
  • Reminders and notifications: automatic email reminders and deadline notifications
  • Personalized branding: logo, color themes, and more
  • Comments: receive comment notifications from questions recipients have about a document

Business Pro: $40/per user, per month
Annual Option: $480

  • Standard Plan and collect payments, advanced fields (smart forms with conditional formulas and conditional fields), signer attachments (recipients can upload and attach documents, such as a driver’s license), and bulk send (import recipient list and send personalized documents to each recipient)

#4: Gusto

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Gusto.com

Gusto is an app for small businesses that need employee benefits and HR services. The app handles payroll, health benefits, PTO, time-requests, time tracking, and access to HR professionals. Gusto integrates with FreshBooks, Xero, QuickBooks, Homebase, Time Tracker and more.

Gusto Pricing Plans:

Core: $6/Month per person + $39/monthly base

  • Full-service payroll
  • Employee self service and profiles
  • Health benefits administration
  • Workers’ comp administration
  • Best-in-class support
  • Paid-time-off policies

Complete: $12/Month per person + $39/monthly base

  • Core Plan and administrative permissions, employee offers and onboarding, and simple time tracking

Concierge: $12/Month per person + $149/monthly base

  • Complete Plan and employee directory and surveys, access to certified HR professionals, and an HR resource center

Best Customer Management Apps For Small Businesses

#5: Nutshell

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Nutshell.com

Nutshell is for small businesses who need customer reporting, sales process management, and reporting tools. It also lets business users map out their business opportunities and see their customer’s social profiles using their Nutshell Intelligence. The app integrates with MailChimp, Slack, Quickbooks, Unbounce, PandaDoc and other business tools.

Nutshell Pricing Plans:

Starter: $19/Month per user

  • Contact Management
    • Unlimited contact records and data storage, centralized customer database, automatic contact sync, automatic customer data scouring, intelligent search function, business card scanner
  • Pipeline Management
    • Customizable sales pipeline, drag-and-drop view, interactive map, list view, chart view
  • Communication and Task Management
    • Communication histories, team @-mentioning and alerts, unlimited bulk email templates, activity reminders
  • Reporting and Performance Tracking
    • Activity and results dashboard, sales report, forecast report, new leads report, losses report, snapshots
  • Support
    • Live phone support, email support, chat support, free data importing assistance, self-service knowledge base
  • Apps and Integrations
    • Native iPhone and Android apps, email and calendar syn with Gmail, Office 365, Outlook, and Microsoft Exchange
    • One-click integrations with MailChimp, Slack, Quickbooks, Unbounce, PandaDoc, etc.

Pro: $35/ Month per user

  • Contact Management
    • Same as Starter Plan
  • Pipeline Management
    • Same as Starter Plan
  • Communication and Task Management
    • Same as Starter Plan + unlimited click-to-call and phone recordings
  • Reporting and Performance Tracking
    • Same as Starter Plan
  • Sales Automation
    • Guided sales process builder, automated lead assignment, automated pipeline distribution, automated lead advancement, automated tasks, post-sale lead management, team guidance, coaching, and MailChimp integration for automated email nurturing
  • Support
    • Same as Starter Plan
  • Apps and Integrations
    • Same as Starter Plan

Pro Plus: Contact Us For Pricing

  • Contact Management
    • Same as Pro Plan
  • Pipeline Management
    • Same as Pro Plan
  • Communication and Task Management
    • Same as Pro Plan
  • Reporting and Performance Tracking
    • Same as Pro Plan
  • Sales Automation
    • Same as Pro Plan
  • Support
    • Same as Pro Plan + custom onboarding and team training, ongoing new user training, ongoing training on new Nutshell features, “first in line” technical support
  • Apps and Integrations
    • Same as Pro Plan

#6: ForceManager

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Forcemanager.com

ForceManager is for small businesses who need help with customer acquisition, growth, and channel management. They help field sales teams capture information, plan sales campaigns, schedule follow-up meetings, and see data insights. In short, ForceManager is your sales virtual assistant.

ForceManager Pricing Plans

Small Team: $35/month

  • Functionality
    • Accounts, contacts, opportunities, calendar, documents
    • Team notifications
    • Team performance analytics and dashboards
    • CardManager
    • Pre-configured reports
  • Integration
    • Phone integration
    • Email integration
    • Zapier and other out-of-the-box integrations
  • Customization
    • Custom fields and value lists
    • Account and contact data import (from Excel)
  • Visibility and Permissions
    • Level 2 basic user permissions (managers and sales representatives)
  • Service
    • Access to training resources
    • Email support
  • Storage
    • 100GB document storage
    • 30K main entities database

Business: $590/month

  • Functionality
    • Small Team Plan + orders, product catalog, pre-configured reports
  • Integration
    • Small Team Plan + RESTful API access, ERP, CRM with CSV integration, PBX integrations, and ADFS
  • Customization
    • Small Team Plan + custom forms, custom setup, and mobile app extensions (custom mobile developments)
  • Visibility and Permissions
    • Small Team PLan + full hierarchy visibility (up to 8 levels of management), multibranch (environments or business units), and advanced permissions
  • Service
    • Small Team Plan + phone support, dedicated onboarding specialist, a personalized online training session for key users
  • Storage
    • 1TB document storage
    • 150K main entities database

Enterprise: Contact for quote

  • Functionality
    • Same as Business Plan
  • Integration
    • Same as Business Plan
  • Customization
    • Business Plan + enterprise LDAP authentication scenarios
  • Visibility and Permissions
    • Same as Business Plan
  • Service
    • Business Plan + enterprise-level SLAs, dedicated infrastructure
  • Storage
    • Unlimited document storage
    • Unlimited main entities database

#7: Pipedrive

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Pipedrive.com

Pipedrive is for small businesses with sales teams that need to manage a large number of customer relationships. According to Pipedrive, on average their users close 28% more deals after using Pipeline for a year. Similar to Brief, their focus is on simplicity. They created their app around the features that create impact, not aesthetics. Pipedrive tracks emails and calls and shows sales reps a streamlined view of their sales process.

Pipedrive Pricing Plans

Silver Plan: $12.50/per month per user

  • Sales Management
    • Visual pipelines with deal stages
  • Contacts
    • Contacts sync
    • Contact timelines
  • Meetings
    • Calendar sync
  • Calls
    • Mobile call tracking
  • Email
    • Email BCC
  • Reports
    • Sales and activity reports
    • Live dashboard view
    • Personal and company goals
  • Permissions and Visibility
    • Admin user
    • Regular user
  • Security
    • Two-factor authentication

Gold Plan: $24.50/per month per user

  • Sales Management
    • Silver Plan + important fields
  • Contacts
    • Silver Plan + smart contact data
  • Meetings
    • Silver Plan + calendar and scheduler
  • Calls
    • Same as Silver Plan
  • Email
    • Full email integration
    • Link emails to contacts and deals
    • Open and click tracking
    • Email templates
  • Automation
    • Sales task automation
    • Email automation
  • Reports
    • Same as Silver Plan
  • Permissions and Visibility
    • Silver Plan + custom permissions
  • Inventory
    • Product catalog
  • Security
    • Two-factor authentication

Platinum Plan: $49.17/per month per user

  • Same as Gold Plan plus:
  • Reports
    • Gold Plan + team goals and revenue forecasting
  • Permissions and Visibility
    • Silver Plan + unlimited custom permissions, custom visibility settings, and teams
  • Inventory
    • Same as Gold Plan
  • Security
    • Two-factor authentication
    • SAML single sign on

#8: Calendly

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Calendly.com

Calendly is an appointment scheduling app for smalls businesses that don’t need anything more than an automated scheduler. The app lets you create events and then choose the day and time slot for the event (recurring or one time). Calendly syncs with your calendar app to automatically put all new events in your main calendar and can send confirmation notifications via email or text. You can also accept payment through the app.

Calendly Pricing Plans

Basic Plan: Free

  • Google Calendar, Office 365, Outlook, and iCloud Integration
  • Schedule unlimited events
  • One event type
  • Personalized Calendly link
  • Automated email notifications and reminders
  • Integrations: Intercom

Premium Plan: $8/Month

  • Basic Plan and unlimited event types, removable Calendly branding, team availability, group events, add links to event and confirmation pages
  • Integrations: Intercom, Zapier apps, Webhooks, Zoom, GoToMeeting

Pro Plan: $12/Month

  • Premium Plan and SMS notifications, invitee redirect
  • Integrations: Premium Plan integrations, Salesforce, Stripe, Paypal, and Google Analytics

Best Marketing and Social Media Apps For Small Businesses

#9: Hootsuite

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Hootsuite.com

Hootsuite is a social media management platform for small businesses. The app lets users manage several networks and profiles, schedule posts, and spend up to $5,000 per month on paid social media ads. You can also monitor topics related to your industry and assign team members tasks within the app. Hootsuite also has custom analytics to show you the social posts creating the most engagement on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Hootsuite Pricing Plans

Professional: $29/Month

  • Automated post scheduling
  • Key performance metrics
  • Ad spend limit of $500 per month to boost posts

Team: $12/Month

  • Professional Plan and team message assignments, custom analytics, exportable reports, and ad spend limit of $2,000 per month to boost posts

Business: $599/Month

  • Team Plan Plus and flexible approval workflows, 1 hour of 1-on-1 onboarding, 5 social media certifications, 24/7 support, ad spend limit of $5,000 per month to boost posts

Enterprise: Contact for quote

#10: BuzzSumo

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Buzzsumo.com

BuzzSumo gives small businesses insight into what’s trending in their industry and online. The app is available for free for a limited amount of searches. BuzzSumo also has a brand monitor feature that alerts a business when their name was published online, a question analyzer to find popular questions being asked by your target audience, and a Facebook post analyzer to find the post with the best engagement.

BuzzSumo Pricing Plans

Pro: $79/Month

  • Unlimited searches
  • Monitor brand, competitors, backlinks, and keywords (up to 5,000 mentions)

Plus: $139/Month

  • Unlimited searches
  • Monitor brand, competitors, backlinks, and keywords (up to 10 alerts and 10,000 mentions)
  • Question analyzer
    • Find popular questions asked on forums, e-commerce websites, Quora, etc.

Large Plan: $239/Month

  • Unlimited Searches
  • Monitor brand, competitors, backlinks, and keywords (up to 30 alerts and 20,000 mentions)
  • Question analyzer
  • Facebook analyzer
    • Analyze Facebook posts to see which performs best

Enterprise Plan: $499+/Month

  • Unlimited Searches
  • Monitor brand, competitors, backlinks, and keywords (up to 50+ alerts)
  • Question analyzer
  • Facebook analyzer

#11: SEMRush

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SEMRush.com

SEMRush is an insight tool small businesses can use to improve their online visibility and analyze their marketing efforts for efficiency. The app shows small businesses competitor data such as the keywords working best for them, their ad budgets, the copy they are using on their landing pages and more.

SEMRush Pricing Plans

Pro Plan: $83.28/per month

Freelancers, startups and in-house marketers

  • 28 tools to run SEO, PPC, SMM and content projects
  • See competitor’s traffic sources, rankings, social media results, etc.

Guru Plan: $166.62/per month

Small businesses and marketing agencies

  • Pro Plan + branded reports, historical data, extended limits

Business Plan: $333.28/per months

Agencies, e-commerce projects and businesses

  • Guru Plan + white label reports, API access, extended limits and sharing options

Enterprise Plan: Contact for quote

Guru Plan + custom keyword database, custom limits, unlimited crawling of large websites, on-site trainings, other add on features upon request

#12: SurveyMonkey

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Surveymonkey.com

SurveyMonkey is an online survey tool for small and large businesses. The surveys can be used to get feedback from employees and customers. SurveyMonkey also offers online polls, has 200 example survey questions, and a margin of error calculator.

SurveyMonkey Pricing Plans:

Team Advantage: $25/per month per user

  • Survey sharing
  • Comments all in one place
  • Analyze, filter, and export results
  • Notification of new responses
  • Shared library for on-brand surveys
  • Free integration with popular collaboration apps
  • Unlimited surveys, questions, and responses
  • 24/7 email support
  • Quizzes with custom feedback
  • Unlimited filters, crosstabs, and trended data
  • Custom logo, colors, and survey URL
  • Question and page skip logic
  • All data exports (SCV, PDF, PPT, SPSS< XLs)
  • Accept payments
  • SurveyMonkey industry benchmarks

Team Premier: $74/ per month per user

Same as Team Advantage Plan +

  • Advanced survey logic tools
  • Block randomization
  • White label surveys
  • Multilingual surveys
  • Survey completion redirect
  • Remove SurveyMonkey footer
  • Create private apps with direct API access

Enterprise: Contact for quote

Same as Team Premier Plan +

  • Flexible plan types for multiple users
  • HIPAA-compliant features
  • Customization and branding
  • Integrations with Salesforce, Marketo, Eloqua, and Tableau
  • Administrative dashboard and user management
  • Account control and migration
  • Enhanced governance and security features
  • Single sign-on (SSO)
  • Activity tracking through audit logs
  • Dedicated customer success manager

#13: Answer Dock

Answerdock.com

Answer Dock is an analytics app for small business owners who want to quickly find specific data about their business. The app features a search bar that you can type in the data you are looking for and the app will find and graph the data for you. Answer Dock works across retail, ecommerce, transportation, healthcare, finance, insurance, communications, and media. The app offers a one-month free trial and then three pricing options.

Answer Dock Pricing Plans

Standard Cloud Plan: $295/Month

  • 5 users, 20 datasets, 5GB cloud storage, 250 MB file upload, 5M total rows, 50 columns per dataset

Professional Cloud Plan: $995/Month

  • 20 users, 100 datasets, 25GB cloud storage, 1GB file upload, 50M total rows limit, 100 columns per dataset

Best Productivity/Collaboration Apps For Small Businesses

#14: Brief

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Gobrief.com

Brief is a productivity and collaboration app for entrepreneurs, founders, and small businesses. The app is designed to increase focus and team efficiency through its sleek interface. Brief combines team chat, task management, video calls and file sharing into one elegant dashboard, letting small business owners run their business without a hitch. Team members can assign tasks to themselves and other members and create different Hubs depending on projects and departments. The app saves all shared files and stores them in a secure and searchable virtual file cabinet for easy access from any device.

Brief Pricing Plans:

Free Plan (premium paid features to be added in the future)

  • Unlimited users
  • Unlimited task
  • Unlimited chat history
  • Unlimited Hubs
  • Unlimited calendar reminders
  • Unlimited customer support
  • 10GB storage per user
  • 500 minutes of video chat

#15: Evernote

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Evernote.com

Deemed as “the best note-taking app”, Evernote is an app to keep notes and content organized for easy future access. Small businesses use Evernote to save ideas and project in notes, voice and picture. It can also be used as a collaboration tool to manage deadlines, clients, and meetings with a team.

Evernote Pricing Plans

Basic Plan: Free

  • Notes
    • Tables and attachments
    • Collect web clippings and screenshots from any browser or device
    • Record audio notes
    • Create to-do lists with checkboxes
    • Take notes with stylus on mobile devices
    • Highlight, annotate or comment on images
  • Inspiration
    • Attach PDFs, receipts, files, and documents
    • Clip full pages, images, and text from the web
  • Organization
    • Search and find notes fast
    • Create notebooks and tags
    • Sort and organize information by date, title, or tag
    • Search for text inside images
  • Share with others
    • Share a notebook with one or more people
    • Set permissions for editing notes and notebooks

Premium Plan: $7.99/Month

  • Notes
    • Same as Basic Plan
  • Inspiration
    • Same as Basic Plan +
      • Forward emails into your Evernote account
      • Scan and digitize business cards and create contact notes
      • Annotate PDFs
  • Organization
    • Same as Basic Plan +
      • Search for text inside PDFs and Office Docs
      • See a version history of your notes
  • Share With Others
    • Same as Basic Plan +
      • Turn notes into a presentation with one-click
  • AI Suggest Content
    • ame as Basic Plan +
      • Recommends related notes that you’ve written
      • View LinkedIn information when you scan business cards
      • See related information from publications as you type
  • Integrations
    • ame as Basic Plan +
      • Link Google Drive files
      • Connect with email providers like Outlook
      • Connect with communication tools (Slack and Microsoft Teams)

Business Plan: $14.99/Month per user

  • Notes
    • Same as Premium Plan
  • Inspiration
    • Same as Premium Plan +
  • Organization
    • Same as Premium Plan +
  • Share With Others
    • Same as Premium Plan +
  • AI Suggest Content
    • Same as Premium Plan +
    • Recommends related notes from others on your team
  • Integrations
    • Same as Premium Plan +
      • Connect with CRM tools like Salesforce
  • Team Collaboration
    • Collaborative spaces for team projects and workflows
    • A central location for present and past work
    • Permissions-based access to content
    • Virtual bulletin board
    • Edit notes in real-time
  • Team Administration
    • Centralized account administration and user management
    • Single sign-on
    • Activity history
    • Business data ownership

#16: Zapier

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Zapier.com

Zapier is an app for small business owners who need to integrate information between web apps. For example, when you receive a new email with an attachment in Gmail, the attachment will copy into Dropbox and then you’ll be notified on Slack about the new files. Zapier is designed to automate the small taks so business owners can focus on the larger ones.

Zapier Pricing Plans

Free Plan

  • 5 Zaps
  • Zaps run every 15 minutes
  • 100 tasks per month

Starter Plan: $20/Month

  • Free Plan and 20 Zaps (running every 15 minutes), 1,000 tasks per month, multi-step Zaps, filter, formatter, and premium apps

Professional Plan: $50/Month

  • Starter Plan and 50 Zaps (running every five minutes), 3,000 tasks per month, auto-replay, and paths

Professional Plus Plan: $125/Month

  • Professional Plan and 125 Zaps (running every five minutes) and 10,000 tasks per month

Best Time Management Apps For Small Businesses

#17: Time Doctor

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Timedoctor.com

Time Doctor is for small businesses that have contractors or remote employees who’s time they need to track. Their users have reported a 22% average increase in productivity from time logged through the app. The app feature automatic screenshots, reporting, chat monitoring, web app usage, processes payroll and more.

Time Doctor Pricing Plan

$9.99/Month per user

  • Track time, tasks, and projects
  • Screenshots and mouse/keyboard activity
  • Website and application tracking
  • Payroll and payment integrations
  • Work schedules and attendance report
  • GPS tracking option on mobile apps
  • Integrations with 20+ partners
  • Support from live agents
  • Managers can approve manual time
  • White labeled login interface for team members
  • Add multiple users

#18: RescueTime

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Rescuetime.com

RescueTime is for small business owners who need to track their own time to improve their productivity. The app helps its users understand their habits so they can increase their efficiency and create more growth in their business. RescueTime runs in the background on computers and mobile devices, tracks how much time is spent on websites and apps, and then provides a detailed report.

RescueTime Pricing Plans

RescueTime Lite: Free

  • Track time in websites and applications
  • Set goals
  • Get a weekly email report
  • 3 month report history

RescueTime Premium: $9/Month or $72/Year

  • Track time spent in meetings, phone calls, etc.
  • Get alerted when you achieve your daily goals
  • Block distracting website
  • Keep a log of daily accomplishments
  • Detailed reports and filters
  • Faster data processing
  • Unlimited report history

Best Design and Graphic Apps For Small Businesses

#19: Canva

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Canva.com

Canva is a graphic design platform for small business owners. The app has templates, background images, stock photos, icons, and elements that can be used to created social media or website images. Users can upload their own images as well and customize each template to fit their brand. Canva is perfect for small business owners or team members with minimal graphic design experience.

Canva Pricing Plans:

Free Plan:

  • Two folders for organization
  • 1GB storage
  • 8,000 templates
  • Upload your own images
  • $1 photos

Canva For Work: $12.95/Month

  • Free Forever Plan +
    • Unlimited folders
    • Team functionalities
    • Unlimited storage
    • 400,000 photos and illustrations
    • Custom resizing
    • Upload custom fonts
    • Brand color palettes
    • Save templates
    • Download designs with transparent backgrounds
    • Export designs as GIFS
    • Support

#20: Adobe Spark Post

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Adobesparkpost.com

Adobe Spark Post is a design app for creating social media posts, and especially Instagram stories, for your business. The app features edits that create a professional look with minimal effort using their templates and pre-made animations.

Adobe Spark Post Pricing Plans

Individual Plan: $9.99/year

  • Thousands of images and icons
  • Remove Adobe Spark watermark
  • Personalize with logo, colors, and fonts
  • Full library of Adobe fonts and templates

Team Plan: $9.99/Month

  • Individual Plan +
    • Consolidate billing for licenses
    • Reassign licenses
    • 24/7 support

#21: Over

Madewithover.com

Over is a design app for creating social media posts and ad campaigns. What we love about Over is their purposely minimal design templates. The app features branding uploads such as logos, fonts and colors and trendy stock videos and photos to choose from via Unsplash, Google Images, and Pixabay.

Over has a free plan and in-app purchases for stock photos and videos and customizations. Their paid plan option is $14.99 per month or $99.99 for a year and all-access to their customizations.

Best Website Creation and Hosting Apps For Small Businesses

#22: WordPress

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WordPress.com

WordPress is the website creation and hosting platform for small businesses who have prior website building experience or are outsourcing their website development. It’s possible to build a WordPress website without prior experience, but website builders like Squarespace and Wix (mentioned below) are better suited for a business needing a simple website with small customization needs.

WordPress Pricing Plans

WordPress Blogs and Personal Sites:

Blogger Plan: $3/Month

  • Free.blog Domain for a year
  • Jetpack essential features
  • Email support
  • Free theme
  • Basic design customizations
  • 6GB storage space
  • Option to remove WordPress.com ads

Personal Plan: $5/Month
Blogger Plan +

  • Basic + Live Chat Support

Premium Plan: $8/Month

  • Personal + unlimited themes
  • Advanced design customizations
  • 13 GB storage space
  • Advanced social media
  • Simple payments
  • Site monetization
  • VideoPress support

WordPress Business Sites and Online Stores:

Business Plan: $25/Month

  • Premium + unlimited storage
  • Personalized help
  • SEO tools
  • Upload plugins
  • Installed themes
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Option to remove WordPress.com branding

eCommerce Plan: $45/Month

  • Business + accept payments in 60+ countries
  • Integrations with top shipping carriers
  • Unlimited products or services
  • eCommerce marketing tools
  • Premium customizable starter themes

#23: Squarespace

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Squarespace.com

Squarespace is a website creation and hosting platform for small businesses that don’t need a customized website and want to build it themselves. The app has easily customizable templates to drag and drop copy text and photos. It also has built in form integration with MailChimp and an e-commerce platform.

Squarespace Pricing Plans

Squarespace Websites:
Personal Plan: $12/Month

  • Unlimited bandwidth and storage
  • Mobile-Optimized website
  • Website metrics
  • Free custom domain (with annual purchase)
  • SSL security included
  • 24/7 customer support
  • Limited to 2 contributors

Business Plan: $18/Month

  • Personal + advanced website metrics
  • Unlimited contributors
  • Professional email from Google
  • $100 Google Ads Credit
  • Pop-Ups
  • eCommerce
  • Unlimited products and donation acception
  • 3% Transaction Fee
  • Mobile information bar and desktop announcement bar
  • Complete customization (CSS and JavaScript)
  • Premium blocks and Integrations

Squarespace Online Stores:
Basic Plan: $26/Month

  • Business PLan + sell unlimited products
  • No transaction fees
  • Mobile-Optimized website and checkout
  • Free custom domain (with annual purchase)
  • SSL security included
  • 24/7 Support
  • Unlimited contributors
  • Commerce metrics
  • Inventory, orders, tax, coupons
  • Label printing
  • Integrated accounting
  • Checkout on your domain
  • Customer accounts
  • Products on Instagram

Advanced Plan: $40/Month

  • Basic Plan + Subscriptions
  • Abandoned cart auto recovery
  • Advanced shipping
  • Flexible discounts
  • Gift cards
  • Orders API

#24: Wix

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Wix.com

Wix is a website builder for small business owners who are looking for customizable options between WordPress and Squarespace. Wix uses templates just like Squarespace, but their design interface gives users more customizing options and freedom. Unlike WordPress, Wix can be used by a novice website builder to create a professional and fully functioning website.

Wix Pricing Plan

Combo Plan: $11/Month For Personal Use

  • 2GB Bandwith
  • 3GB Storage
  • Connect a domain
  • 30 video minutes
  • Remove Wix ads
  • Free domain for one year

Unlimited Plan: $14/Month For Entrepreneurs and Freelancers

  • Same as Combo Plan + unlimited bandwidth
  • 10GB storage
  • 1 video hour
  • $300 ad vouchers
  • Site booster app
  • Form builder app

Pro Plan: $19/Month

  • Same as Unlimited Plan + 20GB storage
  • 2 video hours
  • Events calendar
  • Professional logo
  • Social media logo files

VIP Plan: $29/Month

  • Same as Pro Plan + priority. response and VIP support

Business Basic Plan: $20/Month

  • VIP Plan +
    • Accept online payments 100% commision free
    • 5 video hours

Business Unlimited Plan: $25/Month

  • Business Basic Plan + 35GB
  • 10 Video hours

Business VIP Plan: $35/Month

  • Business Unlimited Plan + 50GB storage
  • Unlimited video hours
  • Priority response and VIP support

#25: Weebly

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Weebly.com

Weebly is an ecommerce website platform similar to Wix in customization capabilities. They offer professional product photos and ecommerce tools for order management, shipping and payments. Weebly integrates with Facebook ads and email campaign tools to make marketing as seamless as possible.

Weebly Pricing Plans

Basic Plan: Free

  • Free SSL security
  • 500 MB storage
  • Weebly domain
  • SEO
  • Lead capture and contact forms
  • Community Forum and chat and email support

Pro Plan: $12/Month

  • Basic Plan and custom domain connection, remove Weebly ads, and site search
  • Shopping cart, Square payments, third-party payment provider integration
  • Advanced site stats and phone support

Small Business Plan: $25/Month

  • Pro Plan and product badges, product options, inventory management, automatic tax calculator, coupon codes, Square gift cards, product reviews, shipping calculator, integrated shipping labels, shopping discounts
  • Pro Plan and pop-up notifications, Integrated Facebook ads, advanced eCommerce statistics

A list of twenty-five business changing apps is overwhelming. If you’re not sure of what apps are the most important to your business today, ask yourself, “What are the three biggest pain points of my business?”. For example, if your largest pain points are social media curation, task management, and your website not working properly then you would want to start using:

  • Canva and Adobe Spark Post for social media content
  • Brief for team task management and communication
  • Squarespace for easy website solutions

What are your three biggest pain points and what apps seems to be the ultimate solve for you?

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