Useful Mobile Apps for Entrepreneurs

July 22, 2011


Last weekend, we hosted a Mobile App Hackathon here at thinkspace in our coworking area. At the event, 13 teams developed a wide variety of mobile apps in less than one day. Since thinkspace is a community filled with entrepreneurs, I started thinking…”what are some of the best apps for entrepreneurs?” I did some research and this is what I discovered:


As an entrepreneur, you never know when you might meet someone interested in your product or service. Close sales and process payments on the go with the Credit Card Terminal iPhone, iPad, and Android App. Credit Card Terminal will send transaction information to your current Authorize.Net account. Side Note: Innerfence is a thinkspace alumi member. Their team built this app inside of our building here in Redmond, WA
-Update 7/25/11: InnerFence just released their credit card reader accessory for the iPad.

This is a great app for entrepreneurs who frequently communicate with employees and customers overseas. Many find it challenging to coordinate meeting when working with different timezones. AllHours will help you find a reasonable time to host virtual meetings.

Keep track of your business expenses on the go.  This iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and Blackberry app will scan your receipts so you don’t have to save them (or worry about losing them).

Evernote allows you to write down ideas, checklists, blog posts, and those random “I need to remember this” notes. The best part about Evernote is the fact that it will sync all of your notes between your devices. I like to use Evernote for driving directions.

Use LinkedIn’s mobile app to access your online network at any point. The LinkedIn app is also great for immediately adding new connections before you forget.

Stop wasting time searching through your email attachments. Save your files to a Dropbox and access them with a mobile app from any location and at any time. Dropbox allows you to access, edit, and share your cloud files.
Entrepreneurs, what are some of your favorite apps?


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