I think by this point we’ve realized that a large percentage of the American population owns a smartphone and because of that there is an app for anything you can imagine. It shouldn’t be surprising that there’s an app for all of us craft business folks either. Well, in all honesty there are probably several apps that are geared towards small businesses, but I saw this one was specifically geared towards craft business owners, no matter how big or small! Welcome to Weave.
The Weave app not only lets you plan a to-do list with reminders throughout your day, you can also easily track your income and expenses right on your phone. The best part is you can also track projects you are working on whether that’s for a craft fair or your Etsy store. This way you can better prioritize which projects need to get finished before the big craft fair or for that sale in your Etsy store.
The project feature gives you a percentage based on how many tasks you’ve completed for the specific project to easier track your progress. You put in what you need to do to get a project done and as you check those items off your percentage increases and the app even tells you how much time was spent on a particular project. Pretty neat huh?
If you can’t afford to higher a personal assistant for your craft business, I think this app might be the next best thing. Oh and did I mention it’s free? You can also check out the review on Craftzine.
Another cool app that would come in handy for busy businesses is Scanner Pro. It’s a little bit more than the normal $.99 I spend on my apps, but it is worth it if you have a lot of paper you are looking to digitize. You can scan invoices, receipts, and any document into your phone. From there you can rearrange the orientation and even combine several documents onto one page. And, of course, you can email or print any scanned documents.
My personal favorite app, and the one I use the most, is Evernote. It’s the perfect app for keep tracking of all your brilliant ideas and inspirations on the go. That’s why I love it, because I always see something that sparks an idea when I’m out and Evernote makes it easy to snap a picture and write a quick note. It also keeps track of the time and date in case that’s important to you. It is mostly like carrying around a digital notebook that you can add pictures and links to. And since I don’t believe in paying for apps (unless they are really, really, really awesome) you can bet it’s free! Read the review on Macworld if you are not convinced.
Those are just a few. There are plenty of apps that will help you get organized in business. If you’re an Esty seller, they have pages and pages of apps that you can add to your store to help enhance search and user experience. Check them out and if you use any, let us know how you liked them!
What apps do you use to help keep your sanity and boost sales?