The internet has become an integral part of most businesses and has brought with it numerous new innovations that aim to make life much easier for a business. Browsers are part and parcel of the internet.Today we take a look at Google chrome and the apps that it has that can help small businesses.
Here are some interesting ones that Google Chrome has to offer:
Gmail is the email choice of most business people. Email is currently the main means of communication for most businesses. However when you do not have internet access it can be very frustrating. Offline Gmail attempts to solve this problem by downloading all your mail to a local folder on your computer. It also lets you compose and send emails without the need of an Internet connection. This makes it a very convenient and useful option!
Slide show presentations are often used to pitch a product or service in meetings. Slide rocket allows you to create slideshow presentations right from your browser. It also allows you to export presentations to a mobile device.
Aviary that attaches itself to your chrome browser and allows you to edit images just as you would with Photoshop. It has all the tools that one becomes accustomed to in Photoshop and is yet easily accessible from the browser. This means you no longer have to buy an expensive software package just so that you can design items like poster or a banner banners.
Brightpearl is an app specifically built to help you manage and track inventory, sales, customers, suppliers and orders. It has built in book keeping tools plus has tools that help businesses that deal in time and services. It has also been designed to accommodate changes in size of demand easily. You can download a trial version for 30 days then afterwards will be required to pay a certain monthly fee. This is particularly handy for small business that cannot as yet afford an office manager.
Huddle helps with project management. It has features such as document sharing, collaborative discussions, whiteboards,phone and web conferencing. It also has Mobile Apps for Blackberry, iPhone and iPad. This comes with a 14 day trial after which you have to pay a monthly fee sum.
Springpad is a note taking App that is available for free. It organizes your notes by its type e.g. Business, technology, sports, news, bookmarks etc. Springpad allows you to then share your notes on social media sites like Facebook and twitter. There are chrome web clipper extensions and mobile versions available. To top it off, Springpad has offline support.
There are many applications available that one can use to make business more efficient and effective. Try out a few today and leverage technology to your advantage.