Today, I’m gonna go over my top five apps that help me manage my business. Businesses today, even local business, everything is moving very fast. You want to be able to respond to your customers, manage your team and take care of business on the run. So here are my top five apps that I use on a daily basis in Digiwei.
The first one is Google Calendar or a calendar app that can help you set appointments, set tasks and something where you could see what’s going on for that day, that week or even that month in your business. In Digiwei, we use Google, like Gmail and it provides us Google Calendar. We use Google Calendars for scheduling everything so we could see everything on our end. On my phone, I have a basic calendar app that comes with the note. There are many calendar apps out there. Some are better than others. I found that since I’ve been using this for awhile, it’s used to and it’s easy for me to add an event or add a task. The first thing I do when I wake up is look at my calendar, see what’s going on and what I need to do for that day or if I need to schedule any tasks for myself, I usually have everything scheduled out the week before or the night before. I check it every day and I make it a habit to check it every day so I know what’s going on within Digiwei, my personal life and everything. So, first thing is get a calendar app and use it.
The second thing is Slack. Slack is a team management app where we assign projects to people on our team. We have different projects out like website development projects that we need to keep track of each one and what’s going on in each of those projects. We have the developer in there, my assistant in there, Cherry, where she manages all the projects and myself and whoever else needs to be in there to manage those projects. Whenever we have a new project, we assign it to the person that needs to be in there. Slack has a desktop and mobile app version and it’s good to have this app on your phone so you could always be in contact with your teams about certain projects that are out there.
The third thing is Skype. I know there are many messenger apps out there. We’ve been using Skype for a very long time. It’s just a good way for me to communicate with Cherry, my developer, my SEO team, my Google ads team and my social media team. We all are on Skype and if we need to do a quick we can call each other through the Skype app. Since my teams are all over the world, it’s easy for us to just jump on Skype and send a message at any time of day and get a response. Skype is what we use. There’s a lot of other messenger apps out there. Skype was the best for us.
The fourth thing basically Google My Business and Yelp apps. I’m combining these two because they’re both kind of similar. I have both of these apps on my phone because if someone has a question on Yelp or on Google, I can answer it right away from my phone instead of having going to my desktop and respond from there. I can answer right away from my phone anywhere in the world if someone has a question and give them a very quick response and instead of making people wait, because if you make someone wait that’s on your Google My Business or Yelp, then they are more than likely going to move to someone else that they found on either one of those platforms. So the Google My Business app and the Yelp business app are great apps to keep in contact with potential client.
And the fifth thing that we use is LastPass. It saves all your passwords for all the accounts that you have. I know nowadays we have many passwords for everything. So what last pass is good at is if you have it on your phone or even on your desktop, you’ll save the password for whatever website or app that you’re using. We have a lot of passwords for like our hosting, emails and stuff like that. LastPass saves all the passwords for you so you don’t have to remember what the password is. It’s great. They do offer a free version for you to try out. So I do recommend it if you have trouble remembering what passwords are and if you want all your passwords, when you’re on the go with your phone or somewhere else, you have it right here. LastPass is a great app. If you have tons of passwords and have a hard time remembering what your passwords are for each of your accounts.
So that’s my top five apps that I use on the daily for Digiwei. I didn’t mention any of the social media or like are the Gmail or email apps because most of you use that on the daily anyway, so these are my top five apps for your business. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below or you can message on Facebook or Instagram and I’ll catch you guys in the next video. Thank you.