If you a run a small business using Apple computers, then there’s a good chance you’re familiar with apps from the Mac App Store.
There are thousands to pick from, all that can make you a little more productive (or unproductive if you enjoy playing some great computer games!)
Of course, sifting through thousands of apps can take some time. That’s why I’ve decided to give you some of the top Mac Apps to help you run your small business.
iWork — Pages, Keynote and Numbers
If you need basic word processing, spreadsheet processing and presentation software, Apple’s iWork suite gives you everything you need. Pages — Apple’s version of Microsoft Word — includes everything you’ll pay more than a hundred dollars for with Microsoft Works. The same goes for Numbers (think Excel) and Keynote (PowerPoint). The best part? Each of these apps cost $20, or $60 for the whole suite.
Evernote is compatible across all operating systems and can even be updated on any Web browser. Evernote is the ultimate note-taking and idea-storing app on the market. It is seamless and quick to use and syncs across all computer, smartphones and tablets simultaneously. Evernote can store documents, notes, photos and other files. Evernote not only helps you manage your projects, but also your life.
Splashtop Remote Desktop
Need to easily sync files on other computers? Want to do that from anywhere in the world with a Wi-Fi or cellular connection? Splashtop Remote Desktop is the best app for doing this. Why? Because it gives you Mac-to-PC or Mac-to-Mac high performance remote access. If you a run a business on multiple computers or need to access a file while you’re at home, even though it’s on a different computer at your office, no worries. This slick app quickly connects and gets you exactly what you’re looking for.
Faxes may seem like a thing of the past, but believe it or not, some businesses still use them. You can now be ahead of the curve by using FaxDocument. It lets you send over faxes via the Internet, although some complaints have said that it takes too long. While the app is free, the faxes are not. You can purchase 25 faxes for $20 or 50 for $30 (about 80-cents per fax). That fax doesn’t limit the number of pages you can send, however. This means you could fax over a 20 page fax anywhere in the world for only 80-cents. If you only have to send over faxes occasionally, this is a great option.
Apple’s native Calendar app, especially when paired with its iCloud service, is the all a small business owner would need in a calendar application. You can create multiple calendar categories that are color-coated to your choice. When synced with iCloud, you can update your calendars from your iPhone, iPad or off the web.
Mail, Notes, Reminders
Again, Apple’s native productivity apps do the job when it comes to small businesses. Recently enhanced, Apple’s Mail app allows you to set VIPs for any contacts you want. In return, you can be confident you’ll never miss an important email again, as those emails are highlighted and sent to a special folder in Mail’s interface. Notes and Reminders are great for to-do lists and the perfect complement to Evernote.