Technology

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By Lottie

5 Apps You Should Be Using For Your Business

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As an agency, it's crucial to be efficient and utilise the resources we have. Luckily there are many online applications that help us through the day-to-day. We've listed some examples below that we recommend to help run your business. Read on to find out what apps we'd recommend.

Sprout Social:

Makes social media so much simpler.

Sprout Social has been our lifesaver and little superhero when it comes to software. 

Sprout Social has been our lifesaver and little superhero when it comes to software.

In the past, our social media has sometimes slipped our minds. It’s easily done, especially when times get busy, but Sprout Social has made our social post schedule much smoother! Now we can allocate time each month to scheduling content for the upcoming months.

Sprout Social can be used on your computer or phone to manage your social media platforms all in one place! From Instagram to Linkedin, social media has helped us run each of our platforms and update all of our audiences from every channel!

An important note to mention is that it is a paid application, but there are different plans to suit your business, but with its easy-to-use schedule and analytics to help better understand your campaigns better we really can’t praise it enough!

Toggl:

To help boost productivity.

Another app we really love is Toggl. Though there are some paid features for bigger teams, it is a free app overall.

Toggl offers many products whether you're looking to increase your business's productivity, help plan projects and keep track of them or hire new team members - there's a Toggl tool just for you!

Toggl is an app that we use daily in the office to keep track of where our time is going as well as help to schedule out client work so we can meet those upcoming deadlines. Overall it has helped us speed up our workflow and schedule complex projects proving crucial internally and we haven’t looked back.

Noor:

Perfect for office calls and meetings.

Noor has been the latest addition to the office but has also been a welcomed one, making it simpler to reach our team and speak with them as if they’re in the same room. By offering Drop-in audio and video chats, we can have meetings and get queries answered instantly cutting out tedious links, invites and long delays from virtual meetings and emails.

Noor has meant we can jump straight into a chat and easily mute our microphones when finished allowing us to get answers and instantly jump straight back into our work. We can also set up rooms for certain topics where others can easily join. Noor’s quality makes it even smoother when chatting with the team and to top it all off, it's free too!

Having access to powerful apps and innovative tech helps us run our operations smoothly, internally as well as externally, so we can deliver the best results for our clients.

Semrush: 

Gain more traffic and potential clients for your business.

SEMrush is possibly one of the most powerful tools on the market for content marketing and reaching more potential clients. It is a tool trusted by internet marketers and used by businesses of all sizes with a massive database of over 46 million domains and 120 million keywords.

Just some of the many things it can help with include:

- Identify keywords used by your competitors that gain them more traffic. 

- Finding better advertising opportunities. 

- Establish keyword opportunities for your blogs. 

- Track your past and current rankings.

- Perform backlink analysis.

We believe it's a great way to get ahead in the search results and provides an all-in-one tool for improving your business's online visibility and discovering marketing insights that help with SEO, PPC, Keyword Research, PR and Content Marketing.

Notion:

An all-in-one workplace.

The great thing about Notion is that it does a little bit of everything (and it’s free too!). Notion is a tool that blends all of your everyday work apps into one place, so you can create notes, boards and calendars, which your team can also access and help you stay organised.

We'd recommend trying it for your business and seeing where it can help you. For us, Notion has been helpful over the last couple of years as our team has expanded, but it’s also great for individuals wanting to plan, take notes and more!