Maximize your SMB’s efficiency with these awesome tools


Business owners constantly have to find a way to make their business process more efficient. It’s the only way they can stay relevant and stay ahead of your competition. It might seem daunting at first but the outcome can be rewarding. So, here are the 7 apps that will help you work more effectively and grow your small business.


With Slack’s instant messaging platform, you can organize your team’s conversations into separate private or public channels or send a direct message. The app also makes it easy to drag, drop and share images, PDFs and other files right in the chat. Everything shared in Slack is automatically indexed and archived.


Zoom is a video conferencing and screen sharing tool that hosts online meetings for your business. It offers high-definition video and crisp audio, and it’s free to download and easy to set up. Zoom’s desktop and native mobile apps enable teams to connect and collaborate from anywhere, whether they’re working on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or Blackberry devices.


Grammarly app is a free writing assistant that helps you to edit punctuation errors, spelling, spacing, grammar and more. Grammarly is available on iOS, Android, Desktop, and Plug-in for Chrome. At the time of writing this post, Grammarly was beta testing its integration with Google Doc.


SurveyMonkey is a free online survey tool that allows users to create surveys, distribute them through the web, email, social, texts, etc., and measure customer satisfaction and get anonymous feedback on your products, pricing, website, etc. With its built-in drag-and-drop design tools you can create survey forms in minutes. Native mobile apps for iOS and Android give users the flexibility to manage their surveys and feedback on the go.


Apptivo is a high-end ERP/CRM platform which helps businesses of all sizes, ranging from just one user to thousands with its integrated suite of apps. Apptivo features 60+ integrated business apps covering CRM, Project Management, Expense Management, Invoicing, Supply Chain, Financials etc., and it has been on the market longer than Zoho One. It has native Android and iOS apps.


HootSuite is a social media management tools that help businesses and online influencers to manage their social media profile in one app. You can tweet, post messages, image or video to different platforms right from the HootSuite app. Also, Hootsuite allows you to schedule posts for different platforms and it will post them automatically. It has Android and iOS native mobile apps.


RingCentral is a cloud-based phone system which acts as a second phone number and promises to deliver a secure, hosted phone and fax functionality over the internet for your company. This eliminates the need for expensive and complex office hardware and you don’t need a “telecom wizard” to set it up. All you need is your computer and you can answer calls from anywhere, anytime.


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