There are hundreds of apps to help tradies and those who work on the road. Here are six of my favourite apps for soloists.
The ability to have the entire internet in your pocket allows you to conduct business from anywhere, at any time – revolutionising the way you work.
Let’s look at my top six apps.
This is a complete online job scheduling tool that allows you to create, assign, cost, quote and invoice jobs while in the field. It even lets you see the profit and loss of each job in real time, and can also track the location of your staff – providing a whole new level of business reporting. Imagine never having to chase a timesheet or job card again! GeoOp integrates with other popular cloud-based programs such as Xero, Unleashed and iAudtior.
Get rid of paperwork forever with iAuditor, an app that lets you create fully customisable workplace audits and test reports. You can produce detailed reports with photos and digital signatures within minutes, cutting hours off your risk assessment and safety paperwork each week.
This is an easy-to-use and affordable invoicing app that lets you create invoices and quotes while on the road. Win more jobs and improve your cash flow by emailing your invoice or quotes to clients before you leave the job site.
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If you would like a more substantial cloud accounting program that helps with bank reconciliation, payroll and BAS reporting, it’s hard to go past Xero. Xero also integrates seamlessly with job management software like GeoOp.
Are receipts the bane of your existence? This app lets you take a photo of a receipt, then extracts the data from it, ready to format straight into your accounting program or excel spreadsheet. You can even snail mail your receipts to have them scanned, ready for you to import into your accounting program. No more excuses for lost receipts in your ute or car.
Dropbox provides a great way to view documents and plans on the job site. It’s a cloud-based file storage system that lets you access any file on any device connected to the internet. You can keep your files private or share them with your team, who can access them anytime, anywhere. This truly makes your office mobile.
As you can see, these six apps help you to grow your mobile business, while saving you time and money.
So, over to you. Which apps can’t you live without to run your trade or mobile business?