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Top apps for soloists working on the road

There are hundreds of apps to help tradies and those who work on the road. Here are six of my favourite apps for soloists.

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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.

GeoOp

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.

iAuditor

"Are receipts the bane of your existence? This app lets you take a photo of a receipt, then extracts the data from it."

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.

Invoice2go

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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Xero

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.

Receiptbank

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

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?

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Michaela Clark

from Tradies VA offers specialised advice and services to tradies and field service businesses on cloud technology, outsourcing and online marketing to help save them time, money and stress while creating the business of their dreams.

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