by Cameron Chapman
Last August we featured a post with more than 230 online apps for running your business. Since there are hundreds of new apps coming on the market every year, we figured it was time for an update. This year we came up with more than 270 additional apps. Some are completely new since last year, others might have been overlooked, and still others made significant improvements that gained them a spot on the list.
Accounting, Billing, Invoicing, Estimating & Contracts
LiteAccounting – Invoice and track payment from your customers without a bunch of extra, useless features.
Invoice Journal – Free invoicing program.
endeve – Issue invoices, manage clients and check revenues all in one place.
ContractPal – Take your contracts and forms paperless and have them completed, validated, signed and processed online.
Bootstrap – Online bookkeeping software that lets you track sales and expenses, organize your records for tax time, and more.
Citrus – An online billing website that allows your customers to view, download and pay their invoices by credit card or direct debit.
Zapproved – Create and send proposals, manage the approval process and reach agreements without any hassle.
Mumboe – Online contract and business agreement management app.
FinanciFY – Easy to use online financial management tools for small businesses and individuals.
Invoice Place – Online billing software that lets you track invoices, quotes, receipts and more.
Zoho Invoice – Manage invoices and payments, format invoices and quotes, set up recurring invoices, and more, with free and paid plans.
GoToBilling – An online app that manages invoices and payments, marketing, customer relationship management and more.
NetBooks – Marketing, sales, inventory and financial control in one place.
Pulse – Cash flow management app for small businesses.
Shoeboxed – Online tracking and organizing of your receipts.
FreeAgent Central – Accounting and money management app for freelancers.
CurdBee – An online billing application that integrates with payments through PayPal or Google Checkout.
Clarity Accounting – Online accounting for small businesses and professionals with multi-user support.
Calendars & Scheduling
Appointy – An online appointment management tool.
SuperSaaS – This is online scheduling software that allows you to accept appointments booked directly on your website.
BookingPad – An online bookings system that can be integrated into any website.
clickbook – A free online booking and scheduling program.
eXpireTrack – Track and plan for the date that products are to expire.
Scheduly – Add your business to their directory and then let your clients pick their own appointment time slots (from your available slots).
When is Good – Find out the best time for everyone to meet without
Shiftboard – Online scheduling for businesses to coordinate worker schedules.
Robyn – Easy online scheduling for service providers.
ScheduleOnce – Scheduling engine to get everyone who needs to meet together at one time.
TimeBridge – See the availability of everyone you need to meet with.
Charts, Diagrams, and Whiteboards
Exploratree - Online mind mapping software that provides ready-made thinking guides.
Wisdomap – A simple mind mapping application.
Best4C – An online charting and diagramming tool.
Scriblink – A simple, free online whiteboard.
Gliffy – Online diagramming and charting software.
Mindomo – Free online mind mapping software.
Mapul – Online mind mapping that allows you to create organic looking mind maps.
WiseMapping – Free mind mapping software that allows you to publish and share your mind maps.
Collaboration & Workgroups
Homecourt – Homecourt is a Web-based collaboration tool.
blogtronix – An enterprise social platform that includes blogs, wikis, documents and social media so that users in large and small organizations can collaborate and build communities inside and outside their company.
WorkflowPerfect – A Web-based business process tool that facilitates collaboration.
ClientSpot – A project collaboration and time tracking software specifically for virtual assistants and other freelancers.
skrbl – Online collaboration and white board space.
Planzone – Secure and private collaborative project workspace to share files, manage tasks, and communicate with others.
Nuospace – On demand collaboration software that provides online document management, allows you to edit pages in your browser, and offers tools to engage your colleagues.
DeskAway – An online project collaboration app aimed at small businesses and teams that organizes, manages and tracks your online work.
Mentat – A free project-sharing service accessible from a browser of supported devices (including BlackBerry).
Easy Projects .NET – Project collaboration software that offers both a downloadable option and a hosted version.
Ecto Connect – An online collaboration, communication and content sharing app.
Clearspace – An online collaboration suite that includes documents, blogs, discussions, projects, and more.
Twiddla – An online conference tool that allows you to mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or brainstorm on a blank canvas.
Sosius – Online workspace that includes a contact & group manager, custom workspace, file management, calendar, blog, discussions, chat, and more.
CollectiveX – Create free group sites for collaboration and networking.
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