Smartphones are a powerful tool when it comes to running a successful business. From creating schedules and communicating with your team to signing tax forms and scanning documents, your phone can do it all. Here are five apps to help you use your phone effectively to organize your business.



In today’s workplace, no one works off one device. Between personal laptops, desktops, and smartphones, switching devices can be challenging and confusing. Slack is a free app that makes this process way less complicated. The app allows you to send messages to your team on all devices. Whether it’s from home, office, or on the road, you can stay in touch with your team no matter the device.


Dropbox is a free workspace that allows you to store and access all your files in one central location. No matter the hour or location, you’ll be able to pull up and find any document you might need to send to a client or employee. Dropbox even allows you to safely sync your files across all devices.


Instead of printing, signing, scanning, and uploading important documents, download SignEasy. It’s a free app that simplifies the process and allows you to sign forms straight from your iPhone and iPad. Complete and send documents like tax forms, invoice, work orders, and more straight from the source.

Spark by Readdle

Stop letting your email get the best of you. Spark is a free app that can help organize your email. You know, that mess of contacts and information that you plan on cleaning out, but you never do. Spark works by automatically classifying your emails as personal, notifications, or newsletters and chats. The end result is a unified inbox that allows you to find important emails quickly, save emails as PDFs for referencing, and access the calendar widget to easily see event invitations at a glance.

Scanner Pro

Keep track of all your receipts with the help of Scanner Pro. For only $3.99, you can transform your phone into a portable scanner. The app can convert your receipts into digital copies to share with your team or accountant or store scans in its online storage. Using iCloud, Scanner Pro lets you upload the scans into an online storage for access on multiple devices.


If you’re looking for more ways to help your business succeed, give Cruise & Associates a call. We’re here to help.