Best Affordable Business Apps to Download in 2016


At of the end of 2015, there were over 1.6 million apps available for direct download onto iOS, Android, tablet and desktop devices and more than 100 billion apps were downloaded from the App Store. Business apps accounted for 10.38% of the total downloaded apps, landing them as the second most downloaded app category, right behind games.



With the variety and sheer quantity of apps available, it can be a bit overwhelming (to say the least) to narrow down which apps will be most beneficial for your business. Which are worth the time and energy? Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner or manager, staying productive and increasing your company’s profitability are chief concerns. The staff at Vertical Technologies has extensive experience in this field – seeing as how we have developed a handful of apps ourselves – so we have compiled a list of the most helpful and affordable apps for your business.


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Slack – Free

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This team communication platform is searchable and can be segmented by hashtags. Slack is essentially an organized chatroom that is broken down by channels / topics. It is a much more productive and collaboration friendly environment as compared to an old-fashioned email chain or the dreaded group text.


Square Register – Free

If you have a small business or startup, Square is a must have platform. This point-of-sale app makes accepting debit and credit cards much easier. It enables your company to accept credit card payments from anywhere using a free card reader. Square takes a 2.75% cut on all major credit cards without hidden fees.


Evernote – Free

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Commonly regarded as the top note-taking app, Evernote also helps you manage business activities with lists and reminders. Easily scan and store important documents on the cloud and sync data across all of your devices. Evernote also allows you to save blogs and articles to read later.


Google Drive – Free

This cloud storage app helps you keep your files handy – access them from any computer or mobile device. Store your documents and presentations, edit work and collaborate with your peers. You can invite anyone to view, edit or leave comments on any files or folders that are stored in Google Drive. If you are always on the go or work remotely, Google Drive is essential.


Dropbox – Free

As a file backup, sync and sharing app, Dropbox provides easy-to-manage cloud storage to any sized business. All files are stored safely and conveniently in the cloud and can be accessed from anywhere.


Office Mobile – Free

Access Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, whether you’re on an iOS or Android devise for free. Office Mobile syncs data with Dropbox, which means that you are able to easily resume your work later on any device. The consistent and familiar user interface is now optimized for use on your mobile devices.


Wunderlist – Free

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Forbes called Wunderlist “probably the prettiest to-do list app out there.” You can create sub-tasks, assign to-dos, add notes and set repeating events on this easy-to-use task manager. Wunderlist also boasts cross-platform support for Windows, OS X, web, Android and iOS.

Apps are just the beginning. Let’s get your business up and running with tech advice and support from the ground up. From small startup to large corporation, infrastructure management to printer problems, Vertical Technologies has you covered.




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