12 must-have apps for startups

In order to streamline your day-to-day, we have compiled a list of the best must-have apps for startups that make complete sense.

12 must-have apps for startups

In order to streamline your day-to-day, we have compiled a list of the best must-have apps for startups that make complete sense. These are grouped in categories to oversimplify, so this guide makes total sense.

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Also, another note that I would like to make about these must-have apps: It should depend on your team members and if they have experience with it.

Project Management

1. The Atlassian suite

The Atlassian suite is your go-to project management suite. There are plenty of other alternatives, but if you want to do any cross-functional teams, this is the best of the best. Everyone uses it and it has a collection of plugins that are developed by external third parties that can potentially solve all your workflow issues.

I would recommend starting with Jira, which is free for 10 users, but you can grow with it and not worry that it may not be able to grow with you

Jira Mobile - The Official Jira App from Atlassian
Jira mobile enables software and service desk teams to keep work moving from anywhere. Download the app today for free on iPhone, iPad, or Android

2. Asana

Now Asana is less tech-oriented, much less process controlled, and a bit more hipsterish. It's like my beloved Trello but on steroids. It also has a free tier that if you are just starting up, will be enough!

Download the Asana App for Mobile and Desktop • Asana
Download the Asana desktop or mobile app with support for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, or Android devices.

3. Trello

Obviously the most flexible board management tool. It is simple, but it does not offer much control if you work with multiple people. It is more like an "everyone can do everything" type of thing. This is my favorite for all my personal projects and it just works.

Work From Any Device, In Any Browser, Anywhere | Trello
With integrations for desktop and mobile, and support for every major browser, Trello connects you seamlessly to your work, wherever work is.

Recruitment

4. Linkedin

No introduction is necessary, especially for looking at new applications and communicating with applicants. Currently, it has 1 free job post per company profile and it helps immensely. I would highly recommend utilizing it. I have found that the paid listings are not as good as the one free listing.

Mobile Apps | LinkedIn
Make the most of LinkedIn with our suite of mobile apps. We’ll help you search for jobs, get your daily professional news, build your skills and much more.

5. Indeed Jobs

Manage your other recruitment needs that are not covered by Linkedin. You can post anything that you want for free, but if you want more visibility, then it has a premium model. If you are good at selecting your titles, you will not need the premium model. Not only that, but unless you are in a market that its overfilled with big corporate, this is one of the best solutions out there.

Mobile Job Search | Indeed.com
Find the latest jobs using Indeed’s apps and web site designed for your hand-held devices like cell phones and tablets.

6. Meet Frank

A somewhat innovative approach to recruitment. I find it amazing, at least from the candidate's perspective and you can handle everything through the app. Maybe not as popular, but also interesting

MeetFrank
Find cool job offers with the MeetFrank recruitment app. Add your job offers to MeetFrank and hire top talent.

Data

7. Google Analytics

Whatever you do, wherever you are, google analytics covers all the cases of your tracking needs. It's free, it works, and it's extremely easy to integrate into any solution.

Analytics Tools & Solutions for Your Business - Google Analytics
Google Analytics gives you the tools you need to better understand your customers. You can then use those business insights to take action, such as improving your website, creating tailored audience lists, and more.

Communication

8. Office

Microsoft 365 is your all-in-one simple solution to handle all the necessary communication and management needs. This has everything that you can think of, for a monthly fee all in one fee.

Office 365 Login | Microsoft Office
Collaborate for free with online versions of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Save documents, spreadsheets, and presentations online, in OneDrive. Share them with others and work together at the same time.

9. Slack

Slack covers a lot, but it is mainly a chatting tool. Unfortunately, if you are using Microsoft, this does not make any more sense as Teams comes build in, but if you are using something else, then Slack is your go-to tool.

Slack is where the future works
Slack is a new way to communicate with your team. It’s faster, better organized, and more secure than email.

10. Google Workspace

All google stuff, similar to Microsoft, just google. It has differences, but it all depends on how you are used to it.

https://workspace.google.com/products/gmail/

Banking

We have made a comprehensive guide for banking. that features some of the most interesting bank accounts in Europe.

Banking for Startups - in Europe
Banking for startups can be overwhelming when opening a new account in the heavily regulated European market. Here are some of the best choices.

Here are two fun apps though:

11. Qonto

It is a french bank, which is targeted only toward small companies. Their app covers all your needs if you are in Europe.  

Qonto • The online business account for SMEs and freelancers
Qonto is the all-in-one business account for SMEs and freelancers with a simplified accounting flow, a top-notch customer service and transparent pricing.

12. Penta

Based on Solaris bank, a german banking alternative. This should also cover all your banking needs as well, but it has a bit more regulation.

Penta | Business Banking in a better way
Best Online Business Bank Account for Startups and SMEs: ☎ Phone Support ✓ Multiple VISA Debit Cards ✓ iOS & Android App ► Try it for free!