Productivity apps

The next generation of customer support and website communication

One of the great things about bricks and mortar retail is the communication and rapport that can be built up between a store and its customers. A few simple words here and there can be the difference between a one-off shopping experience and a regular customer who comes back again and again. This is one aspect of online shopping that tends to get lost. There are so many alternative sites out there delivering similar products and services that customer loyalty is a tricky one to maintain. So, it's nice to see an app coming out that encourages customer interaction and makes the visitor seem ...  More

Nudgespot Messenger Mar 9th 2016

A complete restaurant POS from ordering to billing for your Android

It's a strange thing we are going through at the moment with new startups entering the Main Street retail arena. Whenever I walk down the street in my local town, the biggest changes I'm seeing are plenty of massage and fitness clubs, nail adornment stores, women's clothing stores and new restaurants. Have a look yourself the next time you are in town. It's reckoned that if you are still in business after a year, you are doing pretty well.  So, if you are a new restaurant, it's more important than ever to be using the right point of sale (POS) system to ensure you are running ...  More

FoodZaps Restaurant POS + Ordering Feb 10th 2016

Stop arguing with your housemates about chores and food shopping.

Given the high price of rental residences in major cities it's hardly surprising that there are more and more share houses these days with several people splitting the cost of the rent and household expenses. In many cases, the first time they meet each other is when they move in - especially when we are talking about student accommodation. It's all good fun at first. Parties every night and new friends to get to know. But then comes the crunch when the place starts to get dirty and one person ends up doing most of the cleaning and another gets lumped with buying the food. That's the point ...  More

Hearth Dec 11th 2015

An intelligent email management tool that automatically cleans up your inbox

Email has had a bit of a rollercoaster ride over the years. When the email revolution really took hold in the '90s, people initially held it in suspicion. The advent of email spamming over the following years just seemed to compound that fear. To the point that people were reluctant to even hand out their email addresses for fear of being inundated with viruses and unwanted advertising. Thankfully, things have moved on since then and email is now a viable alternative to regular post for getting information out there to individuals or organizations. Now we receive hundreds and sometimes ...  More

SaneBox Sep 17th 2015

The simplest way to sync your friends when organizing an event

If you have been the unlucky person who has been put in charge of organizing a large group event online in the past you will probably know how much of a pain in the ass it can be. Just trying to get all the information you need to ascertain who is attending and getting their individual requirements together often involves several attempts to clarify the situation. Most people will use a site like Facebook to get people to commit but the only three options to the question 'are you attending?' are 'yes,' 'no' and 'maybe.' It's hardly the most comprehensive way of gathering everyone's input ...  More

Rozta Sep 4th 2015

Keep up with your team's HipChat and Slack progress wherever they are

For quite a few years now, businesses have been using HipChat as a communication method so that their teams can keep in touch with each other wherever they are in the world. It's basically a web service for internal private chat and instant messaging but also features cloud based file storage, video calling, searchable message history and inline image viewing. Of late, there have been several other services that have jumped on board with similar models. The most popular of these newbies has been Slack. Both services are great at keeping teams connected whether they be in Kathmandu, ...  More

Scrumbot Jul 21st 2015

A simple, fun and free app to remind you of everything that you need to do

Aaahh, life used to be so simple, didn't it? It used to be that we could rely on our memory, a diary or copious post-it notes plastered all over the fridge to remind us of the things that we or our family and friends need to do. But these days we all seem to be so busy that it's hard to keep on top of everything. Whether it be birthdays and anniversaries, upcoming bills, business meetings or scholastic events, it's a pain if they get lost in your busy schedule. What we all really need is a personal assistant to guide us through the day.  More

WakesApp Jun 15th 2015

Free set of tools including Word, Excel and PowerPoint for your iPhone and iPad

One of the accusations often leveled at Apple over the years is that anything over the basic model often costs an arm and a leg. The cost of an essential item like Office or Photoshop was so expensive that many would rather hunt up a dodgy copy rather than forking out hundreds of dollars to Apple for the privilege of using the original. Things have changed dramatically in recent times however - seemingly due to the immense popularity of iPhone and iPad devices. Nowadays, there are a heap of different Office styled apps available for iOS as well as its individual components like the word ...  More

Office Suite Apr 1st 2015

A unique project management system that you can add to as you go

Just in case you aren't aware, Podio is a cloud-based collaboration service that's been around since 2009. It supplies a very flexible web-based platform for organizing team communication and business processes as well as data and content in project management workspaces. What makes it different to others is that you can add specific business apps to the basic model depending on your project needs. As you may have guessed, GlobiFlow is one of these add-on apps and one that has the ability to transform Podio into a much more sophisticated and dynamic business management system. The app lets ...  More

GlobiFlow for Podio Nov 5th 2014

A mobile CRM designed specifically for businesses with reps in the field

The way business works is changing rather rapidly in the 21st Century. Rather than everything being purely centered around an office environment, more and more businesses are working with reps in the field - whether it be in the local community, nationally or worldwide. It used to be complicated to keep in touch and collaborate with mobile workers who would report in anyway they could but mostly via expensive phone calls, emails or by fax. I'm sure you remember those horrible fax machines. Some of you are probably still using them now. Thankfully, those days seem numbered when apps like ...  More

Outfield Sep 15th 2014