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Hot apps: The best new tools to keep you mobile

Tiffany Loh
Smarter Writer

Tiffany Loh is the Smarter Business™ & News and Digital Editor, with varied writing experience always looking for a unique story

Tiffany Loh
Smarter Writer

Tiffany Loh is the Smarter Business™ & News and Digital Editor, with varied writing experience always looking for a unique story

A look at the best new tools for business efficiency and productivity on the go.

Running a small business is a daunting affair for start ups and expert entrepreneurs alike.

Amid the myriad of difficulties small business owners face however, organisation is chief among them. These apps are essential for small business owners looking to help make their staff rosters, invoicing and accounting pains a thing of the past.

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1. Deputy

This employee scheduling, time and attendance application provides an easy way to create and share job rosters with staff. Find staff for no-shows and get near real-time timesheets with employee scheduling.

Deputy iOS, Android; six months free – up to 10 users, RRP $24 per user

2. Shoeboxed

Shoeboxed scans and organises your receipts, invoices and documents securely online. Take a photo of your receipts using this app and send to Shoeboxed − no more paper receipts!

Shoeboxed iOS, Android; six months free (30 digital submissions/180 over six months) – up to 10 users, RRP $89.92 per user

3. Xero

Let this app do the accounting for you. See your cash flow in real time and share with your accountant using the Xero app on your mobile or tablet.

Xero iOS, Android; six months free on all SKUs (or till 5k codes have been issued)

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