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If you truly want to build a profitable brand, you need tools that will help you boost productivity, accountability and success.

Gone were the days where one could afford to be lagging behind. These days, the competition in the marketplace is extremely high and therefore, you need tools that will help you get the job done. However, if care is not taken, it is very easy to get swamped or lost in the sea of the never-ending options.

As a business owner, what tools do you truly need to build a profitable brand and what apps should you discard?

I have created a list of 17 must-have tools to boost your productivity, accountability and success in business.

Grammarly

This is a proofreading tool that I am absolutely in love with. It proofreads as I write and help me avoid costly grammatical blunders. You should definitely check this out so that you can cut time spent on proofreading by at least 80%.

Todoist

The world is getting noisier daily. As an entrepreneur who wants to get things done, you need a tool that will keep you on track. Todoist lets you create a list of things to do so nothing falls through the crack

Adobe Spark

If you run the major part of your business online, you need great designs. Great designs capture the attention of your target audience. With Adobe Spark, you can create attention-grabbing and sleek designs in less time. This, in turn, boosts your creativity.

Canva

Just like Adobe Spark, Canva helps you design stunning graphics like a pro. Canva is a favorite because it lets you design the graphics straight from your phone.

[Read: 6 Practical Ways to Inspire Creativity]

PicsArt

I love PicsArt most especially because you can use it to enhance your graphic designs straight from your phone. You can create sleek-looking designs in a matter of minutes.

Acuity Scheduling

If you are looking to free up the time you spend trying to book client, Acuity Scheduling is for you. This comes highly recommended especially if you are a consultant and find it hard to charge for your services. Acuity scheduling allows clients to pay you before you meet with them. Awesome!

Unum

If you want a curated Instagram look and feel, Unum is the way to organize your Instagram feed the way you love.

Focus@Will

As the name suggests, Focus@Will reduces distraction. Distraction is one of the reasons people seem to work hard but have nothing to show for it. If you want to boost your productivity in business, this is an app you want to download on your phone.

And.co

This is my latest favorite tool for boosting productivity. If you want to design eye-catching proposals, contracts and invoices, then And.co is the way to go. Just check it out and thank me later.

Trello

When clients hire you, all they want is that you get the job done. And if you are looking for a tool to help you keep track of your work, so you are on schedule, look no further than Trello.

Hootsuite

If you’ve been dreaming of boosting your productivity in business, it’s time to start scheduling your social media content. That way you can free up some time to focus on more income-generating tasks in your business

[Read: How to Use a Holistic MarketingStrategy to Scale Your Business]

WaveApp

This is excellent for sending quick invoices and receipts to customers straight from your phone

EchoSign

This is perfect for signing and scanning vital business documents. It also helps with record keeping.

TrackMaven

I just discovered this app and it helps you optimize your content distribution, identify marketing opportunities Staying ahead of your competition is a challenge, but TrackMaven can help. The app can optimize your content distribution and help you identify marketing opportunities, while also tracking your competitors’ content and strategies.

Expensify

If you don’t track your expenses, you increase the likelihood of overspending. This can really affect your business success. Expensify can help you track your expenses, so you know what to cut and what to keep doing

PayPal

To build a global brand, you need an international payment system. Paypal is a tool you can use to get paid from multiple countries across the world.

DigitalCard

Never lose important contacts again. With DigitalCard, you can have your contacts’information easily accessible.

Thank you for reading. What other tools do you recommend that helps to improve productivity in business? Leave a comment below and remember to share this post with a friend.

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