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Published on April 7th, 2021 | by Sunit Nandi

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Top 5 Management Apps for Android and iOS

Are you having trouble organizing your business or personal endeavors? Or looking for a more efficient way to manage existing tasks? As a rule, enterprises run in complex environments with lots of components. Luckily, there are myriads of managerial applications that can make the company’s operation easier.

Management applications differ, depending on the type of task they must perform. There are:

  • communication and team management apps
  • project and task management apps
  • content management apps
  • logistics management apps
  • financial management apps

Communication management software

Communication management software comes in different forms, such as internal communications management, educational management, CRMs, ERP, etc. For example, ClassTag from Diversido is an app that facilitates parent-to-teacher communication within the educational sector. CRMs are customer relationship management systems. Agile, Zoho, and Salesforce are examples of popular CRM systems. ERP is an enterprise resource planning application. These are complex applications that help manage almost every aspect of work, including finance, marketing, sales, human resources, inventory, and more. Popular ERP systems include SAP, Odoo, and ERPNext. Internal communication management and team management apps are extremely popular. Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Discord are getting a lot of attention these days.

Project and task management applications

Project and task management applications are very similar in nature to team management apps. In many cases, it is hard to draw a clear line between them. Nonetheless, project management software focuses on controlling task assignments. Most companies have several departments with numerous people working on the same project. Organizing the workflow effectively is essential to avoid misunderstandings. Some features of these apps may include progress tracking, scheduling, information storing, etc. Trello and Asana dominate the lists of the most popular project management apps.

It is also worth noting that not all task management apps are of corporate use. Many cater to individuals too. For example, they offer to create to-do lists. Todoist, Remember the Milk, and TickTick are some of the task management apps for individuals.

Content management apps

Content management apps (or CMS) are used to manage digital content. They allow different team members to collaborate when creating, modifying, and sharing various types of content. Content management tools come in many forms. Website builders such as WordPress, Wix, and Squarespace fall into this category and have both desktop and mobile versions. Other CMS software includes Bynder and Issuu among others.

Logistics management apps

Logistics management apps help companies track trucks or packages and assess the storage capacity of warehouses. Different types of on-demand delivery apps also belong to this category. OnDemandCargo is an example. It is a platform for various couriers and their clients. Other such apps include Scandit and CoPilot Truck among others.

Financial management apps

Financial management apps are created to help people improve their financial situation. They are useful for every person to track their gains and spendings. You Need a Budget (YNAB), Mint, Simplifi, and PocketGuard are recommended by many for general expenses tracking. Some apps, however, are more specialized. Tips Tracker is used by the restaurant industry to track the amount of tips each employee has received.

Our Top Picks

We have chosen our top five apps, one in each category.

Communications management — Slack

Slack is widely popular. It has around 12 million daily users from 156,000 organizations. On average, a user spends about 90 minutes a day (on weekdays) in the app.

In December 2020, Salesforce and Slack Technologies, Inc. signed an agreement, according to which Salesforce acquired Slack for $27.7 billion.

Project and task management applications — Trello

A product owned by Atlassian, Trello has over 50 million users. 80% of the Fortune 500 companies use the Trello productivity suite. The program has an intuitive interface and a number of advanced features. For example, Butler Automation allows users to set up various rules to automate their workflow and reduce the number of repetitive tasks. No coding skills are required.

Content management apps — Wix

Wix allows non-techies to create mobile and HTML5 websites. There is a free version of the app with limited functionality. What distinguishes it from many alternatives is that it does not run its ads on users’ web pages. Currently, Wix has more than 120 million users, 4 million of them are premium users. The company even has its own app store — Wix App Market. There, users can download not only the Wix app itself but also hundreds of thousands of other apps. About 40,000 apps are downloaded from this app store daily.

Logistics management apps — OnDemandCargo

OnDemandCargo provides a platform for different couriers, shippers, and freight brokers. Their potential clients can post an order, along with the price they are willing to pay. Currently, the demand for this type of service is rather high because of the pandemic.

Financial management apps — You Need a Budget (YNAB)

The value of budgeting apps is often underestimated by the very people who need them most. You Need a Budget (YNAB) attempts to introduce users to smart spending habits. It discourages overspending and incentivizes saving. In general, it helps users understand what kind of a consumer they are and what types of recurring spendings they have. The app has a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 on the Google Play Store, based on the votes from nearly 6,000 users, and 4.8 stars out of 5 on The App Store, based on the votes from nearly 21,000 users.

Effective management is all about optimizing your time and resources. The five aforementioned applications deserve your attention since they indeed make the lives of many people better.

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