6 Apps To Help Boost Small Business Productivity

Time is precious and when you run your own business every minute counts. If you are trying to find new ways to boost your business’ productivity without bursting the budget, then you are in luck because there are plenty of apps available intended to make life easier.  

These are some of the apps to consider when looking at ways to help improve productivity when running your NZ small business.  



Slack is a popular app for all minds of businesses that are looking for a quick and easy platform to share ideas and chat with their team-mates. It is safe, secure and a great way to get your team in a centralised space to connect and communicate.  

It also has the capability to invite people outside of your organisation to collaborate and get involved with any projects which you might be working on. Another helpful feature is the ability to connect with other productivity apps and platforms like Dropbox and Google Drive.   



Tracking your productivity by understanding how much time you need to allocate on certain duties and projects just got a whole lot easier with Done. Not only does it allow you to track the time you may spent on specific task items, but has the functionality to create goals and create routine to help manage your work load.  

Done gives you the data and information you need when assessing which tasks are taking up the majority of your time, and how you can create the most efficient workflow for you and your business.   



If the nature of your business involves taking payments from customers, then you will appreciate Stripe. Whether you’re business operates from a retail store premises or a market stall, you want to make the process of transacting with your clients as smooth and productive as possible.  

It’s an integrated platform that can work with your online sales platform and can connect to your existing accounting programs making it easy for customers to pay directly into your bank account.   



Dropbox is a cloud based storage app, making it simple to share and send files with anyone, anywhere in the world. There is a lot of flexibility with the app, giving users the option to store a variety of different types of files from documents to photographs and videos.  

There are a selection of different pricing plans, from the basic free account to larger storage options to suit your business and its needs.   



Project management just got exciting with the Trello app. Easy to use and customise, there is a lot to like about this app and its approach to helping get the big jobs done.  

It gives you the functionality to break down larger tasks into sub tasks, to create boards focusing on different areas of the business, projects, tasks etc. You can then allocate different access to different users so different sections in your teams, or external stakeholders can also access the boards.  

Trello is very visual so you save images to use as inspiration or include past examples of work to really illustrate and bring your projects to life.  



Managing your accounting on the go, Xero is a simple to follow app that allows you to perform important financial functions in the swipe of a finger. Connecting to over 800 other compatible apps, Xero streamlines important transactions for your business without the complications.  

The app gives you the power to send invoices to your clients, manage your invoices and track your business overall to see how it is performing.  



Keeping on top of your email management is something which can take time and effort that we don’t always have those extra hours to spend on. Enter Polymail. Helping to save time on the reporting, analysis and even the design process of email management, this app is about giving your business the tools to create effective emails for your customer database.  

Polymail gives you the ability to track your emails, manage contact profiles and set yourself important reminders, schedules etc.  

There are different types of pricing and plans available to suit your business.  


Wrap it app  

There are many different types of apps out there to assist your business with becoming more productive and ultimately saving you time.  

While we are not an app, at BizCover we know how pressed for time you may be as a small business owner and want to make arranging your business insurance* as drama-free as possible.   

Let us do the shopping around for you, providing quotes from some of New Zealand’s leading insurers in minutes. Select the coverage you’re after, and receive all your paperwork straight to your inbox, no snail mail required.  

Get a quote today and start saving time and money on your small business insurance with BizCover.  


*This information is general only and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. It should not be relied upon as advice. As with any insurance, cover will be subject to the terms, conditions and exclusions contained in the policy wording. BizCover Limited is owned by BizCover Pty Ltd (ABN 68 127 707 975) 

Compare multiple quotes online in minutes

Compare FREE quotes

Compare multiple quotes online in minutes

Try NZ's #1 comparison and buy site for business insurance.

Compare FREE quotes

Popular Searches