Are you working at home? If so, chances are you are working with laptops or any other mobile devices. If you are the owner of laptops or computers running on Mac OS X, I have some recommended Mac OS X applications that can help you get things done.
If you are wondering which business apps you should use with your Mac, I do have some recommendations for you. Here are my top 5 Mac OS X business apps for home business owners, freelancers, and anyone else working at home:
OmniFocus. OmniFocus is one of the best organizers and To Do list managers that follow the Getting Things Done system. It can not only help you create and maintain your daily schedule, but also help you organize your tasks in a logical manner and let you stay on top of things, even when you’ve got dozens of appointments and events coming up. Along with the tasks themselves, you can also store notes and add related items, which can help you do everything faster and better than before.
Evernote Desktop. Evernote is really the best application for storing notes, both on Mac OS X and any other platform available. But it’s more than just a container – it’s an extension of your mind, helping you remember and manage things that you wouldn’t usually do, but which are very important for your life, business and work. Imagine having all of your thoughts, ideas and resources in one place, easily accessible with a few keystrokes – no detail will escape your attention again when you work on a new project.
Dropbox. Dropbox is your only stop to having all the important files stored and accessible from anywhere. The service has a client app for most platforms on the market, including Mac SO X, iOS and Android, so you can easily sync files between them, as well as upload them to the online storage space and share them with the world. Working with Dropbox is just as easy as using a folder on your computer – just drag and drop, and all your files are stored on remote servers, on your phone, laptop and any other device that you need to use. Never lose files again and access them from anywhere, anytime.
PostBox. While the standard Apple Mail app is pretty good, it is definitely not the most functional. PostBox brings you a whole new email experience for your Mac, with a simple and intuitive interface and a ton of advanced features underneath it. Among the important features are the unified account groups, which let you combine messages from multiple accounts into one Inbox, quick replies, summarized replies for keeping an eye over the email conversations, and much more thanks to the new support for add-ons in the latest version.
Billings. If you’re a professional or small business owner, you simply can’t get by without a good invoicing app. You may be using the tools provided by your bank, PayPal or other services, but they’re nowhere near as good as Billings from MarketCircle. These guys know what they’re doing, and they’ve designed Billings to be easy to use and have all the features you might need for keeping track of your time and billing people for using it.
So, there you go – my top 5 picks of home or small business applications for Mac OS X. I’m sure there are plenty of Apple Mac applications for business – so, if you have a list of favorite Mac OS X business apps, please share yours by leaving a comment on this article!
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