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5 Top Banking Apps Designed for Productivity

Smartphone app developers are increasingly finding ways to improve mobile business capability. While your primary business applications will likely work through a desktop or laptop, a smartphone app can expand your capabilities while out and about. Let’s take a look at five great apps to consider using for increased productivity, whether doing business in the office or through your mobile device.

1. Mint

Mint is a free application that helps you keep track of all of your accounts in one convenient place. The app will not provide any actual money management functionality, but it will allow you to stay on top of your accounts while mobile without having to worry about the possibility of unwanted transfers occurring. The app is also free to use, so there’s no cost to get started.

2. Expensify

Expensify keeps track of where your money goes and processes the information into usable formats. The interface is simple and includes useful functionality such as scanning images of your receipts for quick data entry.

The program syncs up with Quickbooks and Quickbooks Online, common tools for most small business owners. If your business is leaking money, Expensify can fix that for you. Since the app is free, it is definitely worth at least a trial run.

3. Bloomberg Mobile

Financial information at your fingertips can help you make important business decisions, perform research, or even impress potential colleagues with your on-hand knowledge.  The Bloomberg app provides all the same information you can find through the trusted company through other formats, such as recent news about NAB Ltd., owner of Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank. While it might be intended more for managing investment strategy, more knowledge is useful for businesses and investors alike. The application is free for download.

4. Freshbooks

Freshbooks is a Cloud application that puts an amazing amount of financial functionality in your hands. Incorporating both web and smartphone applications, the service records and analyzes information from your various accounts and expenditures. Since the information is hosted on the Cloud, you will not be storing any sensitive financial data directly on your phone when using the smartphone app, which makes it more secure overall.

Unlike most of the other applications listed, Freshbooks has a fee for its usage, though it does offer a free 30-day trial. Pricing varies based on the  level of service you choose. The highest plan is just $40 a month, plus $10 for each additional user.

5. Paypal

With the increasing use of Paypal for funds transfers, having a way to quickly process customer payments, the application provides quick access to all of the same functionality of the Paypal website. It also has useful functionality like check scanning to deposit money quickly into your PayPal account.

The search function lets you find other local businesses that accept Paypal transfers for payment, making it easier to use your Paypal funds for everyday business. Like the Paypal service, the application is free as well.

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