If you’re a small business owner, you probably have a reliable laptop that travels around with you to meetings, to the office, and back home. Macs are great and powerful devices, but there are some apps in the App Store that can make these computers even more powerful. Read on for some of the best Mac apps small business owners should have on their laptops.
Having trouble staying productive? Want to organize a better to-do list? OmniFocus is an upgraded version of your average to-do list. It allows you to split your tasks into Projects and Contexts, and you can even see a Forecast of what deadlines are approaching. You can also Flag items that require immediate attention, and check off the ones that you accomplish. Keep track of all your responsibilities using one convenient app.
- Boom 3D
If you conduct a lot of presentations from your computer, listen to podcasts, or do anything else that requires you to frequently use the Mac speakers, Boom 3D will make your computer sound ten times better. It amplifies all the sound from your computer, whether it’s a video, music, or anything else. You can also control the bass and other aspects of the sound quality, ensuring the listening experience is perfectly suited to your needs at the time.
This app is like an upgraded, more comprehensive version of the standard Calendar app that comes with your computer. It conveniently allows you to see monthly, weekly, and daily view, so your upcoming appointments and events are organized clearly no matter how you want to view them.
- Forecast Bar
If you own a food truck or al fresco restaurant, or you set up stands at a lot of outdoor street fairs, you’ll likely need to keep track of the weather all the time. The Forecast Bar shows you the weather of the upcoming days, and is totally customizable to show you anything from a few days up to a week in advance. You can also choose what kind of graph you want to display the temperature changes that occur throughout the day. The layout is also easy to use and aesthetically pleasing.
Got a ton of little icons in the upper right-hand bar of your screen? Bartender organizes them so you can choose which ones are prominently displayed, and which ones only show up once you click on the drop-down menu. It’s a nice way to keep that section of the screen lean and mean, and a little more organized.