Applications Review


One of the great things about being a virtual assistant is getting the chance to use new software that helps with organization.

I decided to review the different software that I have had the good fortune to use in these past months.

Asana – a really cool app that allows a team to work together on projects. Asana is a central location that everyone in the team can comment, add links and work off a shared and individual task list. This will help keep your inbox clear, and no more searching your old emails for that one link you need. Everything is right where you need it to be.

Dropbox – a web-based file cabinet, that you can share with others. This is a good app as well, you can share a folder or a document it’s all up to you. Because this is a web-based filing cabinet that helps keep the memory on your computer clear.

Evernote – is an app that allows you to take notes and archive them, you are also able to share the notes with others. This app is great for those who writes blogs or articles and then will send them to an assistant to proofread, edit and post for you.

Google – there are so many tools that Google offers:

  1. Analytics – lets you track the traffic on your social media, measure your advertising return on investment, etc.
  2. Calendar – track your and others events and appointments.
  3. Docs – the ability to develop spreadsheets and templates.
  4. Drive – storage place for you to save documents you have developed or files you want to share with others.

I am just giving you a small sampling of what Google offers, you want to check out the rest.

Infusionsoft – Is software that helps with different aspects of  small business management. It offers: CRM (Customer Relationship Management) , organization, sales automation, and much more. Infusionsoft claims they are an all in one software for the small business owner, they come very close.

MailChimp – Email marketing and advertising software that allows you to send out mass mailing to clients and customers (comparable to AWeber).

Zoho  – a web-based office suite where you can develop spreadsheets, word processing, databases, customer relationship management (CRM) and more. It is user-friendly and helps you stay on top of leads, clients and projects.

Those are some of the apps that I have used in the last few months. I am working with other apps now but I will do another post with more information as I learn them.

I hope I helped you learn about some of the popular software that is used by many successful business leaders.

If you have any questions or if there is software that you want to know about please leave a comment in the form below.

Please stay tuned, I will be updating in two days time with another exciting subject.





About Palmer Fancy-Freelance

My name is Amanda (Mandy), recently I have become unemployed and after lots of thought and encouragement from a dear friend I decided to start freelancing business as an Administrative Professional. This blog will document my endeavors to launch a successful freelance business. Why freelance you ask? I have many reasons why I want to freelance and the most important is so I can stay at home and raise my children. In the past year of being unemployed I have found that going to work everyday and being in a management position for a company took me away from what is important, my children and husband. Unfortunately I need two incomes to support my household and freelancing seems like the answer to my prayers. Why blog about it? well I am hoping that I can help others that are wanting to do the same. Maybe someone reading my blog will learn from my mistakes (I know there will be many) and from my triumphs. I am also hoping maybe other freelancers will read as well and help me along the way.
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