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In business it is essential that we are constantly creating targets, goals and milestones in order to show progression and growth. However, tracking these goals can often be a struggle when everyday demands keep you on your feet. A solution to this is using dedicated applications to help set, track and ultimately achieve those business goals.

Here I pick out a selection of 15 of these fantastic applications, including cloud-based apps for CRM, productivity, and accounting. Read on to find out more about how they can benefit your business.

[Update] This post was originally published on February 4th 2011. It was updated on September 21st 2015 to include details of the very latest business apps.


We all have done it or thought about it at one time or another: keeping a proverbial Bucket List, a list of all the major things you plan to do. It is one of those things that I don’t necessarily keep a good track of as some other people do, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have things that I want to make sure I do before I pass on. I haven’t necessarily decided whether I should actually sit down and make one at some point as I take the approach of “one day at a time.”

Having the opportunity to try out Bucketlistly over the past couple of weeks has really made me think twice about making a bucket list for myself and our family. The developer of the app has taken what is a simple task and turned it into a social network of sorts. At first I thought the concept was a little interesting, but the more I played with it, the more I started to see how useful it could be. Let me show you more of the app and you can decide for yourself whether you want to use it or not.


Goal setting is an incredibly important practice for our lives. We set goals in order to advance in our careers, learn new skills, pursue passions, get fit and much more. Unfortunately, keeping track of all the smaller steps needed to achieve goals is often difficult. Actually achieving all of the steps and thus the goal is even harder, without some form of external motivation.

That’s where the site WorkSimple comes in. WorkSimple is a social goal-setting and tracking application where users set goals and then share the goals with their peers. This creates a sense of accountability, allowing for the achievement of more goals. WorkSimple offers applications for both businesses and individuals, although this review is focused solely on the individual application. Read on to learn more about the capabilities of WorkSimple and what I thought of it.


As incredible as it may seem, this year is almost over. Many of use made New Year’s commitments last year, only to forget them on January 2nd. It’s so easy to pick up bad habits, but incredibly hard to discipline ourselves to do what’s good for us. If we’d make our New Year’s goal to, say, drink more coffee this year, it’d be easy to do, but if we decide to cut out coffee this year, we’d likely give up.

Sometimes, though, what you need is a proverbial kick to keep you going. Joining a fitness club might get you to exercise better than just saying you’ll run 5k a day on your own. You can’t get others to motivate you to do everything, though, so you’ll need to find better ways to keep yourself going on with your lofty personal goals.

That’s where RoutineTap comes in.


Some of my friends love working out. They enjoy going to the gym, or running, or lifting weights. While I enjoy doing activities like playing Racquetball or Baseball, I find in order to go to the gym, I need some motivation- I need something that will help keep me to whatever fitness goal I happen to have. Skinnyo is a social network that aims to do just that.


Goals are powerful catalysts to leading the human life. Whether you end up achieving them or not, they set a direction and instill a sense of achievement that helps you go on with our lives. Some might find the idea of using apps to achieve goals a bit out there. But if you are serious enough, you will know that any type of motivation and mentorship (even virtual) will help kickstart things in a big way.

Goalscape helps you motivate using goals, communicate visually, stay organized, set smart priorities and track your progress both when you are online and offline. Curious to know how the web app can help you scale new heights? Read on.


All of us have goals. That isn’t the hard part. The real test is whether you stay course and see them through. I think of a bunch of goals every single day but end up forgetting half of them amidst the busy schedule. Besides that, some goals need to broken down into milestones for a smoother execution.

A couple of incentives and Atta boy‘s would be nice too. What if we had a web app that comes with everything I just mentioned rolled into its core? Let us take Fitango for a spin and find out if it is the digital motivator you are looking for.


People set goals all the time, but if you look at who actually starts to work on them or abandons them mid way, the numbers would be quite large. We all need help to reach our goals, whether it’s incentives or support from others. Incentives and support act as great motivators pushing us to work harder and not to abandon things half way.

stickK is a web app that helps you achieve your goals by way of monetary incentives and with the support of your well wishers. Let’s take a closer look at how the app works and how it can help you.