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Want to get ahead in business? Get an app! Today on Appstorm I’m going to highlight 25 fantastic web-based business applications. Some will help you manage a team, manage your finances or even manage your customers, and all of them will help you to improve your businesses efficiency. These apps all have a free version, or at least a very comprehensive free trial.

Lets dive in!

[Note] This article was originally published in December 2012. It was updated in October 2015 to include freemium apps for business.


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.


Task managers have become essential tools in taking control of multiple projects and maintaining a successful workflow. Every task manager (or project management software as its generally known at a business level) will come equipped with basic features such as scheduling and mobile integration, but finding the perfect solution which fits your specific business needs is often a difficult and time consuming task.

Hopefully our list of the 10 best web-based task management apps will help in your search, if you haven’t already found yours.


I am a functionality-over-form kind of guy. I’ll use Windows and Android because of the programs I can run rather than the beautiful walled gardens of OSX and iOS. I prefer an LG television set with better USB options than a stunning Sony Bravia. And I’m all for buying ill-fitting pants if it means they offer more comfort.

As long as it’s not downright ugly (and granted, ugly is a subjective term), I will always pick a product that offers more functionality than the one that is designed better.

And that’s what Wrike is. In terms of design chops, it’s got nothing going for it. In fact, there will be many who find it ugly. But it has so much power under the hood that to describe it, I can overlook the looks to feature the features.