It’s no secret that apps are expensive! Between subscription costs and one-time purchases, it can be hard to keep track of how much you’re really spending on your business’ apps and tools. Before long, you may find yourself paying hundreds of dollars every month on tools you're not even using. How do you fix it? To help you get started, we’ve put together a few tips to help you curb app spending without having to give up all your favorite apps.
Before you dive too deep into uninstalling apps, write down a list of the essential tools you need for your business. Some common ones include a chat and video feature, password manager, a bookmark manager, and security. Each business has different needs, but many have in common some essential tools that keep business running. Removing the extra clutter that's been accruing over time means you’re ready for the next step.
This is where our SaaS platform, Desktop.com, comes into play. Desktop.com is a complete solution with built-in functionality and features that businesses otherwise pay for separately. Teams can use chat and video call to communicate about projects, organize links and webpages with a bookmark manager, and even safely store credentials to apps in a secure password manager.
There are many tools that offer these types of features as subscriptions or pile into escalating tiers of service. Desktop.com takes the most commonly-used features and puts it into one platform, so that you immediately reduce your app spending to free up valuable resources your business needs. Plus, Desktop.com integrates with other tools like Google Drive or Mailchimp so you switch less between your apps. It's a win-win-win!
When you switch to Desktop.com, you'll have an overview of all the tools and apps you use on any given project or business stack. In a single dashboard, you can see what apps you have and get an instant idea of what teams are using what.
Desktop.com even has a built-in global search function to search across all apps, links, conversations or integrations in a single place. You’ll also get access to a built-in app store for web apps with thousands of web apps at your fingertips in case you need additional functionality.
The platform is designed to have you work as seamlessly as possible, with as little spending as possible to maximize your profits. Good overview is crucial in order to make informed decisions.
Now that you've had some time to assess what tools you use and don't use, you can find and unsubscribe from apps that are idly sitting in your tech stack.
Discuss with your remote team and determine the kind of functionality that you need so you can create a central workspace that is manageable and optimized for your business efforts. Create a list of what tools you're thinking about removing, and write down the function they perform. Does it fill in a needed gap–or, is it really pretty much the same function as another tool? If so, it's time to get rid of it and save a little extra cash.
Let Desktop.com be your strategy for how to manage your business apps. With so many incredibly helpful apps and resources currently out there, make sure that you review your current setup so that you can reap all the benefits of those instead of unknowingly wasting money on unused ones or let digital clutter eat away at your productivity. Get started for FREE today!