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Android and MailChimp and Skype, Oh My! GetApp’s Top 10 Posts of 2016

by Lauren Maffeo
Published on 30 December 2016

Happy New Year! We hope you took some time to spend the holidays with loved ones and celebrate your achievements this past year. We did the same thing here at GetApp; for us, that involved reviewing our top 10 posts of 2016. And we discovered few interesting trends.


Two of our 10 most-viewed posts discussed Skype for Business. One reviewed how it differs from Skype, while the other shared alternative collaboration apps with live/video conferencing.

Two more of our top 10 most-viewed posts profiled Android apps (for finance and project management and planning, respectively). By contrast, just one of the top 10 addressed iOS apps.

And while MailChimp remained top banana in GetApp's latest Category Leaders ranking for email marketing software, our readers still want more choices: GetApp's article on alternatives to MailChimp was one of our top five most-viewed posts of 2016.

Without further ado, here are GetApp's top 10 posts of 2016. We've included quotes from and links to each post in case you missed them the first time:

The Ten Best Accounting Apps for Small Business Owners Who HATE Bookkeeping

Top 10 posts of 2016

"The biggest headache you'll have is the initial step of choosing a small business accounting app. There are plenty apps out there to choose from, but luckily, many are excellent, replete with handy features, and gorgeously simple interfaces which - dare I say it - can actually make doing your company accounts enjoyable.

In this article, we're serving up a list of the ten best accounting apps. Many have free trials so that you can check them out for yourself before deciding whether to adopt that solution. Give them a try and learn how to love accounting!"

Skype vs Skype for Business: What's the Difference?

Top 10 posts of 2016

Skype for Business or Skype: what are they, how are they different, and which one is really right for your business? Maybe you thought they were the same thing, or maybe you've been living under a rock for the past decade and are wondering what this Skype thing is all about. Whatever situation your business is in, we're here to help answer these questions and decide which is right for your company. You might even decide that neither version is a good fit, in which case you should look for an alternative to Skype such as Aircall, 8×8 or RingCentral.

7 Best Free Android Finance and Accounting Apps

Top 10 posts of 2016

These mobile apps help with everything from sending invoices and accepting payments, to logging expenses, tracking receipts, and even planning budgets, as well as offering advanced features, such as bill reminders, mobile wallets, bank transfers, and productivity tools.

We've combed through the most popular Android apps for finance and accounting and come up with a list of top vendors that offer free Android versions of their accounting software.

No More Monkey Business: 6 Alternatives to MailChimp

Top 10 posts of 2016

Email marketing is now somewhat synonymous with MailChimp. This email marketing software is widely considered to be top banana in the cloud-app space…MailChimp, however, is not the only option for email marketing. While it may be an industry favorite, plenty of other email marketing options have popped up in recent years that might be better for your business.

9 reasons you should have more than one email address

Top 10 posts of 2016

While project management tools like ProWorkflow, Wrike or Mavenlink can be great for organizing yourself, sometimes it's better for the organization to start in your inbox. One sensible step is to employ the use of an email management solution such as Zoho Mail to take charge of your email.

Another trick is to simply use multiple email accounts: not only can you organize different flows of information, you can also make the information easily accessible to other people. If you're unsure about using multiple email addresses for organizing your work, here are 9 reasons to try it out.

7 Project Management and Planning Apps for Android

Top 10 posts of 2016

With more employees bringing their mobile devices to work, it's inevitable that popular project management platforms are developing and integrating an Android (or iPad and iPhone)-friendly version of their software.

It's a no-brainer: business often isn't conducted in an office, BYOD is becoming the norm, and a cell phone is more often than not close at (if not directly in) hand. As such, here are some of the best project management apps for Android that provide an easy way to keep on top of projects while out of the office.

See You Skype: 8 Alternatives That Are Worth the Hype

Top 10 posts of 2016

On paper, Skype is now a tempting choice for a company, as well as being the go-to tool for catching up with tech-fearing relatives…But Skype (in both forms) is by no means without its issues (many of which are well documented), such as poor call quality, out-of-control notifications, poor connections, problems with Skype credit, and so on. The good news is that there are many communication apps that are credible alternatives to Microsoft's popular product. Here are some of the best of the bunch.

The Best Project Management and Planning Apps for iPhone and iPad

Top 10 posts of 2016

The ability to access, contribute to, organize, and edit projects using an iPhone or iPad is essential for any business using project management software, especially when you consider trends like BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), which lets employees use their own phones to access work data. Luckily, a lot of the best project management and planning solutions have their very own apps for iOS ( and Android) that make it easier than ever to keep track of your projects while away from the office.

[Here] are some of the best project management apps for iPhone and iPad that'll give you a desktop-quality experience on your iOS device.

10 Best Time and Expense Tracking Apps for Freelancers

Top 10 posts of 2016

Recent research has revealed that one third of businesses still use spreadsheets to track their expenses, which is not the most efficient way.

But wait, there's hope! We've put together this list of the best time and expense tracking apps for freelancers. These apps bring together tools to help you keep track of the no-fun bits, from invoicing to expense reporting.

10 Best Cloud Construction Apps

Top 10 posts of 2016

While technology can help, one of the greatest limitations for construction businesses using software on a single computer is that the information can only be accessed from one location. Cloud-based construction software allows remote access to this information, meaning employees can work collaboratively without being tied to a specific physical location.

These cloud apps are more sophisticated and feature rich than ever before, and can be access from any device, anytime, anywhere. The only thing you need is an internet access. Here we suggest cloud construction management apps to help meet your needs, no matter what size or type of construction business you are running.

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