by Christophe Primault
Published on 17 January 2013
We were keen to know at GetApp which apps are very useful for your business in terms of increasing productivity, cost cutting, obtaining more clients, creating a happier team and so on. Therefore, we have asked the folks on Quora, what they believe are going to be the people's top cloud business apps for 2013. We would like to share a summary of the most mentioned apps organized by key categories with you.
This is a summary of the most mentioned apps:
Zoho CRM, manage your customers and contacts
Highrise CRMto track leads, contacts & deals
TribeHR for workforce management
Zartisfor social recruiting
Zendeskto provide awesome customer support
Freshbooks, online billing and bookkeeping
Xero for accounting in the cloud
Google Analytics for analytics
WordPress for blogging
Hubspotfor inbound marketing
Mailchimp for email marketing
GitHub, a place to share code
Jira, issue tracking and project tracking for software development
Skype, chats, meetings and collaboration online
Dropbox, file storage and backup
Basecamp for collaboration and project management
Pivotal Tracker for agile project management
Kissflow, workflows for Google Apps
And I would add a new comer for 2013 in the work-flow category, CloudWork an apps integration service (offered by the parent company of GetApp), no doubt that such a service will be very useful to glue all these amazing apps together.
We invite you to leave comments if you feel that this list needs to be completed. I am sure there must be more newcomer apps that will rock small businesses this year. Tell us about them! For those who are new to cloud apps I hope that this list of awesome apps helps you to discover the one or other app, you have not heard about.