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Most Useful Free Apps You Need To Start Using

These free apps have proven to be life-changing by making day-to-day tasks easier and faster on the go. The list below are recommended apps that will help you manage your everyday working life.

CamScanner – PDF Scanner App

CamScanner will turn your device into a powerful portable scanner that recognizes text automatically (OCR) , and help you become more productive in your work and daily life. Download this scanner app for to instantly scan, save, and share any document in PDF, JPG , Word or TXT formats.

FEATURES:

  • Quickly digitise any document by using your phone’s camera to scan documents
  • Optimize scan quality with cropping and ensure the text is clear and sharp
  • Extracts text from images
  • Share PDF/JPEG files via social media,send as attachment or download via link through email
  • Instantly AirPrint on nearby printer & fax documents to over 30 countries from the app
  • Advanced document editing with a full set of editing tools and also adding customized watermarks
  • Quick search by using tags to categorise and easily find them and find texts inside image and notes
  • Secure important documents
  • Sync across platforms
WhatsApp Business

WhatsApp Business enables you to have a business presence on WhatsApp, communicate more efficiently with your customers, and help you grow your business.

If you have separate business and personal phone numbers, you can have both WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Messenger installed on the same phone, and register them with different numbers.

FEATURES:

  • BUSINESS PROFILE: Create a profile for your business to help your customers find valuable information — like your website, location, or contact information.
  • BUSINESS MESSAGING TOOLS: Be more responsive to your customers by using Away messages to indicate when you’re away or Greeting message to send your customers an introductory message when they first message you.
  • LANDLINE/FIXED NUMBER SUPPORT: You can use WhatsApp Business with a landline (or fixed) phone number and your customers can message you on that number. During verification, select the “Call me” option to receive the code over a phone call.
  • RUN BOTH WHATSAPP MESSENGER AND WHATSAPP BUSINESS: You can use both WhatsApp Business and WhatsApp Messenger on the same phone, but each app must have its own unique phone number.
  • WHATSAPP WEB: You can more efficiently respond to your customers right from your computer’s browser.
Nedbank PocketPOS™

This app turns your phone into a card machine! The app is free, but there is a once-off setup fee of R200 ex VAT to subscribe with WAPPoint. This links your bank account with your unique logins. Click here to sign up and create your merchant account

FEATURES:

  • Includes free QR code generator for customers to scan if they left their bank card at home
  • Get paid after 2 working days
  • No Monthly Fees
  • Accepts Visa, Mastercard & American Express Cards
  • Sends digital receipts via SMS, Whatsapp or email
  • View & export transaction history

Loyverse POS – Point of Sale

Loyverse POS is a basic, easy-to-use free POS (point-of-sale) software perfect for your retail store, restaurant, food truck, grocery store, beauty salon, car wash and more.

Use Loyverse POS point of sale system instead of a cash register, and track sales and inventory in real-time, manage employees and stores, engage customers and increase your revenue. Great app to use in conjunction with the Nedbank PocketPOS App or your current card machine if you do not have a POS system yet.

FEATURES:

  • Mobile POS System – Scan barcodes with the built-in camera, Connect a receipt printer, barcode scanner, and cash drawer, Manage multiple stores and POS devices from a single account,
  • Inventory Management – Set stock levels and receive automatic low stock alerts, Bulk import and export inventory from/to a CSV file.
  • Sales Analytics – View revenue, average sale, and profit, Determine best-selling items and categories, Export sales data to the spreadsheets,
  • CRM and Customer Loyalty Program – Run loyalty program to reward customers for their recurring purchases, Instantly identify customers during a sale by scanning loyalty card barcodes
  • Restaurant and Bar Features – Connect kitchen printers or Loyverse Kitchen Display app, Use dining options to mark orders as dine in, takeout or for delivery,
  • Credit Card Payments – Use your preferred merchant service provider for non-integrated payments. Integrated payments save time, ensure better accuracy and minimize errors.
Canva: Design, Photo & Video

Canva makes design and video editing amazingly simple (and fun)! 🙌 Create stunning logo & poster designs with your photos and videos—even if you’re not a design expert! You can now design professional Social media posts and adverts on the go!

FEATURES:

  • Powerful photo and video editing and designing tool, no experience needed
  • Choose from unlimited templates and designs already made for anything you need.
  • Create ads, posters, invites, presentations, videos, business cards, brochures and so much more!
  • Share your designs with colleagues to work on the same project
ilovepdf.com

This one is not an App but rather a website that helps you manage your PDF files. 

FEATURES:

  • Organise PDF documents if they’re in the wrong order
  • Add Text or Signatures to a PDF Document
  • Compress Large PDF files
  • Convert PDFs to other file formats
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