Looking for a venue to promote your food or an easier way to schedule your staff? Here are some apps we've found to help you work smarter.
Workflow is an organization and time-saving app that consolidates a host tasks you manage on your phone. Users create their own workflows, which connect apps and actions together to automate tasks on mobile devices. Users can, for instance, create a workflow that will automatically upload new photos to the cloud, create a GIF and share the image across your social media platforms. The user-friendly interface allows you to drag and drop together a series of actions. It's bright, friendly and easy to use.
Inc. Must Reads
Price: free for 7 articles/month; 1 year subscription $19.99
For years, Inc. magazine has provided thought-provoking content for entrepreneurs. The recently redesigned Inc. Must Reads app delivers five “Daily Must Read” articles, Inc.com news feeds, functionality that allows users to share articles across social media platforms and graphics optimized for all iOS devices.
Morsel believes that behind every great dish is a great story. The app is billed as a community of creators and a place for chefs to gain inspiration and share their food stories, recipes, techniques and food musings. Morsel's storyboards provide a road map with which chefs can create and share content across the Morsel community as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The developers say chefs, mixologists and foodies can “capture the inspriation, process, techniques and beauty of the food and drinks we love!”
Price: Starting at $69/month.
The TouchBistro POS system and app were just improved in a big way with the integration of QuickBooks, the popular small business accounting software. The integration promises to help restaurants reduce accountant fees and bookkeeping hours by eliminating double entry of operating data into the restaurant’s accounting records. Developers say the QuickBooks integration, which takes just five minutes to activate, imports accounting data nto the restaurant’s QuickBooks desktop or online app by categories or totals.
This hospitality manager’s platform and app take an employee-centered approach to scheduling: “Unlike other scheduling software’s on the market, Sling was curated on the basis of employee satisfaction and accessibility,” say the developers. With Sling, employees can instant message their supervisor/team members directly or in groups and drop or pick up shifts. Sling also allows users to create a company news feed and upload documents for repeat reference. Best of all, it’s free.