There are more than a thousand great productivity apps available for smartphones, some Android ones which we have covered previously but this post is going to be of particular interest because we’re going to talk about great Android apps that may be mighty useful for Indian Entrepreneurs. Mind you, the utility of these apps can be extended to other Indian business persons too. The only reason that Indian entrepreneurs would be particularly interested is because they are always on the lookout for cutting costs and finding easier ways to manage their business.
Multi Courier Tracker
Are you running a home office and are breaking your head over tracking multiple couriers? Do you own a factory and have no spare monies to hire someone who could track office parcels and administrative communication in post? Then MCT is your savior. This app allows you to track multiple couriers in India with ease. Currently, they support six popular courier services such as Aramex, Blue Dart, First Flight, Professional, DTDC and TNT. The app makers claim that entrepreneurs and individual sellers who buy and sell a lot over Ebay, Flipkart and other Indian portals will find it very useful. This app awaits more number of downloads and reviews, but the concept is sure worth a shot.
India Business Resource
“India Business Resource” is a Free app that consists of several important business tools in one package. It has financial calculators that compute income tax, EMIs on loan amount and property rates, and informative guide about ATM / Bank Branches, MCD circle rates of different Colonies in Delhi and Business News in India. The app also allows designing your custom visiting cards. This recently launched application by MapsofIndia is sort of a Swiss-knife for all your business needs!
For those Indian entrepreneurs who have just started out in the commodities and services business and don’t have elaborate account departments to produce before and after VAT figures for them, the VAT Calculator can come to heed. Currently, this app works with VAT rates of European countries and India and you can also update your app to 2012 VAT rate figures. The calculated VAT figures will be displayed in rounded and two decimal values. This app sports a high download figure and a good user rating.
inStocks BSE/NSE Stock Markets
This app claims to be the most download, comprehensive and highest rated app on the Indian stock market on Android. As an entrepreneur or a business person, even if you are not into trading yourself, keeping a tab on the movements in the domestic and international financial markets becomes imperative. From BSE and NSE Stock Markets Live, business news, stock tips, the Nifty, the Sensex, equity and NSE futures and options, BSE and NSE intraday charts to stock quotes of Indian companies, this app will allow you to stay on top of the bulls and bears.
There’s also a similar app called Moneycontrol Markets on Mobile for Indian stocks, but the user reviews for this app shout out many problems in its interface and loading. On the other hand, inStocks has garnered some great user reviews.
If you are a business person whizzing from one metro of India to the other or are doing business with people of other cities, a few useful apps such as the Meru Cab app, the Delhi Metro Navigator app and the Meter Down app that we’ve featured before, will be very useful in terms of handy information and cost cutting. Are you a Mumbaikar attending a meeting in Bangalore? Get all the information including fares, parking fee info and an offline route map through the Bangalore Metro Navigator. Do you have to entertain international guests from the hotel to the airport in Hyderabad? Book a Meru cab for them. Indian entrepreneurs and business people have to make money by saving time too, right?
Let us know if you know of any apps that are mighty useful to Indian Entrepreneurs as well!