We all need help in running an online business and sometimes that help comes in the form of electronic bits and bytes. There are a ton of great software programs that can help you become more productive when running an online business. So here are the programs we recommend.
Best Accounting Software for Online Business Bookkeeping
QuickBooks Pro 2015 – Organize all your business finances on a PC is a must have to organize your receipts, invoices, and track inventory. It also makes tax time a lot easier. Having a good accounting system that grows with you can make a huge difference in your online business and save you a ton of time too.
Best Office Suite for Productivity
Microsoft Office Home and Business 2013 (1PC/1User) [Download] – I know that a lot of people are down on Microsoft and their products but this really is the best and easiest to use productivity suite. If you dont want to spend the one time fee you can always do a monthly subscription. We use this exclusively and love Outlook, Word, and Excel.
Best Card Scanner and Contact Management System
DYMO CardScan v9 Executive Business Card Scanner and Contact Management System for PC or Mac (1760686) – Turn contacts into opportunities! CardScan Executive combines a fast and accurate color-capable business card scanner with the latest version of DYMO’s award-winning CardScan contact management software. Just scan any business card, or drag-and-drop contact data from any email signature or Web page–CardScan software automatically enters the data into the appropriate fields to create an indispensible digital address book.
Best Wi-Fi Wireless Small Business Video Monitoring Camera
Dropcam Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Camera – Dropcam HD Internet Wi-Fi Video Monitoring Cameras help you watch what you love from anywhere. In less than a minute, you’ll have it setup and securely streaming video to you over your home Wi-Fi. Use it to watch your home, your baby, the dog, and your small business. Every camera comes with Night vision, 720p HD video, two-way audio, and Digital Pan and Zoom. Paired with secure online DVR recording, you can watch live and recorded video from anywhere on any device. Dropcam HD makes monitoring what you love and finding peace of mind easier than ever. Watch from any device such as your Apple Mac, Windows PC, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android. All you need is a Wi-Fi network paired with the free and easy-to-use Dropcam App. Watch what you love while away with Dropcam HD.
Best Business Plan Writing Software
Business Plan Pro Complete v 12 – If you’re showing your business plan to bankers, investors, or other lenders, you better make sure it’s got all the information they’re going to need to make a decision. Business Plan Pro is packed with tools to make sure your plan is complete and accurate, and even includes a database to help you find venture capital!
Best Scan, Fax, Copier and Printer Software and Printer
Canon PIXMA MX922 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner, Copier and Fax – when you have an online business you need a machine and software that can make copies, scan documents and photos, print in full color in high resolution, and fax. All of these are super important and having the software to manage all of these function and the right printer can make all the difference in your office.
Best Sound Editing and Creation Software
Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 10 – Sound Forge Audio Studio software is the easiest way to record, edit, master, and share audio on your home computer. Capture live performances in high-fidelity sound at the touch of a button-your computer”s sound card leads directly to Audio Studio. Give your audio tracks realism and sparkle with built-in effects including EQ, reverb, delay, and chorus. Create your own CDs and generate all the right files for sharing online. Interactive Show Me How tutorials will have you up and running in no time, and detailed videos are provided that feature step-by-step instructions for CD creation, audio mastering, vinyl restoration, and podcast creation.
Best Photo and Image Editing and Creation Software
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 – dobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 software makes everything about digital photography easier and faster. Perfect your shots with powerfully simple adjustments and a full range of advanced controls. Easily find and organize all your photos. Quickly share your favorites on social networks, or showcase them in elegant photo books and web galleries. Get all your digital photography essentials in one fast, efficient application. View and organize, perfect and process, print, and share — Lightroom includes everything you need.
Best Video Editing and Creation Software
Cyberlink PowerDirector 12 Ultimate – PowerDirector 12 Ultimate provides the most comprehensive tools for high quality video productions, all with easy-to-use features. PowerDirector 12 boasts even faster processing and rendering speed compared to its predecessor. The new TrueVelocity 4 Engine is 40% faster in H.264 encoding, and also is optimized for Intel 4th Generation CoreTM Technology (Haswell) that allows users to enjoy 3 times faster rendering with AVX2 technology. PowerDirector 12 Ultimate also includes premium effects and templates to further enrich your video creation.
Best Label Printer and Label Maker Software
DYMO LabelWriter 450 Turbo Thermal Label Printer (1752265) – Label, mail, and file smarter with proprietary DYMO productivity software, featuring DYMO Label v.8, DYMO Stamps, DYMO File and Address Fixer. DYMO Label v.8 software enables you to create and print address, shipping, file, folder and barcode labels, plus name badges and more–all without the extra work and hassles of printing sheet labels on a standard desktop printer. Plus, use the included DYMO Stamps software to print USPS-approved postage directly from your desktop–without fees, contracts or monthly commitments.