The 8 best chatbot builders in 2020: For marketers, customer support, and more

Marshall Gunnell / Published December 17, 2019

The way companies communicate with their customers—whether it be for support, marketing, or sales—is changing rapidly.

One of the most modern forms of frontline communication comes from the ever-growing and increasingly popular chatbot. In fact, some estimates suggest 80 percent of companies will be using a chatbot by 2020....

The 7 Best Electronic Signature Apps of 2019

Hannah Herman / Published September 1, 2019

Everyone dreams of a paperless office. To be fully digital, however, you need the right tools to electronically send, sign, and store important documents like contracts. That's where eSign apps come in.

An electronic signature app is an app that allows you to sign paperwork digitally. But how do you...

The 10 Best CMS Platforms for 2019

Tim Brookes / Published August 23, 2019

A content management system (CMS) is web-based software that allows you to build content-oriented websites, like blogs, eCommerce websites, or portfolios.

A CMS is a must-have if you're regularly adding content to your website. It allows you to maintain whole websites without having to understand the technologies that power it....

The 5 Best Blog Sites in 2019

Harry Guinness / Published July 22, 2019

Social media has eliminated the need for everyone who wants to share their thoughts online to have a blog, but there are still plenty of excellent reasons for blogging. A blog lets you showcase your work, promote your business, and drive business through content marketing.

Whatever the reason you want...

The Best Employee Scheduling Software in 2019

Hannah Herman / Published July 5, 2019

If you've ever worked a shift-based job, "employee scheduling" probably brings to mind images of paper schedules hastily pinned to bulletin boards or taped to lockers. And if you've ever managed a shift-based team, you know exactly how much work goes into those pieces of paper every week.

The good...

The Best Event Management Software: 10 Apps to Plan and Manage Your Business Events

Lizzie Davey / Published July 2, 2019

Planning a business event is a mammoth task. You need to find a venue, create the agenda, get sponsors on board, sort out seating plans and meal arrangements—and that's all before you even start selling tickets.

Event management software makes the process less of a headache. Event planners confirm: In...

The 7 Best Texting Apps in 2019

Tim Brookes / Published June 13, 2019

Keeping in touch with friends and family has never been easier. If you have an internet connection, you can send a message to anyone, anywhere, free of charge.

With endless free texting apps for Android and iPhone, you need to determine your priorities to figure out which one to choose....

The 6 Best SMS Apps for Small Businesses in 2019

Harry Guinness / Published June 13, 2019

When's the last time you didn't read an email you received? Probably within the last 24 hours. How about a text message? Not as common. Gartner reports that, on average, emails are opened about 20% of the time, while SMS messages are opened up to 98% of the time. So...

The 5 Best Time Blocking Apps in 2019

Jessica Greene / Published June 11, 2019

Time blocking is a simple productivity method: Instead of completing your tasks whenever you find time to work on them, you schedule time on your calendar in advance to focus on specific tasks. The value of time blocking is that it helps you build your day around your priorities—and by...

The Best Spreadsheet Software in 2019

Tim Brookes / Published May 30, 2019

Spreadsheets can do practically anything. They can host your to-do list, help you reach your goals, and lead you to make better decisions. There's almost nothing you can't track using spreadsheet software.

In the 40ish years since spreadsheet software appeared on mainframe computers, spreadsheets have evolved from...