As a small business owner, you have a lot of things to do but only a limited time for you to do them, which usually boils down to just a few hours. Task management is certainly a challenge. But there are many wonderful apps out there that can help you boost your productivity, do inventory control more effectively, and manage tasks while you’re on the go. Give these apps a try and you won’t regret it, especially since most of them are free.

Features that set this list-based task management app apart from competitors include desktop and mobile support, collaborative lists, and real-time sync across devices.

Fast, streamlined, and easy to use, Post It makes digital note taking, whether you’re at the office or on the go, a quick business.

Evernote makes it really easy for you to collect and keep track of information, as well as share it with others.

Small but powerful, Buffer enables you to manage your Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ social media accounts using one app, and it also provides you with the possibility to schedule tweets.

A virtual collaboration tool, GoToMeeting lets you join a virtual meeting even when you’re outside the office.

Quick and reliable, Dropbox makes large file sharing and storage easy and works across devices and operating systems.

A basic stock control app available on iOS and Mac, StockControl comes with helpful search tools, shortage alerts, and data exporting and importing features.

Available both on Android and iOS, CashierLive is a useful inventory control app with bar code scanning functionality and QuickBooks integration.

A web-based inventory control application, this solution is replete with features, including order management, supplier management, forecasting, and cost tracking, and works on mobile devices.

Regardless of the type of small business you run or manage, the apps above can make your life easier.