Top 5 Free Mobile Business Applications Part I: Expensify

This past weekend, I read an interesting article on Small Biz Trends titled “Work Smarter with Mobile Devices” by Anita Campbell. Reading it got me very excited about how technology is constantly evolving, especially in the mobile computing .

It also really got me to thinking about how advancements in mobile computing has made it easier for small business owners to manage their businesses from smartphones and other mobile devices.

In today’s market, there are literally a ton of mobile applications that can be used to help you manage your small business. However, if you are new to mobile business applications, choosing which to get will be like finding a needle in a haystack.

That is why, over the next two weeks on Small Business Sense, we will count down a list of 5 Top Free Mobile Business Applications for small business and give you information on how you can use them to improve your bottom line. 

Top 5 Free Mobile Business Applications for 2013: Expensify 

I  personally have nothing but great things to say about this mobile business application.    I don’t know about you, but for years, I have had a very hard time keeping up with a gazillion business receipts for my small business expenses.  This is definitely where Expensify comes to the rescue.

Expensify is an expense-reporting application that helps you easily keep track of all your small business expenses.


Expensify App  expensify_android_app

Expensify Mobile Apps:



To track your expenses with Expensify, you simply follow these steps:

1. Open the application and use the Smart Scan feature.

SmartScan Expensify

2. Take a picture of your receipt using your camera phone.

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3. Upload your receipts to Expensify.

expensify reciept uploaded

4. Choose which receipts to include in a specific report.

5. Get the full report on your device or have it sent to your email. 



Expensify also boasts of other great features such as the following:

  • Manage your electronic receipts
  • Create PDF reports and email them to anyone, including yourself 
  • Sync your credit card to track expenses in real-time
  • Track trips and mileages

As you can see, Expensify is a very useful mobile business application that is jam-packed with really awesome features. For busy small business owners, getting this app is simple a must. If you would like to know more about this cool app, you can check out the Expensify official website.

Stay tuned for Wednesdays post as we will feature the top four free mobile business applications.

Annika Bansal

Annika "The Chick Geek" is the founder of Small Business Sense shares small business ideas, tips and resources for independent Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners.

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