There are over 2.8 million apps in the Google Playstore and over 2.2 million apps in the App Store. The average smartphone owner downloads between 2 and 3 apps per month. Right from productivity, entertainment, education, food & drinks, to networking, there are so many options to choose from. We have always been an advocate of ‘less is more’ and therefore against owning too many apps. Multiple apps can be distracting and can reduce your productivity level without you even realising it. But if there are 5 Apps  every restaurant owner or a manager must have this year, this list is it.

Room Planner – design App

Apps for Restuarants | Planning

Apps every restaurant owner must have

This app is the ultimate for owners who cannot visualise without a design in front of them. Suitable for new restaurants or those who are planning to renovate, this app begins with a blueprint design that you can adjust based on your current room size.Add elements to your room such as furniture, appliances, light fixtures, and other pieces you may require and all of these are inbuilt in the app. See how your restaurant will look like before engaging a contractor to work. This way you will be able to achieve exactly what you want in your restaurant.

Get Room Planner on IOS or Android

Freshbooks – Accounting App

Accounting software | mobile apps

Managing your accounts has never been this easy, thanks to Freshbooks. This cloud-based accounting solution helps small businesses to large ones manage their accounts right from their pocket. Why call in a bookkeeper when you can use an app to take care of it for you? Restaurant owners often tell us that they don’t have time to spend in front of their computer and would rather service their customers at their restaurant. Considering that you prefer to hit the floor, let the app help you manage your accounts on the go.

Get Freshbooks on IOS or Android.

RescueTime – Time Management App

Restaurant apps | Time Management Software

Do you complain that 24 hours in a day is not enough? Wish you had more time to think, plan, or even step out doing your purchase? You are not alone. We all wish we had more hours in the day. But the truth is, there are only 24 hours. What if you can find out what is that you are doing wrong to improve your productivity instead of wishing for longer days or nights? RescueTime helps you find out where you’re wasting time in a day by tracking your daily digital habits. It will tell you where you are spending time the most in a day and knowing your digital time spend will help you cut down on time spent on apps or websites that hamper your productivity. Cool isn’t it?

Get RescueTime on Android.

7Shifts

Scheduling Software | Mobile Apps

This employee scheduling software can reduce your labor cost up to 2%. Creating schedules can be one of the most complicated tasks of restaurant management. Using auto-scheduling and custom shift templates, this app builds a schedule based on staff availability and weekly shift requirements. Restaurant owners can now manage their staff in the office, on-the-go, or from home. This app also allows you to send group texts and emails to ensure everyone is kept in the loop. Talk about easy communication.

Get 7Shifts on IOS or Android

Swapp – For easy order & takeaways

Food ordering Software | mobile apps | Home delivery

Swapp helps small and medium restaurants have their own app in a few minutes. This is especially useful for restaurants who take a high number of orders through the telephone. Swapp’s ready template will increase business productivity with workflows that are comparable to that of high-end restaurants. It has a host of functions such as live update of the menu, loyalty points system, multiple admin access, analytics on inventory, etc. What more?  It also helps restaurants retain their customers. The app is free for end users to download. Restaurants pay as less as the cost of a taxi ride to own their very own app.

Get Swapp on iOS or Android.