9 Apps for UAE based Entrepreneurs


UAE is slowly a steadily becoming the business hub of the world, thanks to its globally central location. Whether large scale multi-national corporations or small businesses, they seem to be springing up in every nook and cranny of the UAE on a daily basis. Keeping up with daily work is becoming extremely difficult on a daily basis. Technology is one of those tools which can help you manage your work day better and more efficiently. So here are our top 10 apps for entrepreneurs in the UAE.

  • Eureeca
  • EureecaWhen it comes to business, sometimes the first step is the most difficult. You could have the idea, you might know how to implement it to achieve success but you might not have the right amount of resources. Eureeca is a crowd funding system whoseheadquarters are right here in the UAE. How does it work? Very simple. Get on the website, load your proposal and its estimated cost and if you’re idea is good enough, it might just get funded.
  • Business in Dubai/Abu Dhabi Business Center
  • AD Business CenterBusiness in DubaiThese two apps are absolutely crucial for entrepreneurs in the UAE. Both apps were introduced by the Economic Department to provide businesses with updated information and e-services to help business with their business activities. Business can create a profile and e-services include Trade Name reservation, Initial Approval, License contact update and Renewal of Trade License. These apps are also a gateway for businesses to find partners to do business with since the apps lets you know addresses, sites and data of commercial facilities all over Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
  • Google Drive or One Drive
  • google-drive-iphone6Storage is one the biggest necessities in a small organisation today. You need to share and edit files on a constant basis and this is where Google and Microsoft offer storage free with their respective accounts eliminating the need to invest in large scale servers and storage in the initial stages of your business. Plus the biggest advantage for you is that both these apps are easily accessible on all your devices, creating seamless usage for all employees in the organisation.


  • Pocket Analytics
  • Most businesses today have websites, social media pages and such which provide the business a great amount of insight into their customers. Pocket analyticsPocket Analytics is the ideal app to consolidate all your data from these outlets into one place to view while you are on-the-go. You can check your sales, the amount of traffic on the page, etc all in easy-to-read graphs where the information can be changed through easy drag and drop features.



  • Tripit
  • TripIt-traveler-profileDon’t have time to sort your bookings and itineraries? The Tripit app comes in very handy in such situations and makes it easy for you to organise and share your travel plans with colleagues or family and friends. It’s easy to use too. Forward all your travel bookings to ‘[email protected]’ and the app automatically takes your trip details, create itineraries, syncs it to your calendar and is available online at tripit.com. Tripit recognizes reservations from over 3,000 booking sites including cruises, restaurants, concerts and more.
  • CamCard
  • camcardAny entrepreneur knows the buildup of business cards that takes place at trade shows, exhibitions and conventions. Camcard puts an end to this accumulation on your desk. All you need to do is use the app to take a picture of the business card which will then read the card (in 16 different languages) and put the contact on your phone. The app also automatically updates the contact details onto a preselected email and syncs across all your devices.
  • Workflow
  • workflow-Workflow is an app that helps you with your time management. Using the Workflow app you can customize your phone to bypass certain ‘time wasting’ tasks. For example, you can call an Uber in advance of your next calendar event or create a button to give your mom a quick call. Workflow allows you to create any type of button for any type of activity that you may do on a regular basis and with the simple click of that button your task is being completed.
  • iTranslate Voice
  • itranslate_voice_2In a place like the UAE, with over people from over 170 countries, language can be quite a hurdle for entrepreneurs. iTranslate is translation tool that helps you break down those language barriers. The voice-recognition feature offers you the choice to speak instead of type. Just start speaking and the app recognises your voice, transforms it into text and translates it into another language (over 60 languages). You can select between a series of different dialects, choose a male or female voice and even control the speaking rate.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • adobe_acrobatWhether you work in or own an SME in the UAE, you know how much you’re on the move. Constantly moving between banks and government departments and such. Here’s where the Adobe Acrobat Reader app comes into play. Not only is it one of the best ways to view or annotate your PDF’s but also comes in handy if you need to quickly sign them.


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