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For many roving workers and freelancers tracking time and expenses is a necessary evil, but one which can eat up a ton of time. Thankfully, there’s a whole bunch of awesome cloud-based expenses and time tracking software for Mac users to save themselves a lot of hassle.

Today on AppStorm I’m going to look at the seven of the best expenses and time tracking applications for Mac. While these applications aren’t specifically for the Mac, being web-based applications they can be accessed on a range of different sources. All of them have a colorful, accessible look and feel, so Mac users should feel right at home with them. In addition, some of the below applications also offer Mac clients. This software generally requires a subscription but most of the applications come with free trials.

Read on to find out more!

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Running a retail business has never been easier (honestly!) thanks the availability of electronic tools such as Point of Sale (POS) systems and comprehensive inventory management software. These retail applications for Mac are cost-effective, accessible, and integrate well with an array of other software options.

Today on Mac Appstorm I’m going to round up five of the best retail management software for Mac users. These solutions aren’t actually native to Mac but are rather web-based retail management tools that are leaders in their field. The benefit of using these solutions on your Mac rather than native Mac retail sotware is that they allow better integration with other applications, can be accessed from any computer, and sync well with their iPhone and iPad retail app counterparts.

Read on to discover the best Mac retail software for the modern day merchant!

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Saleforce is a market leader in the world of SaaS business software, continually providing innovative and reasonably-priced solutions to help make running a business on your Mac a much easier task.

The benefits of sticking with only Salesforce applications for your business are abundant. Not only are these applications some of the best solutions in their specific department, but by using its complete range of software, and integrating with other coud business software you’re using, you can make sure your business is always in sync. Through the Salesforce1 mobile application each product can be used in conjunction with one another by your mobile sales teams.

The applications in this article are not just native to Mac, being web-based solutions. However, the beauty of Saas solutions is that they can be used on any device, when this is coupled with the power and beauty of the Mac these applications can serve as a complete solution to your business needs.

Read on to find out why adopting Saleforce software for Mac could be the best business decision you made!

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The Mac ethos is all about productivity, making sure that complex tasks are made as simple as possible. This same philosophy is shared by those that develop SaaS business applications. These tools are often affordable, easy to use and crucial for success and efficiency. Today on AppStorm I’m going to look at a specific type of SaaS application, business intelligence software.

Whereas accounting and project management tools are seen as integral, on first impressions a piece of Mac business intelligence software may not seem important. However, for those wishing to grow their they need to spot their flaws and adapt quickly, the perfect way to do this is through a business intelligence app for Mac. Through implementation, data can be automatically analyzed and solutions for growth will soon become apparent.

In this article I’ve summarized 7 of the best business intelligence tools for Mac, recognizing the attractive features from each. Read on to find out more!

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An inventory management application is essential for many businesses. Through these tools, the entire process of managing stock can be made more efficient. Most importantly, the implementation of a inventory management software for Mac gives you more time to focus on more enjoyable tasks!

But do you need a dedicated inventory management software for Mac to do this? As good as some basic inventory management software for Mac can be, opting for a cloud-based solution could be the best way to go.

There are several reasons why cloud is a smart choice. Generally speaking, cloud-based inventory management applications offer attractive, easy-to-use interfaces which is what we Mac users love. Also, because data is stored in the cloud these apps can be accessed from any device in the world. Another boon of cloud inventory management software for Mac users is that it can sync up nicely with popular and affordable shipping and eCommerce tools.

In this article I’m going to highlight six of the best inventory management software for Mac users and talk about some of the other business apps and platforms that they integrate with.

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Brilliantly Beautiful CRM Software for Mac

CRM software has come a long way in recent years with developers offering solutions that have an incredible amount of features that make the process of managing leads and contact information far easier. However, while all CRM software will give you the basic features not all of them will be appealing to the eyes.

I’ve picked seven of the most visually pleasing CRM solutions for Mac, and hopefully these can make your become a bit more beautiful. All of these solutions are based in the cloud, rather than having standalone Mac clients so technically I guess they should be classed as CRMs for Safari or Chrome. However, taking up a subscription plan on one of these CRMs is arguably a smarter move than downloading a client-based CRM software for Mac. The obvious advantages are that you can use these CRMs on your Mac or any other device, wherever you go. Another boon is that these CRM apps have lots of integrations with other business software that you might be using.

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HR Software For Mac: 7 Top Human Resources Apps for Integration

When choosing a HR software for Mac, the ideal place to start is to look towards the cloud. Cloud-based human resources apps generally have a slicker, shinier interface than clunky Mac clients, they can be accessed from other devices, and are priced monthly, allowing you to spread the cost. But one of the key advantages of these solutions is that they can integrate with additional business software to improve efficiency and add more power to your HR software for Mac.

In order to the make the process easier when dealing with HR on your Mac, I’ve highlighted below the seven best HR solutions to use on your Mac, highlighting the different types of software you can use in conjunction with each one.

Read on to find out more!

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The basic package of applications supplied with OS X is great for simple tasks and educational needs. However, when you’re using Macs as part of your business operations the basic package doesn’t quite hit the mark. There are some big applications for example such as Visio for Mac and Movie Maker that aren’t available on OS X.

In this article I will propose SaaS alternatives to Numbers, Address Book, Calendar, AirDrop and FaceTime. These web-based alternatives offer an array of additional capabilities not found in your pre-installed OS X applications. Read on to find out more!

[Update] This post was originally posted on February 2nd 2012. It was updated on September 25th 2015 to add new business app alternatives.

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