Helpful apps you might not know about

By Owen Williams, West View IT
In this day and age, many things are available at your fingertips. The same goes for technology, especially apps, whether boredom busters, online shops or something that helps your day-to-day life.

Published in Suffolk Director Magazine Winter 2023

Outsourcing Professionals: West View IT

Here, we put together a great list of apps we love that will help you and your business.


Canva is a brilliant app for your marketing team. It is a highly versatile tool that helps you create various media items such as social media posts, graphics, posters, documents and even videos.

Even better is that it comes with a wide range of free media and templates. Or you can pay for Canva Pro, create your brand kit and access a huge range of graphics and stock photos to take your brand to the next level.

Tasks by Planner

It is likely that you already use Microsoft 365 in your business, but did you know that Tasks by Planner comes free with it? This is a fantastic tool to keep you and your team on track. You can write and assign tasks and to-do lists, colour code and set deadlines. Tasks by Planner allows you to organise your lists however you would like and lets you take back control.

Breathe HR

Breathe HR is an app that is basically a mini HR department for your business. It is a self-service system that allows your people to log sickness, request holidays, update personal information, view documents and much more. It is an easy-to-use and intuitive system that is super helpful.


Passwords are a big deal, especially in business, where you have a lot of sensitive data to keep safe. As an IT company, we recommend a good password manager, and our favourite is Keeper. This is a password manager that not only stores your passwords and auto-fills log-ins for you, but it also generates really strong passwords that you will never have to remember. The only password you will need is the master password.


Our final app is Mailchimp. This email marketing app lets you create great emails and send them to your audience. You can access stats and information about the emails you have sent and can even tweak and categorise your audiences to send emails to a specific set of people.

We could talk about many apps, but these are a few of our favourites that we love having at our fingertips.

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Owen Williams is the Founder and MD of West View IT

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