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Recommended Software

Here’s a selection of some of our favourite pieces of software to help you run your business, manage your finances and more.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Xero is a cloud based accounting platform that helps automate accounting processes, bring you simple, insightful reports and stay compliant. Visit our dedicated Xero page to find out more or check out the Xero Website

Receipt Bank

Receipt Bank is a data extraction tool that scans your purchase invoices and pulls out all the relevant data, such as the supplier name, date, total amount, VAT amount and more. You can then download this in to Excel or export it directly in to your bookkeeping software, along with a copy of the original invoice. Reduces manual entry and saves you bags of time.

Business Tools

G Suite

G-Suite by Google is an integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps powered by Google AI. Includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.

Fiverr is an online services marketplace with prices for services starting at… a fiver. You can find all sorts of services such as graphic design, digital marketing, copywriting, voiceovers, video editing and much more here. A great tool for bootstrapping businesses to get off the ground.

Evernote is a cracking note taking app that lets you sync note, pictures, web clippings and much more between devices, as well as share and collaborate with other. So whether you want to share the shopping list with your partner or edit documents with your colleagues, Evernote is a great way to do both, and more!

Payment Services

GoCardless is an online payments platform to let you set up and manage Direct Debits. Perfect for subscription based businesses or any recurring payment customers. Fees are incredibly competitive and best of all it integrates brilliantly with Xero to automatically collect payments from customers based on the due date you set on an invoice.

Stripe is a credit card processing platform that lets you collect card payments in-store or online. Another great app to use with Xero – you can add a link to your invoices where a customer can just type in their credit card details and pay you straight away.

TransferWise is a great platform for businesses needing to buy and/or sell in any foreign currencies. If you need to pay for something in Dollars and don’t fancy paying the bank fees for an international payment, just set up a Dollar account in a few click, convert the money and send it. Simple.

Personal Finance

Plum is a Facebook Messenger bot that helps you make micro-savings and invest them in to Tech, Growth and Ethical funds. Plum will take a few pounds every week out of your bank account (the amount is calculated using your spending habits) and saves it for you. If you want to invest in any of the funds, just open Facebook Messenger and tell it where you want to invest and how much.

I’m a huge fan of Monzo! It’s basically a bank account, but smarter. You can set up “pots” for saving for different things such as holidays, new car etc and keep this money separate from the rest of your funds. You can also set up a coin jar that rounds-up any of your purchase to the nearest pound and saves the change for you. You can also integrate with IFTTT and try out the 1p Savings Challenge or the £1 Savings Challenge

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase is probably the easiest place to start if you want to buy cryptocurrency. They’ve expanded their offering lately to include lots more cryptocurrencieswhilst still letting you buy and sell Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.

Binance is the worlds biggest online cryptocurrency exchange. They allow you to trades lots of different cryptocurrencies and is relatively easy to use once you get the hang of it. A great place to start.

Trezor isn’t technically software but hardware. It is an offline hardware wallet to store your cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency kept in online wallets and on exchanges is potentially vulnerable to hacking. Trezor’s wallets store your cryptocurrencies and act as a signing tool for transactions meaning better security.

GIN Platform

GIN Platform allows anyone to set up a cryptocurrency masternode in just a few clicks – no tech knowledge necessary. Masternodes help run cryptocurrency networks and operators are rewarded by earning cryptocurrency. GIN are a client of Adrian’s and are going from strength to strength, helping people earn passive income from cryptocurrency.