App-solutely Essential: Finding Your Perfect Digital Companion

Have you ever heard of the saying, “There’s an app for that?” That’s probably because there are so many applications out there! Which one is the best for me? Which one is the most cost-effective? Which one integrates with my current software?

So many questions!

Choosing the right application can feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack. With technological advancements, it seems like there’s an app for every imaginable need. But that’s also where the challenge lies – the abundance of choices can leave us scratching our heads, unsure where to start. So, how do we tackle this dilemma? Let’s break it down.

Things To Consider When Choosing an Application

It is important to investigate thoroughly before “making the plunge” into another application. Every application is different, and each application will have its pros and cons. But don’t worry—we’ll dive into many aspects you should consider in choosing the right application for your needs.


If you were to ask us, cost is a big deal when it comes to picking an app because, well, nobody likes surprises when it comes to their money, right? You want to know what you’re getting into. Think of it like this: you’re buying a tool to help you out, just like buying a hammer for a DIY project. You wouldn’t want to spend a ton on a fancy hammer if a regular one does the job just fine, right? Plus, apps can have hidden costs sometimes, like fees or subscriptions that you may not even want.

On a side note, if you find the price of the application reasonable, considering the efficiency it offers, then it’s really not a big deal. For instance, if it speeds up your business’s accounts receivable collection, investing in the service is definitely worthwhile. Ultimately, it boils down to whether the cost fits into your budget and if the benefits outweigh the expenses for you.


Another thing you should consider is whether app support will always be made available. Support is like having a lifeline when you’re stuck in the deep end. Imagine figuring out how to use this new app, but you hit a roadblock. Maybe something’s not working right, or you’re just plain confused. That’s where support comes in clutch.

You want to know there’s someone on the other end ready to help you out. Good support means you can shoot them an email, give them a call, access a ticketing system, or even chat with them online whenever you need to. It’s like having a safety net, knowing you won’t be left high and dry if something goes wrong—especially if you are looking into time-sensitive work (like payroll).

So, when choosing an app, make sure the support is solid because you never know when you might need it.

Ease of Use

Let’s be honest: nobody wants to spend hours trying to figure out how to use a complicated app. Think about it like this: you’ve got enough going on in your life already, right? So when you’re picking an app, you want something that just clicks, something intuitive that you can jump into without needing a manual. Plus, accessibility is key.

You want to be able to use the app wherever you are, whether you’re on your phone waiting for the bus or at your computer tackling some work. You want it to fit into your business seamlessly. So before you commit to an app, make sure it’s easy to use and accessible wherever needed. Your sanity will thank you later.


If you have a bunch of puzzle pieces, the last thing you want is a part that doesn’t fit perfectly, right? This is where integration comes in.

When you’re picking an app, you should keep integration in mind – making sure it plays nicely with other tools you already use. For example, you may want to investigate the application that integrates with your accounting software first before you try one that doesn’t integrate. If you test out the app that integrates, and it works well for you, stick with it!

From our experience when an integration actually works it is like magic! When it doesn’t work properly or as advertised, it can be time consuming and frustrating! Finding the perfect application will take time but can help you save time and money down the road.


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Last but definitely not least, you have to think about what the app can actually do. For instance, if you’re trying to solve a problem—like helping you out with your accounts payable or emailing a remittance form to your supplier to let them know what bills you’re paying—you need an app that can handle the job.

M​​aybe you need something super simple and straightforward, or maybe you need all the bells and whistles with advanced features.

Whatever it is, you want an app that’s up to the task. So before you commit, take a good look at what the app can do and make sure it matches up with what you need. After all, you don’t want to be stuck with a tool that can’t get the job done, right?

What Happens if I End Up With the Wrong Application?

Okay, let’s say you’re in a hurry and didn’t have the chance to dive into the specifics. You just grabbed the first app that popped up in your search. It happens, and it’s completely understandable. But here’s the thing: rushing into a decision like that can lead to a few bumps in the road with the wrong application.

Wasted Time

You might end up spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to use the app or making it work for you instead of actually getting the work done.

Lost Money

If the app costs money and doesn’t do what you need it to, you could end up wasting your hard-earned cash.


Dealing with a clunky or confusing app can be super frustrating, leading to stress and headaches.

Missed Opportunities

If the app doesn’t have the features you need or doesn’t work well with your other tools, you could miss out on opportunities to be more efficient and productive.

Data Loss or Security Risks

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Choosing the wrong app could put your sensitive information at risk if it’s not secure or if it’s prone to crashes or data loss.

Stunted Growth

If you’re using an app that doesn’t scale with your needs or grow with your business, it could hold you back from reaching your full potential.

Research Is Key

Searching for the perfect application can feel like navigating a maze – time-consuming and downright exhausting. To sidestep the dreaded “app overload” where you’re lost in a sea of options, take your time to research and find the right fit for your needs. Consider tapping into your business community for insights – it’s like having a trusted guide to point you in the right direction, saving you precious time, money, and energy.

At eGO Bookkeeping, we get it – sifting through endless apps is no one’s idea of a good time. That’s why we’ve done the heavy lifting for you with our carefully curated “app stack.” These are the tools we swear by – easy to use, and, most importantly, they actually work! We’ve kept it lean and mean so we can be experts in our field and provide top-notch service to businesses just like yours.

Ready to simplify your life and streamline your business? Discover the power of our trusted app stack!

    • Use DEXT to effortlessly gather and record your expense receipts.
    • Choose between Plooto or Telpay for convenient electronic bill payments.
    • Opt for Rotessa to collect payments from your customers seamlessly.
    • Use Lightspeed for real-time analytics on your sales and guest activity.
    • Try Moneris and Elavon to process payments.
    • Check out Ceridian or Payworks to ensure accurate and timely employee payroll.

Got questions about any of these apps? Feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re here to support you in overcoming your challenges!