Top 10 apps for every salesperson

Every profession has a suite of apps that the majority of people use on a daily basis. Sales is no exception. Everyone relies on apps in sales.

Whether you are (or were, before the pandemic) field-based, inbound or outbound, these apps can make all the difference when it comes to productivity and your ability to win new clients.

The Top 10 apps for every salesperson:

1. Hubspot CRM
2. Hubspot Mobile Card Scanner
3. LinkedIn Sales Navigator
4. Better proposals
5. InsideView
6. Google Tasks
7. Expensify
8. Calm
9. CrankWheel
10. Docusign

In this article, we look at the top 10 apps to use in sales, for keeping track of leads in the pipeline, sending proposals, tracking expenses, getting contracts signed, and other essentials that will make your work easier.

#1: HubSpot CRM

HubSpot CRM is one of the most popular CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software products on the market, used by millions of salespeople and managers across the world. If your company uses this, then if you are on the road meeting clients, having the app makes a big difference.

With the mobile app, you can update the CRM on-the-go, making it easier for managers to have a clearer idea how its going with various sales leads.

Price: FREE. Although there are numerous premium tools, such as the Sales Hub, which starts at $45 a month, and goes up to $1000 for Enterprise clients

How to use or download: Web-based, alongside Apple (iOS), Android and Chrome apps

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

#2: HubSpot Mobile Card Scanner

Business cards are great to collect, and part of life as a salesperson. But you need that data on your computer, phone and connected to the CRM. Hence the advantage of the HubSpot Mobile Card Scanner, which digitizes information off business cards, making it more useful.

Price: FREE

How to use or download: Mobile apps (iOS and Android)

Who it helps: Salespeople and managers, especially when they’re on the road, at networking events or conferences and expos.

#3: LinkedIn Sales Navigator

If you aren’t already using this, we recommend it. LinkedIn Sales Navigator is a useful sales solution. You can send 20 InMail messages per month. It’s an ideal integration for LinkedIn, helping you find and engage with prospects more easily. According to LinkedIn, those who use Sales Navigator benefit from:

  • 5% Higher Win Rates
  • 35% Larger Deal Sizes
  • 34% of Opportunities Sourced
  • 61% of Revenue Influenced

Price: 30-day free trial, and $64.99 per month, with Enterprise pricing for larger teams

How to use or download: Web-based, alongside Apple (iOS) and Android apps

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

#4: Better Proposals

One way to make the sales process easier for sales teams is to use software, such as Better Proposals to create proposal documents. Get the benefit of templates, easy-to-customise proposals that save you time and prospects love. You can also follow-up with prospects more effectively, knowing when proposals have been read, making it easier to manage your sales pipeline.

Price: Starts with a 14-day free trial, with pricing from $19 to $49 per user, with a 35% discount when customers pay annually (one-off payment).

How to use or download: Web-based app (use on a laptop)

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

#5: InsideView

InsideView assists sales teams in designing accurate customer personas, defining target markets, discovering the companies that match the characteristics of their prospects to expand the lead base. It’s crucial to have reliable data on your clients — that’s where InsideView comes in handy.

Price: Pricing starts from $6,000 a year for companies

How to use or download: Web-based app (use on a laptop)

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

#6: Google Tasks

You can manage, capture, and edit your tasks with to-dos that sync across all your devices. Google Tasks integrates with Gmail and Google Calendar.

Price: Free

How to use or download: Add-on for gmail, alongside Android and Apple (iOS) apps for mobile as well as browser based Chrome app for iOS, Chromebook and Windows desktops.

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

#7: Expensify

Tracking expenses and making sure you get reimbursed is a normal part of life for salespeople, especially when you are on the road (field-based), or attending networking and conferences. Having an app makes this easier, for you, your manager and the accounts department.

Price: Starts from $4.99 a month for every user (companies will probably need one for every salesperson)

How to use or download: Web-based, alongside Apple (iOS) and Android apps

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

#8: Calm

Everyone has mental health. Sales can be a stressful profession. So if you want to calm your mind, sleep better, learn to meditate, or anything along those lines, then an app such as Calm should be helpful.

Price: For individuals, the monthly price is $14.99 a month, after a 7-day free trial. Businesses can also buy a subscription for everyone on a team, or across a whole company, starting at $58.37 per person, for a minimum of 5 team members.

How to use or download: Mobile apps (iOS and Android)

Who it helps: Everyone, because everyone has mental health, and sales can be a stressful profession.

#9: CrankWheel

CrankWheel is a zero-hassle, no-download screen sharing solution, tailor-made for sales teams who need to connect with and convert hard-to-reach prospects. Prospects view using any browser — desktop or mobile. You can instantly see whether they’re paying attention during the call.

Price: Starts with a Forever FREE plan, and goes up to $495 a month for a whole department, with an Enterprise plan for even larger teams.

How to use or download: Web-based, so Presenters need to install a Chrome extension, which takes only a few seconds. Viewers (as in, sales leads) can engage with salespeople on any device without needing to download anything. Managers can see the usage of their team and often use the number of screen sharing sessions as part of their KPIs.

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, sales managers, customer success and coaching.

#10: DocuSign

The final stage in the process, for every salesperson, is getting a deal signed. With an app such as DocuSign, this can happen electronically, and you can track the data of when a prospect has received, opened and signed a new contract.

Price: Free

How to use or download: Web-based, alongside Apple (iOS) and Android apps

Who it helps: Salespeople, inbound and outbound sales teams, and sales managers

And there we go! 10 of the most useful apps you should be using in sales right now to make your work and life easier. We hope you found this list helpful.

CrankWheel: Cut your sales cycle in half with instant screen-sharing. Go from two or more sales calls to one: Become a one call close sales team.