This isn’t your typical list of apps like Facebook and Instagram. Although I use both of those apps daily in my business, I see them as an obvious tool. In this list of my Top 7 Apps for a Photography Business, I really went down the list of what I typically use and cannot imagine not having on the daily.
So here we go!
Trello is like your super organized friend who you can count on to make sure to remember everyone’s birthdays, and be the one who made sure to bring the utensils to the potluck (because let’s be real, someone always forgets).
Trello allows you to make different boards for different projects, and by adding different cards you can move them around when you’re in a different stage of the project which I think is super cool and easy to visualize a project from beginning to end.
Planoly is my BEST FRIEND for planning and scheduling my Instagram posts (and it will be yours too). You can write up captions, create hashtags, and even schedule them to go live in advance. It’s free to start out, but if you wanna have more fun and plan WAYYY ahead, you have to pay a monthly fee.
Square has been with many business for years now and honestly, I don’t know why it took me so long at the beginning of my business to adapt to this app. It’s the way I collect payment from clients and they make it super duper easy to create an inventory of products, create and keep track of invoices. You know, the not so sexy part of a photography business. 🤓
Over the past few years, Canva has gained a lot of traction and it’s makes perfect sense as to why. This app is like the cliff notes of a graphic designer. It makes creating flyers, Instagram stories, brochures, etc. super easy and with so many different options to choose from for colors, illustrations you can’t go wrong with this app.
(Disclaimer: for professional graphic design work, I highly suggest hiring a professional graphic designer.)
What kind of photographer would I be if I didn’t include Lightroom into this list?
Over the years, Adobe has truly mastered their Lightroom app to work for quick edits and allows you to even save presets for even quicker edits.
6. Acuity Scheduling
If you’re got clients who you need to meet for an appointment, or schedule for a FaceTime call but don’t wanna go back and forth via email to see what dates work for either of you, use Acuity Scheduling. They seriously make it soooo much easier and much for satisfying to be able to put your availability on the calendar. All you gotta do is send your clients a link you created, and they can pick out the dates and times that you’ve preset and they get to choose at the comfort of their own home.
Clipomatic is one of those apps that I’ve come across a few times on my App Store, but thought it was just another Instagram type of app, but let me tell you. It’s a game changer when you can add captions to your videos which is perfect for your Instagram stories or reels.
just speak like you would on any video and the app creates closed captions for you. Just playback when you’re done to make sure it caught all the right words and you’re all set for it to be imported right into Instagram.
So there you have it! My top apps I love to use in my photography business. If you’v tried any of these and love them, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!