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Why free apps can be time wasters

Five tips for avoiding some of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to using low-cost online tools.

When it comes to business apps, free doesn’t always mean best. And they’re not always easy or convenient, either.

While cash-strapped entrepreneurs can be tempted by free online apps that promise to simplify any number of business functions, the reality is that many no-cost applications require as much effort as sophisticated enterprise software to set up and use profitably.

Here are five tips for avoiding some of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to using low-cost online tools:

1. Don’t rush into deploying a free app.
Even if a business function can be automated with a free app, that doesn’t mean it should be. Seemingly basic apps such as Gmail or Zoho Documents require a significant amount of work to set up and deploy in an organised, effective way.

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