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The 6 Best Apps for Tradesmen (2024 Edition)

Apps for tradesmen

As a tradesman or a tradeswoman, you know how important it is to have the right tools for the job.

And we’re not just talking about hammers, drills, and saws.

We mean the digital tools that can make your life easier, your business smoother, and your profits higher.

You know, the apps that can help you with invoicing, job management, expense tracking, customer communication, and marketing.

There are tons of apps for tradesmen out there, but how do you know which ones are worth your time and money?

To help you out, we’ve found the six best apps for tradesmen in 2024.

We’ve picked the apps that can help you work smarter, not harder, and take your business to the next level.


Xero is a cloud-based accounting software that lets you manage your finances from anywhere.

It lets you easily create and send invoices, track payments and expenses, reconcile bank transactions, and generate reports and insights.

You can also connect Xero with other apps, such as Stripe, HubSpot, and Fergus, to automate your workflow and integrate your data.

Much like similar apps such as Quickbooks, or MYOB, Xero is ideal for tradesmen who want to simplify their accounting and bookkeeping, and have a real-time view of their cash flow and performance.


Checkatrade is a handy way of generating quick leads for your trades business.

It connects people with over qualified and vetted tradesmen across many different trades, including electricians and plumbers. 

It’s a great app for tradesmen who want to find more work and grow their reputation.

You can create a free profile, showcase your skills and portfolio, and bid on jobs that match your criteria.

Please note you’ll be charged a small fee for each lead you buy, which varies depending on the type and size of the job.


Screwfix has thousands of products available for next day delivery or click and collect.

You can find everything you need for your trade, from power tools, hand tools, plumbing, electrical, heating, and security products, to screws, nails, fixings, and sealants.

It’s a handy app for tradesmen who want to save time and money on buying their trade supplies. You can browse and order products online, check stock availability, and track your orders.


Canva is a popular online graphic design platform that lets you create visuals for your business.

It lets you easily design logos, flyers, posters, business cards, social media posts, and more, using thousands of templates, fonts, icons, and images.

You can also upload your own photos, logos, and elements, and customise your designs to suit your brand and style.

Canva is a fantastic app for tradesmen who want to create professional and eye-catching graphics for their business.

You can use Canva to promote your services, showcase your work, and attract more customers.

The best part?

Canva offers a free plan.


Once you’ve created social media posts, you’ll need to get them out there, which is where Buffer comes in.

Buffer is a powerful online social media management platform that helps you grow your online presence and reach more customers.

Buffer lets you plan, schedule, and publish your social media posts across multiple platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

You can also monitor your social media performance, analyse your results, and engage with your audience.

Buffer is an excellent app for tradesmen who want to leverage social media for their business.


Fergus is a job management software specifically designed for tradespeople.

It streamlines the complexities of running a trades business by offering features like job tracking, scheduling, invoicing, and quote management.

With Fergus, you can keep all your job details in one place, accessible from any device, making it easier to manage your workload and team on the go.

Fergus’s intuitive interface simplifies the administrative side of your business, freeing up time to focus on the work that matters most.

Not only that, but Fergus makes invoicing easier, helps you get paid quicker, and breaks down your expenditure and income on each and every job, helping you to increase your profit margins.

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