In July, LogMeIn was nominated as one of Boston’s Coolest Companies, which is a great honor since there are so many impressive, fast growing companies in the very same city where our Global Headquarters is located. Many of our fellow nominees are not only supported for one-click sign in with Meldium, but also some of the hottest and rising apps in our catalogue. From marketing tools to travel apps and more, there are a lot of Boston companies that have found their way into Meldium. With that, we decided to focus on Beantown’s top and fastest rising apps this month.
As always, we gather this data from an anonymized version of our comprehensive audit logs. Apps are scored on a 100-point scale based on the unique number of people who used them over the past month.
Constant Contact – This email marketing company started in Waltham in 1995 and has been on the up ever since. Constant Contact has proven to be the ideal email marketing solutions for small businesses and startups, and in the past two years, they’ve expanded beyond email to offer a more robust marketing platform for the growing needs of their customers.
Uber – It’s no surprise to anyone here that Uber is on our Top Apps list. This car service app has taken the country by storm over the past few years, first starting in cities, but at this point, Uber is found in many suburban areas now as well. Uber’s big win has been its great service and its ease of use. Thankfully, the days of calling a taxi dispatch to get a cab are long gone.
Wistia – Wistia’s video hosting platform takes marketing videos to another level with analytics and features you can’t get elsewhere. One of their coolest tools is the heatmap that allows you to see at which point in the video is most viewed by users.
TripAdvisor – This review site and app for all things travel is a must-have for people who travel frequently, both in the United States and abroad. Whether you need to find a place to stay or simply the best cappuccino in town, TripAdvisor is the best way to get what you need. With over 200 million reviews, TripAdvisor is bound to point you in the right direction.
InsightSquared – Are the sales and marketing platforms you’re using giving you all the data and reporting you need? If not, then InsightSquared is for you; it integrates with tools like Salesforce, QuickBooks, and Zendesk to pull together the most valuable information about your business. You can also link your data sources to connect sales datapoints with marketing, or HR data with finance – the flexibility is impressive and completely based on your needs.
Spreadshirt – One of the fastest moving apps in Meldium this month is Spreadshirt, a website that allows you create personalized shirts, bags, phone cases, and so much more. Perfect for work – company sports team, kickoff meetings, or personal – wedding party shirts, anyone? For small businesses, they take it one step farther and allow you to sell your customized goods straight from their site as well.
Kayak – If you’re overwhelmed by the number of discount bookings sites for flights, hotels and cars, then Kayak is your dream. And you’ve probably already used it. Kayak is ideal for sourcing prices from a number of sites as well as simply scouting to see what prices are at any time. Thinking about a trip to Los Angeles? Enter the dates on the app and you’ll have flight prices in seconds.
WeWork – In today’s world, our work is not defined by a cubicle in an office, especially for small growing startups, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a dedicated workspace. WeWork offers collaborative and fully supported workspaces for small teams, remote workers, freelancers, and more. With WeWork, you get a desk area, internet, a business address, conference room access, and the option to interact with other professionals just like yourself.
Nanigans – Digital advertising can be overwhelming. From the terms used to the vendors to the tools, small businesses may not have the resources to learn and manage their own advertising. Enter Nanigans, who provides automation software that allows small teams to effectively and efficiently buy media for your brand.
Carbonite – It’s not everyone’s favorite topic but it will be if all of your company’s data is lost. Carbonite offers cloud-based backup solutions, including data recovery, cloud integration and server support. They even offer plans for individuals as well.
Meldium is up to over 2,300 supported apps and counting, which means customers have many new integrations to choose from across a number of different categories. What category would you like to see featured next month? Make a suggestion on Twitter using the #AppTrends hashtag – we’ll choose next month’s spotlight based on your suggestions!