5 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Checklist App

By Jason Ganz on February 17, 2014

Choosing the right checklist app for your business can be tough. There’s a lot to consider when you are making your decision. You want your app to be just right for you and your business. Luckily, we are here to help you decide!


Diving Right In

I know you want to jump right into the app builder. I can’t blame you – the app builder is fun. However, we’ve built up the app store with 12,000 apps just for you. Why make your own checklist app when you can find one that perfectly fits your needs that’s ready to use? And in the off-chance that you don’t find anything that works for you we’d be happy to convert your first form for free. That’s right, I said it – free.

Not Tweaking Your App

So you’ve sifted through the app store and found the perfect app. Awesome! But don’t forget that you can customize the app for your business. Even the best apps can always benefit from a few changes to make it fit your business even better. Just open it up in the app builder to personalize it to your heart’s content.

Everything on One Screen

There’s nothing that will make your field employees less thrilled than opening a new GoCanvas app to see a gigantic checklist all on one on page. It’s much easier for them if separate sections are kept on different pages. This also allows you to use the new table of contents feature to more efficiently fill out your forms.

Missing Out on Additional Features

It’s easy to simply stick with a simple transition of putting what you have now onto a mobile app. Just because you’re making a checklist app doesn’t mean that you should forget about the plethora of other options available when going mobile. Maybe you want to include pictures along with the checklist. Maybe your app could benefit from advanced lists or reference data.

Putting Everything From Your Checklist in Your App

More than expansion, you can also streamline your data collection. Some of our clients realize that they don’t have to collect as much data as they were previously. This helped them take even less time on their forms, allowing them to save even more time and money. Look over your forms and ask yourself: does this information help me or my customer? Whatever you choose just remember that, while GoCanvas is a great tool for making checklist, its functionality runs so much deeper.

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