Whether you want to invest in reliable apps for cleaning services that let you share files, or something more feature-rich, like cleaning service scheduling software—the right technology can make a massive difference in how you run your business.

Cleaning service apps can help you automate processes, become more organized, impress your customers, and win more business. Here’s a list of the top apps for cleaning services across operations and marketing.

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1. Cleaning Services Job Toolkit

 

Mobile-friendly online desktop tool, free

One of the easiest ways to organize your cleaning business is to use a CRM (client relationship manager) to organize your client information, create new jobs, and keep track of estimates and invoices.

Our Job Toolkit does all of that — all for zero cost, and with no limit on how long you can use it.

Use this free tool to:

  • Create, send, and track professional estimates
  • Create and send invoices, and track which invoices haven’t been paid
  • Organize your client contact information and notes with an easy to use CRM
  • Impress your customers with an access client hub, a customer self-service portal where they can see and approve estimates and invoices

 

Our 100% free Job Toolkit makes creating, winning, tracking, and getting paid for jobs fast and easy.

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2. Jobber: cleaning business software

Best Apps for Cleaning Services: Jobber

Available on iOS, Android, and desktop, with pricing starting at $29/month.

Jobber’s cleaning business software provides you with everything you need to run and organize your operations, from scheduling, quoting, and time tracking to making it easy for clients to pay you.

More specifically, with Jobber, you can:

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3. Quickbooks Online: accounting software for cleaning professionals

Best Apps for Cleaning Services: QuickBooks Online
Available on iOS, Android, and desktop, with pricing starting at $15/month.

Accounting may not be the most enjoyable task, but it’s a necessary evil that helps you:

  • Better manage your finances, so you’re on top of money inflows and outflows
  • Understand how your business is doing at any point in time
  • Prepare for tax season, so you’re not scrambling at the last minute to organize income and expenses for your tax return

Quickbooks Online accounting software simplifies all things accounting. Using your desktop, mobile phone, or tablet, you can manage income and expenses, financial reports, payroll, and invoices.

The software also integrates with other top cleaning service apps, such as Jobber, to streamline processes so you can spend more time working, marketing, and interacting with clients.

4. FleetSharp: GPS and mileage tracking for cleaning jobs

Apps for Cleaning Services: FleetSharp
Available on iOS and Android

If you struggle with inefficient vehicle routes, have high fuel costs, or need more accountability from your crew, FleetSharp can help.

FleetSharp is a fleet management app that uses GPS tracking technology to:

  • Track your team’s vehicle routes during the day
  • Monitor vehicle location at any point in time
  • Assess fuel levels daily vehicle mileage
  • Review driver behavior such as excessive idling or speeding

Use the app to create the most efficient route for your cleaning jobs and quickly dispatch the nearest vehicle to a job for those last-minute emergency jobs.

5. TaskRabbit: lead generation platform to build your client list

Available on iOS and Android

TaskRabbit, a lead generation site, is an online directory that clients can use to find and contact you. You create a profile and pay a small fee every time a client clicks on your site.

Businesses report varying levels of success using platforms like TaskRabbit, with factors like region, services offered, and type of clients playing a role.

That being said, don’t be afraid to try out the platform to see if it works for you. If it doesn’t, cast your net wider to other lead generation sites like Yelp and Thumbtack.

Related: The Best Lead Generation Sites for Contractors (Comparison).

6. Google Workspace: cloud file storage and sharing

Google Workspace: App for Cleaning Services
Available on iOS and Android

Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) and Google Drive provide several apps like Gmail, Google Meet, and Google Sheets that you can use for free.

Use them to create, store, and share documents in the cloud with your cleaning crew—and collaborate from any device.

For $6/mo, you can also get access to more advanced features like your own custom business email, more storage, and round-the-clock support.

7. Slack: remote communication for cleaners

App for cleaning services: Slack
Available on iOS and Android

Slack lets you and your team communicate from anywhere and any device so that everyone is in the loop about job details, job changes, and last-minute job requests.

Use slack to chat via video or text, share important job files, and communicate in channels. Each channel can be dedicated to a specific topic to control the flow of information. For example, you could create a channel dedicated solely to pricing cleaning jobs. Or you could make one for specific clients where you discuss special requests. You decide.

“We have been using Slack for our business since 2015, and it’s been an essential part of how we communicate – especially with so many people out in the field every day. The integrations are numerous. The best one is Zapier, so I can connect so many different apps into slack. I wouldn’t say it’s a replacement for email, but it can fill the space of in-person banter and communication. Anything that I need a record of or to pull up for later I prefer email.” -Johnny Fuerst, App Store Reviewer

8. Handmaid Cleaning Community: close-knit cleaning community

Although not a true app, we thought it was worth mentioning the Handmaid Cleaning Community, a private Facebook community of 23,000+ cleaning professionals led by the American House Cleaners Association.

Members of the community get access to certifications, industry news, mentorship, product reviews, and all kinds of support. You’ll learn new strategies, get help when bidding for jobs, and learn about other people’s success stories and struggles.

Join the group here.

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9. NiceJob: online review management

Apps for Cleaning Services: NiceJob
Available on Android

Potential clients read online reviews to gauge your reputation as a service provider. That’s why it’s crucial to always deliver quality service and encourage positive reviews.

Reputation management software like NiceJob can help to monitor, collect, and better manage these reviews for you.

NiceJob lets you:

  • Send automatic review requests once a job is done to get more reviews
  • Send automated follow-up reminders if these review requests are unsuccessful
  • Convert your successful reviews into stories that automatically post to social media to build awareness

Pro Tip: Integrate NiceJob and Jobber to sync your existing customer list for more automation opportunities.

10. Responsibid: sales automation

Mobile-friendly software

Suppose your sales process is characterized by unanswered proposals and an inability to send quotes promptly. In that case, it’s time to use ResponsiBid.

Responsibid stops clients from falling through the cracks by:

  • Systemizing your quoting process so you can deliver quotes faster over the phone, email, or your website
  • Letting clients select job times that work for them
  • Providing instant online purchase options and automatic, intelligent follow-ups via email or text to improve your sales process

Pro Tip: Connect ResponsiBid with Jobber, Zapier, and Google Calendar to automate and improve your sales process even more.

“We recently started using ResponsiBid, and now customers can get their own quotes and book jobs through Jobber from our website….It was a game-changer for us.” – Royce Ard, My Amazing Maid

11. Canva: DIY graphics and design

Canva: Marketing Apps for Cleaning Services
Available on iOS and Android

Canva lets you create stunning marketing materials without prior design experience or having to invest loads of money (zero, in fact, depending on your choice of graphics, photos, etc.).

You get access to free cleaning stock photos and ready-to-go templates to create simple, yet beautiful designs for email campaigns, social media, flyers, or cleaning ads.

12. Mailchimp: email marketing software

Mailchimp: Marketing Apps for Cleaning Services
Mobile-friendly software

Email marketing is a highly targeted marketing method that allows you to remain top-of-mind with existing and potential customers.

And, using email marketing software like Mailchimp, you can:

  • Send automated emails to a large group of customers instead of having to type and send them one by one.
  • Organize these customers into different groups based on certain criteria. For example, you could have a group of 50 customers who have used your services once over the last year and then a group of 65 who use it more regularly.
  • Send different email campaigns to these different groups. For example, you could send a re-engagement email informing customers of a new service or package deal to get them to use your services again. You could also send an email to the group of 65 regular customers upselling them on a new deep cleaning package that provides more value.

Pro Tip: When you integrate Mailchimp and Jobber, you can sync your existing Jobber customer contacts into Mailchimp without adding them manually. You can then immediately create your first campaign by accessing the ready-made library of templates.

Start Using the Right Cleaning Services Apps Today

There are many cleaning service apps that will improve how you market and run your cleaning business. Each app is different and can help your business in different ways, but don’t get bogged down by using them all at once.

Instead, prioritize those apps that will be the most useful and relevant right now.

For example, suppose you’re new to cleaning. In that case, proper cleaning service software to help you run scheduling, quoting, invoicing, etc., is probably more critical right now than using email marketing software. You can invest in the latter once you have your client list and are ready to really start nurturing them.

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