Best Business Apps of 2010

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GroupMe (iPhone & Android)

Launched in August, this app allows users to organize phone contacts by groups and send text messages to those groups, smartphone user or not. The app also lets its users place a conference call with entire groups by dialing a dedicated number. For a company like Thrillist that throws frequent events, GroupMe has been a crucial addition to its business. “Everyone involved in throwing the event can be on one group text and can see what everyone else is seeing,” says Thrillist CEO Ben Lerer, whose VC firm has invested in the start-up. “Then if there’s an issue, one click and we’re all on a conference call together. Very slick.”
Price: Free