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Ever wonder what business applications people really love, versus those they just tolerate?

Take QuickBooks for example: Millions of business people use it, but what percent really love it?

On the BestVendor beta site, we ask people to share three favorite “work apps” they recommend, along with other products they use. Nearly 3,000 startup and small business professionals have signed up so far.

Using their data, we compared applications based on how much they are recommended versus how much they are used overall. We only included products that were used at least 20 times.

The results reveal a ranking of “belovedness” — a NetPromoter-like score for work apps. While our results are early and we’re just getting started, here’s a list of the top 25 at this point. If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out these rising stars of the work world.

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Jeff Giesea is the founder of BestVendor.

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