Sunday, August 12, 2012

Best iPad business applications

I consider the following iPad apps as the best I have used so far.  Hopefully this saves you wasting time & money on apps that don't deliver.

I use these iPad business apps every day

For taking notes I recommend NOTABILITY
This app is easy to use with the keyboard, or the handwriting tool which works extremely well, especially with a decent iPad stylus.  The handwriting feature is easy to use once you get the sizing right for your style of writing.

For managing PDFs & filling in forms I recommend PDF EXPERT
This app is very good for filling in forms and getting a customers signature.  I find the typing is easier & better than the handwriting, but the customer signature feature is very useful.  Again - find a stylus that you like.

For business reading I use the KINDLE
It's easy to buy books from Amazon and having books to read on the go is great.  Remember - The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them -

I have found the best organiser for me is PI PRO
The integration & functionality of this application is no surprise given that the developer has such a long history in personal organisers.

For freehand drawing I use SKETCHBOOK PRO
This is a flexible & easy-to-use app that enables you to draw or paint whatever you want.

For staying connected I use FLIPBOARD
It's connected to major social & news feeds making it easy to know what's going on.

The browser I prefer at the moment is CHROME
This is usually I personal preference though.

If you want a decent stylus, you could try the TARGUS model.  It's simple but comfortable.  The only downside is the top which has slightly sharp corners & makes me nervous about a customer signing the iPad with the wrong end.  I also have a 2 in 1 pen & stylus, but the stylus end is awkward to use due to the clip & wider end.