When it comes to running a small business, many small business owners tend to use tablet devices such as the Apple iPad to provide a lightweight and time-saving way for them to fulfil all manner of tasks whilst they are on the go.
Those same business owners might have a normal desktop computer in the office, but when they are travelling an iPad is the preferred tool of choice for managing various aspects of their firms.
If you are new to the iPad way of doing business, then here are some brilliant apps that you really need to download!
You know that PC or Mac that you have got sitting on your desk in the office? Well rather than trying to think of ways to take it places with you, why don’t you leave it where it is and just access it remotely using the LogMeIn app?
Download the LogMeIn app from the App Store (free).
If you find yourself spending a large portion of your day writing letters or emails to people, then why don’t you lessen the likelihood of developing RSI in your wrists by using dictation software on your iPad such as the excellent Dragon Dictation app.
It’s pretty simple to use, and claims to be nearly 5 times faster than using a keyboard. Oh and did I happen to mention that it’s free!
Download the Dragon Dictation app from the App Store (free).
One of the best ways of sharing files such as important documents, spreadsheets and presentations between various devices like your iPad and your office computers is to use a cloud storage system like Dropbox.
It’s a great way of enabling you to work on projects from wherever you are in the world, and it means that you don’t need to keep pestering your colleagues in the office to send you files via email all the time!
Download the Dropbox app from the App Store (free).
LinkedIn is a great way of maintaining business relationships with various people connected to your business or industry, and is highly recommended by ActionCOACH business coaching to keep on top of what’s going on in your industry.
Download the LinkedIn app from the App Store (free).
Do you find that you need to send and receive faxes to people on a regular basis? If so, then what you need to do is create an eFax account and then download their iPad app! Isn’t it great how you can use the Internet to send and receive faxes these days?
Download the eFax app from the App Store (free).
With the ability to sync with cloud storage systems such as Dropbox or SugarSync, the GoodReader app enables you to open up all sorts of files such as PDFs, text files, Word documents and images so that you can make notes and annotate documents.
As the screenshot above states, you can easily share your notes and drawings with people via email too.
Download the GoodReader app from the App Store (£2.99).