I’ve recently gone to the dark side and finally broken down and purchased an Apple iPad after having tried out a notebook and a kindle. All my other devices are either PC based or Android based so it has taken me a little while to get up to speed, but I am really liking and learning to like the iPad even more each day.
As part of my adventures, I’ve been testing out various apps and below is a list of the top seven (plus a bonus app) that I think any business owner would find helpful.
Toodledo is a task list that can be synced across multiple devices and computers including iPad, Android devices, and on the web. Anywhere I go, I have instant access to my top priorities and tasks. Helps me to keep focused on what must get done and have a tickler system setup for things to do in the future.
Evernote is a great tool for clipping articles and saving ideas you want to reference later. It too is on many different devices.
Zite is a great reader for iPad that integrates well with Google Reader and Evernote.
Roboform allows me to have quick access to all my 1,001 passwords I could never remember but are helpful to have on the go.
If you are doing any project work, Basecamp is a must. It helps to consolidate project info in one place. We use it with our accountant and our web developers.
Xero is a web based accounting system like Quickbooks but easier to use. It allows multi-person access so my accountant, bookkeeper and I can view and work in it at the same time.
GoodReader allows me to access files I download such as PDFs and word documents easily. It also allows me to easily my notes and highlights in PDFs.
Sharefile is like the secure business version of Dropbox. I use it with my accountant to share files, receipts, etc.