7 Tools Every Small Business Owner Should Use On Their iPad

By 2012/05/25Featured

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.

1. Toodledo

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.

2. Evernote

Evernote is a great tool for clipping articles and saving ideas you want to reference later. It too is on many different devices.

3. Zite

Zite is a great reader for iPad that integrates well with Google Reader and Evernote.

4. Roboform

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.

5. Basecamp

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.

6. Xero

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.

7. GoodReader

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.

8. Sharefile

Sharefile is like the secure business version of Dropbox. I use it with my accountant to share files, receipts, etc.

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