The Top 6 Business iPad Apps
TwoTen has brought together 6 of the finest iPad business management tools available from iTunes. A mixture of premium and free apps that will surely leverage your day to day.
If you’re like me, you’ve likely tried dozens of to-do list applications and have struggled to find the perfect one. End your search with OmniFocus. Built upon the concepts outlined in David Allen’s book, “Getting Things Done,” OmniFocus does a fantastic job of forcing you to get everything out of your head and into your “inbox” ensuring that you will never forget a task and that you achieve stress free productivity. While much more expensive than most to-do list apps at $19.99, I would gladly pay much more for this indispensable app.
With Notability, you will never walk into a meeting without your iPad again. This innovative note-taking app integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, audio recording, and organizing so you can take notes the way you want to take them. As a printerless Millennial, my favorite use of this application is the ability to import contracts and other documents that need my signature, so that I don’t have to wait until I’m near a printer to sign them. I can sign within the app and email the signed copy back to the original party all from within the app!
For business leaders who rely on God’s Word for purpose and inspiration, I can not recommend YouVersion’s Bible app highly enough. If you’ve noticed more iPads serving as Bibles in your church, this is why. The team at YouVersion has completely rethought what the Bible might look like in a digital age, integrating traditional features such as highlighting, note taking and daily devotionals in a smarter and more valuable way than ever before. Other awesome features include multiple translations (some with audio transcriptions) and the ability to share Scripture and notes with friends from within the app.
If you travel as much as I do, you know what a pain it can be to keep all of the critical information about your trip together and access it quickly. TripIt automatically takes all your trip details and creates one truly helpful itinerary that’s there when and where you need it. Anytime you receive a travel confirmation via email, TripIt automatically imports the details into the app. I can’t remember the last time I printed itineraries or worried whether or not I had all of my confirmation numbers or addresses of hotels. TripIt gives you peace of mind while on the go away from home.
Business leaders need to be inspired and encouraged to think big when leading their organizations. Too often, we don’t take the time to do this with the distraction of emails, phone calls and meetings. TED has become a near household name amongst business leaders, due to the amazing free video content of “riveting talks by remarkable people”. So why include it on this list? I would encourage you to download the iPad app as part of a conscious effort to once a week pull away from your desk, unplug from distractions, and watch one or two TED talks to be inspired.
While it is easy to become overwhelmed by all the options of financial management tools available these days, no one has come close to the Mint.com personal financial app. This effective, simple, and visually stunning app has a simple purpose: Make managing your money easy. For small businesses, or personal use, the Mint.com app serves as a quick solution to grasp your overall financial position. The app can integrate all your online accounts, stock holdings, available cash, investments, and much more. View your finances in breathtakingly beautiful charts and graphs and set budgets and goals in this unprecedented free app.
By: Jordan Raynor
Jordan Raynor is a digital strategist who has spent his career solving real problems in government, politics and business through technology. Jordan is a Co-founder of Citizinvestor and a Co-founder of Digital Doulos.Read More Articles by Jordan Raynor