10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

Summary: Need some more reasons to buy one for work? Here are some business apps that will help justify the cost - and they're free.

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TOPICS: Apps, iPad, Mobility
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  • SMEs and entrepreneurs can turn to this book-keeping app to stay on top of their incomings and outgoings, generate invoices and reports, perform audits and calculate VAT. The Easy Books accounting software offers 100 transactions free with an upgrade to unlimited transactions for a one-off fee.

    ?Screenshot and captions: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Transferring files between an iPad and a desktop/laptop PC - or another mobile device - is not always effortless, not least because the iPad's official email app doesn't have a 'click to attach file' button. So say hello to: Dropbox, a cloud-based storage service that automatically syncs files placed across different devices and offers users 2GB of free storage (and more for a fee).?

    ?The Dropbox iPad app (shown above) enables easy file-sharing between a desktop computer and the tablet. Touch the '+' sign in the bottom left-hand corner of the app and files stored locally on the iPad can be uploaded to the dropbox - and from there moved over to a Mac or PC.

    ?Screenshot and captions: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

  • Evernote is a handy app for keeping records of meetings, brain-storming sessions and more. Users of the app can create text notes, audio clips and attach images to each file for reviewing later when the MD asks for an accurate record of all the ideas that came out of that 'blue sky thinking' session.?

    ?Notes can be tagged for easier searching and include geo-location data for mapping.

    ?Screenshot and captions: Natasha Lomas/silicon.com

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  • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

    Only 3 of those 10 apps are what I would consider business related, and of those 3, none of them are serious business apps. Make it a Top 5 list, include Office2-HD and you might have a winning article.
    JasonA_SBC
    • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

      Thank goodness we have available an Official Judge of what is business-related and what isn't. I had foolishly assumed that different items on the list would be appropriate in different areas of business. I stand corrected.
      Robert Hahn
      • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

        @Robert Hahn
        My junk can be your treasure.
        JasonA_SBC
  • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

    I can see the meme now:

    "Popplet cat is watching you conjugate"
    joebob2000
  • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

    Pretty weak list, particularly the last one.
    Carlos Alvarez
  • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

    Drop Box is great. But can it work with Pages, Office2HD, etc.? i.e., can you open from Dropbox and store to Dropbox directly from the app? Would solve the problem that I have no Finder app on iPad
    paul.hinz@...
  • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

    @quner789I sincerely hope with all my heart that these guys who keep spamming will lose their business.
    wheres_my_stuff
  • RE: 10 free iPad apps for business (photos)

    I sincerely hope with all my heart that these guys who keep spamming will lose their business.
    wheres_my_stuff
  • How about..

    a bullshit generator for corporate use...
    rag@...