I have written a series of posts around my favorite iPad applications and I want to include 3 more to the list that I use primarily for business.
I use keynote on my iPad as a backup when I am going to give a presentation. I make sure I move a copy onto my iPad so in case my computer does not work, I have a way of moving over to my iPad and still get the presentation done. I also make sure to take my iPad-to-VGA adapter so I can plug in my iPad to a VGA presenter or port.
I use Batchbook for many things. I create my key contact forms in Batchbook. Batchbook then takes care of sending me a copy of the message and storing that information on the cloud. I mainly use Batchbook from my desktop but when I am outside of my office the iOs app allows me to do many things that help keep me on track. The iOS features include:
- Dashboard – It keeps me up to date on the activity of the contact forms for my clients and myself
- List of Contacts – It keeps my list of contacts. If I accidentally deleted a contact on my iPhone I can easily switch over and grab the information there.
- To Do – It can create to do lists and add my tasks. It also has an email address you can use to send your tasks and it will save them for you.
- Deals – If you are working on a lead this will help you keep track of your wins and losses, deals that are pending, and if have not received a response. This is my favorite feature because it helps me stay up to date on everything that is going on.
Out of all the applications I use on my iPad, Macbook, and iPhone this is the application that I use the most collectively. Things has an easy way of creating tasks on the Mac.
Just drop a page, folder, file, content, email, or any item and it will create a task so you can return to it. It has multiple ways of filtering things from the aspect of project, area, team members, and by dates. It synchs with my Mac, iPad, and iPhone but it needs to be on the same network, something that hopefully will be improved soon.
Things needs to include the feature of sharing tasks with team members. This will clearly separate them from any other software. The best feature of Things is the user interface and how you can easily use it in many ways as soon as you open it.
Are there other apps you recommend for Small business owners on iOS or any other device?