Your Two Cents
What Are Your Favorite Apps To Use For Business?By CP Editorial Staff
I have the iPhone 4 and the iPad 2. The calendar is easy to read on the iPad and I finally feel like I know where and when I'm supposed to be somewhere. The iPad is easier to read (larger screen) than the iPhone 4 but sometimes while waiting for a meeting, the iPhone is easier to pull out of my handbag.
Having all my contacts and e-mails with me makes life much easier and I use the "Notes Plus" app on the iPad for all my meetings. It allows me to record the meeting if I want to, I can e-mail my notes as a PDF and I don't lose the notes.
Mary Miller, CEO
JANCOA Janitorial Services Inc.
After beta testing a variety of best-selling handwriting applications designed for the iPad, I have personally found Penultimate the most user-friendly and equally functional application available.
With multiple paper designs to utilize, you can easily take notes, keep sketches, brainstorm ideas during a meeting, all through either the use of a Stylus, or simply your finger (although I highly recommend the use of a Stylus — I prefer Boxwave).
The user interface is very intuitive, and quite easy to navigate. You can choose pen styles, and colors. The notebooks I create can be labeled for easy access in a rather easy-to-navigate library. I am able to e-mail my notes as a PDF file, either in entirety, or individual pages.
This is by far the one of the most often used apps I utilize. It's a terrific tool for the "Road Warrior," and allows one to go virtually "paperless," which further reflects our commitment to sustainability and the environment.
John Garrett, Executive Vice President
I wear many hats. First and foremost, I'm a mother to a wonderful daughter whose active teen life is filled with sports and friends which keeps me on the go most weekends. I am also owner and president of City Wide Maintenance of San Diego. Between the two, I couldn't live without Evernote, an app for iPad.
Evernote helps me remember everything, from business notes and ideas to which pool I need to be at for my daughter's water polo tournament. I can jot down ideas for our marketing and sales teams, keep track of valued customers, tag files for searching and easy access, as well as take photos and record events. I recommend the upgraded version, which gives you the ability to sync Office documents quickly and increase megabyte upload ability.
With Evernote, I'm able to multi-task and stay organized in business, so I can relax and enjoy the important times with my family.
Linda Kafka, President
City Wide Maintenance
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