What are the best iPad apps for business?

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    Thinkfield is an app for iOS devices that allows you to create ideas and take as many notes as you want. This app lets you insert text, images and websites links, drag & drop external information, preview pictures and websites, and more.




    Sebastian Hermes
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "The great things about thinkfield are its infinite canvas, the abstraction of information when zooming out, the integration of various data types and the possibility to work with multiple users on one project. Currently it is just a basic version, I am looking forward to what is coming next.."
  2. 4



    1Password remembers all your passwords for you. In it, you can save your passwords and log in to sites with a single click. 


    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Brandon Myers
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "1Password will help you not have to remember 27 different passwords for different business log-ins. It is great for personal use as well."
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    #3Genius Scan

    Genius Scan
    Genius Scan makes easier to digitize any document. You can edit the scan and export it to PDF file.  Moreover, the app lets you protect your documents with a password.

    iOS, Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Virginia Davis
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "It's a perfect solution for what I do, since everyone wants PDFs nowadays, and I've submitted entire business proposals and letters using this. Even when a fax comes in, I'll just take out my ipad and scan it to PDF, just to have something portable in case I need it, and it's so convenient. "
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    #4Dragon Dictation

    Dragon Dictation
    Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages.



    George Graham
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Dragon Dictation is a speech recognition app that will speed up your input of text on the ipad. Rather than having to painstakingly type out text, you can just talk on your ipad and it will write it for you automatically."
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    #5Box for iPhone and iPad

    Box for iPhone and iPad

    Box is an app helps you organize all of your important files. You can access your documents from your phone, your iPad or your computer. It is an easy and secure way to manage your files. 



    Free- 0

    Matthew Hernandez
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I tried Box for my I phone and it worked somewhat well and it is nice especially since it is free. I do however have issues with my files from time to time and have debated on going ahead and upgrading something a paying a little fee per month since I use this type of service so often."
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    #6Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft word is one of the most famous text processors all around the world. Well known by the users, it allows all kind of basic features involving text and images for quick and clean reports. It also permits PDF editing. 


    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Jeffrey Parker
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I am always traveling for business and hate lugging around my company laptop as it is large, heavy and bothersome. I was able to convince my new manager at work to let me travel with an IPad and because of that, I have used the Microsoft Word app for IPad numerous times over the past few weeks. As I use this app on my computer, I am already familiar to how it works which made it easy for me to use once I had it installed on my IPad. This app is not quite as user friendly as what I am used to on my computer but it still works just fine for what I need it for! As long as you don't need to do any in depth writing, this app would work fine for you!"
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    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Alan Grant
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "I used Evernote for only taking notes and it is not even efficient for that simple job. I was expecting something very different by a best ipad app for business. I do not think the real purpose of Evernote is for business."
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    #8Square Point of Sale - POS

    Square Point of Sale - POS

    Square Point of Sale (formerly Register) is the free Android and iOs point-of-sale app that gives you everything you need to take payments and run your business.


    Android, iOS


    Shreyas Jaiteley
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "For retail, POS apps lend themselves to inventory management and synching among devices incorporating Email receipts, onscreen signing, and data. For food establishments you can use them to take customer orders at the table, send them to the kitchen etc as well as various management uses for the restaurant. Square is a great solution especially for small businesses and mid-sized businesses with a simple to use interface and great support "
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    #9SSuite Blue Velvet Editor

    SSuite Blue Velvet Editor

    Blue Velvet online text editor that allows you to write, edit and modify your text without downloading any package and writing online.




    Georgia Olson
    Written on January 25, 2018
    "It really works great on my iPad. Fits perfectly on screen and does most if not all the work of my desktop editor. Nice."
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    #10PDF Reader Expert

    PDF Reader Expert

    PDF Reader Document Expert is a PDF reader and editor for Mac, that stands out for its simplicity and user-friendly interface. It allows you to easily view, organize, edit and convert your PDF documents, as well as sync and backup all your files.


    Mac, Android, iOS


    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This app supports PDF annotation, e-signature, and file merge. It's pretty helpful for businessman who need to travel a lot and need to deal with lots of documents."
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    Shoeboxed is a tool which allows you to track and organize your receipts in an easy way without the manual entry of data. Through this, you only have to snap a picture and Shoebowed will get everything. 


    Android, iOS


    Tiffany Hicks
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Staying on top of your expenses and tracking how you use your money can be a pain, so when my husband showed me this app it was like a godsend. It helps me stay organized with my receipts, business cards, and everything"
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    This tool is a Business app for managing your maritime career. eMariner allows all kind of professional seafarers keeping track of your sea service and contracts aboard as well as salary calculation and more. 


    iOS, Android


    Sharon Bradley
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "A very limited suggestion to make. It only deals with one industry and would not be a popular choice. That said, the industry it does represent would do well to download this app. Good but very specific suggestion."


Best What are the best iPad apps for business
1ThinkfieldApps 11 Free
21PasswordSoftware 4 Free
3Genius ScanApps 4 Free
4Dragon DictationApps 4 Free
5Box for iPhone and iPadApps 4 Free
6Microsoft WordApps 3 Free
7EvernoteApps 3 Free
8Square Point of Sale - POSApps 3 Free
9SSuite Blue Velvet EditorApps 1 Free
10PDF Reader ExpertApps 0 Free

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