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iPad Apps For Business


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iPad Apps For Business

  1. 1. September 18, 2012 Shannon ScanlanBusiness Services Librarian
  2. 2. The Amazing iPad  Introduced January 27, 2010  5.7 million iPads sold in US in last quarter  Over 30 billion apps have been downloaded since 2008 for the iPhone, iTouch and iPad  The average user has downloaded 60 apps  37 percent of all apps are free with the average price $3.64  Within the first 90 days of its release it was being used in 50% of the Fortune 500 companies  “A survey by Frost & Sullivan shows that iPad usage in office workplaces is linked to the goals of increased employee productivity, reduced paperwork, and increased revenue. The research firm estimates that "The mobile-office application market in North America may reach $6.85 billion in 2015, up from an estimated $1.76 billion (in 2010)."
  3. 3. Business Uses for iPad Mobile office Digital sign highlighting products and services Point of sale Product or service videos Customer service  Place in stores for customers to leave feedback or ask questions Personal assistant  For customers looking for local attractions, directions, referrals
  4. 4. iWork Suite of programs including  Keynote-presentations  Pages-word processing  Numbers-spreadsheets Keynote is comparable to PP Pages includes 140 templates for creating documents, newsletters, resumes, invitations and more  Can open, edit and export DOC, XML, PDF and ePUB Numbers is similar to Excel
  5. 5. Dropbox Web based hosting service Files and folders synch using the Internet Free account allows up to 2GB of storage Users “drop” files into a Dropbox icon on their computer, the files are synced via the Internet to the user’s other computers and devices via the Dropbox client Users can also manually upload files via the Internet to their Dropbox account
  6. 6. Dragon Dictation Speech recognition software The #1 business productivity app in the Apple store according to developer Nuance Communications The program transcribes spoken words into text for documents, email and social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  7. 7. Go To Meeting Web conferencing software Users are able to conduct remote meetings and share documents via the Internet 2 editions: Personal and Corporate Meetings for 15 users, 25 with corporate account Features include:  Meeting recording  Drawing tools  Desktop sharing
  8. 8. Springpad Productivity app that synchs from your computer, phone and iPad Add lists, places, movies, products, notes, alerts, flag items, photos, record audio, scan a barcode and search nearby Share with your friends Items can be shared on Facebook and Twitter
  9. 9. Skype Voice, video and instant messaging over the Internet Skype to Skype user calls are free Calls to land and mobiles lines have fees As of September 2011 there were over 663 million registered users Used by businesses to conduct meetings, interviews, contact international clients, demos and more
  10. 10. Evernote Digital notetaking app Users can create text, voice recordings, add photos and more Organized by folders Can be shared with friends and colleagues
  11. 11. CalcMoolator Financial calculator Calculate mortgage payments, financing, salary Compare renting to buying Equipment buy vs. lease Inventory analysis Profit margin Debt payoff Business debt consolidation Insurance, investments and more
  12. 12. White Pages Search an area by GPS  People  Businesses  Stores Reverse phone number search Reverse address search
  13. 13. Apps for Social Media Marketing Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Wordpress Pinterest Instagram
  14. 14. Apps for Finance Quickbooks Mobile InTuit’s Go Payment Square Mint-personal finance mobile Pageonce
  15. 15. Apps for Travel TripIt: Travel Organizer FlightTracker Groupon Google Earth Kayak Weather
  16. 16. Other Apps Analytics HD Idea Boards iMeeting Pad iPassword Sales Force Scanner Pro Bento 4-Personal Database Google Docs
  17. 17. Additional Information 30 Useful iPad Apps for Business and Presentation iPad in Business: Apps for Business 50 Essential iPad Apps for Small Business-2012 edition