Mobile is the future. In fact, mobile screens will top desktops as the Internet interface of choice by 2015, according to IDC. That’s why we decided to spotlight must have productivity tabley apps for Solopreneurs. As you know, however, the spectrum ranges from entry-level apps to the more advanced tools used by social media savvy, digital natives. What’s more, a mobile tool’s relevance to you as a professional often has as much, if not more, to do with the preferences of the media you target as with your own needs and preferences.
- 1. Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for SolopreneursMobile is the future. In fact, mobile screens will top desktops as the Internet interfaceof choice by 2015, according to IDC. Thats why we decided to spotlight must haveproductivity tabley apps for Solopreneurs. As you know, however, the spectrumranges from entry-level apps to the more advanced tools used by social mediasavvy, digital natives. Whats more, a mobile tools relevance to you as aprofessional often has as much, if not more, to do with the preferences of the mediayou target as with your own needs and preferences.
2. 1. DropboxSharing Is Caring Dropbox, a cloud storage service that started out first with the web, has now expanded its product to the iPad. For those unfamiliar with Dropbox, it is a free service that provides 2gigs of space to store and be accessed anywhere with a web connection and across devices. Additional space can be purchased through a monthly fee.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 3. 2. Flipboard Easy on the EyesFlipboard is a beautiful alternative to your favorite RSS reader.It is the perfect app to stay in the know on the go when you maynot have the time for a more extensive RSS or Facebookreading session. But above all else, Flipboard provides anentirely fresh and new way for you to stay in tune withmainstream and social news on your iPad.Linked videos, images and articles are displayed directly,making the sharing of them evermore user-friendly. The pagesflip like an actual magazine, similar to the turning of pages iniBooks, as opposed to scrolling, promoting more of theskimming approach of magazine reading.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 4. 3. Evernote Your Mobile Catch-AllEvernote, the popular and ever growing service that allows you toaccess your digital notes wherever you are is one of the most popularand highest rated iPad apps. If you live life on-the-go and want asingle easy way to remember notes aside from bar napkins, then theEvernote iPad App and service is the best solution. The iPhone andiPad apps are free to download. The service itself is free for you touse whether youre on a mobile device or computer.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 5. 4. TweetdeckKeeping Your Finger on the Social Pulse With so many social media networks and avenues available for us to connect to the world Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace its so hard to keep track of them all! TweetDeck, an already established social feed aggregator with desktop and iPhone applications, recently released TweetDeck for iPad. TweetDecks look and feel keeps to the same dark black gradient background as the desktop and iPhone versions. Your followers and people you follow fill up every space of the app. Spacing is done perfectly so its not overwhelming for you to read. Overall, if youve used TweetDeck for your desktop or iPhone, youre getting same easy access and feel youve had elsewhere.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 6. 5. Adobe Ideas Blogging on the Go Made Easy Adobe Ideas is the free alternative to the essential apps. The app includes the ability to import photos do draw over and includes two layers. The app includes a $4.99 in-app upgrade to include up to 10 layers. The brush size is changed by a simple slider. The slider makes brush size highly customizable. The color selection is just as customizable. The app includes great opacity controls and includes a 50 level undo/redo support. The app can send photos through email or to your photos app. If you are looking for a great free alternative to the essential apps and really dont need all the advanced features, then this is the app for you.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 7. 6. Dragon DictationReporting to the Client Just Got EasierReporting the numbers is usually not the highlight of anycommunicators work week. So, of course, youll want an easy way tomanage your reporting function while away from the office. We suggestyou try the Google Analytics app.Google Analytics is available on the iPhone (Analytic), Android (MobileGA), Windows Mobile (Phonealytics), and the Blackberry (NomadAnalytics). You already likely use Google Analytics, but what will comeas a pleasant surprise is how cheap it is to track your PR or marketingcampaign on-the-go. All of these versions are free, except for theBlackberry version, which comes in at only $4.99. Go measure that!Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 8. 7. IM+ Pro Take a Picture, Get a Clue One thing thats essential to a mobile, on-the-go device like the iPad is a good chat client to keep in touch with all your friends and co-workers. With IM+ Lite, those needs are satisfied through its feature-filled services. Aside from its plethora of chat features, IM+ Lite includes a robust in-app browser. The convenience of browsing the web and not having to close and re-open the app is extremely useful.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 9. 8. textPlus Free TextingText FREE & SAVE up to $240 a year!Free SMS text messaging comes to the iPad with the ad-supportedtextPlus iPad App. Already popular for iPhone and iPod Touch userswho refuse to pay AT&Ts markup for text messaging, textPlus for iPadprovides users with mobile SMS texting capabilities in addition to groupand community messaging.Text messaging in textPlus is simple. Message friends from your iPadcontact list, manually enter a 10-digit phone number, or messageestablished lists of textPlus users similar to Twitters #HASH tagmessaging system. Note, additional features such as communitymessaging and sharing contacts across your other textPlus enableddevices does require signing in and creating a textPlus account.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 10. 9. Chase Mobile Your Bank on your TabletIf you bank with Chase, the newly released Chase Mobile app for iPaddoes almost everything you come to need or expect from a mobilebanking app. Once logged in, you can monitor your checking/savingsaccount, pay your Chase credit card bill, track transactions, and pay billsfrom the app if you have set up Bill Pay on your account.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 11. 10. TEDEvents Done RightTechnology, Education, Design or simply TED started inthe 1980s to bring together thought leaders and speakersfrom various professions to discuss social issues, emergingtechnologies and today has spanned to virtually every topic.TED has always provided these talks and presentations forfree. With the latest free TED native iPad app, you can nowaccess TED talks ranging from Al Gore, Evan Williams andSeth Godin all for free on the iPad.Must Have Productivity Tablet APPs for Solopreneurs 12. Must Have Productivity Tablet APPsfor Solopreneurs 13. 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