20 Essential iPad Apps for Small Business Owners

Twenty iPad apps that every small business owner can benefit from.

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Often when you’re on the go – heading to meetings, traveling for business and meeting with customers — you’ll find it easier to grab your iPad in lieu of hauling around a laptop.

In an effort to boost productivity and improve your mobile lifestyle and business, here are twenty iPad apps that every small business owner can benefit from:

1. Keynote
Keynote is a presentation app  that aims to help you create your next world-class presentation. The app features animated charts and transitions (with simple touch and tap functionality). Users can highlight data with charts and use full-screen view to present from an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

2. Analytics HD

This Google Analytics, Analytics App, enables users to view charts and reports and share them in meetings. The app combines all of your important stats in a simple and efficient interface, making it faster and easier to use than checking Google Analytics from a browser.

3. Numbers

The Numbers spreadsheet app enables users to develop spreadsheets in minutes — with tables, charts, photos, and graphics — by choosing from over 250 easy-to-use functions. Easily enter your data and explore results with sliders, steppers, pop-ups, and intelligent keyboards.

4. iThoughtsHD

Brainstorm, plan projects and organize tasks using the ThoughtsHD mind mapping app. Visually organise your thoughts, ideas and information on the go.

5. OmniGraphSketcher

Need to quickly visualize and present ideas? Tge OmniGraphSketcher app enables users to create elegant and precise graphs in seconds, whether you have specific data to report or a concept to explain. Users can create lines and data points, draw curves, and shade in important areas. Import existing data from anywhere and unlock the power of data plotting with the ease of touchscreen drawing.

6. Skype

Make calls, video calls and send instant messages to other Skype users for free. Users can also call and text Contacts at Skype’s published rates or with Skype Credits. This app works over 3G or Wi-Fi.

7. MightyMeeting

MightyMeeting lets users present the latest sales collateral, locally or remotely, directly from an iPad. Users can upload presentations and share content securely, import files from DropBox, and connect to a projector or TV using a VGA adaptor and present to a room full of people. Users can also use AirPlay to display content wirelessly on a big screen and start an online meeting and broadcast to the whole world — allowing team members to join via smartphones, tablets, or browsers.

8. Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is a user-friendly voice recognition application that allows users to easily speak and instantly see text or email messages. They claim that using this app is up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.

9. Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets users bring photos, docs, and videos anywhere. Any file a user saves to their Dropbox is accessible from all of their computers, iPhone, iPad and the Dropbox website.

10. GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting makes it easy for users to attend online meetings – via their iPad, iPhone or iPod touch in seconds just by tapping the link in their invitation email. View slide presentations, design mockups, spreadsheets, reports – whatever meeting presenters choose to share on-screen.

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