A few months ago, Homepreneurs wrote an article on tablet computing in the home business environment. Some concerns have not changed: screen size, processing power, display ability for large spreadsheets, etc. somewhat limit the tablet for specific business needs.
Regardless, tablet computers continue to sell very well. Apple recently released the third version of the iPad, the best known tablet and has two hundred thousand applications. Other tablet competitors in the market include: Samsung, Acer, Dell, Asus, and Toshiba. Many have similar applications, but this post’s focus is about software for iPad.
One huge advantage to Apple’s iPad is the number and variety of the applications. Many are free and multiple options exist for almost every business need. In the list below, please note a number of common business applications with prices and download links. Many are top sellers and commonly used software on all computing platforms today – laptop, desktop, smart phone or tablets.
Numbers – spreadsheet software – $9.99
Pages – advanced word processing – $9.99
Keynote – presentation software – $4.99
Bento – personal database – $9.99
Dragon Recorder – speech to text recognition software – free
WebEx – web conferencing software online – free
The following social media applications are free
Other Useful Applications
Dropbox – backup software, free up to 1 GB storage
Square – accept credit card payments. Software is free, but transaction fees are placed on each purchase. An extra hardware device for credit card swiping is available.
With over 200,000 applications written for the iPad, home business owners and entrepreneurs can set up shop anywhere and anytime. At 1.44 pounds, the iPad is portable and needs almost no space. Why carry a large laptop when a tablet may be just as good?
By Dion D Shaw
Dion D Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs
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Homepreneurs does not endorse nor have any relationships with any of the services listed. Homepreneurs receives no compensation or consideration for its suggestions. Homepreneurs strongly urges all interested parties to conduct research and accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred.
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