Top 4 Ways to Use Your iPad as a Business Tool

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October 12, 2012

The iPad has been one of the world’s most popular and impressive devices since its inception a few years back. With a large interface, state-of-the-art operating system, and more intuitive apps than you could shake a stick at, it’s no wonder that Apple’s tablet controls most of that market.

We all know how fun it is to play games and browse the web on an iPad, but you could also run your business right from your tablet as well, making it a professional tool.

If you’re wondering how to make the most of your iPad for your business, here are four of the best ways to do so:

Use Keynote

What is Keynote, you ask? Just the most powerful presentation app ever made for iOS. Keynote has been a staple for Mac fans for quite some time, but it has built from scratch to run brilliantly on the iPad and the iPhone.

If you’re on the move like most business people, having a way to send or show a valuable presentation in all its glory is truly special, and could even land you some clients!

Use NCR Silver

Do you conduct business on the road? Ever been stuck somewhere without a way to accept cash or credit cards? Yeah, it’s not fun.

Luckily, you can use this mobile point-of-sale system to process all of your transactions. In addition to tracking sales and swiping credit cards, you can track all of the sales that you’ve completed on the road. This nifty system also allows you to set up a store, enter inventory, and manage customer emails right from the app itself.

Use Analytics HD

If you’re running a web-based business, you almost certainly use Google Analytics to track traffic coming to and from your site.

What’s special about this app is that you can view charts and statistics in full screen, allowing a number of people to see what your data is saying, or what needs to be changed to enhance the business. There are a number of Analytics applications for iOS, but this one offers the most intuitive interface of them all.

Use FTP on the Go PRO

Chances are, if you’re running a business in 2012, you have a website. And if you have a website, you’ll want a way to keep it updated or make changes as you see fit.

With this app, you can dive right into your database and files, allowing you to fix or change anything to do with your content, HTML, CSS, PHP, and anything else you need to see. The built-in editor allows smooth and easy changes on the go.

There you have it: four of the best ways to use your iPad as a business tool. Now get out there and sell, sell, sell!

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