Source: http://blog.laptopmag.com/top-ipad-2-tips-for-work

As a time-poor mother of three young boys, multitasking is an important skill to possess and trying to look after a family, a house and also a busy website isn’t exactly effortless. In my attempt to make my life just that little bit easier, I have searched for solutions to help streamline the process of running a home-based business on the go. The iMums’ operations involve researching, promoting and advertising apps and products for children and I rely heavily on my iPhone and iPad to be my “mobile office” as it’s not always possible to spend the time sitting at my desktop computer when my three boys are at home demanding my attention. This list of apps are ones that I use regularly and hopefully will help others in the a similar situation.

Designed for notetaking and archiving, Evernote is great for improving your productivity and helps you to remember things by creating text notes or to-do lists, capturing photos with tags, storing webpages, recording voice reminders and more. Evernote also synchronises this data across all of your devices and is accessible via the iPad or iPhone app or from any computer with internet access. This is easily my most used app for helping to keep me organised and is completely free (with some in-app purchases).


$FREE
Evernote Evernote
Evernote
Category: Productivity, Utilities
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (116.57 MB)

Dropbox is a very convenient cloud storage service that allows you to take all of your important documents, photos and videos with you anywhere you go. Your letters, spreadsheets, databases, in fact any file you save to your Dropbox are all accessible from any computer with internet access or through the easy-to-use iPhone and iPad apps. You’re granted 2GB of storage space with the free service but additional space is available for a fee if required.


$FREE
Dropbox Dropbox
Dropbox
Category: Productivity, Utilities
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5-iPhone5, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (259.75 MB)

Forgot to add that important file to your Dropbox? Don’t worry, you can use LogMeIn to access your computer remotely while on the go! Registration is free and once you’ve set up the computers you wish you access, you can do it from any other computer, iPad or iPhone with an internet connection. LogMeIn allows you to control your home computer as you were sitting directly at it! You can pretty much do anything via LogMeIn that you can do on the actual computer itself.


$FREE
LogMeIn LogMeIn
LogMeIn, Inc.
Category: Business, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (33.77 MB)

“I use my iPhone and iPad to keep my businesses running while I am away from my home office, I can check and reply to emails, participate in group Skype conversations with my team, show pdf presentations, check how website designs are shown on mobile devices, use Google Maps to navigate to business meetings, manage my Facebook business pages and Twitter accounts, calendar appointments remind me who to call when, and most importantly, my kids can watch videos and play with hundreds of educational apps to keep them quiet while I am busy.” – Merrin, WAHM, Big Fish Chicks

If you offer PayPal as a payment option for your products or services, this free iPhone-only app will come in handy for keeping track of your account balance, adding or withdrawing funds, viewing previous transactions and requesting money from customers all from the palm of your hand. It doesn’t have all the functionality of the PayPal website, for example you can’t send invoices, but it does offer enough that you may not need to log into PayPal.com every time you need to complete a transaction.


$FREE
PayPal: Mobile Cash PayPal: Mobile Cash
PayPal, Inc.
Category: Finance, Utilities
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5-iPhone5, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (353.12 MB)

I asked many WAHM’s about the apps they used for working on the go and majority of them mentioned Facebook Pages Manager. The app helps page admins to connect with their visitors and also to keep updated on what’s happening on their page. You can post status updates or photos, respond to comments, send and reply to private messages sent to the page and also you can view the latest Insights information but this feature is rather limited compared to the web-based version.


$FREE
Facebook Pages Manager Facebook Pages Manager
Facebook, Inc.
Category: Business, Social Networking
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (379.23 MB)


Tweetbot for Twitter is a full-featured Twitter client and what I love most about this app is the ability to manage your lists from within the app rather than through the clunky Twitter website. I’m a big Twitter list user and love to add new followers or people I’ve followed to a list to keep better track of them or for easier access when I want to see what they’re tweeting. You can add mutiple Twitter accounts, view different timelines based on your lists, use “smart gestures” for accessing handy features quickly and easily, sync the position you’re up to on your timeline on other devices and so much more.


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“Facebook App and Pages App get a fair work out daily. I use apps like Pinterest and Reddit for inspiration for our Facebook page. I use photo editing apps like PS Express, Pic Collage, Pixlromatic and Instagram. And I use like PayPal, Aus Post and Adobe Reader for general running of the business.” – Allira, WAHM, Noli Toys

Invoice2Go is a simple alternative to not being able to send an invoice from the PayPal app. Available for the iPhone and iPad, you can create professional looking invoices, quotes and more from a standard template or design your own and the ability to preview everything before you send is great to ensure you’ve got it right the first time. Invoice2Go integrates well with PayPal and customers can pay direct from the invoice without having to log into PayPal. A lite version is available to test it out for free but is rather limited.


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If you run a website and you’re a statistics geek like me, you’ll love Quicklytics. This universal app for iPad and iPhone is AU$4.99 and is a quick and super easy way to view your visitor data from your Google Analytics account. Quicklytics focuses on showing you only the important information that you want to see – # of unique visitors, # of pageviews, referral sites, top content, etc. There is no lite version of this app but I can guarantee that if you are keen to know this information about your site, it’s well worth the cost.


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Lockbox stores your sensitive information like credit card numbers, bank accounts, website login credentials, passwords, PIN’s, private notes, or any other secret information securely on your iPhone. Available in a free Lite version or the paid Pro version, all of your data is encrypted and protected by your secret code so only you have access to it, even if someone borrows your phone.


$2.99USD
LockBox Pro LockBox Pro
GEE! Technologies
Category: Productivity, Finance
Requirements: Compatible with iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (1.96 MB)

“I use my iphone when Im out an about & picking up the kids from school etc, I usually check my emails and respond, and will answer any calls from my mobile office, as this is very important to me that emails are responded to quite quickly, especially when it is a new customer enquiry. I already have a template made up in my emails and just edit with the relevant information and email straight back to the customer, so this way I always have a fast response to prospective customers.” – Elizabeth, WAHM, elizabethsonter.com.au

It’s pretty much a given that to run a business, you’ll need some form of word processing and spreadsheet software. Quickoffice is one solution to creating and editing Microsoft® Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on the go from your iPhone or iPad. The built in File Manager also allows you to synchronise your documents through Evernote, Dropbox, Google Docs and more for access on other devices or on a computer. If you’re more familiar with Mac Software, you could use Pages, Numbers or Keynote for iOS.


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If you attend networking events with others from your niche or industry, Bump will come in very handy for swapping those ever important contact details. You and the intended recipient simply open the free app on your iPhones or iPad and physically bump the devices together to transfer the information quicker than you can grab your business card out of your pocket! It also sends photos and other contacts as well.


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My mailing lists are a very important part of my business and to help me keep track of new subscribers, manage different lists and view reports from previously sent campaigns, I use the free MailChimp app for iPhone. You can’t send emails from within the app but you can monitor their progress at a glance without having to log into the MailChimp website. It’s only available for iPhone though.


$FREE
Mailchimp Mailchimp
The Rocket Science Group LLC
Category: Business, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (57.14 MB)

“I use the Facebook and Pinterest social media apps a lot to keep in contact with our customers. The Paypal app allows me to track purchases and sales easily while out and about. I also reminders to set my daily and weekly to-do lists and use the notes function to quickly note down creative or business ideas I get while out and about. We use the camera for photo shoots to check product layout and I take the iPad with me into our stock room to help with packing orders and making sure the right things go out with each individual order.” – Amy, WAHM, Party in the Box


I am a strong advocate for WordPress. For the past seven years, every website I’ve created was based on the WordPress platform for it’s ease of use and flexibility and the fact that you don’t need a degree in programming to run a WordPress site. With the WordPress for iOS app, you can’t modify your theme or plugins like you can from web-based version but you can create and edit new pages or posts, respond to comments and heaps more while on the go. It works with self-hosted WordPress sites and WordPress.com blogs.


$FREE
WordPress WordPress
Automattic
Category: Productivity, Social Networking
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5-iPhone5, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (162 MB)

ScanBizCards pretty much does what it says on the tin and does it well. You simply scan a physical business card using your iPhone or iPad camera and the app will extract the information from the card to create a new contact in your address book. This will save you loads of time instead of having to enter the data manually from all those cards you’ve received at networking events that are floating around in the bottom of your handbag! (Or maybe this is just me?)


$2.99USD
ScanBizCards ScanBizCards
ScanBiz Mobile Solutions L.P.
Category: Business, Productivity
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone5-iPhone5, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74, iPhone8-iPhone8, iPhone8Plus-iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX-iPhoneX, iPad75-iPad75, iPad76-iPad76, iPhoneXS-iPhoneXS, iPhoneXSMax-iPhoneXSMax, iPhoneXR-iPhoneXR, iPad812-iPad812, iPad834-iPad834, iPad856-iPad856, iPad878-iPad878 (159.93 MB)

Do you already use any of these apps? What other apps do you recommend for working on the run? We’d love to hear from you!