SEVEN: iPad (& iPhone!) Apps For Your Small Business

Best iPad Apps for your Small Business

Three Mobile kindly sent me an iTunes voucher so I could test out and share my favourite apps that help me to run Onetenzeroseven. I only have an iPad 2 with wifi and I’m not massively into updating my devices every year, but you can get a fancy iPad Mini on 3g/4g from Three. Have you seen their new advert, #HolidaySpam? So funny. Anyway, Three are my mobile phone network and I’ve been with them just over two years and recently upgraded with them so I can recommend their services first hand.

1 // Buffer | Free | iPhone App | When I started using Buffer my day became easier and my blog and shop views increased. Scheduling is a no brainer. To avoid spamming all at once and then going for days of silence, build up a reserve of tweets and Facebook posts. Schedule marketing tweets ahead of time, especially great if you’re going away or if you don’t work weekends. You can attach photos and include links, choose whether to shorten them and you can even connect your account. The schedule is up to you too, select the days and times you want your content to be shared and they even email you when everything has been published so you can top up.

2 // iFontMaker | £4.99 | iPad App | An incredible tool to turn your handwriting into a font or create fancy fonts for professional use and make your website or products truly unique. I can’t believe how easy this app is to use and how quickly you can obtain the font files to install on your laptop or a friend’s computer. I do recommend you get a stylus to use with this app so you’ve got a few pennies to shell out, but even though I haven’t used this professionally yet I still think it’s worth the cost. Great fun!

3 // Sell on Etsy | Free | iPhone App | Oh my God, I was so relieved when Etsy brought out this little fella. It’s so much more streamlined to well, sell on Etsy than the basic Etsy app is and you can even use both (though turn off notifications for one as it’s gets a little annoying!). Your activity and stats are right there when you enter the app with easy access to sales and conversations. I no longer have to go through several menus to get to where I need to be. If you sell handmade/vintage products or craft supplies and don’t have an account on Etsy you need to reassess your life ;)

4 // Evernote | Free | iPad App | I’m a bit behind as I’ve only been using this a couple of days whilst people have been singing it’s praises forever, but for the organisational dunce like me this is your little indispensable PA. Make checklists – perfect for the day’s tasks or picking off every stage of a new project. Record voice memos – great for remembering things on the run. You can even photograph business cards and watch the app pick out the email address and company name (albeit it’s not always accurate, but you can edit them too!). I love that Evernote keeps all these tools within one app so you don’t have to find your notepad and then your to-do list and dig through your photo album for the relevant images. You can organise into separate notebooks too. One for home, work and fun? Or best sellers, work in progress and new ideas? Finally you can also sync with your computer so you can pick up your notes wherever you are.

5 // Afterlight | £0.69 | iPad App | This photo editing app has more tools than you’ll ever need to make the perfect Instagram. Finally you can make subtle edits, correct lighting and of course there are endless filters. You can crop, rotate, flip, straighten… all the things that I’d taken for granted on photo editing software that just isn’t offered on most photo sharing apps. Plus the design is just gorgeous.

6 // Flipboard | Free | iPad App | Stay connected to what’s going on within your community. Flipboard allows you to follow magazine content and add your Twitter and Facebook profiles. What I love the most about this app is that it expands everything, showing you Instagram photos right there without a single click, previews to webpages, videos ready to play. The enticing imagery makes me less likely to miss something of interest and it turns social media into flicking through a magazine featuring all the things you’ve chosen to see.

7 // Latergramme | Free | iPhone App | Due to restrictions with the API, there isn’t a tool that has the capability to schedule Instagram posts yet (unless you use this crazy think-outside-the-box service!) but Latergramme is the next best thing. This app lets you prepare your images ready for sharing and then sends you a reminder when it’s time to post. The app prompts you to open the image in Instagram and if you’ve edited it in Afterlight beforehand, all you have to do is hit post!

In my research I was surprised to find how many apps still don’t have an iPad version, however iPhone apps still function on an iPad just viewed on a more compacted screen within the screen.

In conclusion, there really is an app for that. What apps make your daily life that little bit easier?

Loves x xx

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