Our Favorite Helpful Home Office Apps
GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar (iPad)
GoTo makes your meetings portable. When you work from home or on the road, or just can't be around to meet colleagues in person, GoTo allows you to organize notes online, host webinars, and create demos all from your telephone or tablet.
Create your own personal database with everything including event details, project notes, contacts, and time sheets. Bento is like a mini personal assistant who can manage your life seamlessly from home computer to work computer to phone. If only it would fetch coffee ...
Quickoffice Pro HD (Android, iPad, iPhone)
This powerful tool is the universal key to editing everything including spreadsheets and word documents on the go. It also allows you to view PDFs, manage local files, and access your cloud within seconds. Consider it your mobile office.
Dragon Dictation (iPad, iPhone, iTouch)
If you often find yourself giving notes (or wishing you could), you'll love Dragon Dictation. Voice recognition pounds out all of your texts nearly five times faster than you could ever write them yourself -- making room for more brilliant thoughts.
OmniOutliner $19.99 (iPad, Mac)
Keep track of everything and allow your ideas to emerge with this documenting tool that intuitively gathers your information and organizes it into lists, outlines, checklists, and notes. Create beautiful outlines with color-coded hierarchies or create checklists in columns that you can collapse, hide, and edit as you work.
Every small business owner, work-from-home employee, and freelancer should operate a Square account. Simplifying the payment process with a portable credit-card swiper and online record keeper, Square collects only 2.75 percent of every transaction in return for streamlined sale and quick service.