Apple claims there are more than 500,000 apps, in 20 different categories, in its App Store. You can’t download every available app and automatically consider yourself prepared for whatever life throws at you—there are just too many to do that. But at the same time, any businessperson who hasn’t explored app stores—particularly the business and productivity categories—is wasting time and money.
What’s the best way to get your app library started?
With any respectable collection, start with the basics and build from there. LifeHealthPro has already picked out a few apps related to life insurance that would go nicely in any agent’s app library. Now it’s time to point out a few general apps that will help you become more efficient in your day-to-day work environment by transforming your tablet from just a device to a tool.
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Sugar Mobile is an extension of the Sugar Professional or Enterprise Editions. It provides access and interaction with customer data while on the go, and allows users to log calls made on their mobile phone via the Mobile app. Addresses can be clicked and viewed on Google maps, and changes to system data are updated in real time.
Things is an interface for managing to-dos, notes, due dates and projects. It looks after project milestones as well. Tasks are organized and integrated with tasks from projects, too.
ToDo for iPad looks and feels like a physical planner, but offers all the convenience of a digital one. You can set it to automatically sync with your iCal or Outlook calendars, schedule reminders and alerts and integrate your contacts.