Year-end Must Have Bargain Priced Apps

This infographic takes a peek at what the workplace of the future might look like: increased telecommuting, beam me in for meetings, shared electronic white boards, and ditching office supplied PC’s and laptops in favor of BYOD – Bring Your Own Device – policies.

If these predictions come to fruition, the 4 low-priced, feature rich productivity apps below will be a must for business professionals. In fact, why wait for the future? Add these apps to your professional mobile arsenal now.

ScannerPro for $6.99 is a bargain that turns your device into a portable scanner. Quickly scan documents, receipts, paper notes using your iPad or iPhone and upload them as PDF files to Dropbox and Google Docs or immediately email them.

Notability $2.99 is among the many note-taking apps from which to choose but what sets it apart from the others is the real like retina ink and virtual palm rest it offers, thus making your notes clean and clear of  unwanted smudges and marks. It lets you “sketch ideas, annotate documents, sign contracts, complete worksheets, keep a journal, jot travel notes, teach a class, make a presentation and much more” and offers iCloud support for easy syncing on all your devices.

iTimeKeeper $.99 is a feature rich app tool for managing meetings that will help keep you on track by splitting the meeting into topics and setting specific durations for each topic as well as the entire meeting. Audio and visual clues then alert you to how much time remains.

eDiscoveryAssistant $29.99 While not an inexpensive app it is well worth the cost as the initial download cost “includes access to the FRCP for eDiscovery, pilot projects, key case digests identified by the editors, sample checklists and templates, the resources database and a glossary of terms”. Billed as the first legal app for iPad and developed by an attorney, it is intended to improve your eDiscovery process and strategy by giving you access to all the information you need for eDiscovery anytime and anywhere.

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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2 Responses to Year-end Must Have Bargain Priced Apps

  1. Brian Jones says:

    There are lots of good note-taking apps, but I would strongly favor Noteshelf over Notability because, based on my experience, Noteshelf is far more accurate at picking up signals from a stylus. Genius Scan is another good scanner app. And I can’t imagine working on my iPad without Dropbox, Documents by Readdle, iAnnotate PDF, and, of course, the best low-priced productivity apps out there: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote by Apple.

  2. Pingback: App Update: Scanner Pro is Free this Week on the App Store | Bose Law and Technology Blog

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