iAnnotate PDF – $9.99
Designed specifically for use on the iPad, this app allows users to open and work within PDFs, including filling out forms, adding signatures, entering notes, sketching, copying, bookmarking, underlining, stamping and highlighting functions. All annotations are directly integrated into the PDF, making them viewable by all recipients. It can be used with a stylus or simply a finger drag on the iPad touch screen.
Apps for Your Clients
Intuit GoPayment Credit Card Terminal – Volume-based pricing
Allows small businesses or individuals to easily accept credit cards from wherever they are. Comes with a free card reader; no contracts, monthly fees or merchant account necessary. Upon download, they send you a free credit card swipe reader that plugs into the mobile device. The app itself and the card reader are free; pricing is 2.7% of each transaction. This is great for small businesses, especially mobile service professionals, such as plumbers, electricians and contractors.
Mobile Paycheck for SurePayroll – Free
Designed for the employees of businesses who use SurePayroll (or accounting firms managing multiple employers). It lets paid staff instantly access their detailed pay stubs and payroll data the instant they are paid. They can also see accrued and used paid time off, view historical data and check wage and retirement deduction contribution rates.
If I missed an app that you think can help boost productivity for tax and accounting professionals or their clients, let us know (email editor@CPAPracticeAdvisor.com or post a comment on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cpapracticeadvisor). Also, keep in mind that every app above (and most ever made) are available for the iPhone and iPad (since they run on the same platform), and most are now available for Android phones. Users of other devices need to check availability … or use that as an excuse to get a new phone.
Top 5 Not-Free iPhone Apps for 2010
- Angry Birds
- Doodle Jump
- Bejeweled 2
- Fruit Ninja