Amazon’s Kindle app is available through major app stores for free, and more information is available by clicking on “Free Reading Apps” at www.amazon.com/kindle. Although the app itself, as well as some Kindle books are free, licenses for most titles must be purchased separately from Amazon.
ShareFile (www.ShareFile.com) is a popular secure file transfer service used by many accounting professionals to transfer files to and from parties outside the organization. While ShareFile is now a subsidiary of enterprise remote access software company Citrix, the legacy ShareFile team in North Carolina continues to create stable, easy to use tools which allow subscribers to easily access and data on remote devices. Although the web and mobile web versions of the product are very straightforward, the company has created apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. The mobile apps allow users to use the ShareFile service to upload and share data, request and receive confidential files, and permits access to data from almost anywhere.
ShareFile Mobile is free from most major mobile operating system application stores, and requires a ShareFile user account or service plan. More information is available at www.ShareFile.com.
Brian Tankersley is a Knoxville, Tennessee CPA and consultant whose practice is focused on technology consulting and training for accountants. Brian is a nationally recognized speaker with K2 Enterprises (k2e.com), and blogs on accounting technology at CPATechBlog.com. Comments, suggestions, and errata are always welcome, and should be e-mailed to brian.tankersley@CPAPracticeAdvisor.com.