10 Best Apple iPad/iPhone Apps for Project Management
One of the best tools for managing projects is the iPad. There are many great Apps available that make it a powerful, portable tool – perfect for Project Management in today’s on-the-go world!
Some of the apps we recommend are:
1. Pocket Informant – a great task management app that syncs with Google Calendar and Toodledo to provide the best “Getting Things Done” experience (David Allen’s Productivity philosophy) of any app, including much more expensive versions.
2. OmniGraffle – Takes the place of Visio on an iPad – what else do you need to know? (Plus, it is easy to use as well!)
3. Mindo – A terrific mapping tool, enabling you to organize your thoughts and visualize concepts wherever you are.
4. Jot – The best white board application in the App Store. Perfect for “The Back of the Napkin” way of thinking/visualizing.
5. SG Project – Compatible with MS Project, and provides just enough capability for use on the iPad.
6. Evernote – Gives the user the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, or experience then organizes it, and makes it available from your computer to your mobile devices. Some things we use it for is taking notes in meetings, pictures of whiteboards, screen shots of webpages, collecting contacts via business card photos, and the list goes on. After a year, do you have 20 full note pads? Evernote will end that AND it is all searchable!
7. Dropbox – Simply allows your files to follow you to any device you are currently using. A life saver.
8. Pages – Allows you to read, create and edit Word Documents on the iPad.
9. Numbers– Allows you to read, create and edit Excel Documents on the iPad. We use this App for the obvious, but also to make our “One Page Project Manager”charts easily mobile.
10. Keynote – Allows you to read, create and edit Power Point Documents on the iPad. You can quickly import charts from OmniGraffle or images from many of the above Apps into Keynote and create a dynamic presentation on the fly!
We realize that most of these apps are not free, but for the cost of one computer based software license, you can have one of the most powerful, portable work centers available! (Not to mention it is smaller than most paper based schedule books.)
What other Apps do you use in your day to day life? Do you use any of the apps in this article? Let us know!