For Apple device users - whether Mac, iPod, iPhone or iPad - the big thing is apps. On the Mac itself, this means instant availability of downloadable software of all shapes and sizes. On mobile devices it opens up access to an overwhelming and constantly growing collection of free and cheap programs and mini-applications. Here at AccountingWEB we want to know which apps you use every day, those apps couldn't you live without, and in due course we'll be able to publish a users' Top 10.
Today I have been making good use of the excellent free Genius Scan app on my iPhone. It's a simple app that harnesses the iPhone's built-in camera and uses it as a portable scanner. The resulting picture can then be emailed to your office account as a PDF file, ideal for copying money laundering ID documents or creating an electronic record of expenses receipts.
There's a paid-for Genius Scan+ version that enables you to upload scans direct to Dropbox, Evernote and Google Docs, but the free version does everything I need it to do.
About Nigel Harris
I'm a partner with Burton Sweet, chartered accountants & business advisers, and run the Shepton Mallet office down in beautiful Somerset. Despite the name, Shepton Mallet is actually the home of Glastonbury Festival! I trained in audit and corporate tax with Grant Thornton and came to my current position in 1991 via small local practices and a stint with a training consortium.
I have the distinction of being one of the original members of the AccountingWEB editorial team, having been a freelance writer here for a year or so before John Stockdyk joined!