It’s that time of year again when folks start to book trips and activities to make themselves feel better and beat the post-holiday blues. And whether it’s gym sessions, summer holidays, or short leisure breaks, mobile devices have made it much easier for customers to make bookings anywhere, anytime. But as a business developing and maintaining an in-house booking system to manage this demand is both costly and time consuming.

Thankfully there’s lots of web-based online booking and reservation management software to do the hard work for you. Many of these SaaS products have accompanying iPad online booking apps that are easy to use and help you to start accepting reservations through your website and social media channels instantly using the booking software.

These iPad apps for the hospitality and the travel industry are suitable for a wide range of industries including hotels, tours, sightseeing operators, bars, hair salons, restaurants, and even one-off courses or events. They allow customers to book and pay for your services or products with a credit card wherever they are with no need to use the phone or contact sales staff.

Here are five of the best iPad booking apps for hospitality and travel. These are subscription-based applications, but most come with free trials so you can get a feel for them.


Tracking time and expense can be a difficult and time-consuming task that is often left to the last minute by remote workers and freelancers. However, thanks to the power of expenses and time tracking apps for iPad you can now log time worked more easily over the course of a whole project or period of time through manual entries and automatic timers on your tablet. By recording this data invoices can created instantly, saving you an awful amount of time. Other applications help you to record receipts, making sure any expenses are accounted for.

Read on to find out which apps are AppStorm’s best seven for tracking time and expenses! All of these apps are subscription-based but most come with a free trial.


Social media marketing is an essential part of making sure your business gets its message across effectively and that customers’ concerns are dealt with. Covering the many different social media outlets available though can really stretch your resources but there are lots of social media marketing applications to help you keep on top of things.

Mobile devices make it easier than ever to market your business and respond to customer demands and requests on the move 24/7. That’s why we’ve looked at the some top social media apps for iPad which can automate effective social media marketing tasks.

These cloud-based social media marketing tools, will help keep track of what, where, and how your brand is being talked about online. They’ll also ensure that you’re able to keep abreast of interactions with customers and clients to effectively market your business.

Here are 5 top social media marketing apps for iPad to make sure you’re always on top of your social media presence.


Mobile devices have made it much easier to track field workers from the office. Field technicians need to be mobile in order to do their job but managing teams outside of the workplace can still be tricky. Enter field service management apps for iPad to save the day!

Knowing what field technicians are doing at any given moment, why certain appointments or meetings weren’t fulfilled, and why others are taking so long is an essential part of managing a modern workforce and vitally important for companies in the service industry that rely on customer referrals to generate new business.

There are a growing number of field service management apps for iPad which service and repair-based businesses can use to enhance the efficiency and reliability of their offsite technicians. Although features and functionality differ between software, all good field service management apps offer mobile apps for field workers that managers can tap into on desktop to track their location, shorten billing cycles, cut down on unnecessary paperwork, and deliver a better overall service to customers. Most offer a lot more too, such as CRM features, invoicing and integration with accounting apps such as Xero or QuickBooks.

Businesses that use field service management apps for iPad are able to achieve better on-time records, deliver better services and most importantly, get more word of mouth referrals and positive reviews from satisfied customers.

So we’ve chosen some of the best iPad field service software to help you manage your mobile workforce. All of them are free but require a subscription to the corresponding cloud-based field service management service in order to actually use them.


Today on iPad AppStorm I’m going to round up five of the best iPad retail apps. Each of these applications for retailers possesses great design and smooth functionality, making it even easier to incorporate into your daily workflow.

Retail apps for iPad can help you remove slow and expensive processes when selling in the field, and allow you to keep tabs on your retail business from wherever you may be. These iPad apps for retailers are perfect for those who like to feel in control of their business when away from the store or the computer.

The retail apps for iPad listed below are all based around SaaS retail management sotware. The apps are free to download and amost require a subscription to the corresponding service. Free, or freemium options are available in most cases.

Read on to discover the best iPad apps for retailers!


The iPad has become a fantastic addition to the business environment. Providing an accessible, high quality and application loaded aid that can be easily incorporated into everyday tasks. The best business apps for iPad share web-based counterparts and a significant leader in this market is Salesforce. Providing applications to help you with your sales, marketing, and analytics, Salesforce can easily become the complete solution to your business needs.

Salesforce apps for iPad can be accessed through Salesforce1. Salesforce1 combines multiple web-based applications allowing them to work together simultaneously. Through this application, Salesforce’s communication tool, Chatter, is also integrated — making sure your team can stay connected. An admin app, SalesforceA, is also available, allowing superiors the ability to control employees’ access.

Read on to discover how to use Salesforce apps for iPad to sell more!


Invoicing is sometimes sorely overlooked by small businesses and freelancers. It’s important to keep on top of invoicing clients but this is easier said than done when you have multiple invoices and clients to issue and deal with each month. Missed or inaccurate invoices can lead to delays and headaches further down the line. Nowadays, businesses needs to be able to issue and track invoices on the move and the good news is there are several iPad invoicing apps that can do much of the donkey work for you.

Most good billing and invoicing software has a native mobile app although you may find that some of them don’t give you the kind of features and access you get in the web version. All of them will help the pain out of billing clients without the need for a big finance department though. We’ve picked 7 of the best invoicing software for iPad. Generally, you’ll need a subscription to one of these services to get the most out of the apps, but most offer a free trial or “freemium” mode.

Get ready to transform the way you create and send invoices!


With team members often spread across the globe it can be a real challenge for modern-day companies to manage the reality of a global workforce working together as one. It’s essential that teams are all working on the same spreadsheets, email accounts and chat tools at the same time otherwise inefficiencies are inevitable. Thankfully, help is at hand in the form of iPad collaboration apps.

With businesses spread far and wide nowadays, a lot of iPad collaboration software has cropped up, designed to help manage the logistics and work on projects with others wherever you are. Some cloud-based collaboration applications have iPad apps, while others that don’t have web clients that work well on iOS.


Staying on top of your business requires great organization and utilization of powerful business tools. While often overlooked, business intelligence applications are fundamental to improvement, and are a necessary tool for success. These tools are necessary as they allow you, through integration with your preexisting business structures, to analyze data, spot issues and resolve problems efficiently.

Today on AppStorm we’ve picked out seven of the best iPad business intelligence apps. Each application is free to download but requires subscription to a SaaS service in order to use it. Most offer free trials, giving you the option to try before you buy. Read on to find out more!


The iPad is a fantastic tool for helping you to manage your business. With the wide array of applications available you’re often spoilt for choice — this is no exception when looking for an on-the-go mobile inventory management software. But with each iPad inventory management app offering similar features, such as the management of sales and shipping, it’s often hard to distinguish between them.

To be the perfect solution for you, iPad inventory management software needs to offer equivalent functionality to its web-based counterpart and be reasonably priced. Below I’ve looked at six of the best iPad inventory management applications that achieve this. All of these apps are free to download and install, but you’ll need a subscription to the cloud service in order to make use of them. Luckily, most have free trials so you can give them a spin and see which one is best for your business.

Read on to find out more!


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