February 19, 2013, 1:58 PM — No more paperwork
Most companies have yet to adopt the paperless office. Thanks, however, to powerful PCs, tablets and smartphones, we're getting much closer to reaching that dream. And in many ways, this is just a matter of modern businesses embracing tools that already exist. Carting around important papers in a briefcase is downright retro when you can now find pretty much every document-handling tool you need on a tablet.
These tablet-optimized apps bring your business one step closer to going tree-free and totally mobile. With them, you can store critical documents in the cloud; get them signed, sealed, and delivered; and get rid of every loose leaf in your carry-on.
Evernote is the quintessential paperless app. It helps you get rid of unnecessary pieces of paper such as receipts, lists, and napkin-contracts. Take notes, make lists, photograph receipts, clip Web pages, and save pictures to your account using your tablet. Evernote syncs all this data across multiple devices for access anywhere. It even reads your handwriting and converts it to plain text. Pair it with a Livescribe smartpen to save paper notes to the cloud, and you can recycle the original notebook. Coming soon: Evernote is building intelligence into its apps so that it can recognize the types of documents you're storing there.