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Created On: 09 September 2013 01:02 PM
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 09 September 2013 01:02 PM
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antdon

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Just wondering.....
 09 September 2013 09:43 PM
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stateit

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I don't really use any apps any more...

I've downloaded the Honeywell Apps and occasionally use them for reference when my brain's dead for heating controls and alarm panels.

I downloaded a volt drop cable calc app but never used it.

I wrote my own Max Zs Table app, but I know all the 'usual suspect' figures anyway...

Apps I do use when working are BBC iPlayer Radio for digital radio when can piggyback on a customer's wifi (with their permission) and an FM Radio app when I can't use digital radio.

Sorry, haven't been much help, have I?

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 10 September 2013 11:45 AM
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amandalewin

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I've got an app for opening DWG files which is quite useful when the drawings you took to site have been left on the train, covered in coffee, or blown into the Themes

Have also been dabbling in writing my own apps but I'm not very good at finishing a project before starting the next one!

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Amanda

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 10 September 2013 05:58 PM
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delta1

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Not an electrical app, but I use Dropbox daily. All my files, sketches, prices, wiring diagrams etc available on every device I use. Very handy when away from base.
Had a bit of a play with invoice2go, and looks like a handy way (as a sole trader at least) to knock out quick invoices, quotes etc. Have to pay per year though for a subscription (which I'm still undecided on!)

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 10 September 2013 06:50 PM
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iomtt

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Hi try form connect on ipad
I think it's £2.99 or £6.99 then £2.99 to upgrade to the pro
Have a look because I was spending £1000.00 a year on duplicate books now lads have iPads and email in via email
No waiting for paperwork

Can make your own paperwork and it's idiot proof
3 hours of getting used to and you can make anything with tick boxes , drop boxes, drop boxes with choices of names, etc etc
Day work sheets etc etc add photos
Email straight to customer or the office
Customer can sign etc full of templates
I even made my own Certs on it but now I use Icertifi
If this helps you in your business as much as it has helped mine you can all buy me a pint and I will p*****d for ever
 12 September 2013 06:29 AM
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WalkersWiring

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As a sole trader I have found Invoice2Go to be very useful - it took a little while to set up, but now saves me loads of time.

I also use iCertifi, which still has a few niggly little problems, but overall produces professional looking documents. It is regularly updated, and good value IMO...

I have Dropbox and imagine that it would be useful, but in the rural area where I live where the broadband is grinding & a 3G connection is as common as a £4 note, it just never works & I've given up trying to use it...

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