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Old 03-26-2013, 09:25 AM
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Running Crews with tablets

Has anybody gone paperless and set up tablets in each truck to run crews. I am trying to make the switch this spring and looking for some opinions on which way to go.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:14 PM
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we are making the switch now.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:21 PM
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I'm a solo operator but just incorporated a iPad mini in with my business and use quick books. So far so good. Just started this week though. Time will tell. I see it being very beneficial.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:44 PM
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I'm a solo operator but just incorporated a iPad mini in with my business and use quick books. So far so good. Just started this week though. Time will tell. I see it being very beneficial.
i just looked in the App store and quickbooks is free. this isn't a stand alone version is it?

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Old 03-26-2013, 10:22 PM
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i just looked in the App store and quickbooks is free. this isn't a stand alone version is it?

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i must have been momentarily mentally unstable to think QB mobile was a stand alone free app. i downloaded it and QB is a requirement.

with that said, i might consider it when i buy my ipad later this year. would love that capability. being able to complete my invoicing as i mow would kick ass...
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:22 PM
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I'm a solo operator but just incorporated a iPad mini in with my business and use quick books. So far so good. Just started this week though. Time will tell. I see it being very beneficial.
It's a free app, but you have to subscribe for a 30 day free trail and then after that's up you've got to decide weather or not it benefits you to pay the subscription or pay for a year. Personally I will pay it for a year and be done. I am very very pleased with it and its stupid easy to use.



I have my iPad set up on 4G data plan with AT&T. I've been a customer of theirs sense 1997 with my personal phones. I set this iPad up on its very own plan as a business right off and it's so much easier to not have to figure out what's what compared to data. I have my business number and company number on my iPhone as the same. Reason being is because I have a older plan that is unlimited everything and its no longer offered so its cheaper to keep it that way.


The iPad is the only tablet I would have. I have never had one single issue with any of my Apple products. I have direction at all times to my customers or to a bid walk or something if i need it. I'm constantly on my phone and only average around 2 gigs of data a month. So I got a 3gig data plan for iPad. Should be plenty.

What are some of the ways you guys use tablets or iPads and what apps do you utilize the most. I like being able to use QB from the computer also.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:44 PM
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Got galaxie tab 2s and use clip to record work, download to my computer each night and then upload the routes...
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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Is there any apps for this? I am thinking of doing the same thing next year.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:12 PM
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We use all IOS operating platforms and we buy sufficient space for iCloud storage. Our routes are all digital and as we complete work or need to make special notes we just check stuff off in the NUMBERS app. We update at the end of the day and by morning my office manager has all current and updated info. Works great!!!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:15 AM
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We use all IOS operating platforms and we buy sufficient space for iCloud storage. Our routes are all digital and as we complete work or need to make special notes we just check stuff off in the NUMBERS app. We update at the end of the day and by morning my office manager has all current and updated info. Works great!!!!!
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What are you using for your routes?
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