Ever since I destroyed my brand new J.Crew messenger bag with a fountain pen, I’ve been anti ink. Trying to rid myself of pen and paper has been super simple, and it’s a lot faster since I don’t have to deal with postage or fax machines anymore. My life is awesome.
So here’s what I do.
First, you’ll need to download UPAD. I’ve tried the other alternatives and there’s no other app that comes close to the speed and functionality of this app.
Second, pick up a Pogo Sketch Stylus. This is the stylus sold by Apple, but they don’t have it on the floor. You’ll have to ask someone to go get you one in the back, or just order it online.
You can use UPAD to fill out job applications, HR forms for when you get hired (because your prospective employer will be blown away by your technological prowess on the job app), and for the stack of papers handed to you in meetings. I just always ask for the PDFs when I get the email scheduling the meeting.
Here’s a couple of examples of the stuff I do in UPAD.
Fill out forms:
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I use this stylus with my iPad:
I use UPAD to write on PDFs, fill out forms, and take notes:
Genius Scan is great for sending faxes via email and scanning receipts:
I use Evernote to store my receipts and Upad Notes. Evernote can search your pictures for words. It even works on handwriting:
I use Wunderlist as a task manager. You can share to do lists with your team. It’s free and has push notifications!
I haven’t tried this app out but Easy Release looks like a great way to keep all your photo release forms in one place and subjects can fill out the form right on your iPad: