July 6, 2011

Top 10 iPad and iPhone Apps For Crafters and Artists

The iPhone and iPad have changed how artists and crafters do business. It's easier than ever to track money, create presentations, manage time and organize files. Here are 10 apps that take your artisan



This free app helps users to manage their personal finances. An Intuit product, it brings all bank, loan and investment accounts into a sleek application for iPhone. Users are begging for an iPad version, but this is a great start.


Square allows users to accept credit card payments using their iPhone or iPad. The app is free, as is the card reader. User is charged a fee per transaction. Perfect for accepting payments at the local flea market or getting your pal to pay back that loan!


Vogue Knitting

The Vogue Knitting iPhone app is a complete digital organizing, tracking and planning app for the active knitter. Keep all of your project notes, multiple row counters, needle and crochet hook inventories, yarn stash and swatch info with you when you're out knitting or buying supplies at the local yarn store. Never buy an extra row counter or duplicate needles again! $3.99 in the iTunes App Store.


The popular Stitches CD Volume One has been formatted for easy, on-the-go use! 300 Stitches for needlepoint or any type of needlework are arranged both alphabetically and by stitch type: Straight, Diagonal, Crossed &Tied, Eye, Decorative or Darning Patterns.


Dragon Dictation

Get those flashes of inspiration while on the road? Well, Dragon Dictation is a free, easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.


Keynote Remote lets you control a Keynote presentation on your Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch from another iPhone or iPod touch in the room. While you present, view your current slide and presenter notes in portrait, or the current slide and next slide in landscape. Swipe forward to advance and swipe back to return to the previous slide. Keynote Remote, just .99 in the iTunes App Store, works with your Wi-Fi network, so you can control your presentation from anywhere in the room. Keynote Remote can use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when connecting to your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.


Bump™ makes sharing with people as simple as bumping two phones together. Just pick what you want to send, then hold your phones and gently bump hands with another Bump user. And now, you can message with your friends who aren't near you -- just add them as a friend inside of Bump and start messaging immediately -- it's kind of like a long-distance "virtual bump". Free.


Need to leave a message with someone but don’t want to get caught up in a long conversation. Enter SlyDial. It’s a wonderful little voice messaging app that allows you to call someone’s mobile phone and be routed directly to their voicemail. So now you can spend time in your studio creating and not on the phone! Requires a paid subscription.


Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. Free.

Sales CRM EZi

Sales CRM EZi allows anyone in sales to manage and track your sales opportunities on your iPhone. It can also produce a realistic sales forecast. Perfect for crafters with wholesale clients.

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