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Tablet Apps That Let You Ditch Papers

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Moving around with a briefcase full of paper is downright metro these days. That’s because you find virtually every document-handling tool you need on a tablet. Check out these tablet apps that can bring you one step closer to going tree-free and totally mobile.

Adobe EchoSign

Adobe’s e-signature app lets you sign and send documents for signatures. You can also upload documents from Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive. Although it’s available for iOS and Android without charge, signing more than five contracts will require a subscription fee.

Dropbox

Available as a free download for iOS and Android, Dropbox enables you to keep personal and professional documents. It basically eliminates the need for a filing cabinet. Although it doesn’t come with extra services, it lets you easily upload and sync documents up to 2 GB of files across multiple devices for free.

Evernote

Available for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 without charge, Evernote is believed to be a quintessential paperless app. It allows you to take notes, make lists, photograph receipts, clip Web pages, and save pictures to your account using your tablet. What’s cool about this is that Evernote syncs all these content across multiple devices for access anywhere.

Pocket

Formerly known as Read It Later, Pocket lets you save news articles, web pages, and videos offline to view later. Once it is saved, it will be synced to the cloud. So instead of spending hours surfing on the net for cool stories, just “pocket” what looks interesting and read them later. It is available for iOS and Android for free.

Square Register

With Square Register, there’s no need to produce receipts! Available as a free app for iOS and Android, the Square Register mobile app works with a miniature credit card reader. With this, you can now accept credit card payments on the go. Although the app and card reader are free, it has a 2.75 percent charge for every swipe of American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

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