Each day I would be in a new place, glued to an iPad for my calendar, reminders, product orders, emails, banking, catalogues and marketing information, and everything else I needed to do my job.
I had one device, but the companies I worked for had separate apps for just about every part of the job.
My entire day balanced on being able to easily access these apps — which was just about impossible.
The apps were clunky and extremely unreliable, to say the least. Often, I would also find my iPad had done a sync or update and wiped my calendar or cancelled an order in progress, rendering me useless.
Eventually it became easier (and safer) to manually take orders, notes, and write down appointments instead of using the various programs. I would then call or rely on my hand written notes to pass the orders on to my office.
Let me tell you, a few mistakes were made!