Here’s a little 5 part series. This week is targeted at those of you that either already have an iPad and wonders what they should do with it, and also to those that don’t have one and wondering why they should consider getting one to use. I’m going to concentrate this week on Apps for business. Yes there are tons of apps for travel, home, and just general fun. But these will focus on the business side of the iPad. What can an iPad offer me for work?
First up: Business Apps. Yes it seems redundant, and there may be some overlap in my categories but when you think about it, many apps are specifically designed for work. Wether it be word processing, presentations, or just general work.
The iWork Suite:
Numbers ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/numbers/id361304891?mt=8 )
Keynote ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keynote/id361285480?mt=8 )
Pages ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pages/id361309726?mt=8 )
9.99 each – Universal: Pretty solid suite of apps to do spreadsheets, word processing and presentation on the go. Fully integrates with iWork on the Mac.
Office² HD ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id364361728?mt=8 )
7.99 – iPad: An alternative to the iWork Suite. Allows you to create, edit, and sync Microsoft Office Suite documents.
Evernote ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/evernote/id281796108?mt=8 )
Free – Universal: They company describe it as “extension of your brain” and it really is. With the ability to sync across multiple devices (computers and mobile) it gives you the ability to take any content, anywhere, record and organize it for later.
Stickyboard ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stickyboard/id366620702?mt=8 )
Free – iPad: Ever run out of room while brain storming on a white board? Well this might be a good solution. An endless whiteboard on your iPad to use. Pro version allows multiple whiteboards.
iBooks ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibooks/id364709193?mt=8 )
Included – Native: If you think iBooks is just good for reading the most recent book, you’d be wrong. You can upload any PDF to iBooks, and organize them. From maps to brochures, manuals to decks. You can have everything you need at your fingertips.
(Note – iPaddesigned for the iPad, iPhone– designed for iPhone & scales for iPad, Universal– Designed for both, Native– Part of the iOS applications)