The iPad is probably the most flashy, if not most groundbreaking, piece of new technological gadgetry to come out of 2010. Its handheld design and easy-to-use interface also make it a potentially ubiquitous piece of business technology that will help small and large business owners conduct their business on the go. For that reason, the iPad has been inundated with a number of business-utility-themed applications. But what business apps might work the best for you and your business? Here is a sampling of some of the most popular and most useful new apps designed specifically for the iPad.
How can you do any work without some type of word processing/spreadsheet/presentation tool? Apple’s native answer to the MS Office Suite is available on the iPad for only $10 bucks a pop (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote—compatible with all their MS counterparts). Now you can write that proposal and create your presentation on the go without carrying around a clunky laptop. For those who are still enamored with Microsoft, there are also a couple of MS Office apps available.
This free app is the best new app for all-in-one note taking functions. You can type notes, record audio, paste photos, and more and store them in a central web location. You can even tag them for easy findability later on.
This is a fantastic task management tool that is easy to use and is powerful enough to hold and organize everything you need to do. It even syncs to your Things application on your computer so you’re never at a loss for what you need to do next.
6) Desktop Access
These are probably the most popular apps for business. Desktop access apps allow you to access your home or business computer and use it just as you would if you were sitting in front of it. A must-have for anyone who needs to work remotely. Here are some popular apps: VNC Viewer, Desktop Connect, and LogMeIn Ignition.
So you can create documents and save documents, but the iPad doesn’t have a printer output, right? It does now. Fax Print & Share lets you access shared printers over a wireless network without having to download drivers. It will also allow you to fax and share.
Who says Apple can’t do business? These apps prove that Apple and the iPad can give you and your business more flexibility so you can get more done and spend less time at the office.