Well, I’ve come to a conclusion. We have clear and decisive winners in the iPad Business App world. I wanted to get this to you as soon as possible as I know this will be important to many of you.
Here is the list:
Absolutely indispensable. Do a brain dump and forget about having to try and write down or remember those passwords… (Also learns from your Mac.) Yes, I trust it.
2. Time Master
Wow! Need to keep track of time for multiple clients and/or invoice on the go with a fabulous mobile interface? This app can even import data into Quickbooks. I’ve used the best apps for iPhone but this takes it to a serious usability level.
3. Print Central
This is the dealmaker! (first VPN) into your network. Then simply find your files on your servers (pre-configuration required) & find them by name or IP address, then view, copy, move, rename, & print your files to the best printers on your LAN.
Organize your life or business with text, pictures, voice. It even does OCR (it will read the post it note you hand wrote on a piece of paper (take a snapshot of it) then you can find it years from now by doing a search. The interface is great and intuitive and the iPad app complements the iPhone app very well. Great potential for creating a database of scanned images as well as media.
Who says you cannot create on the iPad. This app will make beautiful diagrams and documentation. The whole idea here is you will do things you didn’t do before because of the convenience and the ability to be more creative.
6. iTap RDP
Connect to your Windows computers (using RDP/Remote Desktop Connection) what more is else is there to say? This is a seriously geeky app, but it can be a life saver. You can actually hear the PC sounds on your iPad (and you can run Flash, albeit at a slow frame rate.)
7. iTap VNC
Connect to any computer (running VNC) so PC, Mac, Linux, Unix, etc… A great interface like iTap RDP.
Ok, so if you need remote access to your computer and you don’t know what you are doing (or if you are simply trying to get through your Firewall) then Logmein is awesome. The interface you use wi your fingers is even better than iTap’s but it is a bit slower (and could potential cost money.)
9. Dragon Dictate
This is an app even Grandma would love. Simply press record and speak and this thing will type what you speak (assuming you can speak clearly.). I’ve used the best apps for this on PCs and Macs, but this thing seven better!
10. Apple Keynote
For some of us, making great presentations can be very important part of our job. Keynote allows you to do things with presentations like no other application even on the desktop.
My complete and impartial review will be at http://www.ctekmedia.com/blog/
(By the way, I’m sending this via an iPad 16GB (WiFi) via Sprint’s Evo (Android) 3G/4G Hotspot phone…more on that later, but it’s the first step towards ditching AT&T.)
Thanks for reading!
cTekmedia IT Consulting
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