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Essential iPad business apps?

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by thedoc46, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. thedoc46

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 18, 2003

    Posts: 5,929

    Location: Expat in the USA

    Hi what are the most essential iPad business apps.

    Talking for business use here, for employee's that are in a typical corporation who has a domain, with lots of Microsoft Office apps on its network. I guess which will include VPN software.

    What are the most essential apps.. What can the iPad do for business outside of being a big iPhone to read email and docs..
     
  2. JonB

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 3, 2006

    Posts: 2,304

    Location: London

    Something like CamScanner is great. Take photos of written documents and turn them into PDF's. I use it all the time for recipes, handwritten meeting notes, etc.

    Speaking of PDFs something like PDF Pen for annotation of documents wouldn't be amis.
     
  3. Caged

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    GoodReader and set your work file shares up for WebDAV (with SSL of course), pretty much all you need
     
  4. JonB

    Wise Guy

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    Location: London

    I can't remember, I actually only use the iPhone version, but knew it was on the iPad too. Think it might be something to do with adding watermarks and other obscure features.
     
  5. slinxy

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 3, 2002

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    Location: Groovin' @ the disco

    I mainly use mine to remote into workstations and servers using 2x. All the software I use are on them machines.

    I do have the iworks package installed along with drop box, but like I said I mainly use RDP to remote into another machine either at work or home.
     
  6. ethansamuel17

    Associate

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    Location: London

    Yeap..agreed.. GoodReader is best one for doc or mail reading.
     
  7. iMacMart

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 8, 2006

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    Location: Hertfordshire

    CloudOn?
     
  8. bertles86

    Wise Guy

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    Location: UK

    TomTom Sat Nav
    CamCard
     
  9. Housey

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Feb 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,554

    I use Evernote which I find useful. Dropbox for storing and syncing between devices, iCloud simply isn't as slick. I use Scanner software as above, very useful on occasion and I have the Apple office products to read and present stuff if I need to. I use Wunderlist for tasks and management of day to day stuff and Skype. Not found much past that which adds value to my day.