Tablets are quickly replacing laptops and even desktops as the mainstream computing devices. The release of the iPad has been quite an important event that has created a whole new niche on the market for affordable, compact and relatively powerful tablets.
Initially, the iPad was meant mostly as a consumer device, however with iOS being so flexible, the iPhone entering many business people’s lives and the staggering 500,000+ apps for the platform on the market, this little tablet can easily be used for managing a business and making your life and work easier. With that in mind, here are just a few of the best business apps that you can find for your iPad, and which you should definitely check out:
Things. Things is one of the most popular task managers for the iPad, and it’s easy to see why: it has a nice, clean and attractive interface that anyone can start using right away, and it has pretty much all the features one might need to be productive. You can manage your daily schedule, create To Do lists and even small projects with subtasks and set up reminders, save bookmarks and notes, and write detailed descriptions or steps for each task – if you want to make full use of your iPad for business, be sure to try Things out.
QuickOffice Pro HD. The iPad is actually great for viewing, editing and even creating various documents and sharing them with anyone, no matter where you are. No longer do you have to carry a heavy laptop and a bunch of cables for demonstrations – just the iPad, the HDMI out cable and a suitable app will do. And QuickOffice Pro HD is the best office suite for the iPad. It has support for all of the popular document formats, and the editing tools can easily compare to the Microsoft Office desktop version or Apple’s own iWork suite, plus the interface is very nice and easy to understand.
Roambi Visualizer. Roambi Visualizer is the app that every Android business user envies. If you have an iPad, you should definitely get Roambi – it lets you visualize any kind of data for a better understanding of what’s going on. No longer do you have to stare at bland Excel files filled with numbers – Roambi will transform them into beautiful graphs and charts that you can show anyone – it will definitely impress your partners, clients or shareholders. The basic version is free, which is perfect if you want to check it out.
OmniGraph Sketcher. If for some reason, you don’t like Roambi’s automated graph creation service, you can always get OmniGraph Sketcher. In fact, you should get it regardless, since you may be in a situation where you get no 3G or Wifi signal and drawing the charts yourself is the only way out. OmniGraph Sketcher is perfect for the task – you can create some pretty impressive graphs and charts quickly and easily, although you’ll have to keep their size relatively small since creating a 100+ entries chart can be really hard.
iSSH. If you want to be able to access your server remotely right from your iPad, iSSH is a must have app. Not only does it provide you with the means to access a remote machine via a secure protocol, but it also supports VNC and VNC over SSH, so you can connect to a remote computer and use it like you’re standing in front of it.