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iPad for business: 13 great apps for you and your employees

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in Office Technology,Web Tools

More employees in your organization—including you, possibly—are using iPads for business purposes. Here are some of the best apps to help maximize productivity in your workplace:

1. Pages, an Apple product, lets you create, edit and view Word documents.

2. Numbers, also by Apple, gives you spreadsheet capability with tables, charts, photos and graphics.

3. QuickOffice offers the ability to create, edit and save Excel spreadsheets, Word docs and PowerPoint with tight integration with Dropbox.

4. GoodReader and iAnnotate allow you to look at a PDF, make comments and forward it to someone else. iBooks can also be used to load PDFs through iTunes onto the iPad.

Introducing How to Use Your iPad for Business. This fast-paced 75-minute video will give you takeaways (iPromise) that you can put into practice right away.

5. Dragon Dictation is a voice-recognition app where you speak and instantly see your text or emails.

6. Evernote lets you save notes, web pages, business cards, photos and screenshots, then indexes them so you can find what you saved later.

7. Instapaper saves web pages so you can read them later.

8. Dropbox is a cloud-storage utility that allows you to keep your files in sync among several devices and computers—your file folder in the cloud.

View a Free 2-Minute How to Use Your iPad for Business Clip from Speaker April Chapman-Broussard.

9. GoToMeeting lets you host online meetings and share applications on your computer in real time. It’s helpful for training or meeting with far-flung employees.

10. Keynote, by Apple, makes building a presentation easier. Plug the iPad into the projector and you’re ready to go.

11. AirPrint from Apple gives you wireless printing from the iPad. Your iPad automatically locates and connects to AirPrint-enabled printers on your Wi-Fi network.

12. Cloud Client by Leveno lets you run virtually any desktop Windows-based application on an iPad.

13. Citrix Receiver provides iPad owners secure access to all of their corporate Windows applications and desktops.

You have an iPad, and it’s great. It’s portable. It’s versatile. It’s very cool. But you don’t have a clue how to open attachments, or how to integrate it with your office. And the list of business apps and business applications keeps expanding. Can you really use it for business?

If this sounds familiar, watch How to Use Your iPad for Business as we explore the many business uses and opportunities an iPad offers. Get the on-demand video training today!

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John July 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Regarding conducting training and meetings, another app you might want to try is AnywherePad (http://www.anywherepad.com/). It lets you meet anywhere and collaborate with anyone, plus it lets you share your documents. It’s a good tool to facilitate meetings within your businesses.

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def December 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

For me, the app I find useful is the Ghostwriter Notes app available at http://majorspot.com

I can utilize the app during business meetings. I can write down notes quickly as someone is presenting business plans.

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Mike Jacobs December 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

One more to add to your list is Liquid Enterprise. It’s an ipad app I use in my business which is similar in functionality to goodreader, but has fantastic corporate control settings for management of user privileges.

For example in my business we don’t want our sales team to be be able to copy in their own files so we’ve locked them into a network drive which only we can control. Therefore they can only download and present using the files that we give them.

The other really useful feature is that we can send our sales guys push messages to let them know when prices and stock availability changes. Check it out: http://liquidpresentations.com.au/liquid-enterprise-app/

I couldn’t do business with out it now.

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Robin October 19, 2011 at 12:48 pm

thought you mind find this interesting

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