Essential iPad, iPhone apps for business travel

Essential iPad, iPhone apps for business travel

Summary: Which apps are a must-have for the business traveler?

TOPICS: iPad, Apps, Mobility

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  • Developed by: Nuance Communications

    Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    Sometimes the emails have piled up, or you need to finish a report in rapid time. If you're traveling and need your hands for something else, using an accurate dictation system can be a fast way to get back up to speed. 

    Dragon Dictation is one of the more popular examples of dictation apps currently on the market. 

    Many reviews of both the app and computer software comment on its high accuracy rate, and it works best if you speak slowly and annunciate your speech properly. Dictated messages can be sent as SMS, emails or text copied through its clipboard feature.

    However, the app can be used for more than simply dictating texts or emails. It can also be linked with your social media accounts -- such as Facebook or Twitter -- and you can dictate a status update on-the-go. 

    Dragon Dictation supports a number of global languages. To use the app, you must be connected via a 3G or WiFi connection.


    Source: App store

  • Developed by: Apple

    Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    Keynote costs $9.99 and is a good alternative app for business travelers who would like to review their presentations before the next scheduled meeting.

    An alternative to Microsoft Office (which isn't officially available, although there are workaround services using cloud technology), Keynote can be used to create and edit presentations including:

    • Charts - traditional or animated
    • Data highlighting
    • Synchronization with other iOS devices through the iCloud.
    • Font and style customization

    Files that are either previous Keynote versions or Microsoft Powerpoint presentations can be imported from email, the web, or through iTunes sharing.

    Source: App store

  • Developed by: Dropbox

    Compatible with: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad

    This free service allows you to store photographs, documents and video, and then share them quickly and easily.

    It's an incredibly useful app with a strong following -- used for moving files between computers or keeping a backup copy of them in the cloud.

    Source: App store

Topics: iPad, Apps, Mobility

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