Screenshots: 20 apps that play to the iPad's strengths

Screenshots: 20 apps that play to the iPad's strengths

Summary: Jason Hiner has said that the Apple iPad is only good at two things but that it's really good at those two things. As a result, he's compiled a list of his 20 favorite apps for taking advantage of the iPad's strengths.

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TOPICS: Tablets, Apple, iPad, Mobility
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  • The iPad is a surprisingly good note taker. The keyboard is about 80% as good as a laptop keyboard but the convenience of a more portable device is valuable as well. Evernote is a great note taking companion for the iPad, since it can auto-sync your meeting notes back to your PCs and/or smartphones. Just keep in mind that it's an online service and so be careful that you don't use it for any business-sensitive data. For that stuff, you can use locally-controlled files with Apple's built-in Notes app, for example.

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • The iPad is a surprisingly good note taker. The keyboard is about 80% as good as a laptop keyboard but the convenience of a more portable device is valuable as well. Evernote is a great note taking companion for the iPad, since it can auto-sync your meeting notes back to your PCs and/or smartphones. Just keep in mind that it's an online service and so be careful that you don't use it for any business-sensitive data. For that stuff, you can use locally-controlled files with Apple's built-in Notes app, for example.

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things
  • Pulse is another iPad news aggregator like Flipboard, only instead of building its sections based on social feeds it uses RSS feeds. Like Flipboard, it presents the info in a visually-compelling format using images from the articles that it is linking to. You can use the RSS feeds for TechRepublic and/or Tech Sanity Check if you'd like to use Pulse to keep up with the latest posts.

    View these 20 apps in a one-page list

    Also see: The truth about iPad: It's only good for two things

Topics: Tablets, Apple, iPad, Mobility

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