The pick: five business iPad apps

ZDNet Australia's sister site ZDNet Asia picked out some useful iPad apps for business pundits.
Written by Kevin Kwang, Contributor

ZDNet Australia's sister site ZDNet Asia picked out some useful iPad apps for business pundits.

  • WebEx for iPad (Free)

    The WebEx iPad app allows mobile workers to participate in online meetings via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and share information in real time when they are out and about. They can also conduct online chat discussions during the webinars, according to the description on the Apple App Store.

    There's no need for users to have a WebEx account if they are only attending the meetings, but an account is needed to initiate one.

  • LogMeIn Ignition ($36.99)

    The LogMeIn Ignition app allows users to access both PC and Mac devices remotely. Additionally, users can make use of software such as Microsoft Office already on the devices. It's also useful for browsing Flash-based websites.

  • MobileIron Sentry (Free)

    Using this app, administrators can track iPhones and iPads, view device inventory, block offending or compromised devices and remotely wipe stolen, lost or compromised units. The app also enables remotely suspending email access for active staff, just terminated employees and others.

    Besides the iPad, the software is also compatible with other operating platforms such as the BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian. Android support is said to be "forthcoming" according to ZDNet Australia's sister site TechRepublic.

  • Office² HD ($9.99)

    This software allows users to edit text documents and spreadsheets hosted in Google Docs.

    Users can also view, edit and create Microsoft Word- and Excel-compatible documents and spreadsheets.

    Since the software integrates with both Google Docs and Apple's MobileMe iDisk — Apple's cloud service that helps sync emails, contact details and calendars — users' data is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection.

  • Dropbox (Free)

    Dropbox lets users share files wirelessly between their PCs and iPad via drag and drop.

    Users need to register for a free account with Dropbox. Documents stored on its servers will be available on PCs, Macs and Linux devices.

    Via ZDNet Asia

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