Enterprise Mobility: 10 Apps We Can't Wait to See on the Apple iPad
10 Apps We Can't Wait to See on the Apple iPad
10 Apps We Can't Wait to See on the Apple iPadBy Don Reisinger
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1. SmartNotesSmartNotes is a fine application for the businessperson on the go. The app allows users to quickly input and arrange notes and to-do lists. It's an ideal application for the iPad. Apple is marketing the device as a mobile companion. When folks are going mobile and tasks come up, they need an application to help them keep tabs on their life. SmartNotes is a great candidate, especially since a version of the app is offered for free.
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2. TwitterificAlthough there is a paid version of Twitterific available for $4.99, the application's free version should satisfy any iPad user. Twitterific allows users to track what's happening on Twitter, respond to direct messages, and most importantly, tweet from the device. Twitterific is a fine mobile companion on the iPhone. There's no reason to suggest it wouldn't be just as useful on the iPad.
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3. WifiTrakWifiTrak is one of the most useful applications any user can have on their iPhone. And since the iPad will also boast Wi-Fi support, the $0.99 app should be just as useful on that device. WifiTrak finds Wi-Fi hotspots across the United States. When a user searches for hotspots, all the available locations are listed. It also says if a connection can be trusted. It's a handy companion to have when traveling.
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4. EvernoteEvernote is perfect for any iPad user. The app allows users to clip text from Websites, capture audio, and even take pictures that can be used as notes for later use. Best of all, those saved notes are synced across all Evernote installations, meaning users who have it on the Web, on their iPhone and on their iPad will be able to see all saved materials in each spot.
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5. TomTom USATomTom USA might not seem like an obvious choice for the iPad, but it might be ideal for the device. The application, which costs $59.99, provides full TomTom navigation to any destination in the United States. It even features Points of Interest and, of course, turn-by-turn directions. The app works well on the iPhone, but it's a small screen. It would be much better suited on the iPad's larger display.
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6. PandoraPandora is one of the best free music applications in the App Store. The app asks users to pick an artist or song and plays other music that's similar to those choices. Typically, the app delivers an outstanding musical experience that similar applications can't match. The only problem with Pandora is that it's playing music on the iPhone's sub-par speakers. Chances are, all those tracks will sound much better on the iPad.
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7. Zagat to GoZagat to Go might be a little expensive—it costs $9.99—but the application delivers an outstanding recommendation service that would be ideal for the iPad. When a user loads Zagat to Go, they can search for the organization's recommendations for restaurants based on cuisine, type of dinner and much more. The app even has a Google StreetView element built-in, allowing users to see a location before they get there.
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8. Google EarthGoogle Earth is a fine companion to any smartphone or computer. The iPad would be no different. Thanks to the device's touch screen, iPad users could easily flip around the world to check out important locations. And since the application is free, its price shouldn't stop anyone from adding it to Apple's latest product.
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9. WeatherBugFinding accurate weather information isn't always easy. That's where WeatherBug comes in. The app is certainly not the most flashy application in the store, but it's the kind of service that would be perfect for the iPad. Apple iPad owners that are on-the-go will need to know what the weather is like at their destination. WeatherBug provides comprehensive information, including current condition, forecasts and even radar. It's a must-have for the iPad. Plus, it's free.
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10. iWalletiWallet might cost $4.99, but it's one of the best income and expense trackers on the iPhone. The app allows users to input all the cash they have received over a period of time, as well as how much they've doled out to bills and other expenses. Users can also view graphs. Any computer needs a solid financial-management application and the iPad is no different. The iWallet can deliver that.