What does your iPad get used for? The chances are that it is used for a variety of things ranging from accessing social networks and sending emails, to watching videos and playing games. While the bulk of your iPad’s life may be dedicated to fun, it can also be used as a serious tool for work.
On a desktop computer there is one essential piece of software — the office suite. Such tools have existed on mobile platforms for some time now, but have generally left a lot to be desired. But things have evolved over the years, and we’ve now reached a stage where mobile office suites make working on the move with an iPad is easier than ever. Enter Documents To Go Premium. (more…)
There’s a great deal you can do with your iPad these days. After several years on the market there really is an app available for almost everything. However, there are some things that are best left to your desktop computer, be it a Mac or a PC, but this doesn’t mean that your iPad should just sit idle.
The idea of remote access should not be a new one; it is something that has been available in Windows for some time, and there are numerous tools available for both Pac and PC that can be used to take remote control of another system. In a nutshell, TeamViewer HD is an app that enables you to use your Mac or PC through your iPad just as if you were sitting in front of it. (more…)
Do you hate PowerPoint? Want to give your presentations a little bit of jazz and pop that just can’t be achieved with an animated spiral-in textbox? You may be in luck.
When it comes to doing some work on the move, the iPad has pretty much got you covered. There are so many different productivity apps out there on the App Store and the sheer range of stuff you can achieve using one is quite mesmerising. Regarding iPad office suites, there are a couple of choices out there, including Apple’s popular iWork suite (with Pages, Numbers and Keynote) and there’s chatter that Microsoft is going to release Office for iPad sometime towards the end of the year.
Today we are going to have a look at QuickOffice’s offering (which was recently acquired by Google, presumably to bring some of its features into its own cloud-based Google Docs service), known as QuickOffice Pro HD. Its website promises it to be the “FIRST and ONLY full-featured Microsoft Office productivity suite for iPad,” so I managed to grab a promotional code from the app’s developers for the purposes of a thorough test drive. Let’s see how it got on. (more…)
Quite a while ago we did an article on Pages for the iPad and now we’re going to be taking a look at another program from the iWork suite — Keynote. Making high quality presentations are now a large part of many people’s lives, be it for work or school, and most of us will have had some experience that has required us to create and deliver a presentation. As a fan of Keynote on the Mac, I was eager to try out Keynote for the iPad and needless to say, it doesn’t disappoint. Read on for a more in-depth look at Keynote for iPad. (more…)
We’ve always had some way to edit text on the iPad. From the start there was Pages, and although it’s great, for those of us who work with Microsoft Office documents all the time, there are certain features that Pages just doesn’t have. High on that list is the ability to track changes in a Word document, something that lots of people need.
The tablet form factor is ideally suited for so many different tasks, but it would seem particularly well adapted for use as a note-taking tool. The touchscreen, coupled with an on-screen keyboard, is ideal for both typing and scrawling, and this is something app developers have been keen to use to their advantage.
Remarks from Readdle is another app designed to transform your iPad into the ultimate notepad, but rather than focusing on typing or handwritten notes, both options are made available. With the ability to add images and annotate your files, and a helpful selection of writing and drawing tools, things look good from the word go.
Reading documents on the iPad is a pleasure: the intuitivity and portability of it make it a classy and entertaining task. But sometimes it can get messy when you don’t have support for certain file formats, or when you’re not sure where your documents are being stored.
Today we are going to review an app called ReaddleDocs that could very well be your default go-to application to store and organize all of your files; whether they are PDF books, photos, videos or any other type of office application document. Let’s take a look!
Apple seem to make almost everything possible, and now word processing doesn’t have to be a mundane task that is confined simply to the office. The iWork suite, which has already found its home on Macs all around the world, has finally been optimised for the iPad.
Many people favour iWork over other packages such as Microsoft Office for its simplicity, wide range of features and, most importantly, its price (it is around half the price of Microsoft Office). Today I’m going to have an in-depth look at the iPad stalwart that is Pages.
Typing on the iPad is somewhat of a mixed blessing. Sure, you can hammer out a quick email or two, or maybe edit a quick document, but can you really use it to write a full article?
Well, I’m about to find out. That’s because right now, I’m writing this article in Essay, a word processing program for the iPad. But what makes this app different from the others is that it doesn’t focus on using Microsoft Word or Pages format, it uses HTML instead.
See how the experiment works by hitting that more link.