Your iPad as a business productivity tool - Page 3
iThoughts HD for Mind Mapping (get your ideas down digitally)
The iPad can be a great tool for getting ideas out of your head and down somewhere more permanent. If you're like me and love a good mind map, then iThoughts HD is gold. Not only is it a rich and easily usable mind mapping product ($10.49), it allows you to export through email to your favorite PC mind mapping product link Mind Manager or the simply brilliant FREE Xmind for PC. IThoughts will also export your mind map out as a PDF, spreadsheet or Word Document
iAnnotate to mark up your PDF Documents
If you need a tool to highlight, markup, annotate PDF documents, then iAnnotate is well worth the $10.49 (remember, that's about 4 cups of coffee). I hurt my back last year and had 200 pages of PDF contracts to review. Sitting at a desk wasn't an option. I lay on my back with PDF contracts courtesy of Dropbox and used iAnnotate PDF to review the documents, marking-up questions and concerns.
Wunderlist as a simple Task List that works on iPad, SmartPhone and PC
After playing with a stack of To Do, Task Lit type apps I've finally settled on Wunderlist for 4 reasons
- It's easy to use
- It's available for iPad, Android and PC and all lists are synch'd to a central server. So no matter which device I'm using I can create a task and it will show up on all the devices.
- The user interface is clean and simple
- It's FREE (so I can still afford that cup of coffee)
Kindle for reading books on the iPad
Have you downloaded and read a book on the iPad yet? If not, what are you waiting for. Not only is it convenient and comfortable, but the ability to markup your book (not so useful for a novel, but great for business books) is hugely beneficial. I'm currently reading Bank 2.0 by Brett King - lots of great material for future presentations and I can easily highlight passages and ideas. Whenever I find myself with some spare time like on a plane, I can grab the iPad and keep reading.