Some might view the iPad as an expensive toy, but we know that it can be a fantastic productivity tool. Here are our top iPad apps for productivity – which ones have you been using to make your day easier?
Use your iPad as a second screen, giving you more space to work with and the ability to move potentially distracting sites off your monitor.
A lot less hassle than setting up a dual monitor PC.
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages.
In fact, it’s up to five times faster than typing on the keyboard.
Featuring very accurate voice transcribing and the ability to share these messages via email, Facebook, and Twitter, Naunce’s dictation app is both fun to use and immensely helpful – as long as you’re connected to the internet.
Annotate PDF files using a variety of tools from highlighters to pens, and even record your own voice annotations.
Winner of the 2012 Tabby Awards for Best Productivity App and Best Collaboration App.
The result is something that’s unusually elegant, and a delight to use.
Access and control your computer remotely.
The free version lets you access and edit files on your PC or Mac while on the go, as well as run desktop programmes.
You’ll never leave anything behind again.
iThoughtsHD brings mind mapping to the iPad.
Look-wise this is inspired by the Japanese Bento box – this means it’s all about economically saving space and time.
This app is a personal database, where you can organise contacts, track projects, plan events and manage lists more quickly and easily.
Edit and share projects, anywhere.
With OmniPlan for iPad, start a project in a meeting, review changes from teammates, and reschedule or track resources across multiple projects, all on the go.
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