For some, the iPad has become an essential everyday working tool. the iPad allows you to perform many tasks without even having to open your computer. As hardware and software improve, the possibilities increase over the years, even though it has taken Apple nearly a decade to offer its own operating system.
But the key if you want to get the most out of your iPad is to have the right apps. There are of course the native Apple applications, which are essential, but there are also others, developed by third parties, which are committed to providing quality tools to iPad users.
Here is a top 5 list of applications that will allow you to improve your productivity at work, and that will prevent your tablet from simply being used for browsing the web or watching Netflix.
Fantastical is one of the best calendar apps available for the iPad. It combines your tasks and calendar entries in one application. It is easy to use thanks to features such as the ability to create a new entry by simply typing a single line of text. For example, if you enter “Appointment with David next Thursday at 3 pm”, the appointment will be created directly, without requiring any other manipulation on your part.
Downloading the application is free, but you will need a subscription ( $4.99 per month) to access all the features. The developers of the app are currently working on a big update, so it might be a good idea to wait a bit before buying the current version.
iA Writer is a simple and straightforward text editor that supports Markdown syntax. You don’t have to markup with Markdown to write, but it makes it easier to export your documents to Word, or even HTML.
It is possible to synchronize your work then thanks to the integrated support of iA Writer for third-party storage services. The application costs 8.99$ .
If your employer uses Office 365, the Microsoft application suite is available for the iPad. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote are all great apps you can work with.
You’ll need an Office 365 subscription to use apps like Word or Excel, but anyone can use Outlook as their primary email app at no cost. If you are not convinced by the use of the Apple Mail application, Outlook is the best solution.
For those who prefer Google Suite software to Office 365 software, Google offers all of its basic applications on the App Store. Personally, I use Docs and Sheets every day.
Using the Gmail application can be chaotic, however, I advise against it if it is not necessary. Indeed, it does not support multitasking, and the addition of attachment is more or less limited to the photo library and Google Dri.
PDF Expert is more than just a PDF reader. This unique application allows you to edit PDF files, including images and text, as well as annotate and tag a document. It is very useful for signing documents, filling out forms and opening ZIP files (it is one of the most reliable applications for opening ZIP files on iPad).