So how can you get more out of your iPad with less apps … by pruning them down to the most important ones and here’s mine:
Dropbox is a free service where you can save your documents, images and videos, and then access them anywhere on the web. This is a great app if you’ve got limited storage on your iPad, as everything sits online. You can also share your documents with others to edit.
Evernote is another online service which allows you to save things you love, like sites of interest, images, videos and documents. Essentially, it’s an online scrapbook, which you can read at your leisure.
There are dozens of To Do list apps out there, but Wunderlist is one of the best. Its secret is in its simplicity. Simply add your task, your deadline and any other information and you’re done. There’s an iPhone app too, so you can sync between the two.
READ IT LATER
Read It Later does exactly what it says on the tin. Often, we don’t have time to read all the interesting articles we come across on a daily basis. Save the post to Read It Later and you can read all the articles in one go. This is particularly good if you commute a lot or prefer to spend an hour at the end of the day reading.
Arguably one of the most attractive iPad apps, Flipboard allows you to read your Google Reader, Twitter Feed, Facebook Feed, LinkedIn feed and many more in a magazine format. Within the app, you can share a post on your favourite social media sites, email it to a friend or add it to your Read It Later list. You can also comment on a post within the app. It’s a much more efficient way of absorbing a lot of information in one go. A great way to keep up with industry news and tweets too.
Buffer is the easiest way to read, post and schedule content on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
If you have a WordPress blog, the WordPress app is good for creating posts and publishing. Blogpress is the best app if you write for a number of blogs, or if your blog is based on Blogger.
DocsToGo is £6.99, but worth every penny. It’s a office suite with a version of Word, Excel and a PDF viewer. You can read and create documents, which you can either save on the iPad, email or save on Dropbox.
Genius Scan is a scanner app for scanning documents and receipts. It’s really handy for dealing with expenses, and means you don’t have to take a bulky scanner device around with you.
The Skype app on the iPad isn’t the best, so IM+ Pro is a great alternative. It lets you login to your favourite messaging service, including Skype, Facebook, Google chat and Twitter. Great for virtual meetings on the go.
I’d love to know … What are your favourite iPad apps? Tell us in the comments below!