As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my big goal for Black Friday (or Black Thursday, let’s be real) was to get a new iPad Air. After visiting three different Target’s and standing in line for two hours, I was successful! I am the proud owner of a 32gb iPad Air. I plan to use it for a lot of things, primarily productivity and entertainment. Having owned a first gen iPad, and several iPhones over the years, I am very familiar with the hours of fun I can have watching movies, playing games, and looking at Pinterest on an iPad. Where I need help is with the new (for me) function: productivity. I have certainly used my phone for responding to emails whenever needed, but never for real word processing, document storage, or presentations. While I know this will not be a laptop replacement, it would be great if I could use it for work while I’m traveling. (Pictured: the insanely long lines at Target.)
Obviously, the first thing I need to do is get a keyboard. I know that will help immensely, so I’m working on it and will have one soon. The next thing I need are the apps that let me do work (preferably free ones!). After looking at this list of the top 100 apps from PC Magazine, I downloaded Pages, Numbers, Keynote, and Dropbox. Based on recommendations from friends, I found Flipboard and SimpleMind. I’m doing okay so far, but I know there is way more stuff out there.
You guys are such a fantastic resource (and I certainly can’t claim to know everything!), so I thought I would tap into vast knowledge of the readers. What are your favorite productivity apps? Any other tips for using an iPad (or other tablet) for work?