Straight out of the box, the Apple iPad provides business users with an instant-on computing experience, a full-screen view of email and calendar, and much better battery life than most laptops. While those features alone are enough to attract some users, the iPad's application platform is opening up a lot of additional possibilities that are enticing to business leaders.
As ZDNet reported in May, a number of prominent CEOs are talking up the iPad and turning into unpaid evangelists.
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Here are some of the useful business tasks that executives and professionals are doing with the iPad:
- Viewing reports and dashboards
- Tracking projects and tasks
- Visualizing ideas
- Taking meeting notes
To help businesses and IT departments find and evaluate useful iPad apps, we've put together a screenshot gallery of apps that do the four tasks mentioned above as well as other business functions. You can click the image below to go straight to the gallery.
The following is the list of apps from our screenshot gallery, including links to their iTunes page:
- Roambi Visualizer
- Analytics HD
- Quick Chart XL
- SAP BusinessObjects Explorer
- QlikView HD
- Note Taker HD
- Daily Notes
- Idea Boards
- Adobe Ideas
- ToDo Map HD
- Project Pad
- iAnnotate PDF
- 2Screens Presentation Expert
- Art of War for Business
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.