The first five apps to install on a job-worthy iPad

Getting started

After joining a new iPad to the Internet, users almost immediately begin downloading apps. But what applications should be downloaded first? Here are five contenders for business and productivity tools every professional should start out with.

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By Erik Eckel

Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...