Playing, playing with this tablet I proposed to stop using the laptop at the beginning of next year. My uncertainty if it will really be possible this has led me to look for the basic tools that will replace what I do -And stopped doing- in my routine.
It is interesting the model of operation of Apple with These tablets, As the applications are downloaded or purchased, and you can easily know that there are updates. The synchronization is clean, the system detects if there are applications that have not been passed to the tablet and before updating new changes makes a backup just in case.
The purchase is practical, you have to register in AppleStore, you just have to search by keyword or subject and you just have to go down and accept the debit. Once purchased, when you want to download them from another computer, you recognize that they have already been paid and the credit card is not charged again.
Here I leave the best I have found:
For security, Access and administration.
|Search my iPad |
It allows to see in Google Maps, where is your Ipad, in case you forget it or you steal it. You can from there reset it, follow it or send a message.
To store information in the cloud. It works as an online hard drive, a bit better than storing it in Gmail mail because it synchronizes from any desktop.
|Cloud Connect Pro |
To connect to computers within a Lan, synchronize data, take control of a PC ... and several other things.
|Team Viewer |
The best thing I've reviewed, works on the Ipad but has the disadvantage that generally another open panel is occupied to be giving instructions by Skype ... momentary drawbacks of the current version quasi multitask.
|LastPass Tab Browser |
Very good for handling passwords for frequently used pages. Useful because the Ipad does not support user sessions.
|USB Stick for Ipad |
This allows you to manage the stored files, as if it were a USB memory.
|HD Battery |
This presents a graph of how the battery is, how much time is left in different options, using Wireless, 3G and audio.
For common work Office, CAD and basic GIS.
It is an equivalent of Microsoft Word. In many things more practical, nothing more than with the nails. It supports .docx files, with some limitations when using unusual fonts.
Something like Excel, reads .xlsx files even though it ungroups merged cells. It has a visual potential that I have not yet exploited.
The PowerPoint version for Ipads. It reads pptx formats and does enough to create presentations, even with some very interesting effects that do not bring versions of Office.
To work with mind maps, it supports native formats with slight limitations in files protected by password and relationships.
Great to take control of things to do
|AutoCAD WS |
I had already reviewed it a couple of days ago, great for working dwg / dxf files although it does not keep pace with the web version.
The best thing that has come out to work GIS layers. Supports shape files, elevations, raster, editing, themed, query and more.
It is a GIS data viewer, with the ability to stick to web services that are built with ArcGIS Server. I hope to review this in the coming days, to see if it supports any OGC standard.
|Offmaps 2 |
Very good application that allows to download maps of cities based on Open Street Maps and handle them in a disconnected way.
|Gaia GPS |
Very robust to capture routes with the GPS that the Ipad has integrated. Measure speed, distance, generate profiles and integrate with online layers.
|$ 24.99 |
(Now it costs more)
|House Plans Catalog |
Excellent for downloading designs of houses with plans included.
|Balance Scorecard |
Ipad version of BsC, which allows to carry project control control.
|Calculator HD |
Basic for normal calculator functions. There are other more complex, with graphics, but to replace the dinosaur that Windows brings, this is enough.
For entertainment And take advantage of leisure time or inspiration
|TuneIn Radio |
Robust, to listen to radio stations. Identify those of the area where you live, thanks to the location function that brings the Ipad
Since the Ipad does not support Flash in the current version, this application allows you to do the basics on the farm.
To download and read books comfortably. Very good, supports any type of book, with drawings and colors, which Kinddle can not.
|World Atlas HD |
Very good atlas of National Geographics, to learn more, to locate, to find places. Ideal for those who travel a lot or are maniacs of the maps, it includes basic information of countries.
To write, Or at least not lose the habit.
From the best to write in Blogs, much better than BlogPress. It's the one I use, its recent improvements make it easy to insert hyperlinks, images and rich text.
To monitor traffic on a website, in real time. The version is for Iphone, so it looks on Ipad in 2x mode.
A great application to write in blogs. It supports the most common content managers: Among them Blogger and WordPress, but TypePad, LiveJournal, Movable Type, SquarespaceLive Spaces, Tumblr and Joomla. Regrettably it is half-taken from the hair that the XMLRPC recognizes.
|Yo hablo Espanol |
Very good application to read text aloud. Includes translation between English and Spanish, with reading in both.
There is for other languages, it looks very promising to learn other languages or move in another country with language that we do not handle.
RSSpeaker is also pretty good, though it is for you to read aloud the feeds. There is a version for English and Spanish.
Dictionary of the Royal Academy, an indispensable tool for those who occupy to be writing constantly. Includes dictionary of synonyms and antonyms, cunjugación of verbs and prehispanic dictionary of doubts
To navigate there, write down, remember.
|Analytics Doctor HD |
To monitor Google Analytics in traffic to our websites.
This is very good to write that story with which you spend hours of leisure on the trips. It facilitates creating chapters and sections unlike the other notebooks.
From the best to read the bible, it includes many versions, languages and curricula. Great for the chores of children when they are in evangelical schools or to easily find references.
To Stay Connected
|Diigo Browser |
A browser that emulates Chrome on the Ipad, very good for those who do not get used to Safari. Before Google made them mates, it was called iChromy.
Excellent for following feeds, with text reading aloud. It exists for several languages, among them Spanish, with a quite good pronunciation.
|IM + Pro |
For instant messaging is very good. You can from the same panel manage Yahoo, Facebook, Google Talk, Twitter, MSN, MySpace, Skype. In short, everything, even being able to have alerts of new emails.
Speech recognition costs, to dictate instead of writing $ 0.99 per month, but only recognizes English.
The iPad version was recently released, very good, includes video for Ipad2.
The best I've seen to be aware. In a panel you can track both content, via Google Readers or Facebook. The most interesting thing is that it can be seen in fast, complete reading, even go to the page without losing the button back to the plank.
To read digital magazines by subscription. Promising because it has a great diversity of magazines being served by this means.
Almost everything is required to follow and be followed on Twitter.
The likes of my children
|Mega Man II |
He loves my son, vertically has a resemblance to the manual control of Arcade machines. In horizontal the panel is lateral.
And although I resisted for a while, they ended up downloading AngryBirds
|$ 2.99|| |
Nice piano for the boys to practice, with the headphones on a boring trip.
|SketchBook Pro |
It's not really a children's app, it's a great drawing tool. But it is my daughter who is happy with that toy.
In total 43, of 27 that had included in the original list, only 18 of them are paid, that add up a little more of 100 dollars. Although the discomfort of working with a keyboard that does not fit the fingers seems to be the most complex and it will probably end up making me spend on hardware rather than software.
... I forgot ... Happy Easter!