Best Business Apps for the Apple iPad

Posted: May 9, 2010 in All Categories, Apps, Gadgets, Software, Web Services

iPad is the new sensation now and with it iTunes App Store is filled to the brim with quality entertainment apps (Marvel Comics, Netflix, Pandora Radio, Plants vs. Zombies HD), but there are also a number of apps that can help keep businesspeople productive when they’re away from their primary computers. The highest-profile productivity app is iWork (a touchscreen version of Apple’s office suite), but there are plenty of other apps that aren’t as well-known that can prove useful to small businesses.


Here are 10 of the favorites and the Best Business Apps for the Apple iPad (I have not included direct links so go to iTune store and search for it, there you go):



Cost: $3.99
Light Room’s GoDocs grants users the handy ability to view Google Documents in both online and offline mode—perfect for when your iPad can’t connect to a wireless signal (either due to you being unable to find a hotspot, or to the iPad’s own Wi-Fi issues). GoDocs has folder support, and files can be sorted by type, name, or creation date. The app also has a “revisions” button for accessing older versions of a file, so you can always turn back the clock when needed. Sharing files with colleagues is an important part of any business, and, fortunately, GoDocs makes the process simple: you can download Google Docs to the iPad and send saved files by e-mail, or share files to a Wi-Fi network.

Analytics HD


Cost: $6.99
A great tool for webmaster, marketers, and SEO gurus, Inblosam’s Analytics HD is a nifty iPad app that works with Google Analytics to let you check out your Web site’s vital metrics. You can view easy to read charts and reports, and tap the “Today” and “Yesterday” categories for quick analysis of vital statistics. Analytics HD supports multiple logins and accounts, and lets you easily switch between them for quick comparison.

Air Sharing HD


Cost: $9.99
Avatron Software’s Air Sharing for the iPhone was such a useful app that it earned some cool Awards so far, and now the iPad version of the app is available to help your iPad wirelessly access files from a Linux, Mac, or Windows computer on the same Wi-Fi network. Air Sharing HD mounts as a drive, so it supports drag-and-drop file transfers between a desktop and iPad. In addition, Air Sharing HD also gives you the option of wired connectivity; simply connect a docked iPad to a Mac or PC via USB for speedy file transfers. You can connect to it from a Web browser, and use it to host a web server using WebDAV.


Cost: Free
More than just online storage,’s iPad app has robust collaboration features. Not only can you view Microsoft Office files, PDFs, and Box Web Documents, but entire folders can become shared online workspaces where others can view, edit, or add files. An update monitor keeps track of file changes, and informs you of files that have been previewed or downloaded. The free account allows for up to 1 GB of online storage, but the Business account serves up 15GB of online storage per user at a rate of $15 per user per month.

Citrix Receiver for iPad


Cost: Free
If your organization is running Citrix XenDesktop or XenApp software, it’s possible to turn the iPad into a full virtualized desktop. Citrix Receiver for iPad provides one-touch access to corporate desktops, Windows applications, and complex database and 3D applications. If you’re worried about security, don’t fret; the connection is secured, so communications and information are not stored on the iPad, but stored remotely and kept within the confines of the corporate network.

MobileIron Sentry


Cost: Free
MobileIron’s Sentry on the iPad is a tool for IT administrators to gather information about the increasing influx of mobile devices (like the iPad) on corporate networks. This app offers sophisticated monitoring, such as the ability to view devices and users by connection frequency, which is a good way to get a mobile view of network trends. Users can view potential threats and block end-users’ devices from the network. MobileIron gives the ability to remotely “wipe” stolen, lost or compromised devices as well, so sensitive information doesn’t escape into the wild.



Cost: Free
Roambi’s iPad app provides a graphically-rich way to access, store, manage and refresh mission-critical business data by transforming enterprise data (everything from Excel spreadsheets to data to SAP Crystal reports) into stunning, interactive visualizations designed for the iPad’s screen. This data is displayed as secure, interactive dashboards, and you can even create your own custom dashboard with Roambi’s Publishing service. Roambi also includes several new trending and comparative analytic features that are designed to take advantage of the iPad’s large 9.7-inch display.

LogMeIn Ignition


Cost: $29.99
Yes, it’s a pricey app, but LogMeIn’s iPad app gives business users remote access to any Mac or PC that has LogmeIn software installed, which is extremely useful when you need to access a file on your main computer. The app locally stores encrypted passwords to each host computer, and it has been tailored for use on the iPad for faster performance and improved navigation.

Fax Print & Share for iPad


Cost: $5.99
You can’t print directly from the iPad, but there are plenty of third-party applications that can get the job done. Ndili Technologies’ Fax Print & Share for iPad stands out from the crowd by letting users print to shared printers without installing and drivers or additional software. It’s not just for printing, though; the app lets you fax paperwork, e-mail colleagues, open documents (PDFs, Microsoft Offiice, OpenOffice), and images (BMP, GIF, TIFF)



Cost: 29.99
FMWebschool’s FMTouch brings the popular database application to the iPad, including many of the same features that made the program FileMaker a success in the desktop space. Users can create reports, run scripts and edit, create, or delete database records. The app lets you run multiple related FileMaker databases, or wirelessly sync the iPad with FileMaker database software running on a computer.

So there you go some cool Business Apps for the Apple iPad, if there are any missed please leave them in the comments below, I will definitely review it….

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