After reviewing the repertoire of productivity apps on my iPhone, I thought that I’d take a crack at checking out the top productivity apps for my iPad! Although a ton of the applications on the App Store are similar with regards to the iPhone and iPad, the difference in resolution (and price) are astounding.
Apps on the iPad are much more enjoyable because of the bigger screen! It’s difficult squinting at a little 3.5 inch screen attempting to play Angry Birds. However, because the screen is bigger I do get a lot of finger prints…it looks very unappealing when the screen is locked. Anyway, moving on to the best apps I use for productivity.
The unfortunate (or fortunate) thing is that the iPad that I currently own is jailbroken. I also installed an application called Installous which is a hack for the iPad. Therefore, for this article, I will not be including pricing. If you need to find pricing please visit the iTunes Apps store here.
Few of my top apps:
1) Todo. This is a completely different app from 2Do (which was in my last review). The application mirrors an actual note book with different task types. It includes Normal Task, a Project Hierarchy, and Checklist. The Todo app can also classify actions such as Call, E-mail, SMS, visit locations and visit websites. A perfect organization tool for a tablet PC.
2) Calendar. A 2nd productive application is Calendars. What I love about Calendars is that is allows me to sync my Gmail Calendar, which is tied to my iPhone to create a central point for all my appointments, commitments, and future events. It truly makes life less stressful and allows you to work easily on the go!
3) iCardSort. For iCardSort, I actually paid full price ($9.99) because it was that good! It’s a virtual sticky post-it board that allows you to rearrange different notes. In every presentation and every meeting I attend, I ensure to open a fresh deck in my iCardSort application and organize everything from ideas, plans, and notes. This application unfortunately was not on Installous, but I highly recommend that you buy this app. It save tons of time!
4) SelfClassics. This is an app to enjoy on your downtime. SelfClassics is a eReader with the best Self-help books money can buy! It is one of the best applications that continues to add value as you update it. They already have a long list of quality self-help books and they continue to add more! The list of books are the following:
Success & Law of attraction:
✽ “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill – Probably the most successful motivational book in history
✽ “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles – A primary source for the bestselling The Secret
✽ “The Master Key System” by Charles F. Haanel – Developer of the Law of Attraction theory
✽ ‘Art and Science of Personal Magnetism’ by Theron Q. Dumont – a practical course about developing one’s personal magnetism, and charisma
✽ “Dynamic Thought” by H.T. Hamblin – practical course in the Law of Attraction
✽”A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis” by Melvin Powers
Leadership and Entrepreneurship:
✽ “The Art of Public Speaking” by Dale Carnegie and Joseph Berg Esenwein – the art of how to express yourself to convince and influence others
✽ “Art of Money Getting/Golden Rules for Making Money” by P. T. Barnum – the first and most controversial American show-biz millionaire
✽ “Certain Success” by Norval Hawkins – a practical book on personal branding and success by the greatest marketing and sales guru of the 20′s.
✽ “Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie” – the autobiography of America’s first self made billionaire
✽ “A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis” by Melvin Powers
✽ “Fundamentals of Prosperity”, by Roger W. Babson
✽ “The Art of War” by Sun-Tzu
✽ “The Prince” by Nicolo Machiavelli
Inspiration and Motivation:
✽ “Acres of Diamonds” by Russell H. Conwell – the most successful motivational speech of its times
✽ “As a Man Thinketh” by James Allen – the most famous of Allen’s works
✽ “The Path to Prosperity” by James Allen
✽ “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson
✽ “Creative Mind” by Ernest S. Holmes
✽ Several inspirational essays by Albert Einstein
✽ “The Game of Life and How to Play it” by Florence Scovel Shinn
✽ “The Secret Door To Success” by Florence Scovel Shinn
✽ “Self Help” by Samuel Smiles
✽ “Letters from a Stoic” by Seneca the Young – the masterpiece that helped change countless lives
✽ “The Way to Wealth” by Benjamin Franklin
✽ How to Get on in the World (A Ladder to Practical Success) by A. R. Calhoun
✽ How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett
Isn’t that a lot?
5) Friendly Facebook Browser. The Friendly Facebook Browser may stricly be a productivity app for me because part of my work is done via Facebook. Since I work for a company that does social media management, promotion and advertising, we are constantly on Facebook doing status updates, promotions, and communicate frequently with the community and the public. The interface for this app is clean and friendly for business or personal use and can help anyone stay on top of their social media conversation.
6) DocsToGo. DocsToGo is a iPad application that allows you to create Word and Excel Documents as well as read PDFs, Word Docs and Excel Docs. It has a Wi-fi syncing module and desktop application that allows the user to sync between their PC/Mac and their iPad. Great for those writing a long blog!
7) GoDocs PRO. This app is another savvy time saving application. I’m the type of person that likes to have a mobile office wherever I go (I know, this is not normal..). Whether it’s working from my iPhone or my iPad I truly enjoy staying connected. This application works with GoogleDocs (which I will cover in another post). GoogleDocs is a heaven sent! I upload documents on the “cloud” and share with friends, co-workers, family and anyone else I need too. GoDocs PRO, allows me to mimic the GoogleDocs interface helping me to complete blogs that I started on GoogleDocs or edit documents that my co-workers might have uploaded in the Cloud.
And there you have it! My list of productivity apps for the iPad. Hopefully this will help you get on the fast track to higher productivity. Look for more productivity articles on Doalittlebit.com in the coming future to help you accomplish your dreams and goals by doing a little bit.
On another note, I recommend that if you have both an iPhone and an iPad that you keep both in-sync. It defeats the purpose of an app if you have it on both devices and they are not in-sync. When I first got the iPad I tried to just keep both updated manually but things slowly slipped through the cracks which can be a bummer. Learn from my mistakes! After that I decided to just sync both devices with their corresponding applications and I’ve been happy ever since. 🙂
Good luck on your productivity endeavors!