I have had my iPad for awhile now and use it almost every day. One of the biggest advantages for me is the size and convenience of the device. For example, when I am out at the out at the softball diamond with my daughters I can easily pack the iPad and rely on it instead of packing my laptop. I would like to share with you a couple of examples of how I have used my iPad.
First I have all of my email, calendar and contacts synced to it from our Exchange server. When I am on the road it is easier to write larger and respond to emails on the iPad rather than on my Droid phone, and can look up contacts and calendar items, while on the telephone if necessary.
I also have Team Viewer and iTAP RDP apps installed on this device. Team Viewer’s iPad version makes it easy to remote support PCs and the iTAP helps remote support the servers we maintain. We have a link on the web to download the Team Viewer client and once I get the ID I can connect to the PC and work on it, as if I was sitting at the machine. This has come in handy during lunch, on the weekends at the softball diamonds and at the firm’s Day of Caring (for example for a client of ours).
I also help maintain the firm’s web site and social sites. I can use the iPad to help here as well. For example, to update Twitter I use the Twitter app or to update the firm’s website I use the WordPress app to help update and make the changes to the firm’s website. I am also looking to use TweetDeck or HelloTXTR to update multiple social sites with ease.
Since my first article on the iPad I have also added the USA Today app and a DNS lookup app to my iPad. I also added the Drop Box app which is nice if you have a couple of sales people with PCs or iPads that need access to up-to-date documents. With this app they can always have the latest versions of the documents at their finger tips.
There really are more and more uses for this device and if you would like to discuss the potential use in your organization, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me.