Apps that makes the iPad a true PRO working device

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  1. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

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    yes, this is mac forums, so its apple ecosystem :)
     
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    Not completely,many of us have PCs
     
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    sure you do, but your main eco is Apples :)
     
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    You must trust the good side of the force and not be swayed by the dark side. It is a path of ruin and despair.

    For me, the office apps are what make it productive.
     
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    Not clear whether that makes Windows the good side or the dark side.

    Fredericco just published his list of must-have apps for his iOS devices. He is the author of macstories and does his publishing work from his iPad.

    https://www.macstories.net/roundups/my-must-have-ios-apps-2015-edition/

    A good place to start as any.
     
  7. aevan macrumors 68000

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    For illustration:

    Procreate
    Astropad
    MediBang Paint
     
  8. masotime macrumors 68000

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    I think every iOS device should have Documents installed....
     
  9. Jim Campbell macrumors 6502a

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    MediBang Paint is a shameless rip-off of MangaStudio, but it's also a very good rip-off of MangaStudio. The latest version will export layered PSDs, which means that if you have an accessible shared drive (Dropbox seems to work perfectly well) then you can build a fairly direct workflow between your iPad Pro and a desktop running Photoshop or MangaStudio.
     
  10. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Agreed. The only excuse for not installing Documents is PDF Expert.
     
  11. jlc1978 macrumors 68000

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    I find PDF Expert a better choice but YMMV.
     
  12. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    Of course, it has more features. I am using PDF Expert and have not installed Documents :)
     
  13. masotime macrumors 68000

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    I was actually referring to the file handling capabilities in Documents. It works well with Airdrop, acts as a local file system to download files from a browser, provides syncing of files with various Cloud services within that file system and even provides SFTP capabilities.

    PDF Viewers and Editors are a dime a dozen, but bringing together so much file-based functionality into iOS's traditionally restricted file handling nature is what really makes Documents valuable to me.
     
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    have documents and after unlocking with PDF expert, deleted PDF Expert, chose Documents because it has a built in web browser you can use to download PDFs off websites that you cant do with Safari for PDF expert.
     
  15. artfossil macrumors 6502

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    the Office apps
    Mylio (image editing and management)
    Ulysses (writing)
    Procreate
    the iWork apps
     
  16. KPOM macrumors G5

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    I'm looking forward to the updated Office apps once they get inking support.
     
  17. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I've never used Documents, since I don't read PDFs often. But the file management capabilities sound similar to File Browser, which has been my file management solution for iOS since the earliest days.
     
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    Documents and PDF Expert
    Google docs and google drive, Google Keep
    Microsoft office Suite and Onedrive
    Sidefari (dual screen safari browsing)
    Paper (for note taking) or OneNote or Notability (choose preference)
    Papers 3 (academic research and referencing)
    Liquidtext (especially if you read a lot of long documents and research oriented stuff)
    Join.Me. (Video conferencing and ability to show documents, mark up documents watch videos etc in collaboration...good for professionals)

    And yes you can do all of this with the iPad Air 2, but the faster response, larger screen, Apple pencil, and the Apple smart keyboard with these apps makes it an entirely different experience.
     
  19. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    PDF Expert has almost if not all the file-based functionality of Documents.
     
  20. masotime macrumors 68000

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    Documents is free though. I didn't get PDF Expert because I didn't need it, so I was not aware it shared so much functionality with PDF Expert. Does it also allow for browser downloads?

    Regardless, if PDF Expert is a superset of Documents functionality than it is the same point, just a matter of whether the user wants to pay for it.
     
  21. masotime macrumors 68000

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    File Browser definitely looks interesting. It's a bit expensive, but if it adds significantly functionality over Documents I might buy it.
     
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    I think my list is a little different to those above so to add to the options;

    QuickPlan Pro - this has changed how I plan the business and saves me about an hour a week, what a god send. Simple(ish) Gaant planning software. Haven't figured out whether it can tell me if I over allocate resources on a certain day yet, if it gets that clever I'll be really happy!

    Tableau - The mobile version of the Desktop Reader which ties all my graphs, stats and data together and keeps me knowing whether we're making money

    Vizable - on the road intuitive graph maker from Tableau, great for a quick 'throw together' of simpler data sets and a really intuitive way of looking through data and information in graphical form. My go to spot now rather than PivotTables (for data too simple to need Tableau itself)

    TeamViewer - Remote Control of my Desktop when I'm away from home but suddenly find I didn't back a file up to Dropbox or I need a OS X only app (that list is getting shorter and shorter)

    Printer Pro - From Readdle, easily handle printing anything to any printer... just so long as it's connected to my desktop :) Needs a Black and White option and it'll be even better.

    WebEx - For web conferencing and meetings incl sharing files or viewing other peoples desktops/presentations

    Outlook - Because email should be this simple (The advantage of a swipe for archive and a swipe for delete makes my aim of 0 email in the inbox so much easier with less emails sitting in "All Mail" as I now file nothing things are still relative easy to find)

    OneNote - Just because I can see the tabs up the top and down the side, flicking between 'pads' is so much easier. I miss not being able to lasso and move things around the screen but the flicking about is so good I've foregone that cut and move feature of Notability and Goodnotes.

    Security Camera - Software App for monitoring our security systems around the country. The bigger screen means seeing what's going on is properly possible.

    Speedtest - Because doing a quick speed check when I'm visiting one of our 20 sites across the country if they're saying the net is slow becomes so much easier (also on my phone)

    And yes... MS Office and Dropbox.

    And then... Crossy Road, because we all need a 5 minute break sometimes.

    Most wished for App/Feature: True offline mode on Dropbox - edit a file from Dropbox in Excel, save it back to Dropbox when I have no connection and Dropbox uploads/syncs back to itself next time I'm connected.

    2nd Most wished for: Excel to be able to unlock workbooks/sheets. I'm going to have to make a decision at some point just how much I want our team to be able to break our spreadsheets for the sake of me being able to edit them from on the iPad :-/
     

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