How Do You use iPad at Work?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by cwosigns, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. cwosigns macrumors 68000


    Jul 8, 2008
    I was commenting in another thread and it made me stop and wonder how others use their iPad at work.

    I work in Training & Development (developing e-learning), but our company locks our laptops down pretty tight. I could really use Photoshop, but it's not on the approved software list for my position (or anyone in our department). I use Photoshop Touch on my iPad to manipulate images into something I can use for training. I also keep PDFs, Word, PPT and Excel fils on my laptop for reference, use Keynote to develop, edit and review trainings when I'm traveling.

    I would LOVE to get my work email on my iPad, but it's not allowed unless you have a corporate iPhone (my work line is still under contract and tied to a BlackBerry). So I have to use webmail, which prohibits me from sending attachments.

    Just wondering:

    1. What field are you in?
    2. How do you use your iPad at work?
    3. Is it with/without the knowledge of your IT department?
  2. SAIRUS macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2008
    1. Software Development
    2. With my fingers
    3. I own the company.
  3. mbleopard macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    1. Defense.
    2. I'd lose my job.
    3. See above.

    I'd love to use mine the iPad or my iPhone for email, conferencing, note-taking, etc but something about military secrets, cameras, and personal computers don't mix.
  4. rman726 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2007
    Same for me. It sucks.
  5. liquidlink macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Chicago, Illinois
    1. Security Company
    2. Note taking, Contract signing, presentations
    3. Own my company, and looking for role iPads out to all my sales people in the near future
  6. rvernier macrumors newbie


    Mar 22, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    1. Education
    2. Taking attendance, research, emailing parents, prezi, grade book.
    3. With full knowledge and support.
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    1. Telecommunications
    2. Presentations and training. Trying to figure out more.
    3. It's known that people are using their own iOS devices now. They don't provide support but allow it.
  8. tekchic macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    Phoenix, AZ
    1. Software development

    2. Keeping track of my daily tasks in Evernote so I'm ready for morning standup meeting (we do Agile / Scrum methodology). Keeping notes in Evernote of things like TFS build steps, code snippets, etc. Reading books while the hefty build is eating up my beefy machine. Programming textbooks and magazines (GoodReader and iBooks). Taking notes during sprint planning meetings. Testing our large airline industry website to test for any Safari iOS quirks.

    3. Yes - but it would be nice to have wifi instead of having to rely on 3G at work. Also what Warbrain said: "It's known that people are using their own iOS devices now. They don't provide support but allow it."
  9. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Gotta love your employer displaying so much trust!

    For some reason I have access to tons of files that could crash like 10 websites, but I don't have admin privileges on my damn computer. I have to ask my boss to approve any stupid little free app.
  10. ixodes macrumors 601


    Jan 11, 2012
    Pacific Coast, USA
    Aerospace design, not the type of challenge an iPad is equipped to handle. There are times that even our most fully maxed out workstations are challenged.

    The side effects are beneficial, when I come home & pickup my iPad, it feels fresh & new, so simple & easy. A real break from that four letter word called work :)
  11. ugp macrumors 65816


    Jan 7, 2008
    Inverness, Florida
    I sit in an office all day working accounting. I use mine for Hulu, NetFlix, or other movies I load myself to play in the background so it's not silent. Makes my days go by a lot faster. I tend to play things I've seen before so I already know whats going on.
  12. ninaco macrumors 6502


    Mar 11, 2012
    1. What field are you in? IT Project Manager

    2. How do you use your iPad at work? I won't be able to. Only company-owned devices are allowed to connect to my employer's network. If I tried using the iPad or any other device, it'd be grounds for dismissal.
  13. pure3d2 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2012
    1. IT
    2. Watching movies, checking email, playing games
    3. They know. They also know to leave me alone.

    Wow that's strict. I wouldn't be able to work at a place with such limited freedom.
  14. ant69, Mar 12, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012

    ant69 macrumors regular


    Feb 2, 2009
    i work in IT
    i use my iPad for email/RDP and pretty much anything , email/games/web
  15. Snesley Wipes macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2009
  16. applesith macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2007
    I'd use it at work but people would give me $4it about it.
  17. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    1) Software consultant / sales engineer
    2) PDF documents, webmail
    3) With
  18. Caliber26 macrumors 68000


    Sep 25, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Leave the Cialis alone. ;)
  19. cherrykate macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2011
    How Do You use iPad at Work?

    Playing Games and watching HD movie
  20. i0Nic macrumors 65816

    May 17, 2006
    Sydney, Australia
    1. What field are you in?
    News/Media - Product Management (Mobile and Video)

    2. How do you use your iPad at work?
    - Bug testing apps
    - Testing beta's, prototypes
    - Quality control of content on our apps
    - Write notes in meetings
    - Email

    3. Is it with/without the knowledge of your IT department?
    - Yes
  21. clyde2801 macrumors 601


    Mar 6, 2008
    In the land of no hills and red dirt.
    1. Legal.

    2. TrialPad allows me to take digital copies of files to court with me. iCal allows me to track and add to to my court appearances and office intakes. iMessage, TextFree, and Mail allow me to contact clients and keep in communication with my office while sitting in the courtroom waiting (formerly semi-wasted time). MileBug allows me to keep track of my mileage. iBooks allows me to take important texts and manuals in PDF form with me at all times.

    Maps and GoogleEarth actually convinced an Assistant District Attorney to dismiss a burglary charge during a conference in his office: details accessible through it corroborated the client's testimony.

    Dropbox, Box and iCloud allow my legal assistant to send me everything and anything on the fly from my office network.

    3. I'm self employed...I AM the IT department!
  22. Surf Monkey macrumors 68030

    Surf Monkey

    Oct 3, 2010
    Portland, OR
    1. Graphic design/commercial artist
    2. Displaying comps & photos to clients, doing light graphic work.
    3. I'm an independent contractor.
  23. jojoba macrumors 68000

    Dec 9, 2011
    1. academic

    2. I've used the iPad to go paperless. I use it for reading and annotating academic articles. It's my virtual notebook so I use it extensively for note taking. I also have some academic journal apps on it.

    3. Yes, they know.
  24. maxsquared macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2009
    Online e-tailer - as a dev manager
    Read news in boring meetings
    They know, just use the guest wifi, everyone else does it anyway.
  25. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2010
    As a teaching aide at school.
    Hooked up to the smart board generally.
    When it comes to Apple devices I am the tech department :p

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