Apple’s iPad can be used for more than just casual game play and video watching. It can also be a powerful tool in your computer repair business toolbox. With other competing tablets emerging in the market, I still feel the iPad has an advantage over them because of one key factor: apps. iPad has been in the game for over a year now and has wooed developers with a large passionate user base. As such, tons of apps are being developed on this platform that aren’t on the others.
I’ve had a 1st generation iPad for almost a year now and I’ve been looking for ways to utilize it for my business. It’s perfect for situations where you need a quick and ultra-portable way to connect to the web and get things done when you’re on-site with a customer.
Now that it has been out for a while, there are plenty of business productivity apps that have emerged as great tools for the consultant on-the-go. Although a lot of these apps are also available on the iPhone, for business purposes, they are much easier to use and manage on the larger screen of the iPad. Here are my top picks, all of which I have been using in my business with great success.