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Great ideas and advice on using your iPad as a business tool!
More and more iPad users discover every day that the versatile, portable iPad has countless business uses. From small businesses to high-profile corporations, companies are integrating iPads into their systems and workplaces at a phenomenal rate.
Written by the acclaimed co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast, iPad at Work explores the best practices and software recommendations for incorporating the iPad into a work environment. It covers setting up the iPad and using it for enterprise level word processing, spreadsheet creation, presentations, task management, project management, graphic design, communication, and much more.
- Offers recommendations for software, best practices, and ways to maximize productivity with the iPad in the workplace
- Discusses using the iPad for enterprise level word processing, spreadsheet creation, presentations, task management, project management, graphic design, communication, and more
- Covers set-up, synchronization, data backup, and communicating with work networks
- Written by renowned industry expert, David Sparks, co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast
This is the guide you need to take full advantage of the iPad in a business setting.
More than half of Fortune 100 companies have integrated the iPad into their workplaces. Articles and statistics indicate that the Apple iPad has quickly become an amazing enterprise tool. iPad at Work provides essential and in-depth coverage on a variety of productivity-related topics from basics such as setting up and starting out with an iPad to tips on the best practices for enterprise level word processing, spreadsheet creation, presenting, task management, project management, graphic design, and communication on the iPad. It also includes nuts and bolts examples of how to use an iPad at work including synchronization, data backup, and communicating with Windows networks.
iPad as a business tool? Absolutely!
Need to make an impromptu presentation? Update a spreadsheet? Check on a project, e-mail a file, or polish up a document on your way to a meeting? Your iPad has it covered. This guide focuses on the iPad's business life, detailing how to set it up, secure it, and take full advantage of everything it offers the enterprise. Best practices, productivity tools, working from the cloud, video conferencing, even using your iPad to get you to the meeting—all that and much more, explained right here.
Set up your iPad for business, sync it, back it up, and choose accessories and utilities
Investigate browser options, manage your Twitter feed, safely use cloud storage, set up a video conference, and explore e-meeting options
Book flights and hotels, navigate a city, and convert currency
Explore your choices for word processing, spreadsheets, note-taking, presentations, e-mail, reading e-books, and more
Discover apps that work for your specific industry
Communicate with Windows networks
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About the Author
David Sparks is a California trial attorney and a regular faculty member for the American Bar Association's annual TechShow as well as for Macworld Conference and Expo. An Apple aficionado, he is editor of www.MacSparky.com (where he writes about Apple technology and productivity) and cohost of the popular "Mac Power Users" podcast.
Table of Contents
About the Author vii
All about Gestures xxi
Of Macs, Menus, and Codes xxii
All about QR Codes xxii
Part I: IPad BasIcs 1
Chapter 1: IPad Fundamentals 2
Chapter 2: Useful Utilities 28
Chapter 3: Security 36
Part II: Communications and Connections 49
Chapter 4: The Internet 50
Chapter 5: The Cloud 68
Chapter 6: E-mail 80
Chapter 7: Contacts 90
Chapter 8: Calendars 98
Chapter 9: Video Conferencing and Messaging 110
Chapter 10: Remote Access 116
Chapter 11: Travel 124
Chapter 12: The Enterprise 138
Part III: iPad Productivity 145
Chapter 13: Writing 146
Chapter 14: PDFs and Your iPad 178
Chapter 15: Reading Books 190
Chapter 16: Notes and Meetings 204
Chapter 17: Brainstorming 216
Chapter 18: Presentations 226
Chapter 19: Task Management 242
Chapter 20: Calculators and Spreadsheets 258
Chapter 21: Business Graphics 280
Chapter 22: Databases 292
Chapter 23: Project Management 304
Chapter 24: Billing and Finance 314
Appendix A: The iPad for Specialty Work 326
Appendix B: Index 334
Appendix C: Book Excerpt: Mac at Work 342