Want to create a presentation on-the-go, or a financial analysis during your journey? While smart phone may be too small for this purpose and a laptop would a little too big, the thing that can really help you is an iPad.
There are so many apps that can help you create a wonderful presentation in a time not longer than your flight or train journey. So, this post is showcasing 10 of the best iPad apps for business and presentation. From presentation creator to mind mapping apps, this list contains all the essentials. Let’s take a look.
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1. Microsoft OneNote
Microsoft OneNote is the digital notebook that helps you gather ideas, create audio or video notes, sketches, and to-do lists; which you can also convert into reminders. You can create handwritten notes with a variety of pens. Also, it features organization options to manage your notes.
If you’re seeking collaborating features, OneNote has got it covered – you can share your notes with friends and team members and collaborate on them, thanks to its shared notebooks. Lastly, your notes are synced to the cloud, making them available on all your devices.
2. Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the best presentation tools that lets you create and view business reports and presentations. You can integrate media and other objects into your presentations, such as charts and graphs, photos and videos, etc. It also provides many customization options for making excellent presentations as well as collaboration, and sharing features, like OneNote.
That said, it is super easy to invite others to view, edit, or comment on your slides, thanks to its “1-click sharing” feature. Last but not the least, PowerPoint syncs your presentations with Microsoft OneDrive so that you can access your work files from almost anywhere, on any device.
1Password is a fantastic app for storing sensitive business information, such as financial details, passwords, and other information. What I liked is, it helps you create strong yet easy-to-remember pass-phrases for your online accounts.
Moreover, you can create multiple vaults, store items in numerous categories, set favorites, add tags and do a lot more to organize the items. Interestingly, you can also add custom fields to your items to store extra information, for example, two-step verification’s safety code for an account. Lastly, it offers end-to-end encryption and cloud sync features, making it a reliable and secure service.
Apple’s Keynote is another presentation app that helps to create business presentations, diagrams, and illustrations. It offers many customization options including themes, layouts, fonts, etc. Moreover, you can import from, export to, and work on files of Microsoft PowerPoint.
What I found surprising is that you can present a slideshow online, and people can view it from their devices or directly from the web at iCloud. Keynote also offers numerous sharing features, allowing you to share presentations publicly or with specific people and work with your team on presentations stored on the iCloud.
WorkFlow is a personal automation tool – a tool like IFTTT or Zapier – that helps you to automate and streamline processes, minimize errors, and increase efficiency. That said, you can create time-saving workflows on your iPad, automate processes and tasks, and turn them into simple, one-button-clickable actions.
WorkFlow supports 200+ actions, covering dozens of your favorite apps. The list includes essential apps like Contacts and Photos, fitness apps like Health, online services like Dropbox and Evernote, social networks like Facebook and Twitter, and other tools and services such as AirDrop, iCloud Drive, etc.
Skitch is an annotator app that lets you snap pictures, use annotations and markups, and collaborate or share the visual story. Along with annotating photos, it can also annotate PDFs to make your reviews clear and avoid lengthy and confusing emails.
What I liked about Skitch is that it provides a quick and intuitive interface that works. That means it is easy and fun to work with Skitch, which I feel is essential. And last but not the least, you can share the final snaps via email or through social networks.
SignNow, an e-signature app, helps you sign or get signatures on agreements and contracts through your iPad without the need of printing or scanning the documents. Surprisingly, it supports PDF, MS Word, and many other formats. Also, you can email the signed documents, or save and access them from your cloud account.
What I found fascinating is that SignNow packs in lots of features for an e-signature app. It can open documents from the phone or online storage services like Dropbox. It works even offline and offers few document organization features as well. Lastly, you can create a team to share documents and templates with them.
MindNode is a mind mapping app that lets you create mind maps during a meeting or while collaborating with your team. It enables you to capture your thoughts, explore the connections between them by connecting, detaching, and reconnecting them to reflect your growing understanding of the naive idea. MindNode supports multiple types of inputs like text, links, images, notes, etc.
Moreover, it features “Smart Layout”, which auto-adjusts your map’s layout, keeping it beautiful and readable at all times. Last but not the least, it provides amazing layouts and themes and lets you share your maps with its service “myMindNode”.
9. SAP Roambi Analytics
SAP Roambi Analytics is an app for creating rich, interactive charts, dashboards, or executive reports with integrated data analytics and visualizations. Interestingly, you can pull the data from many sources, then analyze and create visualizations quickly using them. Also, it allows you to examine, filter, and pivot the data.
It is interesting to know that the app supports a number of input sources including Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, CSV files, BI Systems, and many database systems. Moreover, it features complete offline access, giving you full control once you have the data.
FullContact works as your smart address book manager. It can scan business cards and capture email signatures, allowing you to manage business contacts easy way. That is not all; you can add shared contacts and also collaborate on notes and tags with your team. However, few of these features require its premium version.
FullContact offers extensive sync support that does not just works with its cloud, but also works for Gmail, Office365, Twitter, and many more accounts. That means your contacts get synced across all these platforms.