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[BizTalk] ipad as a buisness tool


#1

Does anyone know of a good app from Apple that you can run a
business off of? We are thinking of an IPAD but I don’t really want
to spend $800.00 on just a toy.

Mary
Namaste


#2

Not of hand. But if you go to the AppStore, there are thousands of
them. Besides, I am reading that Venture Capital investing 100
million dollars to develop software just for the iPad, so it is
going to be quite useful.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#3

The iPad is in front of me.

It is not a toy.

It is the future!

It is beautiful and extraordinary - but it is not a computer.

There again, it was never meant to be.

I am going to get a divorce and marry it


#4

i did inquire on an apple forum. the first response:

You need to describe your services or the tools you need.

For the most part I can run my business from my iPhone now with a
few app store apps and the built in email/safari. The iPad will be
similar, although easier to read"

you can search through the appstore to see if there are applications
you may already be familiar with.


#5

My husband is an it person and got one for work. He has been figuring
it out this weekend, and really likes it. It has an awesome picture
function and it can play videos. You can get it for $499 without 3g,
and only $630 with; the price you quoted was with the most GB. It is
like a large easy to read ipod or iphone. It is better for reading
and web surfing and is pretty easy to type with; it can also be
tethered with iphone or myfi to use when wifi is not available. Might
be able to get apps that process credit cards, like the iphone. Check
out the app store because a lot of the iphone apps work on it. One
draw back is that flash does not work with it, but many websites are
changing to compatible with html5. Flash does not work well with mac
products and has security vulnerabilities.

Melissa S.


#6

mary, one of the first things i thought of for the ipad when it was
announced was to run a slideshow of my pieces in all the variety of
colors at the whsl shows - it would take up less space in my display
than my laptop and i can use it for a variety of things aside from
biz stuff. i was thinking keynote, which is supposed to be available
in an ipad version, would be what i wanted for that application…


#7

This is an interesting topic because I’m also considering an IPad.
I’ve never downloaded any apps, so can’t help you with your business
tool question but I’m specifically interested in any good design
programs available. DEFINITELY NOT interested in anything
complicated like a cad program. Something like an easy - and fun
sketchbook app to take the place of a regular paper and pencil
sketchbook. I’ve considered some of the tablets on the market for
design projects but the IPad would obviously be a lot more versatile.
I looked at what’s available in the Apple store and there are some
that look like they might fit the bill, such as something called
SketchbookPro.

So does anyone out there have any recommendations for a sketch/design
app? This could help me make a decision on whether or not to
purchase.

Thanks in advance. Mary


#8
The iPad is in front of me. It is not a toy.

See this article, How the tablet will change the world:
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_tablet_levy


#9
Might be able to get apps that process credit cards, like the
iphone. 

I’ve been on the waiting list for the Square credit card processing
device and app for the iPhone for a couple of months. Still don’t
have it. But they released an iPad version over the weekend. I have
no idea what the processing limits or fees or other details are,
since I haven’t been able to get my hands on one, which you need to
set up the account, which you need to do to get the details. But my
understanding from those who are using it is that it is a good and
relatively inexpensive card processing solution for those who have
low-volume/low-value processing needs.

Best,
Lori
Lori Paximadis
http://www.virtuallori.com


#10

I do not have one yet. Still trying to decide do I need 3G version
or not. I went to Appstore and there are some interesting software
already. Apple made Pages and Numbers available for iPad, which are
very functional. There is version of Bento, a great simple database
software. I believe that software is the key here. It can become
almost anything with the right software.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#11

I saw in the latest INC magazine issue an ad for an attachment to an
iphone. At the bottom is a credit card scanner, goes right to a
credit card processor. Wasn’t much money

David S. Geller


#12
I looked at what's available in the Apple store and there are some
that look like they might fit the bill, such as something called
SketchbookPro. 

After all this talk about iPad, I decided not to wait for 3G and got
one yesterday, and I am using SketchbookPro. It is excellent
software. You use fingertips to draw. The size and shape and color
and tone of brushes are many and one can pick any combination, so it
is very useful for sketching.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#13

This is a very interesting thread, as it’s something I’m also
considering. I see it as more akin to a large iPhone however, as the
software it runs on is based on the software the iPhone runs on, so
it will probably share many of the same apps - although they might be
slightly different, I’m not sure.

Reading with interest.

Helen
UK


#14
See this article, How the tablet will change the world:
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/03/ff_tablet_levy 

I was thinking about those, but was looking at PC data pads, so that
I can install Lightwave, draw an image and render it photo
realistically, so the customer could see what they are going to get.

My reasoning is that I already own a copy of Lightwave (bought and
paid for), and recently acquired an STL import/export plugin. The
natural benefit is to be able to take the model apart and send the
files to a CAD/CAM machine.

Regards Charles


#15

David,

I saw in the latest INC magazine issue an ad for an attachment to
an iphone. At the bottom is a credit card scanner, goes right to a
credit card processor. Wasn't much money 

Very interested in article you mentioned about iphone CC program. What
is INC magazine?

Thanks,
Virginia Vivier


#16

Here’s the link for the attachment to an iPhone to make it a
portable credit card swiper

David
David Geller
www.JewelerProfit.com


#17

I’m considering doing a version of the iMakeJewelry app just for the
iPad. The iPhone version works on it, but I would love some feedback
about what kinds of features users and those considering iPads would
like to see too.

Also, an update for the current version of the app will be out soon
and free to those, who already have the app.

Thanks,
Victoria

who really really really wants an iPad (but why did they have to
call it that?!?)

Victoria Lansford
http://www.victorialansford.com


#18

Here’s a link with info for the iSwipe…
http://tinyurl.com/ydccgej

Pam Farren
Newburyport, MA