iPad at Work
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.
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
With the widespread adoption of iPads into the enterprise market, businesses need to know how to best integrate iPads into a typical work environment and get the most productivity out of these new devices. Now available from Wiley, iPad at Work (ISBN: 978-1-1181-0056-1; October 2011; $29.99) helps guide users through the process of incorporating the iPad into a business environment.
For anyone who has recently started using the iPad for work and wants to get as much productivity as they can out of it, iPad at Work provides essential and in-depth coverage of a variety of productivity-related topics. Written by David Sparks, host of the Mac Power Users podcast and author of Mac at Work, this new guide explores the process and value of incorporating the iPad into a work environment. From basics such as setting up and getting started 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, Sparks covers all the bases and demonstrates the versatility of the iPad. Readers learn how to get things done, including:
- Setting up the iPad for business, syncing it, backing it up, and choosing accessories & utilities
- Investigating browser options, managing a Twitter feed, safely using cloud storage, setting up a video conference, and exploring e-meeting options
- Booking flights and hotels, navigating a city, and converting currency
- Exploring choices for word processing, spreadsheets, note-taking, presentations, e-mail, reading e-books, and more
- Discovering apps that work for specific industries
- Communicating with Windows networks
The iPad offers a platform that is unbeatable in many respects including portability, battery life, and constant connectivity. Being such a new platform and a new way of interacting with information, it’s a completely different way to get work done. iPad at Work is the guide to turn to when learning how to best integrate an iPad into a typical work environment and getting the most productivity out of these wildly popular devices.
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