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Top iPad Apps For Best Productivity

We’ve lost count, but it’s something like several hundred new Apps for the iPad 2 hitting the shelves every single day now.

Twenty categories make it easy (easier) to pick out specific Apps, but even then, where do you start? Especially, and here’s a flash, when you want a break from games Apps. OMG.

Well, personal recommendations are helpful, so let’s see if the following can get you juiced and… ‘appy.


This baby’s a no-brainer. A must-have, it allows you to access and share all your files from multiple sources – email, PC, laptop, cellphone, flash drive. No place to hide.

This top App is the best way to sync your files across all these different storage devices. Welcome to Grand Central.

Documents, photos and videos can be saved directly to your dropbox for sharing. And with Internet access from anywhere, you can access the Dropbox web site and go to work.

It’s a 10 and it’s a freebie.


Feature-packed word processor. Even has Dropbox support. Cool. Intuitive interface for pinching and swiping for zooming and navigating, well, just anywhere. Plus, you can link documents and add in web site links.

The Snipbox clipboard feature lets you keep multiple snippets of easy-to-paste text and links. No spell checker, but don’t wurry/worry, wheel/we’ll manage.

Seven outa 10 and a whopping 2.99 USD. Ouch.

Google Translate

PR of 9, and, typical of Google, it’s a free thing.

Fifty+ languages supported – enough already! – and that’s just the written ones, not to mention support for the 15 spoken ones, plus it speaks to you, yes, you, in 23 languages for correct pronunciation. Go figure them numbers. Conquer that foreign menu, foreign people, hey, foreign anything. Best in show.

iFixit: Repair Manual

If it ain’t not broke, fix it with this App. Meet your new best friend.

That includes fixing all leading camera brands, game consoles, home appliances and stereo stuff, Macs, media players, PCs, phones and, believe it, vehicles. iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad? Yep, yep, yep.

Replace the display glass on an iPhone 3GS by following 13 detailed and illustrated steps. Ahh, lunchtime.

Multiple repair guides for all devices – jump to what you need with a single screen tap.

We’ll give it an 8, you’ll get it for nothing down.


Wanna shop by barcode? Yo! (Coupons are so yesterday).

This little critter gives a real quick and simple way to compare prices in-store, anywhere. Hitting the scanner button takes you to the camera view showing a red line for barcoding your product.

The resulting list of online sellers of that same product gives the essential comparative shopping experience. Your choice.

Scores an 8, don’t cost a dime.


Hotels, flights, restaurants. Anyone?

Book, pay, fly and eat – all from a single App.

Resort and hotel reviews, results filters, 5-star luxury, simple B&B, friendly interface, best flight deals, forums, millions of pics, location maps, trip comparisons, top business-travel options. You want fries with that?

It’s an 8, nice round price.

Also recommended, the short list:

Keynote, MobileMe iDisk, Calc HD, AppSniper, EpicWin, ZIPcodes, Pages andPrinterPro.

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