amrita The iPad2 and my Top 5 native iPad apps

Folks, I had recorded this back in August during my road trip to Philadelphia and Atlantic City and completely forgot to post it here! Take a look:

Now that you’ve seen the video, you can check out the top 10 list of my most-loved, most-used “productivity” iPad Apps.


 Price: free

The Netflix app on the iPad is a true beauty. Not only can you download this free app and instantly watch TV shows & movies streaming from Netflix, it is also a portable screen!

I mention the Netflix app for iPad, because the streaming on it is superbly optimized. As well, it enhances the value of a Netflix subscription by letting you watch shows and movies directly on your mobile device.

So now you can watch your favourite show while you cook or you can snuggle up with a nice movie if you don’t feel like getting out of bed on the weekend.


Price: $4.99

This is a handy litter app that can easily turn your iPad into a convenient extension for your Mac or Windows desktop monitor. It helps increase productivity by maximizing the viewable area of your main monitor.

My husband often uses this app when he is on set shooting his movie and needs an extra viewing screen. I have seen my developer friends use this often as well when they need more than 1 screen out of the office…

Dragon Dictation

Price: both free and paid versions available

Dragon Dictation has been around for ever. I’ve been using them on my Mac for many years now and they have both a free and a paid app on the App store. The free app isn’t as powerful or agile as the paid app. So if you’re looking to use this for business,  suggest you buy the paid app instead.

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages, and it is up to 5 times faster than typing on the keyboard!

This app works perfectly when you’re in a meeting with a bunch of people and note-taking is necessary. With this app you can focus on content, not on typing.

WebEx for iPad

Price: free

Mobile meetings have never been so easy! Simply tap into online meetings with your iPad.

This poweruful iPad App has all the standard WedEx features, with the exception of the training center. But then again, if you do intend to train a bunch of folks, doing so on an iPad in a public place is probably not anybody’s idea of professional. So personally, I dont feel the loss.

Cisco has done a great job of making this already simple program, even more simple and intuitive for iPad users.


Price: both free and paid versions available

One of the best mind mapping tools out there for iPad, that allows users to conduct easy brainstorming. Great tool, especially for visual thinkers.

Often one may not be brainstorming with others per se, but you can still use SimpleMind+ to collect your ideas and structure your thoughts.

Again, the paid version is better than the free version; but if you’re just trying to get the hang of it and see if its useful to you or not, try the free version first.

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One Response to The iPad2 and my Top 5 native iPad apps

  1. Sharel Omer says:

    Great lists of apps… can’t wait to have an ipad to try them :)

    Thanks for sharing your insights.

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