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iPad at Work For Dummies

Book Description

Get the most out of using your iPad at work

iPad at Work For Dummies provides essential and in-depth coverage for a variety of productivity-related tasks made possible on the iPad, from basics such as setting up and starting out 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. Beyond that, it also includes down-to-earth examples of how to use an iPad at work, including synchronization, data backup, and communicating with Windows networks.

Written by an experienced and well-known iPad user, writer, podcaster, and lecturer who has taught many other professionals how to get the most from their Apple devices in the workplace, iPad at Work For Dummies goes beyond simple coverage of iWork to show you step-by-step the iPad's capabilities to quickly, professionally, and effectively create and interact with typical office documents and systems.

  • Covers the best software and practices for productively integrating the iPad into a work environment

  • Shows you how the iPad goes beyond use as an at-home device to make work easier

  • Includes examples that bring the information and instructions to life

  • If you're considering integrating the use of an iPad at work, or have recently begun and want to grasp the full spectrum of its capabilities in the workplace, iPad at Work For Dummies has you covered.

    Table of Contents

      1. Cover
      2. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. Foolish Assumptions
        3. Conventions and Icons Used in This Book
        4. Beyond the Book
        5. Where to Go from Here
      3. Part I: Getting Started with iPad at Work
        1. Chapter 1: The iPad Is Your New Computer — Much of the Time
          1. Envisioning the iPad in Your Work Day
          2. Where the iPad Can’t Do the Job
          3. Equipping Your iPad
        2. Chapter 2: Setting Up Your Own iPad for Work
          1. Setting Up Apple ID and iCloud
          2. Choosing between iTunes Backup and iCloud Backup
          3. Setting Up Business Mail, Contacts, and Calendars
          4. Connecting to Wi-Fi
        3. Chapter 3: Ensuring Your iPad’s Security
          1. Keeping Work and Personal Data Separate
          2. Working with Mobile Device Management
          3. Exploring VPN Connections
          4. Adopting Best Security Practices
        4. Chapter 4: Outfitting Your iPad for Travel
          1. Getting Around: Apple Maps and Google Maps
          2. Booking Travel: Kayak, Expedia, and Orbitz
          3. Organizing Travel: TripIt and Concur
          4. Jetting Off: Airline Apps and Check-In
          5. Dining Out: OpenTable and Yelp
          6. Translating Languages: Google Translate and iTranslate
          7. Handling Expenses: BizXpenseTracker
      4. Part II: Gearing Up for Productivity
        1. Chapter 5: Engaging Apple iWork: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote
          1. Taking a Brief Tour of iWork
          2. Managing Documents in iWork
          3. Editing and Formatting with Pages
          4. Crunching Numbers with Numbers
          5. Dazzling Them with Keynote
        2. Chapter 6: Opting for Microsoft Office 365: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
          1. Understanding Office Subscriptions
          2. Managing Documents in Microsoft Office
          3. Editing and Formatting with Word
          4. Crunching Numbers with Excel
          5. Dazzling Them with PowerPoint
        3. Chapter 7: Looking to Google Apps: Docs, Sheets, and Slides
          1. Managing Documents in Google Apps
          2. Editing with Google Docs
          3. Crunching Numbers with Google Sheets
          4. Engaging Them with Google Slides
        4. Chapter 8: Getting Productive with Alternative Writing Tools
          1. Staying Flexible with UX Write Professional
          2. Getting Down to Basics with Byword
        5. Chapter 9: Taking Notes
          1. Navigating Apple Notes
          2. Exploring Evernote
          3. Sketching with PhatPad
          4. Noting It All in Notability
          5. Annotating Notes with OneNote
          6. Keeping It Simple with Notes for Box
          7. Recording It with WaveRecorder and TapNotes
        6. Chapter 10: Tackling Tasks and To-Dos
          1. Running through Reminders
          2. Sifting Tasks with Toodledo
          3. Drilling Down with Todoist
          4. Checking Off Tasks in OneNote
          5. Managing Task Details in Quip
          6. Managing Your Work with OmniFocus
        7. Chapter 11: Outlining and Brainstorming
          1. Running the Gamut with OmniOutliner
          2. Going Basic with Cloud Outliner
          3. Mind-Mapping with iThoughts HD
          4. Sketching with Skitch
      5. Part III: Collaborating and Communicating
        1. Chapter 12: Wrangling Email, Contacts, and Calendars
          1. Understanding How the iPad Connects to PIM Accounts
          2. Accessing It All with Apple’s Mail, Contacts, and Calendar
          3. Going Microsoft-Native with Outlook for Web Access (OWA) for iPad
          4. Going Google-Native with Gmail
          5. Going Wide with Mail+ and Boxer
        2. Chapter 13: Messaging and Conferencing
          1. Going Native with FaceTime and Messages
          2. Using Commercial Services: GoToMeeting and WebEx
          3. Joining the Conversation with Google Hangouts
          4. Attending the Conference with Microsoft Lync
          5. Speaking via Skype
          6. Texting with AIM
      6. Part IV: Accessing Online Resources
        1. Chapter 14: Remotely Accessing Your Computer
          1. Understanding VNC Technology
          2. Testing the Waters with VNC Viewer
          3. Getting a Better VNC Experience with Jump Desktop
          4. Viewing More with Air Display and Duet Display
        2. Chapter 15: Exploring Web Browsers
          1. Syncing with Safari
          2. Cruising with Google Chrome
          3. Investigating Mercury Pro and Atomic Web
      7. Part V: Structuring and Sharing Documents
        1. Chapter 16: Exploiting Cloud Storage
          1. What’s Out There? Knowing Your Cloud Storage Options
          2. Using Apple’s iCloud Drive
          3. Moving Files to and from Your iPad with Box
          4. Dealing with Files with Dropbox
          5. Getting to Files with Google Drive
          6. Managing Files with Microsoft OneDrive
        2. Chapter 17: Syncing and Sharing Files
          1. Syncing Files via iTunes
          2. Sharing Content via AirDrop
          3. Sharing with the Share Sheet
          4. Syncing the No-Fuss Way with AirTransfer+
          5. Moving Files with GoodReader
          6. Exploring the iPad’s Contents with iExplorer
          7. Transferring Files the Old-School Way with FTP on the Go Pro
        3. Chapter 18: Working with PDFs and ePubs
          1. Reading PDFs through Quick Look
          2. Reading PDFs and ePubs in iBooks
          3. Marking It Up with GoodReader
          4. Putting Your Own Stamp on PDFs with PDF Expert
          5. Getting to the Basics with Adobe Reader
          6. Exporting PDF and ePub Files
        4. Chapter 19: Giving Presentations
          1. Using AirPlay
          2. Presenting with Keynote
          3. Presenting with PowerPoint
          4. Staying True to PowerPoint with SlideShark Presenter
          5. Showing the Data with Roambi Analytics
          6. Going Nonlinear with StoryDesk
        5. Chapter 20: Dealing with Graphics and Drawings
          1. Compositing in Photoshop Touch
          2. Getting Precise with Concepts
          3. Sketching with SketchBook Express
          4. Diagramming with Grafio
      8. Part VI: The Part of Tens
        1. Chapter 21: Ten Useful Utilities
          1. Doing the Math with Calculator HD and Calc
          2. Managing Measurements with Units
          3. Keeping Time with Clock
          4. Going Paperless with Scanner Pro
          5. Automating It with IFTTT
          6. Keeping Warm and Dry: Yahoo Weather and Weather Channel
          7. Tracking Your iPad with Find My iPhone
          8. Tracking People with Find My Friends
          9. Checking on Your Print Jobs
        2. Chapter 22: Specialty Apps for Ten Industries
          1. Finding Specialty Apps
          2. Surveying Apps for Accounting and Estimating
          3. Landing Apps for Architecture and Real Estate
          4. Learning with Apps for Education
          5. Evaluating and Planning with Apps for Enterprise Systems
          6. Getting Creative with Apps for Entertainment and Sports
          7. Programming and Networking Apps for IT Management and Development
          8. Organizing and Tracking Apps for Lawyers
          9. Tracking Projects and Employees with Apps for Managers
          10. Reporting and Management Apps for Marketing and Sales
          11. Tracking and Research Apps for Medical Practice
      9. About the Author
      10. Cheat Sheet
      11. Connect with Dummies
      12. End User License Agreement