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February 12th, 2013

Will 2013 finally be the year that truly useful, ready-for-prime-time iPad business apps let you leave your laptop behind? With tons of new and “newly improved” apps hitting the market, it just may be—truth be told, it took some doing to keep this list down to 10! We manage to cover some great apps in the following categories: Presentations, Graphs & Graphics, Cloud & Collaboration, and Documents & Design. Let’s roll!


Keynote – As far as apps go, Apple’s Keynote is the “PowerPoint killer.” It is without question the most potent presentation app available on any mobile platform, and has been retooled from scratch for our iPad rental and other iOS devices.

Presentations on iPad

Corkulous – Whether you call it an ”idea board” or a “mind mapper,” Corkulous is a simple, straightforward way to bring definition, organization, and collaboration to your ideas before they evaporate.

Sadun’s Whiteboard – Connect your iPad to an LCD touchscreen monitor rental, a TV, or a projection system (via VGA, composite, or component cable), use the familiar markers and erasers with this app, and view it all “big as life.”


Analytics HD – Google’s online Analytics App debuts on the iPad as Analytics HD, empowering your charts and reports like never before. There’s a version for Android devices, while tablet PCs running Windows can access the browser-based original—and they’ll all play nice, too!

Numbers – Like its brother app Keynote, Apple’s iOS spreadsheet is far and away the best ever made for a mobile device. Although completely refurbished, it’s still the app you know and love on your iMac. Powerful, attractive spreadsheets are mere minutes away.


FTP On The Go PRO – This FTP client for iOS devices lets you view website components (HTML, CSS, PHP, etc.) and other server-based files (JPG, PDF, DOC, etc.), and modify them with a built-in editor. You don’t need your MacBook anymore to update your website from wherever you are.

SugarSync – Among the first cloud services, SugarSync gives you instant access to cloud-synced files from all your computers and “smart” (WiFi-enabled) devices. View and edit documents and files, save and send photos, stream movies and music, and share files (and entire folders) with anyone.

GoTogotoMeeting now on iPadMeeting – GoToMeeting was one of the first services offered for online “virtual” meetings, and is now among the first to go portable. From your iPad you can “meet and greet” people signing in from a smart phone, a Mac, or a desktop PC rental, and easily share almost anything on-screen—spreadsheets, Word docs, presentations, even video clips.


iMockups – Developers and designers often need to whip up a few wireframes for their websites and apps. An iPad exclusive (so far), iMockups takes complete advantage of the touch interface to produce great results. If you need a better view, just connect to one of CRE’s plasma display rentals with a simple cable/adapter.

Dragon Dictation – Built from the core capabilities of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Dictation “turns talk to text” for note writing, e-mails, and messages. After a bit of breaking in (for you and the app), it can be up to five times faster than using the virtual keyboard.

With a simple phone call to (877) 266-7725—or an even simpler online message—our expert Account Executives will help you overcome every obstacle you face, from that impossible production schedule to a last-minute need for some tradeshow convention rentals. As always, if you know exactly what you need, just head to our Quick Rental Quote page and tell us!

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