With the expanded screen real estate of the iPad, designers have a lot more room to get things right, or wrong. The best designed iPad apps often come from the consumer space, see Apple’s own design showcase for example, but there are a number of exquisitely designed apps for business too:
Flipboard has been lauded as the reinvention of the news reader/ rss feed/ newspaper and much more. For good reason too, the app provides a beautifully simple interface for consuming content you subscribe to. Cut out the noise and just read! “It’s a single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about. Add your favorite social networks, publications and blogs to stay connected to the topics and people closest to you.”
Revel’s iPad POS app is a revolutionary point of sale system for almost any retail business. With it’s simple interface you may be fooled into thinking it’s similar to the wildly successful Squareup application, but underneath lies a much more comprehensive feature set and intelligent cloud based reporting system. Suitable for many use cases, including restaurant point of sale, coffee shops and general retail.
“Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web.” Evernote is the perfect companion for both business and home organisation. A note taking app and a lot more, Evernote allows you to save articles, images, videos, To-Dos and everything in between for a later date. Check out the app center for some pretty cool integrations.
iA Writer is the writing application for minimalists, or those who like to just get things done. The interface is a masterclass in less is more, once you start typing the title and other elements disappear, leaving you with a blank slate ready to be filled with monospaced typeface. Be sure to read the guide to get the most out of it!
With the unfortunate departure of TweetDeck from the app store, TweetCaster fills the gap very well. With support for multiple twitter accounts and scheduled posting this app will help you through the struggles of social media marketing.