Apple iPad 2 Apps: Best for Business

The iPad 2 has seen phenomenal success since its launch last month and recently we posted an article about some of the best apps available for the Apple iPad 2. This time we thought it would be useful to round up a few iPad 2 apps that are best for business use.

We won’t be including pre-installed apps such as Apple’s Facetime for video calling, but want to concentrate particularly on other apps that might prove beneficial. Fortunately over on ZDNet there are some great suggestions for business apps and we’ll give you some of the best. Skype for starters is a must for those times you want to video call somebody who is not using another Apple device, although the Skype app is not yet optimized for iPad 2 use. However another app that is specifically for the iPad 2 is Fuze Meeting HD, which provides a multi-party videoconferencing facility for subscribers.

You may have thought of Google Earth as more of a leisure app for browsing in those off moments, but of course it can also be used to plan business trips and the iPad app can help you to plot your trip well in advance. Popplet is an iPhone app but looks even better on the larger screen of the iPad 2. It’s a mind-mapping tool and you can also take photos using your iPad 2 and plant them directly onto your Popplet. The cameras on the iPad 2 means pictures can also be shared using the Hootsuite for Twitter app.

All of the above apps are available through iTunes and for more suggestions hit the earlier ZDNet link. Of course it can’t all be work and no play so you may be interested in our earlier article about an iPad app for The Masters 2011 golf, which begins tomorrow. If you haven’t yet obtained your iPad 2 because of the severe stock shortages, then check out our article about iPad 2 tracking and we recently told how shipping times for orders were getting shorter. For iPad 2 details head to apple.com here, or for online orders go to the Apple Store here.

Are there any other apps for the iPad 2 that you think are particularly useful for business? If so we’d like you to share them with us so please do send us your comments.