Today I’ll share my 10+ favorite apps, and some tips and resources, on “how” I use my iPad as I work in commercial real estate finance. The sessions will be a short hour “break” for the leadership of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. This group is sharp. So the session will be quick witted, pointed and fast moving. Attached is a iPad presentation (April 20 2012 v1) ACMA Regents final Just to make the session a little more . . . interesting, I’ll be doing it without the use of a projector or any other AV device. I have a handout for the group, just in case this approach flops:
- I’ll use the “idea flight” iPad app, which will allow up to 30 people (or “passengers”) to view the presentation on their iPads, as I remotely “drive” it from my iPad (as the “pilot”).
I have two iPads with me, and it has worked great in my practice runs. (And “thanks” to Tom Mighell for directing me to this app – and yes, I strongly encourage people to buy Tom’s two iPad & app books, and follow his iPad blog.) Why simply “talk” about using an iPad at work, when idea flight gives us a collaborative experience? Each of us holding, and then test driving apps, is a much, much, much better than the standard “sit there and listen” experience. Indeed:
We won’t be “toying” around in this presentation. Each of us will put our iPads to work. (Do you know of any other real estate or finance industry group that has done this?) (Yes . . . I’m nervous.) Here’s my top 10 apps for use in commercial real estate finance:
- Flipboard – “personal” magazine-style news, blogs, twitter, Facebook, etc. (free)
- Documents to Go Premium – view and edit Microsoft Ofﬁce documents ($16.99)
- CloudOn – Word, PPoint & Excel in the “cloud” (free)
- Note Master – note-taking app; syncs with Google docs ( $3.99)
- Noteshelf – handwrittng note-taking app ($4.99)
- “new” iPad Voice Dictation
- iAnnotate PDF – save ﬁles to PDF 8( annotate ($9.99)
- PDF Converter – save ﬁles to PDF format ($6.99)
- Fastcase – legal research (free, but full use requires Fastcase subscription)
- GeeTasksPro – task and deal lists; syncs with Google Tasks ($7.99)
I hope this is helpful. Please post your favorite apps below, or your comments on the attached presentation.