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EVP Sales of MindTouch. Mark has advised many start ups including a social networking site that was sold to Barry Diller's IAC.  Before joining MindTouch, Mark led global sales efforts as an Executive Vice President for a publicly traded company, headed sales efforts for a technology division of AT Kearney and EDS, and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a Singapore based corporation. Mark blogs at Seek Omega

10 responses to “The 10 Best, Must Have iPad Apps for Business”

  1. ashleymayer22

    Hey Mark,

    You might want to check out the Box app for iPad. Basically, it makes it easy to access, share and collaborate on business content directly from the iPad. There’s a two-pane interface so you can seamlessly navigate your file structure, view colleagues’ activities on the real-time updates tab, view and share files with colleagues and clients, or give feedback via comments.

    Obviously we’re biased, but check it out and let us know what you think 🙂

    Ashley Mayer
    Communications Manager,

  2. Zarraya

    Probably just a small error but you forgot pages when you have the rest of the iWork suite.

  3. Steve Broome

    Just want to say Sketchbook Pro is great. I do digital painting for illustrative work including my comic books, and I use the desktop version of Sketchbook to do all of my initial work before importing into Photoshop. Now, having the iPad version has been great for me to sketch stuff while I’m out of the house, as opposed to trying to keep the sketch in my head until I get home (or doodling on paper).

  4. Dillan Lawrence

    I started to read your article and got to #9 “Outlook Web Access 2003 for iPad” and then come to the realisation that you are writing not from a basis of understanding or experience of these applications, otherwise you would have realised that the Outlook Web Access App does not work as advertised and is a piece of crap that has been advertised to collect people money under a false pretence. There is no support to users and the application is flawed in a number of ways and should be taken off the Apps store. The author of the App should be ashamed and should be prosecuted under the services act for deception. I am personally going to challenged Apple and get my money back.

  5. John Robinson

    Pst mail is the best business app, it allows you to copy all your outlook emails to your iPad, access attachments and reply or forward all email.

  6. Ferdie

    The outlook/Exchange client coming with the iOs is simple and great to use. Why use another app when it’s alrady catered for?

  7. Anders

    For those using Microsoft Project files, you can now also open and view those on-the-fly on your apple devices. Released last week…

  8. Joe

    I’m a heavy Blackberry Microsoft Outlook Syn user for business. Is there a program for ipad that will still allow me to use blackberry and provide me the same syn use for my e-mails, calendar and contacts?

    1. Tim Griffith

      You can actually just use the native iTunes sync, if that is what you “Syn” in both spots represented. You go right into iTunes, click on your iPad, then click sync.

      Also what we do, because alot of our salesmen are BB users, is use Google Sync. This way we get 2-way OTA (Over-The-Air) syncs for everything.

      Hope this helps.

  9. owaforums

    I have recently released an app for OWA into the app store called Outlook Web Email (theres a free version to give it a try as well!). It allows for a cleaner and easier to use interface than safari OWA in my opinion, but any feedback is appreciated! I personally tried to use the OWA app mentioned in this posting (#9) and it did not work for me, so I made this app for my own use, and hope other people can also find it useful. If you cannot connect to OWA from the native mail app, give mine a try (right now it only supports outlook 2007 and 2010, 2003 coming in the future though!). An ipad version is in the works and should be out in the next couple of weeks, along with some calendar support. If you have any questions, or can’t get the app to work for you, email me at