- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (October 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435458990
- ISBN-13: 978-1435458994
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 7.1 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,791,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Take Your iPad to Work 1st Edition
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PART I: GETTING READY FOR WORK: ORIENTATION. 1. First Day: Introducing the iPad. 2. Second Day: Interfacing with the iPad. 3. Third Day: Connecting with the iPad. 4. Fourth Day: Using the iPad Apps. PART II: IPAD APPS FOR EVERY BUSINESS. 5. Surf the Web: Safari. 6. Get the Word Out: E-Mail. 7. Get to iWork: Productivity. 8. From iPad to Paper: Printing. 9. In the Cloud with MobileMe: Online Storage. PART III: IPAD APPS FOR RETAIL. 10. Ring Me Up: Point of Sale. 11. When the Work's Done: Invoicing. 12. Managing Stuff: Inventory. 13. Shout to the World: Signs, Banners, and Flyers. PART IV: IPAD APPS FOR SMALL BUSINESS. 14. Box it Up: Shipping. 15. Face-to-Face, Face-to-Web: Meetings. 16. Build Online: Web Site Creation. 17. Track Online: Web Site Management. 18. Make a List:Task Management. PART V: IPAD APPS FOR THE ENTERPRISE. 19. Put on a Show: Presentations. 20. Make the Sale: Sales Management. 21. See the Big Picture: Project Management. 22. Manage the Customer: CRM. 23. From the Home Office: Enterprise Messaging. PART VI: IPAD APPS FOR BUSINESS TRAVEL. 24. Get Ready to Go: Travel Arrangements. 25. On the Plane: Multimedia. 26. On the Plane: Books.
About the Author
Brian Proffitt is a technology expert who blogs on ITworld.com about OpenSource, Mobile, and Big Data technology and Twitters as @TheTechScribe on a wide range of technology sectors. Currently, he is an adjunct instructor at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.
Top customer reviews
Well this book is a great book... for beginner ipad owners that have no idea what to do with the iPad. The book is approx 350 pages long and the author spends the first 96 pages telling you first what an ipad is (2 pages) to what the buttons are on the ipad and how it works.... This has nothing to do with using the iPad at work, this has to do with remedial iPad use. This is beginner stuff. I would imagine you wouldn't attempt to use an iPad at work without some basic understanding of it.
This book spent 1/3 of it's length with remedial information, for any current iPad user you can fly by pages 1-100 and start out on chapter 7 which is where the business apps really start coming into play where the author writes about iWork. But then a few chapters later they talk about setting up a twitter page and facebook pages... ??? More content not relevant in my opinion to using your iPad at work.
I don't get it. This is a fantastic book for the beginner to iPads, NOT someone who has been using one and is looking for tips on "taking your iPad to work." If this book was "you just got an iPad FROM work and you have no idea how to use it" then sure cover the basics, but this is TAKING YOUR IPAD TO WORK. In other words you own it, you play with it, you know the basics. Show me the good stuff, give me tips, techniques to use it in meetings, ways to be more productive.
If you want a book for beginners get this, if you want a book for anyone that has had an iPad for more then a week you should probably skip on this.
Oh and a lot of the apps they discuss in this book are the higher dollar apps. iWork is $10 a piece for 3 apps totaling $30, I personally use google docs which is free or a DocsToGo which is $14 total for similar functionality where you save over 50% over iWork. They don't mention GoodReader which I found over the last year to be the best reader for PDF's, docs, etc and is only a dollar. They talk about LogMeIn which I do have but is $30 and there are other free options that are suitable. Almost every app they mention is one of the more expensive apps in the Apple app store, there ARE a few cheap/free mentions but this book really doesn't do justice to the selection of apps out there that are much cheaper and in most cases more effective.
For a beginner like I said who needs help this will be good, but for anyone else I would pass on this.
First he tells you how to use your iPad. This is important if you're a novice and some people in the business world (and education world) are. How to turn it on, off, search, use apps, etc... The problem lies in the fact that he is using the iOS that came out before 4.2. Granted, viners get copies, supposedly, before public release. I hope he updates the book before it hits shelves as there are MANY changes with 4.2. I couldn't find where he has a site for updates-an important concept when dealing with idevices.
Next he walks you through various apps and how to use them. Pages, Keynote, etc... Some are free, some are moderately priced and some are downright expensive. However, you don't really know this information unless you look it up. There are tons of apps out there that do the same thing. I've researched. He doesn't give lists which is what I feel he should do. Then he could say which one(s) he likes the best. This would make the book much better.
Finally, and this is just a quirk with me, it's in black and white. I like color books. It's a $24.99 book that's in black and white. Add some color and increase the cost by about $5.
Good but not great. The title will catch the eyes of business people but there are sites out there to find the right apps and better books to learn the how to's.
The step-by-step instructions are basic, clear and very easy to follow, and it is clearly meant for the neophyte user. In fact, the beginning of the book has a section entitled "What is an iPad," followed by a section about choosing which model of the iPad to buy.
While I am an avid Mac-user, I felt the book was a little too myopic towards Mac apps, especially considering that many of the business types I know are more PC- than Mac-oriented and so unfortunately have more of a comfort zone in the Microsoft environment. But it does have a lot to recommend and certainly shows the versatility of the iPad as a very viable business tool.