Facebook, Twitter, &
Linkedin all are on
the iPad as well. Most
of the time I access
the social media sites
on my iPad when I am in the car or waiting to go into a meeting. The great thing about the iPad is that you don’t have to wait
for it to boot up like a laptop. When I am at a traffic light I can
quickly turn on my iPad and look at the latest tweets or facebook
E-Readers and Magazines
The SIOR Professional Report now has an app. You can view the SIOR tweets and read the Professional Report from your iPad. I am finding that I use my iPad more and more to read articles,
notes and pieces of articles.
There are two ways that I have found to copy and paste:
• If you hold your finger near the area that you want to
copy a little icon will pop up labeled “copy.” You can copy
the word or expand to copy several pages. From here you
can paste this into a blank word document in DocsToGo.
This word document can be saved into DropBox from here.
• The other way to copy a picture, a map, an article, a
document, a page of a lease, or even a street view from
Google is to tap the only two buttons on the iPad at the
Young Professionals Corner
same time. Think of this as taking a picture with a camera.
This creates a screen shot and saves the screen into your
photos. From here you can e-mail, print or copy the photo.
Another trick is to open DropBox and click on the photo
button. This allows you to save all your photos or one photo
at a time into DropBox. Once the photo is in DropBox, it
can be opened using Noterize. This app allows you to add
text boxes, highlight or make notes right on the photo. I
also use Noterize to make comments on leases when I am
For those of you that use Loopnet, they now have
an app too. It uses GPS to locate your current location. You can select properties for sale or for lease.
The map will bring up all the properties around
you under the category you choose. You can easily
move the map around to see other available properties that are
available close by. I use this app to search properties when I am
out of the office. I use my current location to view all the available properties nearby.
Most of us use one of the HP calculators. This is
one of the more expensive apps that I have purchased, but it is one that I use daily. I use the HP
10bII calculator app for my iPhone and iPad. It
works just like you are using the real thing.
Dictation Dragon is a great app to use while you
are in the car. This is the best dictation app that I
have found. It will store your dictation as a note
in the app, it allows you to e-mail the note, cut or
copy the app to another app, or post it to Facebook
As you can see from above, I have determined that the iPad is a
valuable tool in my everyday business. My two children still play
games on it just about every night when I get home. I would be
lying if I said that I don’t have my fair share of games that I play
as well. If I could purchase stock in DropBox, I probably would.
DropBox has been a valuable tool for me and I have been able to
find many apps that are compatible with DropBox. If you have
an iPad and are not utilizing all of its tools, I would encourage
you to take some of these apps and try them out. I also would recommend spending some time searching i Tunes for apps as well.
The reviews that are done on the apps prove to be accurate. I also
have been viewing demonstrations on You Tube of apps that I am
interested in purchasing before I actually make the purchase. I
hope that you have found this information useful. Feel free to
contact me at 865-256-2719 or firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have questions on any of these apps.