iPad top applications – Traveling

I recently took a trip to Las Vegas for a conference. I took my ipad for both note taking and also to do work. It performed perfectly. I have to say that the majority of people at this conference had tablets and the clear winner in shear numbers was the iPad.

To prepare for the trip I loaded a few magazines, books, and movies on my iPad. To do this here are the top apps that I used:

1. Zinio – A e-magazine application (read my previous post on this) Great application to purchase magazines for the airplane trip.

2. VLC– Video Lan Client. I used this to watch a movie. Since I use windows media center at home. I just moved an .AVI to the VLC application and watched a movie while in the flight. (I would recommend better headphones or noise canceling)

3. Built in iBook reader : I read the last chapters of the recent james bond novel
(Close second is Kindle)

4. Business week : if you have a subscription

5. iSSH – Remote access to any of my servers while traveling

6. PPTP – Built in vpn. If you are traveling and not using a vpn be warned. You will have your packets watched or stolen. I suggest using a personal vpn if you don’t have access to one from work. Try wifi-vpn.com only $4 per week (or $9 a month)

7. Remote Desktop lite – Remote access to your desktop.

1 thought on “iPad top applications – Traveling”

  1. You have great travel app recommendations in here. I’ll probably take a look at them the next time I go out of the country for a trip. Anyway, I would like to recommend 25 things to do in Milan. Simple travel app for those who are thinking of going to this Italian city. Its map works offline so there is no need to trouble yourself looking for wifi connection. It also lists 25 of the best places of interest to visit in Milan. If I’m not mistaken, the app is also available for Amsterdam and Boston and according to the app’s description, the developers are adding more destinations to feature in the app. Thanks for posting this!

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