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Your iPad at work
Rich, Jason, author.
Personal Author:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Indiana : Que, [2014]
Physical Description:
xvi, 431 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Offers information on using the iPad for business, covering such topics as connecting to a network, syncing email, using productivity apps, and customizing Siri.
General Note:
"Covers iOS 7 on iPad Air, 3rd/4th generation, iPad 2, and iPad mini"--Cover.

Includes index.
Format :


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Supercharge your business effectiveness with any model of iPad-in the office, on the road, everywhere!


Do you have an iPad? Put it to work! If you're a manager, entrepreneur, or professional... a consultant, salesperson, or freelancer... this book will make you more efficient, more effective, and more successful!


Your iPad at Work includes the latest information about all iPad models running iOS 7 (or later), whether the tablet is equipped with Wi-Fi only or Wi-Fi + Cellular Internet connectivity.


It's packed with easy , nontechnical business solutions you can use right now-each presented with quick, foolproof, full-color instructions.Securely connect your iPad to your network; sync your email, contacts, calendar, Office documents, and smartpho≠ make the most of iPad's latest productivity apps; capture up-to-the-minute news and financial data; even discover powerful specialized apps for your job and your industry.


You already know how much fun your iPad is, now discover how incredibly productive it can make you!

Secure your iPad with passwords and data encryption Connect your iPad to a wireless printer Discover today's most powerful iPad business apps Manage your contacts and relationships with a Contact Relationship Manager (CRM) app Do your word processing, spreadsheet, and database management while on the go Access your email and surf the Web from almost anywhere Make winning sales and business presentations from your iPad Read PC and Mac files, from Microsoft Office to Adobe PDF Use your iPad more efficiently on the road and while traveling Manage your company's social networking presence from your tablet Participate in real-time video calls and virtual meetings using FaceTime, Skype, or another app Create and distribute iPad content, or have a custom app developed for your business  


Author Notes

Jason R. Rich ( is the bestselling author of more than 55 books, as well as a frequent contributor to a handful of major daily newspapers, national magazines, and popular websites. He's also an accomplished photographer and an avid Apple iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac user.

Jason R. Rich is the author of the books Your iPad at Work: 4th Edition , as well OS X Mountain Lion Tips and Tricks , both published by Que Publishing. He's also written How to Do Everything MacBook Air, How to Do Everything iCloud: 2nd Edition , and How to Do Everything iPhone 5 for McGraw-Hill, iPad and iPhone Tips and Tricks , Third Edition, and Ultimate Guide to YouTube For Business for Entrepreneur Press.

More than 150 feature-length how-to articles by Jason R. Rich, covering the Apple iPhone and iPad, can be read free online at the Que Publishing website. Visit and click on the Articles tab. You can also follow Jason R. Rich on Twitter (@JasonRich7) or read his blog, called Jason Rich's Featured App Of The Week, to learn about new and useful iPhone and iPad apps (

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
What You Can Expect From This Bookp. 2
Unboxing Your New Ipadp. 3
Choosing the Right Ipad to Meet Your Needsp. 4
Ipad Hardware Configurationsp. 5
Preinstalled Apps on All Ipads Running Ios 7.0p. 6
Optional "Must-Have" Ipad Apps Developed By Applep. 9
The Anatomy of the Ipad Modelsp. 10
Using the Multitouch Displayp. 11
Exploring the Ipad's Home Screenp. 14
1 Activating and Personalizing Your Tabletp. 19
Turning Your Ipad on Or Offp. 20
Placing Your Ipad Into Sleep Modep. 20
Activating and Setting Up Your Ipadp. 21
Upgrading Your Ipad From Ios 6.X to Ios 7.Xp. 27
Activating Your Ipad's Data Servicesp. 27
Using Notification Center on Your Ipadp. 28
Notification Center's Today Viewp. 28
Notification Center's All Viewp. 28
Notification Center's Missed Viewp. 29
Opening Control Center For Quick Access to Commonly Used Featuresp. 29
Customizing Ipad's Settingsp. 30
Switching to Airplane Modep. 32
Connecting to A Wi-Fi Hotspotp. 32
Adjusting Bluetooth Optionsp. 34
Configuring Cellular Data Optionsp. 34
Configuring Notification Center Settingsp. 36
Customizing Control Center Optionsp. 39
Setting Do Not Disturb Optionsp. 39
Working With the General Submenu Within Settingsp. 41
Keeping Your Ipad Private With the Passcode Lock Featurep. 45
Controlling Your Ipad's Soundsp. 47
Adjusting the Wallpapers and Brightnessp. 47
Adjusting the Privacy Settingsp. 49
Customizing Icloud Settingsp. 51
Adjusting the Settings For Mail, Contacts, Calendars, Notes, and Remindersp. 53
Customizing Messages, Facetime, Maps, and Safari From Settingsp. 53
Personalizing Your Safari Web Surfing Experiencep. 53
Itunes Store and App Store Purchase Optionsp. 54
Personalizing Music Settingsp. 55
Personalizing Video Settingsp. 55
Managing Your Photo Streamsp. 55
Ibooks and Game Center Can Be Customized, Toop. 55
Setting Up the Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo Apps and Related Ios 7 Integrationp. 56
Making App-Specific Adjustmentsp. 57
Using the Ipad's Dictation Featurep. 58
Work With Ios 7's Multitasking Barp. 59
Now, Let's Put Your Ipad to Workp. 60
2 Interacting With Siri: Your Voice-Controlled Assistantp. 61
Customizing Siri to Meet Your Needsp. 63
Siri Can Handle A Wide Range of Tasksp. 64
Siri Relies on Content In Certain Appsp. 71
Siri Taps Into Data Stored Within the Contacts Appp. 71
Siri Also Uses Data From Calendar and Other Appsp. 72
Using Siri Eyes Free While Drivingp. 73
3 Staying In Touch Using Email and Instant Messagesp. 77
Using the Mail App to Manage Your Email Accounts on Your Ipadp. 78
Setting Up Your Ipad to Work With Existing Email Accountsp. 78
Customizing Your Email Account Settingsp. 81
Customizing Mail Optionsp. 83
Managing Your Email Accounts With the Mail Appp. 85
Working With the Inboxp. 87
Creating A Vip List In the Mail Appp. 95
Composing Email Messagesp. 97
Additional Mail App Featuresp. 101
Using the Web Or Other Apps to Access Emailp. 102
Accessing Your Icloud-Related Email Account From Icloud.Comp. 102
Communicating Via Instant Messages Via the Messages Appp. 102
Quick Start: Apple's Imessage Servicep. 103
Setting Up A Free Imessage Accountp. 103
Pros and Cons of Using Imessagep. 104
Strategies For Using the Messages Appp. 105
Creating and Sending A Text Messagep. 106
Participating In A Text-Message Conversationp. 107
Responding to An Incoming Text Messagep. 108
Relaunching Or Reviewing Past Conversationsp. 108
Customizing the Messages Appp. 109
4 Using the Calendar and Clock Apps to Organize
Your Personal and Professional Lifep. 111
Calendar App Basicsp. 112
Controlling the Viewp. 113
Command Options Available From All Calendar Viewsp. 116
Creating A New Appointmentp. 117
Using Siri to Enter and View Calendar Datap. 120
Viewing Individual Event Detailsp. 121
Subscribing to Calendarsp. 122
Finding An Eventp. 123
Inviting People to Meetings Or Eventsp. 123
Customizing the Calendar Appp. 124
Syncing Scheduling Data With Your Primary Computer Or Smartphonep. 126
Syncing Calendar Data With A Pc Or Mac Using Itunes Syncp. 126
Syncing Calendar Data Wirelessly Using Icloudp. 126
Syncing Calendar Data Wirelessly With Scheduling
Software on A Microsoft Exchange-Compatible Networkp. 127
Syncing Calendar Data Wirelessly With Google Calendar, Yahoo! Calendar, Aol, Or Outlook.Comp. 127
Using the Clock Appp. 128
What Time Is It In Tokyo, London, and Dallas?p. 128
Using Your Ipad As A Reliable Alarm Clockp. 129
5 Working With the Contacts Appp. 133
Customizing the Contacts Appp. 134
Allowing the Contacts App to Work Seamlessly With Other Appsp. 135
Getting Started Using the Contacts Appp. 136
Creating New Contact Entriesp. 137
Editing Or Deleting An Entryp. 143
Sharing Contact Entriesp. 144
Syncing Contact Data With Other Contact Management Softwarep. 145
Syncing Contacts Data From Your Ipad With Icloudp. 146
Syncing With Microsoft Exchange-Compatible Applicationsp. 147
Syncing With Carddav- Or Ldap-Compatible Applicationsp. 147
How Does Syncing Your Contacts Info Help You?p. 147
6 Managing Information Using the Reminders and Notes Appsp. 149
Managing Multiple To-Do Lists Simultaneouslyp. 153
Setting Up Reminders to Work With Icloud and Other Online Servicesp. 154
Using Your Tablet As A Note-Taking Device With the Notes Appp. 156
Organizing Your Notesp. 159
Certain Content Within Notes Is Interactivep. 160
7 Surfing the Web Using Safarip. 161
You're Ready to Begin Surfingp. 163
Customizing Safari's Settingsp. 164
Where's the Flash?p. 167
How to Use Tabbed Browsing With Safarip. 168
Taking Advantage of the New Icloud Tabs Featurep. 169
Removing Screen Clutter With Safari Readerp. 169
Creating and Managing Reading Listsp. 170
New Options For Sharing Web Content In Safarip. 172
Creating, Managing, and Syncing Safari Bookmarksp. 175
Syncing Usernames and Passwords Using Icloud Keychainp. 175
Launching Your Favorite Websites Fast With Home Screen Iconsp. 176
Accessing Social Networks on Your Ipadp. 178
Working With Facebookp. 178
Tweeting From Your Ipadp. 179
Tapping Into Linkedin to Network With Business Professionalsp. 179
Managing Your Google+ Account From Your Ipadp. 180
Sharing Your Photos With Instagramp. 180
Managing Your Youtube Channel From Your Tabletp. 180
Mobile Blogging and Website Management Is Easy From Your Ipadp. 181
8 Exploring Your World With the Maps Appp. 183
Overview of the Maps App's Screenp. 186
The Maps App's Info Screenp. 190
Obtaining Turn-By-Turn Directions Between Two Locationsp. 193
Viewing A Listing of Turns to Your Destinationp. 196
Looking Up Contact Entries, Businesses, Restaurants, Landmarks, and Points-Of-Interestp. 197
Using the Interactive Location Screens to Find More Informationp. 198
The Maps App's Flyover Viewp. 200
The Maps App Integrates Nicely With Other Appsp. 201
Using Siri With the Maps Appp. 201
Maps App Alternativesp. 202
9 Digital Photography on Your Ipadp. 203
Loading Digital Images Onto Your Ipadp. 204
The Redesigned Camera Appp. 206
How to Snap A Photop. 208
How to Shoot Videop. 209
Tips For Shooting Eye-Catching Photos Using Your Ipadp. 211
Adjusting Camera and Photos App Options From Within Settingsp. 212
How to Use the Rule of Thirds When Shootingp. 213
Using the Photos App to View, Edit, Enhance, Print, and Share Photos and Videosp. 214
Viewing An Image In Full-Screen Modep. 215
Editing Photos and Videosp. 216
Printing Photosp. 218
Sharing Photos and Videosp. 219
Deleting Photos Stored on Your Ios Devicep. 226
Working With Icloud's Photo Stream In the Photos Appp. 226
Creating and Managing A Shared Photo Streamp. 227
Upgrading to Apple's Iphoto Appp. 229
Utilizing Powerful Photo-Editing Capabilities With Third-Party Photography Appsp. 230
10 Finding and Installing Apps From the App Storep. 231
Apple's App Store: One-Stop Shopping For Ipad Appsp. 232
Understanding the App Storep. 233
Accessing Your Purchased Appsp. 239
How to Acquire An App From the App Storep. 240
Learning About An App Before Making A Purchasep. 240
Visiting the App Store From Itunes on Your Computerp. 244
How App Pricing Worksp. 245
Free Appsp. 245
Paid Appsp. 245
Subscription-Based Appsp. 245
In-App Purchasesp. 246
Quick Tips For Finding Appsp. 246
Keeping Your Apps Up-To-Datep. 248
11 Wireless Printing and Scanning Via Your Ipadp. 249
Wireless Printing From Your Ipadp. 250
Using the Airprint Feature to Wirelessly Print From Your Ipadp. 251
Printing From An Ipad to A Non-Airprint-Compatible Printerp. 252
Scanning Documents On-The-Go Into Your Ipadp. 254
Understanding File Formats Created By Scannersp. 256
12 Using Icloud With Your Ipad to Back Up And
Sync Datap. 259
Set Up An Icloud Accountp. 261
Turn on Icloud Features From the Icloud Control Panelp. 263
Set Up Icloud to Sync App-Specific Datap. 264
Turn on the Icloud Backup Featurep. 265
Set Up and Use the Find My... Featurep. 267
Take Advantage of the Icloud.Com Websitep. 268
Access All Itunes Store Content Purchases Via Icloudp. 270
Cloud-Based Alternatives to Icloudp. 270
13 Working With Pages, Numbers, and Keynotep. 273
Working With Pagesp. 275
Using the Formatting Commands Within Pagesp. 278
Using the Plus-Sign Icon Within Pagesp. 279
Accessing the Tools Menu Within Pagesp. 280
The New Share Iconp. 281
Using the Document Navigator Featurep. 285
Working In Full-Screen Modep. 286
Using the Formatting Toolbarp. 288
Working With Numbersp. 290
Using the Formatting Commands In Numbersp. 292
Using the Plus-Sign Icon In Numbersp. 292
Accessing the Tools Menu In Numbersp. 293
Working With Keynotep. 293
Using the Formatting Commands In Keynotep. 295
Using the Plus-Sign Icon In Keynotep. 296
Accessing the Tools Menu In Keynotep. 296
It's Showtime: Using the Play Icon In Keynotep. 297
Using the Iwork For Ios Apps With Icloudp. 298
Working With the Iwork For Icloud Appsp. 299
Third-Party Apps That Also Offer Microsoft Office Compatibilityp. 302
Working With Microsoft Office Documents and Files Using the Documents to Go Premium-Office Suite Appp. 303
Working With Microsoft Office Documents and Files Using the Quickoffice Pro Hd Appp. 304
Accessing Your Primary Computer Remotely With Your Ipadp. 305
14 Conducting Videoconferences and Virtual Meetingsp. 307
Using Facetime For Video Callsp. 308
Creating A Facetime Favorites Listp. 309
Using Facetime's Automatic Recents Listp. 309
Choosing Preferred Facetime Contactsp. 310
Participating In A Facetime Callp. 310
Participating In Virtual Meetings From Anywherep. 311
Gotomeeting Offers Virtual Meeting Capabilitiesp. 312
Another Virtual Meeting Option: the Webex Platformp. 313
Making and Receiving Phone Calls Or Videoconferencing With Skypep. 313
15 Discovering "Must-Have" Business Appsp. 317
25 Business Apps That Enhance the Capabilities of Your Ipadp. 319
1Password-Password Manager and Secure Walletp. 320
Dropboxp. 321
Efax Mobilep. 321
Evernotep. 322
Filemaker Go For Ipadp. 323
Flighttrack Prop. 324
Grubhubp. 325
Invoice2Go For Ipadp. 327
Invoice Managerp. 328
Line2p. 329
Microsoft Onenote For Ipadp. 330
Pdfpenp. 331
Photon Flash Web Browserp. 333
Quickbooks Online For Ipadp. 334
Quickvoice Recorderp. 334
Remember the Milkp. 335
Scanner Pro By Readdlep. 336
Splashtop 2-Remote Desktopp. 337
Square Registerp. 338
The Weather Channelp. 341
Things For Ipadp. 341
Time Master + Billingp. 341
Viporbitp. 342
Xpensetrackerp. 345
Yelp! For Ipadp. 345
Vertical Market Apps Are Also Readily Availablep. 347
Discovering What Travel Apps Can Do For Youp. 347
Online Banking Made Easy on Your Ipadp. 350
Saving Time In Your Everyday Lifep. 350
16 Staying Informed Using Ibooks, Newsstand, and Web Contentp. 353
Reading Ebooks and Managing Your Digital Library Using the Ibooks Appp. 355
Customizing Your Ebook Reading Experiencep. 357
Additional Functions Are Available As You're Readingp. 358
How to Find A Specific Ebook-Fastp. 360
Reading Pdf Files With Ibooksp. 361
Alternatives to the Ibooks Appp. 363
Reading Newspapers and Magazines on Your Ipadp. 363
Working With the Newsstand Appp. 363
Reading Digital Publicationsp. 365
Managing Your Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptionsp. 366
Downloading Versus Streaming Online Contentp. 367
Understanding the Difference Between Downloading and Streaming Contentp. 367
What You Should Know About Downloading Contentp. 368
You Can Also Stream Content From the Internetp. 369
Apps For Streaming Web Contentp. 369
17 Creating and Distributing Content on the Ipadp. 373
Creating Interactive Ebooks For Ipad Using Ibooks Authorp. 374
Adobe Offers Higher-End Digital Publishing Solutionsp. 376
Prss Offers A Powerful Ipad Digital Publishing Solution For Businessesp. 376
Transform Microsoft Word Documents Into Compelling Ipad Ebooksp. 377
Does Your Company Need A Custom App?p. 378
What to Consider First When Developing An Appp. 378
Having A Custom App Createdp. 380
Other Potential Low-Cost Custom App Solutionsp. 383
Ipad Custom App Development Strategiesp. 383
18 Must-Have Ipad Accessoriesp. 387
Three Ways You Should Protect Your Tabletp. 388
External Keyboards For Your Tabletp. 388
Replacing Finger Motions With A Stylusp. 390
Power Optionsp. 392
Battery Packsp. 392
Battery Chargersp. 393
Desktop Stands For Easier Ipad Accessp. 394
Ipad Camera Connection Kitp. 395
Enhancing the Recording Capabilities of Your Ipadp. 396
Headphones and External Speakersp. 396
External Wireless Storage For Your Ipadp. 398
Connection Options: Hd, Vga, Home Theaterp. 399
Connecting to An Hd Monitor Or An Hdtvp. 399
Connecting to A Vga Monitorp. 399
Connecting to A Sound System Or Home Theater Systemp. 400
Automating Your Home Or Office Lighting With Philips Huep. 401
Using A Wireless Camera to Transform Your Ipad Into A Remote Security Camera Or Baby Monitorp. 402
Finding Lost Items Fast Using Tilep. 402
Staying In Shape Using the Nike+ Fuelbandp. 402
A Smart Watch Is the Perfect Companion to Your Tablet and Smartphonep. 403