iPad for Pro’s

17 Mar

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So a few weeks back I got my iPad … finally…. yes I know “The New iPad” just came out a few days back … but my network provider made a good offer on an old not so used contract, so there you go.

Anyways … since I received my iPad I have bought a lot of new apps … probably more in the last few days than in the last couple years.

Here is a short list of apps I use in a “pro” environment … some essential, some for fun, some just for content: (one little side note I’m still on SnowLeo MacOS 10.6.8…just for you to know for any compatibility questions)

( in “random” order )

UPDATE:

PhotoToaster

A good app for quick & creative photo edits - incl. noise reduction, sharpening, vignettes… looks, presets. boarders, and more (faster than iPhoto but not as much as options) … but i really like this app to share stuff on Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr, Facebook … really nice! for 0,99 really good … u can test PhotoToaster Jr. for Free with not all the options though

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

instagallery

Just a really great app to view your intsagram Feed. commend on instagram’s, manage your feed/followers, like instagram’s and stuff like that. .. now i really use my iphone just for taking pictures /instagram’s and as a phone really ;)

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

shot with 60D & Sigma 30mm - edited in iPhoto for iPad

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V-Control

A awesome Remote Controller for LogicPro, ProTools, FCP and others.
It kinda replaces the MC Control + MCMix Combo in my Edit-Suite for the quick stuff. And the nice thing is you get a control window – like a Desktop sharing thing – so you are able to touch control your PlugIns & stuff on your iPad as well … I like that app especially in Client sessions i’ll have to test if that “control window” can be used to control ColoristaII in PPro …
due to some graphic issues that doesn’t seem to work in FCP


LRPAD

A great remote controller for Adobe Lightroom 3
I love that app for photo color-correction work.
it really is a nice remote with a lot of options in LR3 …
Some say it’s a bit slow but I don’t have any issues
This app is not pretty but very useful … now I hope there is an update for LR4 soon!

Adobe Nav

A nice tool if u work a lot in Photoshop CS5
I use it when I’m in “photo-retouch” mode …
it has a nice&cool remote-preview mode as well


NotesPlus

A nice app for handwriting notes and sketches & stuffI do not use my MOLESKIN notebook anymore in team or client meetings.

It also has a neat feature to record audio…a nice way to record all that is said in a meeting

…you will never miss what a client said to you again! ;)

PDF Expert
I use this all the time. Since I tried some others (and read about these kinds of apps on ProLost)…trust me, you don’t want to use iAnnotate, ever! PDF Expert has way better Data management with Dropbox and a local IP so you can connect with it in Finder. I use it for Scripts and Treatments and all kinds of PDFs… essentially I don’t print out stuff anymore to make notes on it. I use a PDF version on my iPad …. yo! Paperless workflow baby!Oh and yes of course I use a Stylus for that … read more about it on ProLost


AirSharing (for iPad)

Just a quick & nice way to get stuff like m4v clips or documents on your iPad.
Not essential but a nice to have.

Vimeo

Vimeo v2 is a really good app. Its great to check vimeo stuff out with

FlipBoard

The best app to be up to date on all your social media “streams”, news & tech and so much other stuff. Basically, its the first app I check in the morning or after i finished my work at night!


Instapaper

Just awesome and worth the lil money. I use it to save stuff / web-sides / blogposts (and so on) that I stumbled up on during the day to read later off-line at home or when on the train. …stuff like that

AirVideo

That is a useful app. Mr. iGert recommended it and its just great.
Basically you can stream movie clips from your Mac (you can setup/link any Folder on your Mac for that).
So I use the app for two things: to show clients or actors clips in our office if i need a quick way for that or I watch stuff at home (in bed) There is a Free Version so u can test it.

Wunderlist
I used Wunderlist (Task Manager) on my iPhone and Mac before Apple had a “task-list-app”

… actually i like Wunderlist more than Apples approach … it has a nice and solid cloud sync option and an nice MacOs Version

Tweetbot
A really really good App for Twitter on the iPad… enough said :)

LogMeIn
A nice and free way to remote access your computer from your iPad.

It’s nice to check your render status and other stuff via WiFi or 3G … its a bit slow but does the job

So there you go that is my first “iPad Apps for Pro’s” list!

I’m not so sure about the “usefulness” (or in other words I’m not so impressed … yet) with the following apps. I would suggest you test these for yourself and make your own decision. They may get better with some updates or if a job/ task requires them…

iPhoto, AVID Studio, iMovie, KeyPadPlus, Shotlist, Pages, Keynote,

Other apps i use from time to time:

500px Stacker

PS Express

Shots

MovieSlate or the quicker to open DSLR Slate

Skype

iTranslate

WordPress

Reblog Lite

… thats it for now some updates & more stuff soon (…. i guess … hopfully)

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6 Responses to “iPad for Pro’s”

  1. Robert 18/03/2012 at 04:12 #

    None of these apps or remote applets support (or work with) any version of FCP

    • Michael 18/03/2012 at 13:00 #

      well V-Control does work with FCP … not FCPX though … and i did not say anything about that these app are for FCP work I do… ;)

  2. Mark 18/03/2012 at 07:18 #

    Great list. I would also add Cut Notes, ShotList and Pocket Call Sheet.

    • Michael 18/03/2012 at 13:03 #

      Thanks mate … well did not uses these app so I can’t recommend them really ;) … but I appreciate any recommendations from other users :) …i will have a look

  3. Daniel Feidal 05/04/2012 at 09:53 #

    Great list bro! I also got the ipad 2 about 2 weeks before you did. Didn’t see the use in getting the New ipad. I can recommend Hukilau Slate to use as a clapperboard. I also use iMovie on the go, good app and recently got full HD support. PS touch is good too, but only for rough edits on the go. It looses too much resolution in the process. Also want to try Air Display so I can use it as an external wireless display.

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