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iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems

Apple's iTunes Store has more than 140,000 apps just for the iPad. You can't try all of them, of course, but here are 10 hidden gems worth the effort.
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Running a Virtual Network Computer (VNC) app on an iPad can be tricky business. While VNC is handy for iPad-toting business travelers, allowing them to remotely access Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs from afar, it's often a pain to use a touch interface to navigate screens built for a keyboard and mouse.

Edovia's Screens VNC simplifies things by giving iPad users a powerful set of touch tools for remote access. For instance, you can click, drag, and scroll where your fingers happen to be, not where the cursor is located. And Screens understands many of the multi-touch commands you use on a laptop trackpad. Priced at $20--a bit steep for an iPad app--Screens is a solid choice for VNC users.

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nparshotam940
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3/13/2012 | 5:15:13 AM
re: iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
You forgot Note Plus App - a much, much better note taking app. It converts written text to type written text and even lets you record meetings. If there is one note taking app to have, this one is it. I've tried a few and I think this wins hands down. And no - I have nothing to do with the company. In addition, if you're trying to organize your thoughts, the iThoughtsHD is amazing.
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3/12/2012 | 10:58:42 PM
re: iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
"Has this ever happened to you? You're away from work--maybe in an airport or taxi--and want to scan a business card, receipt, poster, or some work-related paper that's within reach."

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TextMessage,
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3/12/2012 | 5:02:03 PM
re: iPad Apps: 10 Hidden Gems
iPad's touch interface compel developers to devise innovative solutions
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