I love the internet, it says so on the main part of my site, so to me nothing is more enjoyable than being able to do work on the internet whilst on the move. Bring in my iPad. It’s brilliant for doing so and I’m going to share with you the contents of my “Web Development” folder.
First app up is Bamboo Paper
This is pretty much your very own sketchpad. You boot the app up and you’re greeted with a book. Open the book and it’s the first page of your sketchbook. Draw, design, erase, colour, write. Just let your creative juices of your next big website design flow through your finger and appear on the screen without having a pencil and paper. Even better is that this app allows you to share your sketches. You can Email the page as an image, which is perfect for sending to clients if they want a quick copy of your ideas. There is also the option to save the page as a photo, or print the page. Fantastic app and definitely one I recommend to those always on the move.
Next up is Dropbox
I use this app to share files with clients. It lets you see documents that you have on your computer at home whilst on the move. Uploading the files to your private dropbox folder from your home computer, you can access them all whilst out and about, or even give other people access to your files. Sharing files with others is simple and can be done in seconds.
For my next choice of Web development apps I have chosen Gusto. Gusto is an app which allows you access to your online websites whilst on the move. Set it up with your servers through FTP and you can download or upload your website files right to/from your iPad. What’s better is that it then allows you to edit your text files. This is brilliant if you have to make really urgent changes to your site, but don’t have access to a computer. Certainly one of my favourite apps to have.
Got a really bad memory? Reminders app is one that can help you with that.
Set it up to remind you of things that you need to do during the day. It allows you to also mark tasks as completed. This can be very handy as a workflow to show the progress you are making through a project and what other parts still need worked on.
The next is the standard Notes app.
Meeting a client, but forgot to take a pen and paper? Use this handy app to keep yourself organised with questions you want to ask and then type up their answers using the handy on screen keyboard. It’s a notepad app, pretty much speaks for itself.
Last but not least is my latest discovery CodeToGo
If like me you are teaching yourself Java or another programming language, it can be frustrating to be reading your book, but unable to do the practical parts as you can’t access a computer. This app is perfect for this. Supporting an impressive list of languages, this app will let you write java (or any code you need to work on) on your ipad. Not only that but it takes it one step further by also letting your run your code. I have only tested this using really basic Java code, like the standard “Hello World” and other basics, but I was definitely pleased with the results. One app I will definitely be looking forward to using over the coming months. Right so that’s my roundup of the apps in my “Web Development” iPad folder. Hopefully it’s given you an idea of the apps out there in app store. Until next time folks….