Are you constantly on the go and would like to customize your iPad to give you the best travel experience. It is loaded with applications that can bring about the best tour. With a simple adjustment of your settings, you can turn your iPad into the best traveling companion. Below is a simple guide on how you can make the most out of your iPad for travel.
Use It As A Laptop
Bringing a laptop to your out-of-town trips or vacation can be a hassle sometimes but a simple tweak to the iPad and you can make it work like a laptop. If you are not used to typing from your tablet, you can purchase the portable Apple Wireless Keyboard. It comes with a built in word processing application Documents to Go to make editing and creation of documents easy. It has a remote terminal app that lets you access your programs on your laptop from the tablet.
The iPad can be associated with your e-mail accounts such as G-Mail or Microsoft Exchange. For enhanced security, consider cloud storage.
Book Flights And Accommodations With iPad Apps
When planning your trip, you do not have to visit a travel agency to make a booking. A free iPad app for booking cheap airfares and hotels is Kayak. There you can search for the cheapest fares and rates. Although they are not the lowest, they are fairly competitive.
For booking accommodations, the iPad comes with a bevy of hotel apps. A user friendly app that provides options for choosing a hotel and arrange activities is Concierge. Are you looking for an app for flight booking? One of the best apps is the Cathay Pacific app. With this app, you can check in, check the status, or manage your flight. More than that, it offers a comprehensive guide to the city you are going so you can get information about the sights, hotels, restaurants, to name just a few.
The iPad At Work In Your Destination
One of the great things about the iPad is that it has apps that will help you find your way in the city of your destination. For information about subways or transit systems, you can download All Subway HD. The App provides information about metro and light rail systems in the city you are going. For the latest foreign exchange rates, the XE Currency app is a reliable companion.
Photo Sharing & Editing Apps
Travels would never be complete without taking pictures of the various places you have visited. The iPad also offers programs guaranteed to give the best photography experience. With these apps, you can easily transfer your pictures from the iPad to your camera or share them in sites such as Flickr. By purchasing the iPad Camera Connection Kit, you can upload pictures from your tablet using USB or SD card.
For editing your apps, there is the PhotoPad. This allows cropping, scaling, or adding special effects on your pictures. This is a free app that you can match with FlickStackr app that gives you full access to Flickr as well as edit or upload directly from your account. For professional photographers, there is Photogene.
There you have it. These tips will help ensure the best travel experience with your iPad.
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